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 LocaleFringe Town|
|Number of Students6,471|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||965 to 1180|
|ACT||20 to 25|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$913/credit|
|In State Students||$913/credit|
|Out of State Students||$913/credit|
|In District Students||$523/credit|
|In State Students||$523/credit|
|Out of State Students||$523/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of Ashland University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||13%||$1,806|
|State Grant & Scholarships||27%||$2,764|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||95%||$9,755|
|Federal Student Loans||83%||$6,420|
$20,201Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$15,543|
|$30,001 to $48,000$16,720|
|$48,001 to $75,000$20,248|
|$75,001 to $110,000$22,852|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.