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Ashland University Data & Information Overview

145 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
74% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Ashland University Ranked?

#721 Best Colleges in Nation
#27 Best Colleges in OH
American History (United States) Highest Ranked Major

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Ashland University was awarded 145 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is American history (United States).

Overall Quality

Ashland is ranked #721 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Ashland held the #795 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Ashland is also ranked #27 out of 96 schools in Ohio.

See all of the rankings for Ashland University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Ashland?

74% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
13% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Ashland University is 74%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Ashland is a good fit for you.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Ashland University  ( 500 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Ashland University  ( 500 to 598 )
Ashland received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Ashland University  ( 19 to 24 )

Learn more about Ashland University admissions.

Ashland University Faculty

16 to 1 Student to Faculty
34% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, Ashland University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Ashland University is 34%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  34 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ashland University

77% Freshmen Retention
49% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 77% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Ashland University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Ashland the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 49%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  49 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Ashland University.

Ashland University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,310 Full-Time Undergraduates
14.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
62.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,148 undergraduates at Ashland with 2,310 being full-time and 838 being part-time.

How Much Does Ashland University Cost?

$20,974 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
$31,868 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Ashland is $20,974. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Ashland

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,728 $14,311 $20,412 $22,472 $23,527

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Ashland, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 4.1%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Ashland Graduates Make?

$48,165 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Ashland make about $48,165 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Ashland students since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Ashland University make the most money.

Location of Ashland University

Ohio State
2,310 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Ashland University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Ashland, Ohio. The surrounding location of Ashland is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for Ashland are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805
Phone: 800-882-1548

Ashland University Majors

61 Majors With Completions
813 Undergraduate Degrees
533 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 61 majors graduated from Ashland University. Of these students, 813 received undergraduate degrees and 533 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 172 $56,942
Special Education 44 $31,760
General Business/Commerce 38 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 38 $28,872
Business Administration & Management 35 $46,794
General Biology 31 NA
Political Science & Government 28 $30,107
Criminal Justice & Corrections 27 $37,937
Accounting 25 NA
Communication & Media Studies 24 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Ashland University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Ashland

72% Take At Least One Class Online
33% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 3,189 students took at least one online class at Ashland University. This is an increase from the 2,604 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,189 1,489
2018-2019 2,604 1,322
2017-2018 4,562 2,415
2016-2017 3,504 1,310
2015-2016 3,060 1,345

Learn more about online learning at Ashland University.

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Notes and References


*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.


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