Ashford University

San Diego, CA 92123

Ashford University is one of the 78 private 4-year, for-profit colleges in California. Its campus is large in size and located in San Diego. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

Every year 8% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Ashford University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $10,848, and fees were $400. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $10,848 and $400 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate26%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
11/08/2013 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$452/credit
In State Students$452/credit
Out of State Students$452/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $20,340 $20,340 $20,340
ADN 70 $31,640 $31,640 $31,640
BSN 125 $56,500 $56,500 $56,500
FNP 50 -- -- --
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 88% of Ashford University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 73% $4,321
Other Federal Grant 11% $504
State Grant & Scholarships -- $935
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 16% $3,317
Federal Student Loans 79% $6,769
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$18,519
$30,001 to $48,000$19,354
$48,001 to $75,000$20,724
$75,001 to $110,000$20,425
Over $110,000$23,057

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.

Ashford University
8620 Spectrum Center Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92123

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