2/28/19 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland, Ohio, home of Ashland University, has been listed as the second most affordable conservative college town in the nation as ranked by College Values Online (CVO).
Ashland was ranked as tied for second behind Atchison, Kansas, and tied with Steubenville, Ohio, in the ranking of the 30 Most Affordable Conservative College Towns.
“We are very proud to hear that Ashland, Ohio, is listed as the second most affordable conservative college town in the country,” said Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo. “This recognition emphasizes our commitment to affordability and access. In addition, the ranking highlights that our values are a key component of an Ashland education.”
Campo also noted that Ashland University realizes that the vibrancy and involvement of the local community is directly tied to Ashland University’s enrollment and retention growth.
The CVO staff considered a number of factors in determining the ranking, including political affiliation. The staff then evaluated those areas based on costs for housing, food, healthcare, transportation, utilities and entertainment, and compared those to the national average.
The actual ranking can be viewed at:
College Values Online’s mission is to provide assistance in selecting the best college for each individual situation by offering rankings of schools and various degree programs, in addition to information on numerous career options from a value perspective.
Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###