Ashland University Works to Assist Students Impacted by ITT Closing

Ashland University Works to Assist Students Impacted by ITT Closing

9/8/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University officials are reaching out to the thousands of students impacted by the sudden closure of ITT Technical Institute, letting them know that AU is ready to review their credits and will work with them to help them transfer to Ashland.

“Many of the credits they’ve already accumulated at ITT would transfer to Ashland University for a variety of our programs and we are willing to work with them to ensure that the hard work and time they have put into their education will not be lost,” said Dr. Michael Hollenbaugh, vice president of enrollment management at Ashland.

ITT Tech announced it was closing its doors on Tuesday after increased scrutiny from the Department of Education, which claimed ITT encouraged students to sign up for federal loans while falsely promising employment opportunities. Last week, the U.S. Department of Education announced it would no longer allow ITT to enroll new students using federal aid to finance their education.

“Ashland officials have reviewed the ITT programs and noted there are a number of degree programs in business, criminal justice, nursing and other areas where these students can transfer to Ashland,” Hollenbaugh said. “We are asking students who are in these programs as well as other academic programs to contact us as soon as possible. Ashland University admits students every eight weeks, so students impacted by this closure will not need to wait to get back into the classroom and back on the path toward earning a degree.”

Ashland offers online programs as well as hybrid and traditional courses and is known as a leader in online and adult education in the Midwest. Those interested can contact AU at 419.289.5738 or visit

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( 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.                                                                                ###