2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$21,190

Net Price

70%

Admitted

23%

Enrolled

68%

Graduation Rate

12/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Ashland University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 4,929. In 2021, there were 17 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

17

Total Enrollment

4,929

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Ashland University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology14
Social Work3
Total Graduates17
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 4,318 students applied to the Ashland University. The university admitted 70% and 23% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Ohio universities is 7,886. On average, all Ohio institutions admit 73% and 21% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Ashland University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 72%. Compared to all Ohio four or more years colleges, the percentage is 68%.

The overall graduation rate for Ashland University is 68%, compared to 50% for all Ohio universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 35%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare AU to Ohio Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Ashland University to the average of all Ohio four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

AU

4,318

Applicants

70%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

68%

Graduation Rate

OH Colleges

7,886

Applicants

73%

Percent Admitted

21%

Percent Enrolled

68%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

50%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 166 or 32% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 355 or 68% part-time faculty members employed at Ashland University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 166 or 32%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

AU

12 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

32%

Percent Full-Time

68%

Percent Part-Time

32%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

OH Colleges

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

46%

Percent Full-Time

54%

Percent Part-Time

45%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Ashland University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $22,000, and the average cost for books and supplies is $912.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $6,972 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Ashland University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Ashland University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,940
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,596
Total Living Expenses$13,536
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$22,000
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$912
Total Undergraduate Expenses$36,448
In-State, Graduate Tuition$6,972
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$6,972
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Ashland University is $21,190. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Ashland University to all Ohio universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

AU

$36,448

Cost to Attend

$12,142

Average Financial Aid

98%

Percent Receiving Aid

$21,190

Net Price

OH Colleges

$33,864

Cost to Attend

$13,303

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,137

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 456 or 98%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 2,550 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $12,142.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid2,550$12,142
Pell Grants902$4,949
Federal Student Loans1,646$7,270
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Ashland University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

AU

2,550

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

902

Number of Pell Grants

18%

Pell Grants

1,646

Federal Student Loans

32%

Federal Student Loans

OH Colleges

3,067

Grant or Scholarship Aid

51%

Grants or Scholarships

1,168

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,802

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

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