in 1878 as Ashland College, the name of the institution was changed to
Ashland University on May 12, 1989. This change was a practical and logical
step based on the many diverse undergraduate, graduate and professional
programs offered by the institution.|
Ashland continues to have a rich tradition as a private, liberal arts and sciences institution preparing students for exciting professions and careers. The University consists of four academic colleges -- College of Arts & Sciences, Dauch College of Business & Economics, Schar College of Education and Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences -- as well as the Graduate, Online and Adult Studies; the Founders School for Continuing Education; and Ashland Theological Seminary.