Contact Us

For inquiries about your student:
Denise Justice
419.289.5732
djustic2@ashland.edu

For inquiries about our program:
Gary Pember
419.207.6263
cep-outreach@ashland.edu

For all other inquiries:
419.207.6922
au-cep@ashland.edu

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Eligibility & Degree Information

Current Degree Options

  • Associate of Arts in General Studies
  • Associate of Arts in General Studies w/ Business Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communication w/ Business Administration Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communication w/ Business Management Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communication Religion Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communication Sociology Minor
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies w/ Science & Professional Practicum Concentrations
  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies

Admissions Requirements

  • Ashland University Admissions Requirements as indicated in the Academic Catalog

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to pay tuition or be Pell-eligible and not enrolled in any other Pell-funded programs.
  • Must have enough time remaining on sentence (minimum 6-12 months) to complete first term
  • Satisfactory disciplinary record (based on facility policy)
  • Acceptable competency-based assessment TABE/CASAS/etc. score
  • Sentence “good time” credit may be available as part of program participation/completion

History

A Rich History

Since 1964, Ashland University has offered college programming to incarcerated individuals. What began humbling at the Ohio State Reformatory and continues with that same humility in 13 states and the District of Columbia.

More than 175 full- and part-time Correctional Education Program staff members work together with passion and commitment for the work and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the students impacted.  The mission of this program is to provide a transformative learning experience that will help reduce recidivism and make students better individuals, family members and global citizens. We believe our program provides an unmatched opportunity to educate offenders while they are inside and when they get out.

Evolution of Correctional Education

Early Years (1964-1994)

Photo of Ohio State Reformatory
  • Started in 1964 (longest continually running program in the U.S.)
  • Ohio State Reformatory (Mansfield) - Shawshank location
  • Bachelors and Associate Degrees (face-to-face)
  • Utilized Pell funding

Post Pell (1994-2015)

Female inmates in classroom
  • Advanced Job Training (AJT) Certificates - funded by the State of Ohio
  • Seven AJT Certificate Programs
  • No degrees, not humanities courses (face-to-face)

Today (2016-present)

Rayburn inmates studying in library
  • Pell ESI approval in 2016
  • Over 100 program locations and over 4,000 students
  • Serving: Arizona, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, West Virginia
  • Serving more post-secondary students in correctional education than any other college or university in the U.S.
  • Associates and Bachelors degrees (distance education on tablets and notebooks)

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why is Ashland University involved in Correctional Education?

Because it speaks to its mission of Accent on the Individual and also to its belief that everyone deserves a second chance, including a second chance at an education.

What is Ashland University’s Mission, Vision & Core Values?

Mission Statement: Ashland University, guided by its 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.

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

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.

How long has Ashland University been providing Correctional Education?

Ashland started correctional education programming in 1964. The first facility was the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield. Ashland University is pleased to be the home of the longest continually operating, post-secondary, correctional education program in the United States.

How many students are enrolled in the Correctional Education program and where is it offered?

Ashland University is the largest program in the nation – serving more than 4,000 incarcerated students with post-secondary education in minimum- to maximum-security environments in more than 120 facilities over a dozen states.

How has the pandemic affected operations?

Because AU college in-prison courses are distance education courses delivered via secure technology, students have been able to continue their courses without interruption and AU has even been able to expand to new facilities through the pandemic. No courses have had to cease and operations are continuing at all facilities. There have been some temporary access restrictions for on-site directors. However, there has been no disruption of programming due to the pandemic.

How many students have graduated from Ashland University through the Correctional Education program?

From the Pell grant restoration in 2016 through December 2020:

  • 765 – Associate’s degrees
  • 168 – Bachelor’s degrees
  • Total = 933
How many people are employed by the Correctional Education program at Ashland University?

More than 175 instructors (adjunct and full-time faculty) are employed every semester. Also, support services such as Library-Instructional Resource Center, Student Accessibility Services, Math E-Tutor program, Veteran Services, Subject Matter Experts and CP-Tech personnel participate in Correctional Education. The University has created an interdepartmental system of collaboration across the university to deliver an effective and efficient program to serve incarcerated and post-incarcerated students. All of these departments -- including support departments such as records, registration, financial aid and human resources -- play a vital role in the delivery of the successful academic programs to all of AU’s students, including those who are incarcerated.

What are the eligibility criteria for students?

