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The University of Arizona Global Campus

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The University of Arizona Global Campus

About The University of Arizona Global Campus

The University of Arizona Global Campus is an accredited online university offering 60+ associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

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  • Variety of degrees
  • 90 credit transfers
  • Accredited
  • Military grants

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  • Limited resources
  • No on-site program

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With a wide variety of degree options and no set class schedules, Ashford University offers flexibility for nontraditional students. Although resources are limited, grants and transfer options help make it more affordable.

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The curriculum from Ashford University was tailored to what I was looking for. And their classes were a little bit more condensed. ... As long as you do what you're supposed to do...

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Thank you Ashford for offering those wonderful scholarships because school is something very important ... So it's amazing that they not only partner with various companies who ar...

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What is Ashford University?

Ashford University is an accredited, for-profit university that offers more than 60 academic degrees. All Ashford University degrees are completed through its online platform, which allows students to log in at any time and not just during normal school hours.

Students communicate with instructors and peers through discussion boards, submit assignments through portals and access a full range of digital materials designed to make the learning experience as impactful and straightforward as possible. Courses last between five and six weeks.

While some online schools don’t allow students to transfer their credits, Ashford allows a maximum transfer of 90 Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts credit transfers to help make learning more affordable and personalized. This includes nontraditional credits, including ones earned through the military, vocational training or professional experience.

Ashford University’s master’s programs do not require students to take the GMAT or GRE, which makes the application process easier.

Ashford University degrees

Ashford University’s online degrees are designed for any skill set or career goal. Bachelor’s degrees are available in some of the most in-demand fields, including health care, information management, education and business administration.

Ashford University masterj's degree programs include health care administration, psychology, human resource management, criminal justice, finance and more. It offers doctoral degrees in psychology, philosophy in education, philosophy in human services and philosophy in organizational development and leadership.

With the Ashford University degree finder, students can find options based on their desired career path. For example, students who say they want to “explore something new” are matched with degree options like instructional design, child development or business information systems based on their previous experience.

Ashford University tuition

Ashford University’s tuition varies by degree. For students pursuing an undergraduate degree, the cost is $510 per credit, plus a $115 technology fee per course. For reference, it takes a minimum of 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, which would add up to around $61,200 plus fees for students who take all their courses online through Ashford.

Ashford University master’s programs cost between $635 and $740 per credit, and doctoral degrees cost $1,082 per credit, plus a $145 technology fee per course. The doctoral program also requires three in-residence workshops, with a cost of $500 per workshop, and a $500 Dissertation/Applied Doctoral Project Support fee.

Ashford University offers a variety of scholarships and grants for eligible students, including business school scholarships, teacher scholarships, grants for registered nurses and more.

Ashford University FAQ

Is Ashford University accredited?
Yes. Ashford University is regionally accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Regional accreditation means that more credit transfers are allowed than with national accreditation.
Where is Ashford University?
Ashford University is located in San Diego, California.
Is Ashford University a good school?
Yes, Ashford University is a good school for students who want a nontraditional learning experience from an accredited university.
Is Ashford University for profit?
Yes, Ashford University is for profit.
How much does Ashford University cost?
It depends on the degree program. Undergraduate degree programs cost $510 per credit, master’s degree programs cost between $635 and $740 per credit, and doctoral programs cost $1,082 per credit. These programs also include a technology fee per course, between $115 and $145, and other additional costs, including fees for workshops, books, diplomas and more.
Does Ashford University offer laptops?
No, Ashford University does not offer laptops for students.

Is Ashford University legit?

For nontraditional students who want a flexible learning experience, Ashford University is a great option. While the community may not be as robust as some other universities, there are a wide variety of Ashford University degrees available and classes can be taken at any time, anywhere. And, based on the national cost per credit hour average of $594, Ashford University offers a fair price on its accredited degrees.

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Rated with 4 stars
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Original review: Aug. 20, 2022

My company said they had this corporate grant program with the University of AZ Global and asked me to listen to the presentation. I did and thought about it for just a little bit. They were gonna pay for it all. I had to pay for it first then my company reimbursed me right away. There were a few courses that were really annoying. I knew I would have to take courses and that they were not all going to be fun. That was okay. But you take a course that was a waste of time and money that says, "These are the things that you need to do." It was one of the 100 classes and it was a nothing class.

