Since its founding, Ashford University has been known by many names. Originally known as Mount St. Clare Academy in 1893, the University became a College in 1950 and has since then undergone many rebrandings. The University became known as Ashford University in March 2005 after being purchased by Bridgepoint Education.
The primary location of the school has always been Clinton, Iowa. Many buildings located at the physical campus date back to 1910. While Ashford has its physical campus located in Iowa, the majority of students enrolled are taking advantage of the University's online programs. Ashford holds regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Ashford University allows you to experience a new way of learning through its innovative online experience. Earn an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree in more than 50 disciplines, as well as 22 supplemental minors. There are three academic colleges within the University: the College of Education, the College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Health, Human Services and Science. Ashford also has Forbes School of Business, which teaches students to be highly effective in today's global business environment and offers the majority of coursework online; including three master's degrees.
Your Ashford University experience brings you:
Pursue a course of study that covers the full spectrum of knowledge - from eMarketing and Cognitive Studies to Sustainable Enterprise Management.
The world is your campus. The Ashford Mobile app lets you keep in touch with your courses and classmates while on-the-go. Plus many courses offer ways to study, learn, and share from cloud content, instead of heavy textbooks.
Join a diverse student body where you belong. Students, faculty, and alumni interact and support each other from across the country and the world. Social media allow everyone in the Ashford community to connect and network whenever you wish.
All students are invited to join their fellow graduates at commencement. Thousands of students from across the country gather to celebrate.