Students must meet the eligibility requirements for students at Ashland University and have a high school diploma or High School equivalency (GED®, HiSET or TASC). Students must be eligible for the Pell Grant, qualify for State of Ohio funding, or be self-pay students and meet the criteria set forth by our correctional partners. Students must have at least 12 months remaining on their sentences and have a release date or be eligible for parole or release within 10 years. Ashland’s program focuses on providing access to thousands of incarcerated men and women who would have no other opportunity to attend college in a correctional facility.

What are the program costs for the student and facility?

There are no out-of-pocket expenses for the students enrolled in the Ashland program or for the facility housing the students. The cost of textbooks, tuition and technology are covered by Pell grants and AU university scholarships. Most students in the program receive financial aid through the Pell Grant and Ashland is grateful for the continued support of the Pell grant and scholarships to support its mission in Correctional Education.

What are the degree programs offered?

Each degree program is developed in conjunction with the appropriate academic department and approved by AU's Faculty Senate. Ashland offers two associate degrees which require a minimum of 60 semester hours to complete:

  • Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies
  • Associate of Arts Degree with a concentration in Business (63 hours) 

Ashland offers three bachelor’s degree options requiring 120 semester hours to complete:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communication degree with four different options for a minor -- business administration, business management, sociology or religion 
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Science & Professional Practicum Concentrations
  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies

The degrees and the courses have the same student learning outcomes as courses on campus and have the same academic rigor.

How is the program structured?

Ashland serves students with face-to-face courses in Ohio and distance education in other states. Distance education is offered utilizing a distance learning modality with a secure online connection and secure device, either a notebook computer or keyboard-equipped tablet.

What are the advantages of distance learning on secure devices (notebooks and tablets)?

Students interact with course material (videos, handouts, assignments, quizzes and tests) and communicate with their instructors through their devices. The advantage of completing the courses online is that the students can work any time during the day or night as their schedules allow. In addition, there are many situations where the only means of providing college in prisons is via distance education when face to face courses are not an option.

How are the semesters structured?

Each semester is divided into 12 one-week modules, and students have assignments due each week. They have regular and substantive interaction with faculty as they work on assignments throughout each week.

Do the students have to pay for their supplies?

Except in cases where the Department of Corrections handles the issuance of the devices, Ashland provides all the technology, textbooks, and instructional supplies for each student. The expense is covered by Pell grants, Ashland University scholarships and several other sources.

What advising services are provided?

Ashland University has a dedicated team of enrollment and academic advising support staff who assist students in their progress toward their academic degree. These professionals ensure that students are meeting all requirements of their intended degree by reviewing course registration and graduation requirements. They also ensure that every student is meeting university policies and maintain student records for compliance with accreditation standards. Students also have access to on-site professionals who serve as a liaison with university staff.

How many classes can the student enroll in per semester?

Students are able to enroll in up to four classes each term, and those who wish to take fewer courses may do so as well.

Are there on-site personnel who can meet face to face with the student?

A site director is assigned to each location. This person is an Ashland University employee whose job is to serve students and act as a liaison with the facility and Ashland University. The site director, along with the instructors, are the main program contacts for students. They help students register for classes, resolve issues with technology, get answers to questions students have and distribute textbooks and other supplies.

Is Ashland University part of the Pell experimental site “Second Chance” initiative (Pell ESI) and when was it awarded the opportunity to participate?

Yes, Ashland University was selected to participate in the Second Chance Pell Experiment under the Experimental Sites Initiative program in 2016 during the Obama Administration.

If a degree is not completed while incarcerated, are there opportunities to complete the degree after incarceration?

Courses are available for re-entry students who have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours and remain Pell eligible to complete their degree. They can do this without financial responsibilities for tuition, textbooks or fees. Financial aid is also available to students who are not Pell eligible. The program is set up in such a way that a student can be enrolled in courses within a facility one day, get released, then login the next day from any computer on the outside to continue his/her instruction.

Does Ashland University have courses focused specifically on issues students will face upon reentry?

Yes, courses are available to help with rehabilitation and reorientation back into society. These courses are credit-bearing, apply toward their degree and are of benefit to the student even if the student is only able to participate for a semester or two before being released.

Why have no other colleges expanded their programs like Ashland?

