Data Assessment

Alumni Survey Data

Bachelor’s

Alumni from Bachelor's Level Programs Employment Information

2010 and 2011 Survey Administrations

The following information is provided to comply with United States Department of Education Higher Education Opportunity Act requirements for reporting employment rate calculations derived from alumni surveys until such time as the National Center for Educational Statistics publishes the new methodology for calculating employment rates. This information is provided for degree levels only and does not reflect data for specific programs. The information has been derived from self reported alumni surveys and reflects the individual experience of the alumni who reported the information. Readers should not make assumptions about their own future employability based on the information below, as the nature of employment considerations varies by individual hiring managers.

In November 2010, Ashford University invited students who had successfully graduated from Ashford University to participate in an alumni survey. In August 2011, Ashford administered the same survey to all alumni who graduated since the 2010 administration and to those who did not respond in 2010.  The invitees included students who graduated from Ashford University between May 1974 and August 2011 (with 99.9% of invitees having graduated on or after December 15, 2005). Employment information is reported here for alumni whose highest degree earned from Ashford University was an Bachelor's degree, not exclusive to only those who graduated in the most recent academic year. Of the 17,569 Bachelor's level alumni who were invited to participate in the survey, 5,602 responded to the survey for a response rate of approximately 32% percent for Bachelor's degree-holding graduates.

Based on the 2010 and 2011 alumni survey results, 91.3% of Ashford University alumni who: earned an Bachelor's degree at the University, responded to the survey, and did not indicate that they were not actively seeking employment, reported that they were employed in a full-time or part-time position as of the survey date. The University used the following data to calculate this rate:

  1. Total Bachelor's level survey respondents: 5,602
  2. Bachelor's level survey respondents who indicated they were not actively seeking employment for one of the following reasons – Family Emergency, Health Related Condition, Incarceration, or Otherwise Not Currently Seeking Employment: 669
  3. Bachelor's level survey respondents who responded they were employed full-time (32 or more hours per week): 3,937
  4. Bachelor's level survey respondents who responded they were employed part-time (less than 32 hours per week): 567
  5. Bachelor's level survey respondents who responded they were not employed and indicated they were actively seeking employment: 429
  6. The employment rate was calculated by adding items 3 and 4 and dividing the total by the difference between items 1 and 2.

The calculation also included the following additional steps and exclusions:

  • Survey respondents were counted as employed whether they obtained their current employment following graduation or already held their current employment prior to or during their enrollment at the school.
  • Survey respondents were counted as employed whether or not their current employment was in their field of study at the University.
  • Survey respondents were counted as employed if they reported that they were employed as of the survey date, rather than if they were employed as of, or shortly after, their graduation date. In some cases, the survey date is several months or years after students' graduation dates.
  • The employment rate does not include data on whether the alumni who did not respond to the surveys – (approximately 68%, or 11,967) of the 17,569 Bachelor's level alumni invited to participate – were employed or not employed.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration
Alumni Employment Information

2010 and 2011 Survey Administrations

The following information is provided to comply with United States Department of Education Higher Education Opportunity Act requirements for reporting employment rate calculations derived from alumni surveys until such time as the National Center for Educational Statistics publishes the new methodology for calculating employment rates.

The information has been derived from self-reported alumni surveys and reflects the individual experience of the alumnus who reported the information. Readers should not make assumptions about their own future employability based on the information below, as the nature of employment considerations varies by individual hiring managers.

In November 2010, Ashford University invited students who had successfully graduated from Ashford University to participate in an alumni survey. In August 2011, Ashford administered the same survey to all alumni who graduated since the 2010 administration and to those who did not respond in 2010.  The invitees included students who graduated from Ashford University between May 1974 and August 2011 (with 99.9% of invitees having graduated on or after December 15, 2005). Accordingly, employment rates are not limited to alumni who graduated in the most recent academic year. Of the 1,203 Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration alumni who were invited to participate in the survey, 365 responded to the survey for a response rate of approximately 30%.

Based on the November 2010 alumni survey results, 90.8% of Ashford University alumni who earned a BA in Business Administration degree, who responded to the survey, and who did not indicate that they were not actively seeking employment reported that they were employed in a full-time or part-time position as of the survey date. The University used the following data to calculate this rate:

  1. Total BA in Business Administration alumni survey respondents: 365
  2. BA in Business Administration alumni survey respondents who indicated they were not actively seeking employment for one of the following reasons – Family Emergency, Health Related Condition, Incarceration, or Otherwise Not Currently Seeking Employment: 28
  3. BA in Business Administration alumni survey respondents who responded they were employed full-time (32 or more hours per week): 282
  4. BA in Business Administration alumni survey respondents who responded they were employed part-time (less than 32 hours per week): 24
  5. BA in Business Administration alumni survey respondents who responded they were not employed and indicated they were actively seeking employment: 31
  6. The employment rate was calculated by adding items 3 and 4 and dividing the total by the difference between items 1 and 2.

