Ashland University

Ashland, OH 44805

Established in 1878, Ashland University is a private university in Ashland, Ohio. It is affiliated with the Brethren Church. 60 students enrolled during the first school year. For the 2018 school year, over 5,700 students were enrolled. The university offers almost 70 undergraduate programs and 9 graduate programs. It is structured into four colleges, including the Dwight Schar College of Nursing. The Mansfield General Hospital established the college in 1919. In 2010, the college was acquired by Ashland University. The new building for the College of Nursing opened in 2012. The 46,000-square-foot building cost nearly $20 million, including $5 million from alumni.

Ashland University offers four undergraduate nursing programs. These CCNE-accredited programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, LPN to BSN, and RN to BSN. Students that decide to enroll in the traditional BSN program spend their first two years completing core coursework. Clinical experiences at local hospitals and clinics begin during their junior year. The accelerated program is completed in 15 months over 4 semesters. Students also complete 64 credit hours of clinical, laboratory, and observation instruction. Registered nurses who want to obtain their BSN may enroll in an online RN to BSN program. The online courses allow RNs to continue working while they earn their degree.


Campus LocaleTown: Fringe
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Brethren Church
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated BSN
  3. LPN to BSN
  4. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Practice Bachelor's degree 101
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Postbaccalaureate certificate 18
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 1

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Ashland University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University
34.59 miles away
Baldwin Wallace University
43.08 miles away
Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
48.08 miles away
Malone University
49 miles away
Walsh University
49.69 miles away
Case Western Reserve University
57.72 miles away
Otterbein University
60.2 miles away
Notre Dame College
61.12 miles away
Ursuline College
62.33 miles away
University of Mount Union
63.34 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1938 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
05/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading488 to 593
SAT: Math468 to 580
ACT Composite20 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$16,814
30k to 48k$17,986
48k to 75k$20,844
75k to 110k$23,267
Over 110k$24,279
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $886.00 $886.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $498.00 $498.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Service League Nursing Scholarship

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William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing
Ashland University
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805

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