Ashford University’s official on-campus enrollment for the fall 2011 semester is 959 full-time students, rendering it the largest on-campus student physique in Ashford’s 92-year historical past.
The increase in college students is attributed into the university’s academic scholarship plan, which can be a three-tiered tactic for gratifying pupils for educational excellence.
“About 76 percent of Ashford’s on-campus college students are obtaining these educational scholarships,” Elizabeth Tice, president of Ashford University, said.
The president’s scholarship addresses full tuition and it is awarded to pupils that has a grade-point typical of three.five or higher. The provost’s scholarship, an yearly award of $12,five hundred, is offered to students using a grade-point average amongst 3.25 and 3.49. The Dean’s scholarship delivers $10,000 every year for pupils having a grade-point typical in between three.00 and 3.24.
“A scholarship course similar to this aids entice wonderful students to Ashford University,” Tice explained. “Since the program’s inception a year in the past, we’ve observed an increased volume of recognition for our academic and athletic accomplishments.”
This yr, Ashford has viewed a rise in its global student population, increasing from 43 pupils in 2010 to 57 college students from 24 countries in 2011.
The number of returning college students has also set a fresh document. The college studies 528 returning students, when compared to 304 returning pupils last year.
“It demonstrates that students sense they have a fantastic knowledge at Ashford University,” John Ballheim, Ashford College vice president and campus director, reported. “I can’t tell you how normally I hear from pupils and faculty that Ashford can be a unique area.”