The professors were very good. I liked the survey at the end of the class that they would not read until after I got all my grades. There were a few that were a little annoying but there was one, in particular, that was very worldly. He spent his summers in Switzerland with his three kids and he would go on and on about this when he could have just said he was going to be running a little late grading papers. All of us can't go and do all of these wonderfully worldly things. He was very knowledgeable but he was not professional. The other thing about him is he's too busy to give feedback on anything. There were a lot of papers and most of the professors gave very good feedback.

There were only five-week classes so in the second week, you would make a small paper and the professors would give you feedback on it. This was all building up to your final paper for that entire class. I could still use some of these same references and that was great. I ended up with a 3.97. My other issue was with the ethics and moral reasoning class. I am a conservative Christian and I was forced to disregard anything that I was thinking and pretend to write good papers. I quoted a simple proverb from the Bible and I had it referenced. It came back with, "Don't be quoting the Bible. Don't use the Bible. It's not a scholarly reference." I had a problem after that and that was really early on.

There was one thing that was really annoying and it took me hours up because it was always during work time that I had to deal with it. When I first started with this university, it was the end of April. I had to submit payments for each class until it added up to 5,250. When the next year started, you had to add it up to 5,250, do your reimbursements and then the rest of it would kick in. I did this three years in a row. On the second year, I found out in April that there was an overpayment.

First, they sent this big whoop dee doo thing saying I made it to the Dean's list. Two weeks later, all of my classes that had been scheduled for me disappeared. I was told it was because I haven't paid. I told them that I sent in reimbursements for last year and I started in January of the year. They said that January was still the previous academic year. They said, "Your academic year was from April through March of the next year." So first, I was overpaid then it took hours and lots of emails and more hours. It took more than a year of fighting.

When I finally got done towards the end, they said, "You need to make sure you have a zero balance or you can't graduate." They said I still owed $1,530. But I didn't. I was reprimanded. They said, "You're not supposed to do it that way. You were supposed to pay this and this and this. Now, we have to go through and itemize it." Nobody explained that the academic year started the month that you started. That was the worst.

In the end, I said, "Fine. Here's the $1,530. I just want to graduate. I'm sick and tired of this. I don't want to spend hours." They had somebody review it and eventually, they came back and said, "You're overpaid by 1,530." Most of the financial people were very nice but they were just sorting through things manually. At this age, I was keeping it on a spreadsheet and I knew what I had paid.

I completed the program on April 18. I finished three years. When I was 18, I joined the Navy because I wanted to get my education. Little by little, I did. It's taken 40 years. On the whole, there are things that can be improved upon. But I would recommend the University of AZ Global because that was the way that I finally got this goal accomplished. I told other people here at work, "Go there. But let me tell you, your academic years start whenever you started."

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: April 24, 2022

    I'm very happy with the level of service from the university. When I had first started, Ashford told me because I already had my Master’s, that it would only take a year. And when it came down after I had enrolled, they said, “Oh, no. It’s only three classes.” But I continued on. I looked at the bigger picture, that in a year and a half, I could get my second Master’s. And that’s what I did.

    My company paid for the Master’s. I was the first one that joined, and I had a bunch of people in my department join and do it. One person graduated in October. Another one is finishing her University of Arizona soon. HR came up to me and said, “Why is the enrollment in your department higher than any other department?” So, we looked at the big picture. And at the end of the day, it was a good learning experience. I learned a lot, especially during the pandemic. I went during 2020, I finished February 1st, 2021. And I still learn a lot. It's a good proponent of education. So, this worked out well for me.

    I also had my staff into make sure whatever education they could get. I always say to my co-workers, “It’s really just one summer, two summers. That it. You got a Master’s. The majority of the time, it’s the winter months, no one’s doing anything.” I told this girl we were doing nothing. We’re hibernating all winter long. What are we gonna do? And who would have known that COVID would have happened? And people were, “Oh my God, I have nothing to do.” I would say, “I got too much to do. I got school, I got this, work and everything.” At the end of it, everyone said to me, “You came out with a degree?” “Oh, yes. Exactly.” All my friends are now going. My one friend just started to go back to school. Because she said, “I should have done it.” Now, it’s hard. Everything’s starting to open up.

