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Ashford University Ranks among Top Five Colleges in Iowa for Return on Investment
Ashford makes The College Database's list of most affordable colleges

Ashford University has made The College Database’s list of colleges and universities in Iowa that offer the best financial return on investment. The list compared average tuition at the surveyed institutions with the estimated starting salaries for graduates from those institutions. Ranked fourth on the list, Ashford’s average tuition for its students is $9,360. The estimated average salary for Ashford graduates with a bachelor’s degree is $39,654, while Ashford graduates with master’s degrees earn an estimated average starting salary of $43,372.

The College Database list acknowledged six universities that maintain tuition rates below $20,000 and have new graduates that earn an average of more than $30,000 per year. Click here to view the complete list.

Generated from data compiled by the federal government and the Carnegie Foundation, The College Database is a free, non-commercial website dedicated to providing current and future post-secondary students and their families with accurate and valuable college- and career-related information.


About Ashford University

Ashford University is defining the modern college experience by combining the heritage of a traditional campus with the flexibility and effectiveness of online learning. The University provides a vibrant learning community where high-quality programs and leading-edge technology create a dynamic, immersive and stimulating learning experience. The University offers practical and progressive associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs online, as well as bachelor’s degree programs at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. Ashford University – where heritage meets innovation. For more information, please visit or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.