Ashland University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$22,000
5.01% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,911
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.12%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
74.4%
3,552 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,447
69.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
61.8%
373 Graduates

About

Ashland University is a higher education institution located in Ashland County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Ashland University were Nursing Practice (209 degrees awarded), General Communication (110 degrees), and General Business (33 degrees).

In 2020, 1,759 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ashland University. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,247 degrees), 5.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (221 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ashland University is $22,000, which is $−6,629 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ashland University is $22,000, which is $−6,629 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,911.

In 2020, 69% of undergraduate students attending Ashland University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$22,000
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Ashland University was $22,000. The cost of tuition at Ashland University is $−6,629 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$20,911
2020 Value
5.84%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Ashland University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,911. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Ashland University grew by 5.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,920
Room and Board
$912
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ashland University was of $7,920 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $912. The cost of room and board increased by 2.58% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Ashland University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.43% with respect to 2019, when 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.12%
2018 Default Rate
57
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Ashland University was 4.12%, which represents 57 out of the 1382 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Ashland University received 3,552 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 18.3% annual decline. Out of those 3,552 applicants, 2,641 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,447 students enrolled at Ashland University in 2020, and 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ashland University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,641
Accepted Out of 3,552

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ashland University was 74.4% (2,641 admissions from 3,552 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 71.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −18.3%, while admissions declined by −14.7%.

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SAT Scores

13%
Submission Percentage
56
Scores Submitted

13% of enrolled first-time students at Ashland University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ashland University has a total enrollment of 4,447 students. The full-time enrollment at Ashland University is 3,073 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,374. This means that 69.1% of students enrolled at Ashland University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ashland University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.8% White, 8.43% Black or African American, 3.69% Hispanic or Latino, 2.11% Two or More Races, 1.17% Asian, 0.315% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ashland University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.1%), followed by White Male (26.5%) and Black or African American Male (3.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.8%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Black or African American Female (11.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ashland University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,447 students. The full-time enrollment at Ashland University is 3,073 and the part-time enrollment is 1,374. This means that 69.1% of students enrolled at Ashland University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Ashland University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Ashland University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,369
  2. Black or African American
    375
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    164

The enrolled student population at Ashland University is 75.8% White, 8.43% Black or African American, 3.69% Hispanic or Latino, 2.11% Two or More Races, 1.17% Asian, 0.315% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 249 more women than men received degrees from Ashland University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ashland University is white (1,247 degrees awarded). There were 5.64 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (221 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ashland University is Nursing Practice (209 degrees awarded), followed by General Communication (110 degrees) and General Business (33 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Ashland University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (72 degrees awarded), Theology (42 degrees), and Communications (144 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ashland University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,932,736 people), Accountants & auditors (1,071,062 people), Other managers (789,147 people), Financial managers (484,637 people), and Secondary school teachers (459,749 people).

The most specialized majors at Ashland University are History (72 degrees awarded), Theology (42 degrees), Communications (144 degrees), Education (271 degrees), and Business (515 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ashland University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Ashland University are History (72 degrees awarded), Theology (42 degrees), Communications (144 degrees), Education (271 degrees), and Business (515 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ashland University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,270,448 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (649,580 people), Banking & related activities (533,719 people), Computer Systems Design (532,881 people), and Insurance carriers (490,856 people).

The most specialized majors at Ashland University are History (72 degrees awarded), Theology (42 degrees), Communications (144 degrees), Education (271 degrees), and Business (515 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Ashland University.
Most Common
  1. 209 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 110 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 33 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ashland University was Nursing Practice with 209 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

755
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,004
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 755 degrees were awarded to men at Ashland University, which is 0.752 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,004).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 186 degrees were awarded to men at Ashland University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.93 times less than the 200 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 200 degrees were awarded to women at Ashland University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.08 times more than the 186 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 49% of students graduating from Ashland University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (87.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ashland University is Female and Two or More Races (87.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.68% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,247 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    221 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ashland University is white (1,247 degrees awarded). There were 5.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (221 degrees).

2.67% of degree recipients (47 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    731 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    516 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    116 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Ashland University is white female (731 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (516 degrees).

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Operations

Ashland University has an endowment valued at nearly $47.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.46M (5.17%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Ashland University had a total salary expenditure of $108M. Ashland University employs 46 Professors, 44 Associate professors, and 43 Instructors. Most academics at Ashland University are Male Professors (37), Female Instructors(28), and Male Associate professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ashland University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 164 employees, Service, with 95 employees, and Management with 91 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$47.6M
2020 Endowment
4.92%
growth from 2019

Ashland University has an endowment valued at about $47.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Ashland University grew 4.92% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $254M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.09M - Federal
  2. $2.2M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Ashland University received $4.09M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.2M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$52.4M
2020 Salaries
3.82%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Ashland University paid a median of $52.4M in salaries, which represents 48.5% of their overall expenditure ($108M) and a 3.82% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.01% growth from 2018 and a 5.55% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.1M
Instructional Salaries
174
Number of Employees

In 2020, Ashland University paid a total of $11.1M to 174 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
46 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
164 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ashland University were Professor with 46 employees; Associate professor with 44 employees; and Associate professor with 43 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ashland University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 164 employees; Service with 95 employees; and Management with 91 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ashland University was Male Professor with 37 employees, Female Instructor with 28 employees, and Male Associate professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Ashland University.

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