Statement of Accreditation Status
Ashford University

8620 Spectrum Center Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92123-1406
United States
Telephone: 
OPEID

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

001881
Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 19, 2015
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

2013
Undergraduate FTE: 
37,068
Graduate FTE: 
5,382
Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.

For Profit
Sponsorship

Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

Proprietary with parent/board
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Continuous
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Laura Noone Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Laura.PalmerNoone [at] ashford.edu
Board Chair Greg Geoffroy Chair of the Board of Trustees Gregory.geoffroy [at] ashford.edu
Chief Academic Officer Laura Noone Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Laura.PalmerNoone [at] ashford.edu
Chief Executive Officer Craig Swenson President and CEO Craig.Swenson [at] ashford.edu
Chief Financial Officer James Smith Vice President of Finance Jim.Smith [at] ashford.edu
Director of Institutional Research Steve Nettles AVP of Institutional Effectiveness stephen.nettles [at] ashford.edu
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Accountancy Masters 2015 Distance Education
Accounting Bachelors 2008 Distance Education
Accounting Bachelors 1982 On-site
Adult Development Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Applied Behavioral Science Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Applied Linguistics Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Biology Bachelors 1997 On-site
Business Associate 2006 Distance Education
Business Administration Bachelors 2007 Distance Education
Business Administration Bachelors 1979 On-site
Business Administration Masters 2005 Distance Education
Business Economics Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Business Education Bachelors 2001 On-site
Business Information Systems Bachelors 2009 On-site
Business Information Systems Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Business Leadership Bachelors 2011 On-site
Business Leadership Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Child Development Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Cognitive Studies Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Communication Studies Bachelors 2008 Distance Education
Complementary and Alternative Health Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Computer Graphic Design Bachelors 2002 On-site
Computer Science and Mathematics Bachelors 2002 On-site
Computer Software Engineering Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Consumer and Family Financial Services Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Criminal Justice Masters 2015 Distance Education
Cultural Anthropology Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Early Childhood Education Bachelors 2008 Distance Education
Early Childhood Education Associate 2010 Distance Education
Early Childhood Education Administration Bachelors 2008 Distance Education
Early Childhood Education Leadership Masters 2016 Distance Education
Education Bachelors 2009 On-site
Education Masters 2009 Distance Education
Education and Public Policy Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Education Studies Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Elementary Education Bachelors 1993 On-site
eMarketing Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
English Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
English and Communication Bachelors 2007 On-site
English Language Learner Studies Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Entrepreneurship Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Environmental Studies Bachelors 2007 On-site
Environmental Studies Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Finance Bachelors 2011 On-site
Finance Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Gerontology Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Health and Human Services Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Health and Wellness Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Health Care Administration Bachelors 2008 On-site
Health Care Administration Bachelors 2007 Distance Education
Health Care Administration Masters 2009 Distance Education
Health Care Studies Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Health Education Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Health Informatics Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Health Information Management Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Health Marketing and Communication Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Health Science Administration Bachelors 2006 On-site
History Bachelors 2009 On-site
History Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Homeland Security and Emergency Management Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Human Resources Management Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Human Services Leadership Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Information Systems Management Masters 2016 Distance Education
Information Technology Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Instructional Design Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Instructional Design and Technology Masters 2016 Distance Education
International Business Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Journalism and Mass Communication Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Law Enforcement Administration Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Liberal Arts Bachelors 1989 On-site
Liberal Arts Bachelors 2008 Distance Education
Library Science and Media Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Marketing Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Military Studies Associate 2010 Distance Education
Military Studies Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Natural Science (Bachelor of Arts) Bachelors 2008 On-site
Natural Science (Bachelor of Science) Bachelors 2008 On-site
Nursing Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Operations Management and Analysis Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Organizational Management Masters 2007 Distance Education
Organizational Management Associate 2010 Distance Education
Organizational Management Bachelors 2005 Distance Education
Physical Education Bachelors 2009 On-site
Political Science and Government Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Professional Accounting Bachelors 1997 On-site
Project Management Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Psychology Masters 2015 Distance Education
Psychology Bachelors 2002 On-site
Psychology Bachelors 2005 Distance Education
Public Administration Masters 2009 Distance Education
Public Administration Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Public Health Masters 2016 Distance Education
Public Relations and Marketing Bachelors 2007 On-site
Public Relations and Marketing Bachelors 2008 Distance Education
Real Estate Studies Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Service Management Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Social and Criminal Justice Bachelors 2007 Distance Education
Social and Criminal Justice Bachelors 2001 On-site
Social Science Bachelors 1993 On-site
Social Science Bachelors 2007 Distance Education
Sociology Bachelors 2008 On-site
Sociology Bachelors 2008 Distance Education
Special Education Masters 2016 Distance Education
Sports and Recreation Management Bachelors 2004 On-site
Sports and Recreation Management Bachelors 2008 Distance Education
Supply Chain Management Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Sustainable Enterprise Management Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Systems Engineering Masters 2016 Distance Education
Teaching Masters 2003 Distance Education
Teaching and Learning with Technology Masters 2005 Distance Education
Visual Art Bachelors 2001 On-site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2017 Offsite Review
Spring 2018 Accreditation Visit

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Statement Last Revised

The last date that a change was recorded by WSCUC to the institutions accreditation status, key personnel, degrees, locations or other contact information.

Nov 22, 2016