Founded in 1878 as Ashland College, the name of the institution was changed to Ashland University on May 12, 1989. This change was a practical and logical step based on the many diverse undergraduate, graduate and professional programs offered by the institution.
Ashland continues to have a rich tradition as a private, liberal arts and sciences institution preparing students for exciting professions and careers. The University consists of four academic colleges -- College of Arts & Sciences, Dauch College of Business & Economics, Schar College of Education and Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences -- as well as the Graduate, Online and Adult Studies; the Founders School for Continuing Education; and Ashland Theological Seminary.
The mission of the Career Services Center is to create Powerful Partnerships with students, faculty, staff, alumni and employers as we seek to provide outstanding career-related services to Ashland University stakeholders.
The Division of Student Affairs at Ashland University is committed to promoting the academic purpose of the university while enhancing student learning outside of the classroom. Through collaboration with faculty, staff and students, we strive to build a strong community of respect and affirm the value of each individual.
Ashland University Auxiliary Services offers a variety of housing options for both short-term and long-term stays.
AU Library, the tallest building on campus, is located at the west end of College Avenue.
The Ashland University Student Health Center strives to provide quality health care for all students. The goal of Student Health Center is to improve students' level of awareness and knowledge and be a partner in their own health.
Living on campus provides many benefits to college-bound students, and those who live on campus traditionally perform much better in the classroom. At Ashland University, living on campus will contribute to developing friendships; being a part of the Eagle community; having an established support system; the opportunity to be employed as a resident assistant; and will also prove to be convenient by living a short walk from classes and facilities.
Sport clubs are student-led, student-run organizations which typically compete with other university or town sponsored sport clubs or teams and travel to different events/games throughout the year. Sport Clubs typically involve more organized competition than intramural sports and may involve playoff components at the conclusion of the season. The level of competition varies from club to club, and some clubs are purely recreational in nature. For more information on individual clubs, feel free to reach out to the presidents through the emails listed below for specific answers to any questions you may have.
The more you get involved with student organizations, clubs and honoraries, the more value you’ll get from your college experience. There are so many possibilities at Ashland University including dozens of ways to get plugged in to areas of interest, meet new friends and grow as a person. You can be sure there’s something for everyone at Ashland — including you!
Ashland University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Ashland University is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to grant bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.