Established in 1878, the Ashland University is a medium sized private, nonprofit university located in Ashland, Ohio. The university manages an associate campus in Rome and also operates in different centers throughout Ohio, including Cleveland, Columbus, Elyria, Massillon, Mansfield, Medina and Westlake. It has been ranked in the Top 200 National University institutions in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Reports' America's Best Colleges survey.
The university consists of four academic colleges such as College of Arts & Sciences, Dauch College of Business & Economics, Schar College of Education and Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The graduate school comprises of Online and Adult Studies; the Founders School for Continuing Education; and Ashland Theological Seminary. AU offers more than 70 different programs at the bachelors, Master’s and Doctorate level. The most famous master’s and doctoral degree programs are Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFA), Master of American History and Government (MAHG), Master of Arts in Health and Risk Communication, Master of Education (MEd), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.
The total student population at the university is more than 5,600 students of which over 3,700 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 16:1 and the acceptance rate is 72%.
The Ashland University has received accreditations from the Council on Social Work Education, the American Chemical Society, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, National Association of Schools of Music, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. It has been ranked in the Top 200 National University institutions in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Reports' America's Best Colleges survey.
Notable Alumni: Madalyn Murray O'Hair (American activist, founder of American Atheists), Dwight Schar (American businessman and philanthropist), Detrick Hughes (American poet, and spoken-word artist)
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