Ashland University Overview
Ashland University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Ashland, Ohio. Ashland is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.
What Is Ashland University Known For?
- Students at Ashland have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Ashland.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 34% of the faculty were full-time.
- It takes the average Ashland student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Ashland University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Ashland has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Ashland.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Ashland has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Ashland University?
Contact details for Ashland are given below.
|Address:||401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805|
How Do I Get Into Ashland?
You can apply to Ashland online at: https://www.ashland.edu/admissions/apply-now
Admission Requirements for Ashland
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Ashland?
Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.
Average Test Scores
About 13% of students accepted to Ashland submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 610. Math scores were between 500 and 598.
Can I Afford Ashland University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Ashland, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $7,967 a year. That adds up to $31,868 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Ashland is 4.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Ashland University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,299 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,310 full-time undergraduates at Ashland, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ashland University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||138|
|Hispanic or Latino||92|
Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Ashland University. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 36 countries are represented at Ashland. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Nepal, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Ashland University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ashland has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 11th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Ashland
The following table shows how Ashland is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Physiology & Pathology Sciences||#4||#1|
|Public Relations & Advertising||#25||#7|
Online Growth Rankings of Ashland
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Ashland University was 12.3%. This is the #1,310 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Ashland regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Ashland majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||16%|
|Communication & Journalism||26%|
|Communication & Media Studies||49%|
|Physiology & Pathology Sciences||29%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Ashland ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Ashland.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Physiology & Pathology Sciences||#4|
|Public Relations & Advertising||#73|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||#79|
|Communication & Media Studies||#130|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#174|
|Instructional Media Design||#199|
|Communication & Journalism||#213|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#278|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Ashland University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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