Ashland University
Ashland, OH 44805


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 6,579
Religious affiliation Brethren Church
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,085 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Ashland University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 3,443 applications and 2,495 students were granted admission. Ashland University is at the #70 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 93% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 7% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT956 to 1173
ACT20 to 25
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Ashland University's tuition was $19,448 for all students regardless of residency (27.4% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Ashland University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 37% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,445 (which is 1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Ashland University in 2016-2017, was 431, which is 73% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,506 (which is 10.4% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Ashland University has enrolled a total of 6,579 students (4,507 students full-time and 2,072 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 6,579 students, 163 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 49% men and 51% women and 4,814 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,765 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,345 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 72%

Black/African American: 15%

Non-resident alien: 5%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Hispanic: 3%

Two or more races: 1%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Ashland University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 29% 330
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 20% 226 184
Theology And Religious Vocations 9% 103
History 5% 54
Psychology 4% 44
Health Professions And Related Programs 4% 41 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3% 35
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 3% 29
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 20
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 2% 18

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Ashland University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Ashland University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $33,000. Last year, out of the total 1,203 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,143 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,810 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,647 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $33,000 $39,100
Employment Rate 95% 91%
Total Graduates 1,203 1,810

Campus Location

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