The calculation also included the following additional steps and exclusions:

  • Survey respondents were counted as employed whether they obtained their current employment following graduation or already held their current employment prior to or during their enrollment at the University.
  • Survey respondents were counted as employed whether or not their current employment was in their field of study at the University.
  • Survey respondents were counted as employed if they reported that they were employed as of the survey date, rather than if they were employed as of, or shortly after, their graduation date. In some cases, the survey date is several months or years after students’ graduation dates.
  • The employment rate does not include data on whether the alumni who did not respond to the surveys – (approximately 70%, or 838) of the 1,203 BA in Business Administration alumni invited to participate – were employed or not employed.

Federal regulations published in October, 2010 require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). These required disclosures include a program’s 1) program costs; 2) on-time completion rates; 3) median loan debt; 4) links to O*NET SOC descriptions; and 5) placement rates. Please find all of the required information regarding the BA Business Administration Program Disclosure.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Organizational Management
Alumni Employment Information

2010 and 2011 Survey Administrations

The following information is provided to comply with United States Department of Education Higher Education Opportunity Act requirements for reporting employment rate calculations derived from alumni surveys until such time as the National Center for Educational Statistics publishes the new methodology for calculating employment rates.

The information has been derived from self-reported alumni surveys and reflects the individual experience of the alumnus who reported the information. Readers should not make assumptions about their own future employability based on the information below, as the nature of employment considerations varies by individual hiring managers.

In November 2010, Ashford University invited students who had successfully graduated from Ashford University to participate in an alumni survey. In August 2011, Ashford administered the same survey to all alumni who graduated since the 2010 administration and to those who did not respond in 2010.  The invitees included students who graduated from Ashford University between May 1974 and August 2011 (with 99.9% of invitees having graduated on or after December 15, 2005). Accordingly, employment rates are not limited to alumni who graduated in the most recent academic year. Of the 5,059 Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Organizational Management alumni who were invited to participate in the survey, 1,799 responded to the survey for a response rate of approximately 36%.

Based on the November 2010 alumni survey results, 93.5% of Ashford University alumni who earned a BA in Organizational Management degree, who responded to the survey, and who did not indicate that they were not actively seeking employment reported that they were employed in a full-time or part-time position as of the survey date. The University used the following data to calculate this rate:

  1. Total BA in Organizational Management alumni survey respondents: 1,799
  2. BA in Organizational Management alumni survey respondents who indicated they were not actively seeking employment for one of the following reasons – Family Emergency, Health Related Condition, Incarceration, or Otherwise Not Currently Seeking Employment: 127
  3. BA in Organizational Management alumni survey respondents who responded they were employed full-time (32 or more hours per week): 1,447
  4. BA in Organizational Management alumni survey respondents who responded they were employed part-time (less than 32 hours per week): 116
  5. BA in Organizational Management alumni survey respondents who responded they were not employed and indicated they were actively seeking employment: 109
  6. The employment rate was calculated by adding items 3 and 4 and dividing the total by the difference between items 1 and 2.

The calculation also included the following additional steps and exclusions:

  • Survey respondents were counted as employed whether they obtained their current employment following graduation or already held their current employment prior to or during their enrollment at the University.
  • Survey respondents were counted as employed whether or not their current employment was in their field of study at the University.
  • Survey respondents were counted as employed if they reported that they were employed as of the survey date, rather than if they were employed as of, or shortly after, their graduation date. In some cases, the survey date is several months or years after students’ graduation dates.
  • The employment rate does not include data on whether the alumni who did not respond to the surveys – (approximately 64%, or 3,260) of the 5,059 BA in Organizational Management alumni invited to participate – were employed or not employed.

Federal regulations published in October, 2010 require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). These required disclosures include a program’s 1) program costs; 2) on-time completion rates; 3) median loan debt; 4) links to O*NET SOC descriptions; and 5) placement rates. Please find all of the required information regarding the BA Organizational Management Program Disclosure.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology
Alumni Employment Information

2010 and 2011 Survey Administrations

The following information is provided to comply with United States Department of Education Higher Education Opportunity Act requirements for reporting employment rate calculations derived from alumni surveys until such time as the National Center for Educational Statistics publishes the new methodology for calculating employment rates.

