AU Fast Facts


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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Supporting Individual Growth

Ashland University supports equal opportunity and access to higher education. We strive to offer an educational experience that is inclusive of people of all religions, races, ethnicities, genders, ages and sexual orientations, as well as people with disabilities. We work to provide not only a quality education, but also a diverse and multicultural one.

In addition, we encourage student individuality and the free, open and critical inquiry for students and faculty that is necessary for intellectual and professional development. Having officially endorsed the Chicago Statement in 2017, AU firmly believes in the freedom of expression and is fully committed to continuing our full and unwavering support to protect students and faculty members' academic freedom and freedom of speech on campus.

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