    I had told them originally that the experience, the professors being so accommodating, especially when we went into the pandemic, because my company was transitioning to working from home. And the professor was so amazing. Even the professor, right before the final paper to be due, sent a message to my advisor and said how a good student I was during his class. That made an impact on me.

    I had such a good experience. The graduation was in June 12th. University of Arizona made us feel like even though with the pandemic, we couldn’t go out there, they put the name scroll and sent it to me. They asked us to take pictures. The whole experience was amazing. Who could say that in a year and a half, you finish graduate? I graduated with my second Master’s. And I graduated the second time with honors. But this time was much harder. My staff and I were all in it together. They taught me the computer stuff that I didn't know. And we all taught each other. It was amazing that I made everybody go for it. So, I would tell it to everybody that I come in contact with. I even liked University of Arizona on LinkedIn.

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    Rated with 4 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Jan. 30, 2022

    The actual learning and the way that the classes are set up with University of Arizona is amazing. It's really cool that I am just doing one class at a time. It's a lot of paper writing for that one class, so it is more in depth with that one class, even though it's five weeks. I have a learning disability so for me, it was nice to really be able to focus on one class and have the ability to go back over and over and review the material continuously, and not have to flip my mind to another class on a different subject.

    The administrative staff could use some work though. If I hadn't been on top of my stuff, there would have been things that were missed. If I had an academic leave, I was the one that was just calling and asking if they got this and that. There's no follow-up whatsoever. When I submitted my application originally, nobody really bothered to tell me that it was not done correctly until that first week of class. Then all of a sudden, I couldn't do it. But the people are nice, they just don't really do their job sometimes. It was a lot of me having to double check their work, though, which on top of having a family as well as a fulltime job and going to school fulltime, it was an aggressive kind of structure and it was frustrating.

    There was a also little funny part at the end where they said I needed to pay more then they'd refund me later. I told them that that didn't make any sense. I was just going to pay them what the difference was and they could figure it out. It ended up working out at the end, but it was so dumb that they were going to send me a $3 refund check. Another thing is, the diploma says University of Arizona Global Campus and that is long in terms of putting it on a class ring or even writing it out on a resume.

    Other than that, I'm very grateful for the university and from an educational standpoint, it's one of the best online schools that I've ever seen. I learned a lot and I love the professors. It was the first time I went to college where I felt like it was really impartial. Maybe that was because we were all online and nobody could really see us. But the professors were very knowledgeable.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Oct. 16, 2021

    I like Ashford's full tuition assistance. I had a lot of other financial engagements, and I thought this was a better option. That way, I would be able to accomplish my goal, which is to finish my master’s and at the same time to not be able to have to pay anything, since my company, Verizon, provided a partial tuition assistance. Ashford would be able to provide the other portion that I would need. So, that way, I don't have to pay anything. Then I decided to pursue another master’s after that because I thought it was worthwhile in order to achieve my other goal, which is to be a director. I'm pursuing the organizational leadership education now in order to achieve that goal.

    The university's process was pretty simple. If I can’t reach my adviser, there are other advisers that can assist me if I have any questions. The professors are pretty reasonable answering. One of the things that I did miss was some of my classes at the beginning offered a bit more easier access to the professor because they will provide their phones and you could call and they will answer you back that same day. Now, everything is just email, and, "I will answer you in 24 hours." That is good, but sometimes you have those questions for your homework that is due and you can’t call the professor, and he may or may not check his emails as regularly as you would like.

    Other than that, the staff has been very cordial and willing to help. Enrollment was easy, too. They are always willing to go above and beyond. A lot of times, when students are thinking, “This is what I want to actually pursue because I like this career, or the classes will help me achieve my goals,” I would advise them to speak with an adviser or someone that's more knowledgeable than they are, if they're not, to ensure that this is the best path. One of the things that I discovered while enrolled is that when I was pursuing my master's, I realized that there are other certifications that I can pursue that will enhance my current MBA specialization as a project manager. I did not know that and I did not ask about that. That would have been good to know. That would have been more helpful.