Ashland has many unique advantages over other Correctional Education Post-Secondary programs. Some of these advantages are:

  • Digital/online/remote learning -- This modality has been gaining popularity across all educational strata in the past several years. This allows Ashland to offer more courses to more students.
  • Student learning flexibility – Ashland’s programming fits the students’ schedules and allows them to work, meet obligations and other activities that a strict face-to-face schedule might not.
  • High-quality education -- Ashland’s Correctional Education classes are the same courses taken by the traditional undergraduate student and are often taught by the same instructor.
  • Understanding of correctional culture
    • Long-term commitment -- Because of Ashland University’s experience, it has a unique understanding of the challenges of working in the correctional environment.
    • Student advocacy – Ashland wants to provide the hope that a high-quality education provides to the students who are willing to put in the hard work to earn a degree. AU also understands it serves at the discretion of each state Department of Corrections, prison, and jail and that these each have their own unique rules, regulations, and culture.
Does Ashland University offer face-to-face courses in prison?

Yes, it has been providing face-to-face education at a number of Ohio locations since 1964.

Who determines the technology used in the facility and is there a charge to the student to use the technology?

The tablet or notebook system is determined by the facility or the state’s Department of Corrections, not the University. There is no charge to a student for the use of the device for educational purposes or for communicating with the university faculty and staff.

Is Ashland University a for profit university?

No, Ashland is a private, nonprofit university authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher education and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Are AU’s CE courses and programs accredited?

All credits earned are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission. The courses AU provides in the correctional environment are the same courses taught to their traditional on- campus and online students. They follow the same learning outcomes and, in many cases, are taught by the same faculty. Every facility has a site director to assist students with whatever they need in order to be successful in their studies.

Contact Us

Contact Us

For inquiries about your student:
Denise Justice
419.289.5732
djustic2@ashland.edu

For inquiries about our program:
Gary Pember
419.207.6263
cep-outreach@ashland.edu

For all other inquiries:
419.207.6922
au-cep@ashland.edu

Want more info?

Want more info?

Request Info

Request Info

Use the form below to request additional information about Ashland University's Correctional Education program.

(optional) Provide any additional questions or information.

Eligibility & Degree Information

Eligibility & Degree Information

Current Degree Options

  • Associate of Arts in General Studies
  • Associate of Arts in General Studies w/ Business Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communication w/ Business Administration Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communication w/ Business Management Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communication Religion Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communication Sociology Minor
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies w/ Science & Professional Practicum Concentrations
  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies

Admissions Requirements

  • Ashland University Admissions Requirements as indicated in the Academic Catalog

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to pay tuition or be Pell-eligible and not enrolled in any other Pell-funded programs.
  • Must have enough time remaining on sentence (minimum 6-12 months) to complete first term
  • Satisfactory disciplinary record (based on facility policy)
  • Acceptable competency-based assessment TABE/CASAS/etc. score
  • Sentence “good time” credit may be available as part of program participation/completion

History

History

A Rich History

Since 1964, Ashland University has offered college programming to incarcerated individuals. What began humbling at the Ohio State Reformatory and continues with that same humility in 13 states and the District of Columbia.

More than 175 full- and part-time Correctional Education Program staff members work together with passion and commitment for the work and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the students impacted.  The mission of this program is to provide a transformative learning experience that will help reduce recidivism and make students better individuals, family members and global citizens. We believe our program provides an unmatched opportunity to educate offenders while they are inside and when they get out.

Evolution of Correctional Education

Early Years (1964-1994)

Photo of Ohio State Reformatory
  • Started in 1964 (longest continually running program in the U.S.)
  • Ohio State Reformatory (Mansfield) - Shawshank location
  • Bachelors and Associate Degrees (face-to-face)
  • Utilized Pell funding

Post Pell (1994-2015)

Female inmates in classroom
  • Advanced Job Training (AJT) Certificates - funded by the State of Ohio
  • Seven AJT Certificate Programs
  • No degrees, not humanities courses (face-to-face)

Today (2016-present)

Rayburn inmates studying in library
  • Pell ESI approval in 2016
  • Over 100 program locations and over 4,000 students
  • Serving: Arizona, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, West Virginia
  • Serving more post-secondary students in correctional education than any other college or university in the U.S.
  • Associates and Bachelors degrees (distance education on tablets and notebooks)

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why is Ashland University involved in Correctional Education?

Because it speaks to its mission of Accent on the Individual and also to its belief that everyone deserves a second chance, including a second chance at an education.

What is Ashland University’s Mission, Vision & Core Values?

Mission Statement: Ashland University, guided by its 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.

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

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.

How long has Ashland University been providing Correctional Education?

Ashland started correctional education programming in 1964. The first facility was the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield. Ashland University is pleased to be the home of the longest continually operating, post-secondary, correctional education program in the United States.

How many students are enrolled in the Correctional Education program and where is it offered?

