Ashland University’s Food Service Receives Top Ranking

Ashland University’s Food Service Receives Top Ranking

10/31/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s College Food Service was ranked as the 25th Best College Food Service in the country, and the best in the state of Ohio, by the college ranking website

The 2019 Best College Food ranking by is based on student surveys of campus dining and meal plan costs. According to, top-ranked colleges offer outstanding on-campus dining that allows students to easily access healthy, quality food across a wide range of cuisines and dietary preferences.

This methodology was used to produce the Niche Campus Food Grade for each ranked school as well as additional four-year colleges. Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represents the most recent data available, as self-reported by the colleges.

Niche touts itself as the best place to research U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods and companies. Niche does rigorous cleaning and analysis on large data sets, and combines them with feedback from the communities for nuanced insight that can't be found anywhere else.

In addition to the ranking, Food Service Director magazine picked up on the rankings and produced a map graphic that lists the college that features the top dining program in each state. In this special section, the Food Service Director magazine notes that nearly a quarter of Ashland University’s food service purchases come from local suppliers.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, 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 ( 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. ###