2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$23,585

Net Price

%

Admitted

%

Enrolled

9%

Graduation Rate

21/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Ashford University

is a private for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 40,362. In 2021, there were 776 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #82 in California and ranks #1432 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

776

Total Enrollment

40,362

Type

Private For-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, WASC Senior College and University Commission

Ranking for Ashford University

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#82

California Rank

Combining ranking factors for 82 schools that offer psychology degrees in California, Ashford University ranks #82.

#1432

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Ashford University ranks #1432.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Ashford University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers General Psychology and Mental Health Counseling. At the doctorate level Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology and General Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
Clinical Psychology1
Counseling and Applied Psychology1
General Psychology4692868
Mental Health Counseling11
Total Graduates46929710
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 0 students applied to the Ashford University. The university admitted % and % of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for California universities is 21,883. On average, all California institutions admit 64% and 22% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Ashford University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 31%. Compared to all California four or more years colleges, the percentage is 72%.

The overall graduation rate for Ashford University is 9%, compared to 66% for all California universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 196%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare AU to California Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Ashford University to the average of all California four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

AU

0

Applicants

%

Percent Admitted

%

Percent Enrolled

31%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

9%

Graduation Rate

CA Colleges

21,883

Applicants

64%

Percent Admitted

22%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

66%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 118 or 6% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 1,801 or 94% part-time faculty members employed at Ashford University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 118 or 6%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

AU

21 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

6%

Percent Full-Time

94%

Percent Part-Time

6%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

CA Colleges

19 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

40%

Percent Full-Time

60%

Percent Part-Time

39%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Ashford University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $13,280, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,235.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $13,720 and the average cost for graduate fees is $944.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Ashford University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Ashford University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$0
On-Campus Living Expenses$0
Total Living Expenses$0
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$13,280
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,235
Total Undergraduate Expenses$14,515
In-State, Graduate Tuition$13,720
In-State, Graduate Fees$944
Total Graduate Expenses$14,664
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Ashford University is $23,585. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Ashford University to all California universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

AU

$14,515

Cost to Attend

$5,486

Average Financial Aid

95%

Percent Receiving Aid

$23,585

Net Price

CA Colleges

$33,186

Cost to Attend

$9,615

Average Financial Aid

80%

Percent Receiving Aid

$14,526

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 903 or 95%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 34,973 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $5,486.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid34,973$5,486
Pell Grants13,874$3,951
Federal Student Loans15,219$7,200
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Ashford University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

AU

34,973

Grant or Scholarship Aid

55%

Grants or Scholarships

13,874

Number of Pell Grants

22%

Pell Grants

15,219

Federal Student Loans

24%

Federal Student Loans

CA Colleges

6,293

Grant or Scholarship Aid

60%

Grants or Scholarships

3,062

Number of Pell Grants

29%

Pell Grants

1,114

Federal Student Loans

11%

Federal Student Loans

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