The information has been derived from self-reported alumni surveys and reflects the individual experience of the alumnus who reported the information. Readers should not make assumptions about their own future employability based on the information below, as the nature of employment considerations varies by individual hiring managers.

In November 2010, Ashford University invited students who had successfully graduated from Ashford University to participate in an alumni survey. In August 2011, Ashford administered the same survey to all alumni who graduated since the 2010 administration and to those who did not respond in 2010.  The invitees included students who graduated from Ashford University between May 1974 and August 2011 (with 99.9% of invitees having graduated on or after December 15, 2005). Accordingly, employment rates are not limited to alumni who graduated in the most recent academic year. Of the 3,359 Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology alumni who were invited to participate in the survey, 1,016 responded to the survey for a response rate of approximately 30%.

Based on the November 2010 alumni survey results, 88.9% of Ashford University alumni who earned a BA in Psychology degree, who responded to the survey, and who did not indicate that they were not actively seeking employment reported that they were employed in a full-time or part-time position as of the survey date. The University used the following data to calculate this rate:

  1. Total BA in Psychology alumni survey respondents: 1,016
  2. BA in Psychology alumni survey respondents who indicated they were not actively seeking employment for one of the following reasons – Family Emergency, Health Related Condition, Incarceration, or Otherwise Not Currently Seeking Employment: 184
  3. BA in Psychology alumni survey respondents who responded they were employed full-time (32 or more hours per week): 618
  4. BA in Psychology alumni survey respondents who responded they were employed part-time (less than 32 hours per week): 122
  5. BA in Psychology alumni survey respondents who responded they were not employed and indicated they were actively seeking employment: 92
  6. The employment rate was calculated by adding items 3 and 4 and dividing the total by the difference between items 1 and 2.

The calculation also included the following additional steps and exclusions:

  • Survey respondents were counted as employed whether they obtained their current employment following graduation or already held their current employment prior to or during their enrollment at the University.
  • Survey respondents were counted as employed whether or not their current employment was in their field of study at the University.
  • Survey respondents were counted as employed if they reported that they were employed as of the survey date, rather than if they were employed as of, or shortly after, their graduation date. In some cases, the survey date is several months or years after students’ graduation dates.
  • The employment rate does not include data on whether the alumni who did not respond to the surveys – (approximately 70%, or 2,343) of the 3,359 BA in Psychology alumni invited to participate – were employed or not employed.

Federal regulations published in October, 2010 require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). These required disclosures include a program’s 1) program costs; 2) on-time completion rates; 3) median loan debt; 4) links to O*NET SOC descriptions; and 5) placement rates. Please find all of the required information regarding the BA Psychology Program Disclosure.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Social and Criminal Justice
Alumni Employment Information

2010 and 2011 Survey Administrations

The following information is provided to comply with United States Department of Education Higher Education Opportunity Act requirements for reporting employment rate calculations derived from alumni surveys until such time as the National Center for Educational Statistics publishes the new methodology for calculating employment rates.

The information has been derived from self-reported alumni surveys and reflects the individual experience of the alumnus who reported the information. Readers should not make assumptions about their own future employability based on the information below, as the nature of employment considerations varies by individual hiring managers.

In November 2010, Ashford University invited students who had successfully graduated from Ashford University to participate in an alumni survey. In August 2011, Ashford administered the same survey to all alumni who graduated since the 2010 administration and to those who did not respond in 2010.  The invitees included students who graduated from Ashford University between May 1974 and August 2011 (with 99.9% of invitees having graduated on or after December 15, 2005). Accordingly, employment rates are not limited to alumni who graduated in the most recent academic year. Of the 981 Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Social and Criminal Justice alumni who were invited to participate in the survey, 310 responded to the survey for a response rate of approximately 32%.

Based on the November 2010 alumni survey results, 92.6% of Ashford University alumni who earned a BA in Social and Criminal Justice degree, who responded to the survey, and who did not indicate that they were not actively seeking employment reported that they were employed in a full-time or part-time position as of the survey date. The University used the following data to calculate this rate:

  1. Total BA in Social and Criminal Justice alumni survey respondents: 310
  2. BA in Social and Criminal Justice alumni survey respondents who indicated they were not actively seeking employment for one of the following reasons – Family Emergency, Health Related Condition, Incarceration, or Otherwise Not Currently Seeking Employment: 28
  3. BA in Social and Criminal Justice alumni survey respondents who responded they were employed full-time (32 or more hours per week): 249
  4. BA in Social and Criminal Justice alumni survey respondents who responded they were employed part-time (less than 32 hours per week): 12
  5. BA in Social and Criminal Justice alumni survey respondents who responded they were not employed and indicated they were actively seeking employment: 21
  6. The employment rate was calculated by adding items 3 and 4 and dividing the total by the difference between items 1 and 2.