Ashland University is the largest program in the nation – serving more than 4,000 incarcerated students with post-secondary education in minimum- to maximum-security environments in more than 120 facilities over a dozen states.

How has the pandemic affected operations?

Because AU college in-prison courses are distance education courses delivered via secure technology, students have been able to continue their courses without interruption and AU has even been able to expand to new facilities through the pandemic. No courses have had to cease and operations are continuing at all facilities. There have been some temporary access restrictions for on-site directors. However, there has been no disruption of programming due to the pandemic.

How many students have graduated from Ashland University through the Correctional Education program?

From the Pell grant restoration in 2016 through December 2020:

  • 765 – Associate’s degrees
  • 168 – Bachelor’s degrees
  • Total = 933
How many people are employed by the Correctional Education program at Ashland University?

More than 175 instructors (adjunct and full-time faculty) are employed every semester. Also, support services such as Library-Instructional Resource Center, Student Accessibility Services, Math E-Tutor program, Veteran Services, Subject Matter Experts and CP-Tech personnel participate in Correctional Education. The University has created an interdepartmental system of collaboration across the university to deliver an effective and efficient program to serve incarcerated and post-incarcerated students. All of these departments -- including support departments such as records, registration, financial aid and human resources -- play a vital role in the delivery of the successful academic programs to all of AU’s students, including those who are incarcerated.

What are the eligibility criteria for students?

Students must meet the eligibility requirements for students at Ashland University and have a high school diploma or High School equivalency (GED®, HiSET or TASC). Students must be eligible for the Pell Grant, qualify for State of Ohio funding, or be self-pay students and meet the criteria set forth by our correctional partners. Students must have at least 12 months remaining on their sentences and have a release date or be eligible for parole or release within 10 years. Ashland’s program focuses on providing access to thousands of incarcerated men and women who would have no other opportunity to attend college in a correctional facility.

What are the program costs for the student and facility?

There are no out-of-pocket expenses for the students enrolled in the Ashland program or for the facility housing the students. The cost of textbooks, tuition and technology are covered by Pell grants and AU university scholarships. Most students in the program receive financial aid through the Pell Grant and Ashland is grateful for the continued support of the Pell grant and scholarships to support its mission in Correctional Education.

What are the degree programs offered?

Each degree program is developed in conjunction with the appropriate academic department and approved by AU's Faculty Senate. Ashland offers two associate degrees which require a minimum of 60 semester hours to complete:

  • Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies
  • Associate of Arts Degree with a concentration in Business (63 hours) 

Ashland offers three bachelor’s degree options requiring 120 semester hours to complete:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communication degree with four different options for a minor -- business administration, business management, sociology or religion 
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Science & Professional Practicum Concentrations
  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies

The degrees and the courses have the same student learning outcomes as courses on campus and have the same academic rigor.

How is the program structured?

Ashland serves students with face-to-face courses in Ohio and distance education in other states. Distance education is offered utilizing a distance learning modality with a secure online connection and secure device, either a notebook computer or keyboard-equipped tablet.

What are the advantages of distance learning on secure devices (notebooks and tablets)?

Students interact with course material (videos, handouts, assignments, quizzes and tests) and communicate with their instructors through their devices. The advantage of completing the courses online is that the students can work any time during the day or night as their schedules allow. In addition, there are many situations where the only means of providing college in prisons is via distance education when face to face courses are not an option.

How are the semesters structured?

Each semester is divided into 12 one-week modules, and students have assignments due each week. They have regular and substantive interaction with faculty as they work on assignments throughout each week.

Do the students have to pay for their supplies?

Except in cases where the Department of Corrections handles the issuance of the devices, Ashland provides all the technology, textbooks, and instructional supplies for each student. The expense is covered by Pell grants, Ashland University scholarships and several other sources.

What advising services are provided?

Ashland University has a dedicated team of enrollment and academic advising support staff who assist students in their progress toward their academic degree. These professionals ensure that students are meeting all requirements of their intended degree by reviewing course registration and graduation requirements. They also ensure that every student is meeting university policies and maintain student records for compliance with accreditation standards. Students also have access to on-site professionals who serve as a liaison with university staff.

How many classes can the student enroll in per semester?

Students are able to enroll in up to four classes each term, and those who wish to take fewer courses may do so as well.

Are there on-site personnel who can meet face to face with the student?

