Ashford University

Private, Four-years School Located in San Diego, CA

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How much is the Ashford tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Ashford's tuition & fees is $13,160.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $31,424 when a student lives off-campus.

Ashford Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$13,160
Books & Supplies Costs$1,150
Off-campus Room & Board$9,111
Off-campus Expenses$8,003
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$12,130

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Ashford for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $52,640 at Ashford. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is -$nan. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to -$nan.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$13,160-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2024-25)$13,160-$nan-$nan
Junior (2025-26)$13,160-$nan-$nan
Senior (2026-27)$13,160-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$52,640-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$13,160-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2025-26)$13,160-$nan-$nan
Junior (2026-27)$13,160-$nan-$nan
Senior (2027-28)$13,160-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$52,640-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$13,160-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2026-27)$13,160-$nan-$nan
Junior (2027-28)$13,160-$nan-$nan
Senior (2028-29)$13,160-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$52,640-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$13,160-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2027-28)$13,160-$nan-$nan
Junior (2028-29)$13,160-$nan-$nan
Senior (2029-30)$13,160-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$52,640-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$13,160-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2028-29)$13,160-$nan-$nan
Junior (2029-30)$13,160-$nan-$nan
Senior (2030-31)$13,160-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$52,640-$nan-$nan

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Ashford' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much lower than the average tuition of $23,111.
In-StateOut-of-State
Ashford University$13,160
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Ashford and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Ashford UniversitySan Diego, CA$13,160$13,515
Dominican University of CaliforniaSan Rafael, CA$50,666$20,553
University of Phoenix-NevadaLas Vegas, NV$9,552$16,752
University of DubuqueDubuque, IA$40,065$9,020
Jacksonville UniversityJacksonville, FL$46,180$18,957
Loyola University New OrleansNew Orleans, LA$47,240$22,304
University of BridgeportBridgeport, CT$35,760$21,786
Keuka CollegeKeuka Park, NY$38,000$26,267
Spring Arbor UniversitySpring Arbor, MI$32,580$8,194
Wagner CollegeStaten Island, NY$52,000$24,060
University of Phoenix-CaliforniaOntario, CA$9,552$16,263

Financial Aid and COA

At Ashford University, 30,472 students (92%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $5,749.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Ashford is $25,675 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 787 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $5,121 and the average amount of student loans is $6,256.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (off-campus)$31,424
Tuition & Fees$13,160
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,264
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,675
Average Financial Aid$5,749
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship30,47292%$5,749
Pell Grants11,09434%$3,864
Federal Student Loan12,37337%$7,049
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid787100%-
Grants or Scholarships787100%$5,121
Federal Grants56372%$4,331
Pell Grants53868%$4,240
Other Federal Grants21427%$734
State/Local Grants0--
Institutional Grants787100%$2,023
Student Loan Aid52767%$6,256
Federal Student Loans52767%$6,256
Other Student Loans0--

Student Population

Ashford University has a total of 34,190 students including 27,201 undergraduate and 6,989 graduate students. By gender, there are 14,321 male students and 26,041 female students attending Ashford. Ashford University is an online college and all students enrolled online to earn their degrees.
TotalMaleFemale
Total40,362 14,32126,041
Undergraduate33,084 12,09720,987
Graduate7,278 2,2245,054

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address8620 Spectrum Center Boulevard, San Diego, CA
Phone866-711-1700
WEBhttps://www.uagc.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered90 Programs
Online Program Offered90 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered31 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population34,190
Graduation Rate9%
Transfer-out Rate19%
Retention Rate30% (Full-time), 11% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate19 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties119 (Full-time), 2,006 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs315 (Full-time), 2,010 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$67,122
Average Staff Salary$73,884