One of Ashford University’s strengths is that we aren’t what many people would consider a “typical university.” At Ashford, you won’t find any ivy-covered halls filled with students who’ve just graduated from high school. Instead, Ashford’s convenient online format, flexible class schedules, and relevant degree programs have made higher education accessible to a wide range of students who don’t fit the mold of a “typical college student.” On this page, you’ll find detailed information about student demographics, retention and graduation rates, and learning outcomes produced by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Institutional Research, and Academic Assessment. Get to know Ashford’s students.
Due to the non-traditional academic calendar associated with most of our student population, Ashford University enrollment can be measured in a number of different ways. In addition, Ashford University enrollment will vary depending upon the week that enrollment is measured. Unlike many institutions that take a snapshot of student enrollment at the end of the first two weeks of the fall semester, Ashford University enrollment is likely to change each week, depending on the number of weekly new student enrollments, withdrawn students who chose to re-enroll and continue their studies, students who withdraw, and students who graduate.