SAN DIEGO, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University has earned a spot on Diverse: Issues in Higher Education's list as one of the institutions identified as a "Top 100 Minority Degree Producer for graduating students with degrees in various disciplines including education." The list recognizes the post-secondary institutions that confer the most degrees to minority students in the United States.
" Ashford University is honored to be ranked by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as an institution having a particular focus on helping minority students achieve the dream of earning a college degree," said Dr. Craig Swenson, president and CEO of Ashford University. "We take great pride having assembled a truly dedicated staff and faculty who so capably serve the needs of a highly diverse student population." To compile the list, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education relied upon data sourced from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Rankings were determined based on IPEDS completion data for Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) and race/ethnicity. Ashford University demonstrated a standard of excellence in retaining and conferring degrees to minority students graduating with degrees in various disciplines including education. View the complete list of Top 100 Minority Degree Producers 2016. About Ashford UniversityWhere heritage meets innovation - that's Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor's, and master's degree programs online, allowing students to balance life by providing the flexibility to do school work anywhere, anytime. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity, www.twitter.com/AshfordU, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.513.9240 x11636. Contact: Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager858.513.9240 x11636 •firstname.lastname@example.org Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130228/LA68969LOGO