5/7/19 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland, Ohio, home of Ashland University, has been ranked as the 10th cheapest small town in the United States by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s “Ranking of the Cheapest Small Towns in America.”
Ashland was ranked tenth in the ranking of the top 12 cheapest places to live in America with populations under 50,000. The rankings are based on the Council for Community and Economic Research’s calculations of living expenses in 270 urban areas. The Cost of Living index tracks prices for housing, groceries, utilities, transportation, health care, and miscellaneous goods and services.
“We are very proud to hear that Ashland, Ohio, is listed as the tenth cheapest place to live in the country,” said Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo. “This recognition emphasizes our commitment to affordability and access, and we hope will attract even more faculty and staff to choose Ashland first.”
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.
Kiplinger is a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice, available in print and online. Kiplinger’s best-known publications are The Kiplinger Letter, a weekly business and economic forecasting periodical for people in management, and the monthly Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.
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. ###