Data Assessment

Alumni Survey Data

Master’s

Alumni from Master'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 Master's degree, not exclusive to only those who graduated in the most recent academic year. Of the 5,791 Master's level alumni who were invited to participate in the survey, 1,752 responded to the survey for a response rate of approximately 30% percent for Master's degree-holding graduates.

Based on the 2010 and 2011 alumni survey results, 91.6% of Ashford University alumni who: earned an Master'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 Master's level survey respondents: 1,752
  2. Master'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: 92
  3. Master's level survey respondents who responded they were employed full-time (32 or more hours per week): 1,391
  4. Master's level survey respondents who responded they were employed part-time (less than 32 hours per week): 130
  5. Master's level survey respondents who responded they were not employed and indicated they were actively seeking employment: 139
  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 70%, or 4,039) of the 5,791 Master's level alumni invited to participate – were employed or not employed.

Master of Arts (MA) 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 1,332 Master of Arts (MA) in Organizational Management alumni who were invited to participate in the survey, 396 responded to the survey for a response rate of approximately 30%.

Based on the November 2010 alumni survey results, 91.0% of Ashford University alumni who earned a MA 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 MA in Organizational Management alumni survey respondents: 396
  2. MA 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: 19
  3. MA in Organizational Management alumni survey respondents who responded they were employed full-time (32 or more hours per week): 315
  4. MA in Organizational Management alumni survey respondents who responded they were employed part-time (less than 32 hours per week): 28
  5. MA in Organizational Management alumni survey respondents who responded they were not employed and indicated they were actively seeking employment: 34
  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 936) of the 1,332 MA 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 MA Organizational Management Program Disclosure.

Master of Arts (MA) in Teaching & Learning with Technology
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 1,260 Master of Arts (MA) in Teaching & Learning with Technology alumni who were invited to participate in the survey, 393 responded to the survey for a response rate of approximately 31%.

Based on the November 2010 alumni survey results, 92.4% of Ashford University alumni who earned a MA in Teaching & Learning with Technology 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 MA in Teaching & Learning with Technology alumni survey respondents: 393
  2. MA in Teaching & Learning with Technology 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: 26
  3. MA in Teaching & Learning with Technology alumni survey respondents who responded they were employed full-time (32 or more hours per week): 302
  4. MA in Teaching & Learning with Technology alumni survey respondents who responded they were employed part-time (less than 32 hours per week): 37
  5. MA in Teaching & Learning with Technology alumni survey respondents who responded they were not employed and indicated they were actively seeking employment: 28
  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 867) of the 1,260 MA in Teaching & Learning with Technology 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 MA Teaching and Learning with Technology Program Disclosure.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
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 2,307 Master of Business Administration (MBA) alumni who were invited to participate in the survey, 719 responded to the survey for a response rate of approximately 31%.

Based on the November 2010 alumni survey results, 91.9% of Ashford University alumni who earned a MBA 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 MBA alumni survey respondents: 719
  2. MBA 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: 30
  3. MBA alumni survey respondents who responded they were employed full-time (32 or more hours per week): 599
  4. MBA alumni survey respondents who responded they were employed part-time (less than 32 hours per week): 34
  5. MBA alumni survey respondents who responded they were not employed and indicated they were actively seeking employment: 56
  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 1,588) of the 2,307 MBA 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 MA Business Administration Program Disclosure.