    The master’s as a project manager is good, but in reality, I still need that certification and that would have been good to know ahead of time. I would have still taken my MBA specializing as a project manager. Where I work right now, they value more that certification rather than the specialization. So, I would advise whoever is planning to do that to ask those questions. The MBA may not be the best path or the fastest path to achieve what that person wants, but there are other courses that you can take and allow you to get that certification faster. Then you're able to continue your career path, satisfy university and the student also. I have two professors that are on my recommendation.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Oct. 15, 2021

    University of Arizona Global Campus was Ashford at the time. I chose them because they offered me more give-back for my schooling that I already did through the military. There was no issue with if I needed to get time off or I needed to change the schedule. It was going almost immediately. There was no hemming and hawing about, "Oh, well, we can't do this because this is..." It was, "Okay, absolutely. If this is what you need done, we could do it for you."

    The professors are great. It varies from class to class. There are some who seem like they're just moving through the motions. But overall, that's a handful of instructors I've had through way over 30 classes with Ashford. They do a great job working with the students. If you communicate with them, you have something going on or if there's a needed extension on an assignment, I've never had a problem working with the professors.

    The only thing I had a slight issue with is, back in my bachelor's degree, I ran into two professors that were upset with my topic of choice. So, they marked down my papers based off of what I chose to write about. And when I emailed them directly about it saying, "Hey, what am I doing wrong that I'm getting marked down for my assignments?", they responded, "Oh, it's because of your viewpoints on this topic. It doesn't align with my viewpoint." Isn't that the whole point of college - to have that kind of difference in viewpoints? But that was one or two. It wasn't anything super outstanding with the organization.

    Being it's an online college, I get what I put into it. I couldn't be lazy because I don't have that face-to-face interaction with the instructors. So, getting some other colleges would be one thing that might be good to look into in the future. They have that video conference, face-to-face learning experience, just to go over some of the more complex theories or the more complex subjects that we come across to make sure that there's a more deep understanding of the concepts that are trying to be taught. I actively recommend University of Arizona Global Campus when someone asks me about it. I've had a couple of friends go and sign up for the college because they knew that is where I went.

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    Rated with 3 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Sept. 21, 2022

    The enrollment at University of Arizona was easy. I didn't have any hiccups. Everything went smooth.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Sept. 10, 2022

    I was just doing research on different schools and I liked the five-week courses at University of Arizona. And I had a good experience the whole way through. I never had any issues getting in contact with the instructors anytime I had a question and the quality was good. I fly in the air force, so I had to have flexibility. Having the course-load from the get-go and at the start of the class, I knew what each week was going to bring. Being able to plan around my schedule was important.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Sept. 9, 2022

    I've had a good experience with University of Arizona. I like that the classes are five weeks instead of eight. I'm attending for Project Management and I'm going to finish my degree in October. I've always had good communication with the instructors and anytime I had any issues, I was able to get those resolved.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Sept. 8, 2022

    I’ve gotten used to the flow of the workload, the signing of the pages and how everything was flowing with Ashford. Everything transferred to the University of Arizona and there were no major differences from what I was used to. I learned a lot from University of Arizona. There were lots of research papers that we did. The open discussions we had in the schoolhouses were good. The professors were high standards, very engaging and helpful.. They were very clear with their instructions and what they wanted, and they always laid out the rules before we even started the class.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Sept. 7, 2022

    Enrolling was easy. I just called the advisor and they took care of it all. The professors were great too. They were very professional and knowledgeable. My learning experience was challenging, but it was more because I had family stuff going on. Dedicating the time was challenging, but it wasn't impossible.

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    Company Name:
    University of Arizona Global Campus
    Year Founded:
    1918
    Formerly Named:
    Ashford University
    Address:
    8620 Spectrum Center Blvd.
    City:
    San Diego
    State/Province:
    CA
    Postal Code:
    92123
    Country:
    United States
    Website:
    www.uagc.edu

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