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Ashland University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Ashland, Ohio. The location of Ashland is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

$28,705 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
74% Acceptance Rate

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Ashland University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Ashland.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Ashland University?


Contact details for Ashland are given below.

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

How Do I Get Into Ashland?

You can apply to Ashland online at:

Admission Requirements for Ashland

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Ashland?

74% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
13% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 74%, Ashland may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.

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 English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Ashland University  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Ashland University  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Ashland University  ( 19 to 24 )

Can I Afford Ashland University?

$28,705 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
4.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Ashland is $28,705. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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.

Ashland University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,310 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,148 undergraduate students at Ashland, with 2,310 being full-time and 838 being part-time.


There are also 1,299 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,310 full-time undergraduates at Ashland, 38% are male and 62% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ashland University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 25
Black or African American 138
Hispanic or Latino 92
White 1,771
International Students 51
Other Races/Ethnicities 233

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Ashland University. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 36 countries are represented at Ashland. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Nepal, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Ashland University

1,489 Took All Classes Online
3,189 Took At Least One Class Online
12.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 3,189 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ashland has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 11th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Ashland

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Ashland University was $20,392 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Ashland is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Nursing Practice #4 #4

Online Growth Rankings of Ashland

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Ashland University was 12.3%. This is the #906 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Ashland regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Ashland ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Ashland.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Practice #132

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Ashland University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Nursing Practice 0
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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