U.S. News and World Report Ranks Ashland University as a Top University

9/9/19 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has once again been ranked as a top university in the most recent college rankings by U.S. News and World Report. Ashland was ranked 53rd out of the 153 universities in the Midwest Regional ranking for 2020.

Ashland’s ranking placed the school 44th among the 101 private universities in the Midwest Region and also placed it 11th among Ohio privates.

“I am very pleased that U.S. News & World Report has once again recognized Ashland University as one of the top universities in the nation,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. “We believe this recognition is a reflection of the University’s continued commitment to providing its students with an impressive balance of educational, social and extracurricular activities.”

Campo said that Ashland takes seriously the responsibilities of teaching and learning. “Ashland works hard to create an environment that is truly both supportive and challenging, and the AU faculty are committed to helping students succeed and grow in every way possible,” he said.

The U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges package represents a look at approximately 1,800 accredited four-year schools compared on a set of 16 widely accepted indicators of excellence. Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate performance.

Ashland University 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. ###