Ashford University is an online for-profit university headquartered in San Diego, California. It is the holding of educational technology services company Zovio (formerly known as Bridgepoint Education). The university offers more than 50 degree programs online to provide associate, bachelor, master and doctorate degrees. The university is composed of five colleges: the Department of General Education, Forbes School of Business and Technology (FSBT), the School of Education, the School of Health, Public Service and Science, and the School of Humanities.
Ashford is accredited by the WASC Advanced College and University Council (WSCUC).
In August 2020, Ashford University announced that it would be acquired by the University of Arizona for $1, thereby establishing a new entity, the University of Arizona Global Campus. With final approval and completion of the transaction, the transition will take place in the next few months.