Founded in 1878, Ashland University is a mid-sized, comprehensive private institution conveniently located only a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.
Founded in 1878, Ashland University is
a mid-sized, comprehensive private institution conveniently located only a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.
Situated on a beautiful 135-acre campus, Ashland University affords close proximity to the big city while offering the advantages of an intimate campus experience in a small town setting. Deeply rooted in tradition, yet always moving forward, Ashland University provides unparalleled opportunities to learn, to grow and to find your place in the world.
In addition to its traditional undergraduate studies, Ashland University offers a master of American history and government degree program; a master of fine arts in creative writing degree program; a master of business administration degree program; a master of education degree program; a doctor of education degree program; master’s degrees and doctorate in theology through Ashland Theological Seminary; an RN and BSN program, and a bachelor’s plus program for students with a non-education degree who want to teach.
In addition to the main campus in Ashland, the University operates centers in a variety of locations throughout the state, including Cleveland, Columbus, Elyria, Massillon, Mansfield, Medina and Westlake.
The philosophy of 'Accent on the Individual' though named in 1964, reflects an educational philosophy that dates back to the 1930s when Ashland College President Charles Anspach developed his personalized and holistic approach to higher education.
Ashland University educates and challenges students to develop intellectually and ethically, to seek wisdom and justice, and to prepare for the rigors of living and working as citizens aware of their global responsibilities.