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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. The mission of Ashford University is to provide high-quality, accessible, affordable, innovative, educational programs that meet the diverse needs of individuals pursuing advancement in their lives, professions, and communities.


Ashford University was founded as a junior college under the school’s original name, Mount St. Clare College, and 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 offers degrees at the associate and bachelor’s levels, as well as Master’s degrees.

Students pursuing an associate degree can choose such study tracks as 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.

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