Ashland University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$19,740

1.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$20,201

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.73%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

73.5%

3,118 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

6,471

68.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

59.5%

362 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 (135 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (53 degrees), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (44 degrees).

In 2017, 1,353 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ashland University. 63.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,081 degrees), 10.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (107 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ashland University is $19,740, which is $-6,760 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ashland University is $19,740, which is $-6,760 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,201.

In 2017, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$19,740

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Ashland University was $19,740. The cost of tuition at Ashland University is $-6,760 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$20,201

2017 Value

1.94%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Ashland University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,201. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Ashland University grew by 1.94%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,551

Room and Board

$912

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ashland University was of $7,551 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $912. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Ashland University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.33% with respect to 2016, when 60% 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.

3.73%

2016 Default Rate

56

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Ashland University was 3.73%, which represents 56 out of the 1502 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Ashland University received 3,118 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 9.44% annual decline. Out of those 3,118 applicants, 2,292 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.5% acceptance rate.

There were 6,471 students enrolled at Ashland University in 2017, and 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ashland University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,292

Accepted Out of 3,118

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ashland University was 73.5% (2,292 admissions from 3,118 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 72.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -9.44%, while admissions declined by -8.14%.

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SAT Scores

8%

Submission Percentage

49

Scores Submitted

8% of enrolled first-time students at Ashland University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ashland University has a total enrollment of 6,471 students. The full-time enrollment at Ashland University is 4,446 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,025. This means that 68.7% of students enrolled at Ashland University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ashland University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.8% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 1.78% Hispanic or Latino, 1.04% Two or More Races, 0.927% Asian, 0.649% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ashland University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.9%), followed by White Male (34.7%) and Black or African American Male (9.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (32.1%), followed by White Male (19.2%) and Black or African American Female (12.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ashland University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,471 students. The full-time enrollment at Ashland University is 4,446 and the part-time enrollment is 2,025. This means that 68.7% of students enrolled at Ashland University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2017 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 (83%), 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

    4,644

  2. Black or African American

    1,023

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    115

The enrolled student population at Ashland University is 71.8% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 1.78% Hispanic or Latino, 1.04% Two or More Races, 0.927% Asian, 0.649% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 194 students (3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 369 more women than men received degrees from Ashland University. The majority of degree recipients at Ashland University are white (1,081 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (107 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ashland University is Nursing Practice (135 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (53 degrees) and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (44 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 (66 degrees awarded), Theology (60 degrees), and Education (420 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 (2,107,875 people), Secondary school teachers (373,018 people), Education administrators (336,941 people), Postsecondary teachers (238,896 people), and Other managers (235,370 people).

The most specialized majors at Ashland University are History (66 degrees awarded), Theology (60 degrees), Education (420 degrees), Psychology (83 degrees), and English (26 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ashland University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Ashland University are History (66 degrees awarded), Theology (60 degrees), Education (420 degrees), Psychology (83 degrees), and English (26 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 (3,241,396 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (513,376 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (306,733 people), Legal services (200,533 people), and Individual & family services (177,110 people).

The most specialized majors at Ashland University are History (66 degrees awarded), Theology (60 degrees), Education (420 degrees), Psychology (83 degrees), and English (26 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ashland University was Nursing Practice with 135 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 492

  2. 861

In 2017, 492 degrees were awarded to men at Ashland University, which is 0.571 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (861).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 112 degrees were awarded to men at Ashland University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.24 times more than the 90 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 123 degrees were awarded to women at Ashland University in Nursing Practice, which is 8.79 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%

100% Completion Time

57%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 46% of students graduating from Ashland University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ashland University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.276% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,081 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    107 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ashland University is white (1,081 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (107 degrees).

1.55% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    712 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    369 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ashland University is white female (712 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (369 degrees).

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Operations

Ashland University has an endowment valued at nearly $41.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.01M (9.71%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Ashland University had a total salary expenditure of $95.3M. Ashland University employs 56 Associate professors, 55 Professors, and 40 Instructors. Most academics at Ashland University are Male Professors (41), Male Associate professors(28), and Female Associate professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ashland University are: Management, with 106 employees, Service, with 97 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 89 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$41.3M

2017 Endowment

12.3%

growth from 2016

Ashland University has an endowment valued at about $41.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Ashland University grew 12.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $245M 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. $485k - Federal

  2. $223k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Ashland University received $485k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $223k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$44.2M

2017 Salaries

0.00792%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Ashland University paid a median of $44.2M in salaries, which represents 46.4% of their overall expenditure ($95.3M) and a 0.00792% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.186% decline from 2015 and a 5.91% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.5M

Instructional Salaries

183

Number of Employees

In 2017, Ashland University paid a total of $11.5M to 183 employees working as instructors, which represents 26% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

56 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

106 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ashland University were Associate professor with 56 employees; Professor with 55 employees; and Professor with 40 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ashland University were Management with 106 employees; Service with 97 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 89 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ashland University was Male Professor with 41 employees, Male Associate professor with 28 employees, and Female Associate professor with 28 employees.

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

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