Ashland University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Higher Learning Commission
230 S. LaSalle Street Suite 7-500
Chicago IL 60604

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 Tier of National Universities by U.S. News & World Report
  2. 16:1 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