Ashland University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (web address: and phone: 800-621-7440 or 312-263-0456). Authorization to grant bachelor, master and doctor degrees comes from the Ohio Board of Regents.

Individual programs are accredited by:

  • the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
  • the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • the National Association of Schools of Music
  • the American Association of Theological Schools
  • the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • the Council on Social Work Education
  • the American Chemical Society
  • the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE)¬†
  • the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

5 things that set Ashland apart

  1. Ranked in the Top 200 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report
  2. 15:1 student to faculty ratio
  3. Four-year Graduation Guarantee beginning fall 2012
  4. Five core values that foster excellence in teaching, character formation, academic freedom, moral integrity and individuality
  5. Modern, state-of-the-art facilities in a traditional campus setting