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AU to serve as a teach-out partner for Notre Dame College students

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has entered into an agreement with Notre Dame College to serve as a teach-out partner for NDC students who are looking to continue their education. The NDC Board of Trustees recently announced that the college will conclude in-person academic instruction at the end of this spring semester. The partnership enables current NDC students to complete their degrees at Ashland without interruption or loss of credits. The agreement…

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Ashland makes significant gains in traditional undergraduate enrollment

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University welcomed nearly 600 new full-time traditional undergraduate students this fall, marking considerable gains both in the number of freshmen and the number of transfers compared to last year, all while improving its academic profile. The 508 freshmen that form the Class of 2027 represent a 9.0% increase over last fall’s class, while transfers were up 12.5%. The total class marks a 9.4% jump from last year, and the group came…

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Ashland University grad student/employee Cass Ponzi competing in Miss USA program

Picture the movie “Miss Congeniality,” specifically the scenes of Sandra Bullock’s character, tomboy FBI agent Gracie Hart, learning things she never dreamed of doing - dressing, walking and talking like a pageant contestant. Before she goes undercover as “Miss New Jersey” after a terrorist threatens to bomb the fictional Miss United States event, Hart struggles mightily in her preparation with a pageant coach. Ashland University student/employee Cass Ponzi…

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AU earns five “Best Online” program rankings from U.S. News

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University earned “Best Online” distinction in five categories from the highly-respected U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 program rankings. The rankings were announced on Tuesday. U.S. News, in its 11th year collecting data from distance education master’s and bachelor’s degree completion programs, assessed more than 1,800 online degree programs. The rankings measure overall academic quality, in addition to services offered remotely…

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AU introduces Ukrainian Freedom Scholar program, offers safe haven to students from Ukraine

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has offered full scholarships to five high school graduates from Ukraine who were displaced or unable to enroll in higher education institutions in their home country due to the Russia-Ukraine war. The first four recipients of this inspiring new initiative—the Ukrainian Freedom Scholar program—will begin their undergraduate studies at Ashland in January 2023. Launched in June 2022 by a small group of faculty and staff from…

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A number of key factors are attracting students to Ashland University

ASHLAND, Ohio — With fall here, now is the time high school seniors are considering their plans after graduation. While there are plenty of options, studies have shown that the value of a college degree has never been higher.

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Ramsdell named AU VP for Enrollment Management and Marketing

10/05/2020 ASHLAND, Ohio -- Keith Ramsdell has been named Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing at Ashland University and will begin Oct. 6.  He will provide strategic leadership and vision for undergraduate admissions, graduate, online, and adult admissions and advising, enrollment services, retention and completion, marketing and communications and international admissions.  Ramsdell will…

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