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AU’s Online Master’s in Educational Technology tops in Ohio, says Online Schools Report

Ashland University’s Online Master's in Educational/Instructional Technology has been ranked eighth on a list of Best Online Master's in Educational or Instructional Technology in the country.

The ranking was compiled by Online Schools Report, an authority in online education data. AU was the only Ohio college or university among the top 25 schools on the list.

Ashland University Ranked as Best Private School in Ohio in Online Master’s Degree Ranking

Ashland University has been ranked as the top private university in Ohio in Study.com’s ranking of the Top 50 best Online Master’s Degree schools in the country.

Ranked as the 39th best Online Master’s School in the U.S., AU is the top private university in Ohio as well as the second best Ohio college overall, behind Bowling Green State University, which was ranked No. 35.

Ashland University Ranked as Best Private School in Ohio in Online Master’s Degree Ranking

Ashland University to Receive State Funding for Three Projects

Ashland University will receive approximately $3.4 million dollars from the state of Ohio in support of educational programs that address Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s priorities. The funding will support Ashland University’s Center for Addictions, its Correctional Education programming and construction of The Jack Liebert Military & Veterans Resource Center.

In Gov. DeWine’s public inauguration address on Jan. 14, he stated, “Education is the key to equality and to opportunity.” DeWine noted his top priorities include the opioid crisis, protection of children and families, and service to veterans. All three of Ashland University’s proposals aligned with the governor’s vision for the state, and each will serve the region as well as the University. “These are important programs that will provide critical services,” said Senate President Larry Obhof. “I am proud of the work that we did in the Senate to fund these programs right here in the 22nd District.”

Ashland University Creates Tuition Free Program for Students Majoring in Teacher Education

Ashland University Creates Tuition Free Program for Students Majoring in Teacher Education

Ashland University has created an “Eagle Opportunity” program that will provide a tuition free education to those incoming qualified students who major in teacher education for the fall semester of 2019.

As part of this program, Ashland University will ensure that teacher education students who qualify for Pell Grants — a key federal program for students with financial need — and family income requirements receive an aid package that covers the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees.

AU College of Education Internship Program Has Largest Economic Impact in Ohio

Last year, Ashland University’s College of Education student internship program had more than $7.7 million in economic impact to the state of Ohio, by far the largest impact of any institution in the state.

“Not only was this the largest student teaching impact of any private institution in the state, it was 18 percent of the total economic impact of all private institutions in the state,” said Dr. Donna Breault, dean of AU’s College of Education.

Ashland University Student Internship Program Has Largest Economic Impact in Ohio

Ashland University Named Second Best Online College in Ohio for 2019

Ashland University has been ranked as the second best online college in Ohio by EDsmart.org, a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and rankings.

EDsmart.org’s 2019 edition of the Best Online Colleges in Ohio ranked the top 10 accredited online programs based on four data points in three categories: affordability (financial aid and net price), student satisfaction (retention rate) and student outcome (four-year graduation rate).

Ashland University Named Second Best Online College in Ohio for 2019

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Eight Ashland University faculty and administrators were honored during the University’s 33rd annual Academic Mentor Awards recognition ceremony held Feb. 1. The program recognizes faculty whose academic leadership with regard to students extends beyond the classroom. The mentors, each nominated by an Ashland student, were presented an engraved silver plate at the event held in John C. Myers Convocation Center.

This year’s Mentor Awards were presented to the late Roger Beckett, awarded posthumously to his wife Danielle and daughter Sydney; Dr. Patrick Maloney, deputy director of the Ashbrook Program; Dr. James Chapple, professional instructor for field experience and internship placement coordinator and faculty mentor; Dr. Dennis Gruber, chair of Health Sciences Department and clinical assistant professor; Dr. Jackie Owens, associate professor of nursing, director of the RN to BSN track and chair of the CONHS curriculum committee; Dr. Juanita Reese Kline, chair of the nursing department, director of the traditional nursing program and associate professor of nursing; Jill Solis, adjunct clinical education instructor; and Sadie Zegarac, assistant director of Christian Ministry.

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