Ashford University


Ashford University offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, education, health and human services, and liberal arts. The school, which also has a traditional campus in Clinton, Iowa, offers programs for military members and adult learners.


Ashford University was founded as a junior college for women by the Sisters of St. Francis in 1918. Under the school’s original name, Mount St. Clare College, it expanded to offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The school was acquired in 2005 by Bridgepoint Education Inc. and renamed Ashford University.


Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


Ashford University offers degrees at the associate and bachelor’s levels, as well as certificates and diplomas.

Students pursuing an associate degree can choose such study tracks as business, organizational management, early childhood education and military studies.

Bachelor’s candidates can earn degrees in the following fields: business, education, health and human services, and liberal arts.

Master’s degree candidates can study in the following areas: business, education and psychology.


Admissions requirements differ by the type of student. Contact Ashford University for additional details.

Student Resources

Ashford University’s online students have access to academic advisement, career support services, library digital services and technical support.