Ashland University

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General Information

Admission Office

401 College Avenue

Ashland, OH 44805-9981

(419) 289-5052

(800) 882-1548

Fax: (419) 289-5999

Contact: Thomas Mansperger

Director of Admissions
Main Address

401 College Avenue

Ashland, OH 44805

(419) 289-5052

Total undergrads: 2,654

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 576

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,594

Graduate enrollment: 3,546


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 67%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 83%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B
Musical theater B
Theatre Arts Management B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Exercise Physiology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B,C
Business Administration/Management B,C
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Marketing Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies C
Small Business Administration B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B,C
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications B,C
Computer Science B
Computer Systems Analysis B,C


Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Education of Learning Disabled B
Junior High Education B
Music Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Communication Disorders B
Health System Administration B
Music Therapy B
Pre-Physical Therapy B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Global Studies B
Neuroscience B
Organizational leadership B,C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resource Economics B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B
Pre-Engineering B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Econometrics B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Ashland University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (800) 882-1548
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805
Setting: Town: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,091
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 60%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,487 (49% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $21,980
Out-of-state Tuition: $21,980
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $13,485

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Ashland University Programs

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Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 51
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 61311
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 73
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 61971
English Language and Literature/Letters 21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 13
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 21
Physical Sciences 4
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 3
Theology and Religious Vocations 51
Visual and Performing Arts 16
Grand total 13378223

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Ashland University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $21,980
Out-of-state $21,980
Books and supplies $912

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,540
Out-of-state $6,540

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 595 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 581 97% $13,485
Student loan aid 485 81% $7,974

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,386 70% $12,147
Federal student loans 2,060 61% $7,188

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Ashland University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Ashland University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,349 1,910 2,439
Percent admitted 100% 70% 72%
Percent admitted who enrolled 14% 17% 12%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Ashland University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 5,091
Undergraduate enrollment 3,653
Graduate enrollment 1,438

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Ashland University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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