Ashford University’s vibrant community of students and alumni consists of people from all walks of life, proving that achievement belongs to all of us. Their stories never cease to amaze and inspire. Though somewhat ordinary at first glance - working parents, active military, corporate ladder climbers - a deeper look into their lives often reveals the extraordinary.
Knowledge is everywhere, for everyone. The profiles you’ll discover here demonstrate how Ashford’s online format allows students to harness the power of technology to study from anywhere on earth, while those on the Iowa campus experience a cherished tradition guided by a dynamic community. The students and alumni of both formats describe how their Ashford degree programs have empowered them to overcome obstacles and meet goals they never thought possible.
These stories are just a few of the countless examples of the transformative effect higher education can have on individuals, families, and communities - even when least expected. They all dared to see what’s possible, and in many cases, a ripple effect ensued. How would a degree change you?