Ashland University

Ashland University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Ashland University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Ashland University Ranked?

2022 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 210 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is American history (United States).

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Ashland as #795 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Ashland also holds the #28 spot on the Best Colleges in Ohio ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Ashland?

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 )

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Ashland University Faculty

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

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

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?

The overall average net price of Ashland is $20,111. 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 +
$15,675 $16,844 $19,618 $21,795 $23,192

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 4.0%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Ashland Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Ashland make about $40,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Ashland University make the most money.

Location of Ashland University

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 61 majors graduated from Ashland University. Of these students, 1,023 received undergraduate degrees and 731 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 209 $56,247
Communication & Media Studies 110 NA
Special Education 43 $33,993
Business Administration & Management 39 $49,019
General Business/Commerce 33 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 28 $43,674
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25 $31,236
General Biology 23 $27,476
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 22 $29,685
Accounting 20 $55,512

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

Online Learning at Ashland

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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