A site director is assigned to each location. This person is an Ashland University employee whose job is to serve students and act as a liaison with the facility and Ashland University. The site director, along with the instructors, are the main program contacts for students. They help students register for classes, resolve issues with technology, get answers to questions students have and distribute textbooks and other supplies.

Is Ashland University part of the Pell experimental site “Second Chance” initiative (Pell ESI) and when was it awarded the opportunity to participate?

Yes, Ashland University was selected to participate in the Second Chance Pell Experiment under the Experimental Sites Initiative program in 2016 during the Obama Administration.

If a degree is not completed while incarcerated, are there opportunities to complete the degree after incarceration?

Courses are available for re-entry students who have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours and remain Pell eligible to complete their degree. They can do this without financial responsibilities for tuition, textbooks or fees. Financial aid is also available to students who are not Pell eligible. The program is set up in such a way that a student can be enrolled in courses within a facility one day, get released, then login the next day from any computer on the outside to continue his/her instruction.

Does Ashland University have courses focused specifically on issues students will face upon reentry?

Yes, courses are available to help with rehabilitation and reorientation back into society. These courses are credit-bearing, apply toward their degree and are of benefit to the student even if the student is only able to participate for a semester or two before being released.

Why have no other colleges expanded their programs like Ashland?

Ashland has many unique advantages over other Correctional Education Post-Secondary programs. Some of these advantages are:

  • Digital/online/remote learning -- This modality has been gaining popularity across all educational strata in the past several years. This allows Ashland to offer more courses to more students.
  • Student learning flexibility – Ashland’s programming fits the students’ schedules and allows them to work, meet obligations and other activities that a strict face-to-face schedule might not.
  • High-quality education -- Ashland’s Correctional Education classes are the same courses taken by the traditional undergraduate student and are often taught by the same instructor.
  • Understanding of correctional culture
    • Long-term commitment -- Because of Ashland University’s experience, it has a unique understanding of the challenges of working in the correctional environment.
    • Student advocacy – Ashland wants to provide the hope that a high-quality education provides to the students who are willing to put in the hard work to earn a degree. AU also understands it serves at the discretion of each state Department of Corrections, prison, and jail and that these each have their own unique rules, regulations, and culture.
Does Ashland University offer face-to-face courses in prison?

Yes, it has been providing face-to-face education at a number of Ohio locations since 1964.

Who determines the technology used in the facility and is there a charge to the student to use the technology?

The tablet or notebook system is determined by the facility or the state’s Department of Corrections, not the University. There is no charge to a student for the use of the device for educational purposes or for communicating with the university faculty and staff.

Is Ashland University a for profit university?

No, Ashland is a private, nonprofit university authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher education and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Are AU’s CE courses and programs accredited?

All credits earned are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission. The courses AU provides in the correctional environment are the same courses taught to their traditional on- campus and online students. They follow the same learning outcomes and, in many cases, are taught by the same faculty. Every facility has a site director to assist students with whatever they need in order to be successful in their studies.

ASHLAND UNIVERSITY CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Ashland University Correctional Education program is blessed to partner with leading state DOCs and local jails to deliver a transformative educational experience that brings hope and positively influence the lives of students in the correctional environment. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve these students and recognize that none of this would be possible without the continued and unfailing support of our students, their families, DOC & Jail partners, and our staff.

Correctional Education student working on a tablet.

Our Mission

We believe in Second Chances: Transforming lives through correctional education.
Ashland University Correctional Education graduates

Our Vision

We aspire to develop the whole person academically, spiritually, morally, so the student can actively live and work in our global society.
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Our Core Values

  • Affordable
  • Service-Oriented
  • Accent on the Individual
  • Quality Education
  • A Proud Legacy
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Correctional Education Reentry

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Fast Facts

1000 graduates since 2016
Bachelor's degree commpleted in 10 semesters
 Certificate Programs, Associate Degree in General Studies, Bachelor's Degree (Several Options)
Serving 13 states and Washington D.C.
Serving students in correctional education since 1964
Over 4,000 students

Locations

The below map shows the states where Ashland University's Correctional Education Program is operating inside facilities.

 Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Washington D.C, West Virginia

Ashland University is a proud sponsor of the Journal of Correctional Education

The Journal of Correctional Education, published and edited by Ashland University, is the foremost publication of the Correctional Education Association (CEA).  The Journal is published on a quarterly basis and is provided as a membership benefit by CEA (click here for CEA membership information).  The Journal serves as a resource for:

  1. Academic research in correctional education
  2. Current issues/legislative updates in correctional educations
  3. Best practices for correctional educators