The calculation also included the following additional steps and exclusions:

  • Survey respondents were counted as employed whether they obtained their current employment following graduation or already held their current employment prior to or during their enrollment at the University.
  • Survey respondents were counted as employed whether or not their current employment was in their field of study at the University.
  • Survey respondents were counted as employed if they reported that they were employed as of the survey date, rather than if they were employed as of, or shortly after, their graduation date. In some cases, the survey date is several months or years after students’ graduation dates.
  • The employment rate does not include data on whether the alumni who did not respond to the surveys – (approximately 68%, or 671) of the 981 BA in Social and Criminal Justice alumni invited to participate – were employed or not employed.

Federal regulations published in October, 2010 require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). These required disclosures include a program’s 1) program costs; 2) on-time completion rates; 3) median loan debt; 4) links to O*NET SOC descriptions; and 5) placement rates. Please find all of the required information regarding the BA Social and Criminal Justice Program Disclosure.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Social Science with Education Concentration
Alumni Employment Information

2010 and 2011 Survey Administrations

The following information is provided to comply with United States Department of Education Higher Education Opportunity Act requirements for reporting employment rate calculations derived from alumni surveys until such time as the National Center for Educational Statistics publishes the new methodology for calculating employment rates.

The information has been derived from self-reported alumni surveys and reflects the individual experience of the alumnus who reported the information. Readers should not make assumptions about their own future employability based on the information below, as the nature of employment considerations varies by individual hiring managers.

In November 2010, Ashford University invited students who had successfully graduated from Ashford University to participate in an alumni survey. In August 2011, Ashford administered the same survey to all alumni who graduated since the 2010 administration and to those who did not respond in 2010.  The invitees included students who graduated from Ashford University between May 1974 and August 2011 (with 99.9% of invitees having graduated on or after December 15, 2005). Accordingly, employment rates are not limited to alumni who graduated in the most recent academic year. Of the 2,892 Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Social Science with Education Concentration alumni who were invited to participate in the survey, 891 responded to the survey for a response rate of approximately 31%.

Based on the November 2010 alumni survey results, 92.0% of Ashford University alumni who earned a BA in Social Science with Education Concentration degree, who responded to the survey, and who did not indicate that they were not actively seeking employment reported that they were employed in a full-time or part-time position as of the survey date. The University used the following data to calculate this rate:

  1. Total BA in Social Science with Education Concentration alumni survey respondents: 891
  2. BA in Social Science with Education Concentration alumni survey respondents who indicated they were not actively seeking employment for one of the following reasons – Family Emergency, Health Related Condition, Incarceration, or Otherwise Not Currently Seeking Employment: 143
  3. BA in Social Science with Education Concentration alumni survey respondents who responded they were employed full-time (32 or more hours per week): 525
  4. BA in Social Science with Education Concentration alumni survey respondents who responded they were employed part-time (less than 32 hours per week): 163
  5. BA in Social Science with Education Concentration alumni survey respondents who responded they were not employed and indicated they were actively seeking employment: 60
  6. The employment rate was calculated by adding items 3 and 4 and dividing the total by the difference between items 1 and 2.

The calculation also included the following additional steps and exclusions:

  • Survey respondents were counted as employed whether they obtained their current employment following graduation or already held their current employment prior to or during their enrollment at the University.
  • Survey respondents were counted as employed whether or not their current employment was in their field of study at the University.
  • Survey respondents were counted as employed if they reported that they were employed as of the survey date, rather than if they were employed as of, or shortly after, their graduation date. In some cases, the survey date is several months or years after students’ graduation dates.
  • The employment rate does not include data on whether the alumni who did not respond to the surveys – (approximately 69%, or 2,001) of the 2,892 BA in Social Science with Education Concentration alumni invited to participate.

Federal regulations published in October, 2010 require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). These required disclosures include a program’s 1) program costs; 2) on-time completion rates; 3) median loan debt; 4) links to O*NET SOC descriptions; and 5) placement rates. Please find all of the required information regarding the BA Social Science Program Disclosure.