Ashland University

Ashland University

Ashland University is a private, non-profit university located in Ashland, Ohio, United States. The main campus is spread across an area of 120 acres. There are also several satellite campuses located throughout central and northern Ohio. It was founded in the year 1878. Ashland confers degrees at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels to its students. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Dwight Schar College of Education
  • Graduate School
  • Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics

Ashland University's athletic teams participate in the NCAA Division II. They are known as the Eagles and compete in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Some notable alumni of Ashland University are John Telich, sports anchor; Madalyn Murray O'Hair, founder of American Atheists; and Bon-Moo Koo, CEO of LG Group.Disclaimer: Information on this page was not provided or commissioned by the featured school. Information has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the featured school.

Contacting Ashland University

Ashland University
401 College Ave
Ashland , OH 44805
General Phone: (419) 289-4142

Ashland University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching839curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational admin and supervision, gifted and talended education, education of disabled, education of physically impaired, early childhood special ed, middle school teaching, early childhood education, ...
Business and Management552business, business management, accounting, finance, financial management, international business, MIS, marketing, retail, ...
Religion and Philosophy148philosophy, religion, bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, religious music, theology, ministry, theological and ministerial studies, ...
Therapy and Counseling67psychology, patient counseling
Hospitality52hospitality management
Liberal Arts43American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, general studies, economics, international relations, political science, ...
Office and Administration31office management, general office occupations
Science31biology, biochemistry, exercise physiology, toxicology, chemistry, geology, physics
Media27communication studies, journalism, journalism courses, radio and television
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy26nutrition sciences, parks and recreation studies, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer, recreational therapy, dietitian
Security and Law Enforcement23criminal justice and administration
Family and Social Work19family studies, social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine11nursing administration
Photography and Commercial Art11commercial art
Drama and Performing Arts8drama, stagecraft
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Fine Arts3fine arts
Design1graphic design
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Ashland University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree56472
Master's degree1,00127
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship262
Associate's degree93
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1205
Award of less than 1 academic year1815

Ashland University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ashland University had a total enrollment of 6,493 students (5,552 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 38%
Graduate 62%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 77%
(Foreign Students) 23%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 15%
20-21 13%
22-24 12%
25-29 19%
30-34 11%
35-39 9%
40-49 13%
50-64 8%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York1%
(International Students)1%

Ashland University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %

Ashland University Room and Board (2007)

Ashland University offers campus housing for 1,750 of its 5,552 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Ashland, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Ashland University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440560
SAT Math460570
SAT Writing440550
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT24%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT91%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Ashland University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,342
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,342
Room and board $ 8,876
Room charge $ 4,768
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,108
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 2,595

Financial Aid:
Ashland University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 301200)

Ashland University Faculty

Ashland University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3740
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1014

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year2*5$47,761
All faculty totalcalendar year4$66,6645$47,761

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year41$77,72521$77,999
Associate professoracademic year45$61,21025$61,605
Assistant professoracademic year34$51,72043$49,607
Instructoracademic year6$49,7619$42,326
All faculty totalacademic year126$63,47898$58,083

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Ashland University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5963122

Ashland University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Fashion Merchandising
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Retailing and Retail Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Education/Teaching Individuals - Orthopedic/Oth Phys Impairments
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
American History (United States)
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Journalism, Other
Radio and Television

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Nutrition Sciences
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Office And Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Exercise Physiology
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Ashland University Apart:

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% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 7%Ashland University % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in religion and philosophy
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Top 12%Ashland University Number of students
% of degrees in hospitality
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Top 14%Ashland University % of degrees in hospitality
% students 40 years or older
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Top 17%Ashland University Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 18%Ashland University % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 18%Ashland University % of degrees in business and management

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