About Ashford: Ashford University is an online for-profit university headquartered in San Diego, California. It is a holding of Zovio, an education technology services company. The university offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in more than 50 degree programs online. The university consists of five colleges: the Division of General Education, the Forbes School of Business & Technology, the College of Education, the College of Health, Human Services, and Science, and the College of Liberal Arts.