Ashland University, guided by our Christian heritage, is a comprehensive, private university that provides a transformative learning experience, shaping graduates who work, serve and lead with integrity in their local, national and global communities.

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Ashland University aspires to be a nationally recognized, private university where traditions of excellence are fostered and students discern their life calling and thrive.

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Core Values

Accent on the Individual - Pledges the best individual and collective efforts to challenge and encourage each member of the university within a supportive community

Spirituality and Faith - Affirms Christian values as a core element of the university's institutional identity, emphasizing faith in God, moral integrity and respect for the diversity of values and faith of each person in a community of learning

Character Development - Promotes integrity, self-discipline, responsibility, compassion, leadership, service and good citizenship

Academic Freedom - Supports free, open and critical inquiry for both students and faculty necessary for intellectual and professional development

Excellence in Teaching - Emphasizes teaching supported by research and scholarship as the university's central responsibility.

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