Ashland University

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Ashland University is a mid-sized, private, comprehensive 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.

Situated on a beautiful 135-acre campus with trees, brick walkways and flower gardens, Ashland University affords close proximity to the big city while offering the advantages of an intimate campus experience in a small-town setting. Deeply rooted in tradition, yet always moving forward, Ashland University provides unparalleled opportunities for students to learn, grow and find their place in the world.


Ashland University is home to nearly 2,200 full-time, undergraduate students. Ninety-two percent of these students are from Ohio, while students also come from 27 other states and 31 countries. Fifty-seven percent of the on-campus students are female. The average ACT score for the 2010 freshman class was 22.9, while the average high school grade point average for that class was 3.37. The University's total enrollment is nearly 6,500 students, and this includes graduate programs as well as off-campus centers in Cleveland, Columbus, Elyria, Mansfield, Massillon, Medina, Westlake and Detroit, Mich.


The University features a strong academic reputation, offering more than 70 undergraduate majors including programs in finance, political science, toxicology, environmental science, dietetics, athletic training and digital media. In addition, it offers most traditional liberal arts majors as well as a wide range of majors in business and education. The education program, which offers pre-K through doctorate level courses, is one of the largest among institutions in Ohio. Academic programs are enhanced by an Honors Program and the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs.

In addition to its traditional undergraduate studies, Ashland offers a master of American history and government degree program; a master of fine arts in creative writing degree program; a master of business administration degree program; a master of education degree program; a doctor of education degree program; master's degrees and doctorate in theology through Ashland Theological Seminary; a bachelor of science in nursing program, and a bachelor's plus program for students with a non-education degree who want to teach.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Ashland University
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805


Phone: 419-289-4142

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 340714626

CEO/President: Dr. Carlos Campo

Chairman: James H. Hess

Board size: 30


Ruling year: 1949

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Ashland University places great emphasis on the importance of each individual. The phrase "Accent on the Individual" has been our motto for many years and characterizes well the nature and content of the campus environment. It means that our concern for the student extends beyond ensuring a quality education in the classroom and laboratory to include a commitment to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in every respect. Ashland University aspires to be a nationally-recognized private university, where traditions of excellence are fostered and students discern their life calling and thrive.

Mission statement

Ashland University, guided by our Christian heritage, is a comprehensive, private university that provides a transformative learning experience, shaping graduates who work, serve and lead with integrity in their local, national, and global communities.

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Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating104 of 110410 of 129
Fund acquisition rating90 of 110514 of 129
Resource allocation rating118 of 11059 of 129
Asset utilization rating547 of 110471 of 129

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$47,928,547$28,133,989$24,627,434$18,358,276$16,462,674
Short-term investments$57,616,763$58,605,080$49,908,375$48,715,660$53,069,115
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$154,656,431$142,697,615$112,099,672$97,726,225$97,338,474
Long-term investments$3,474,162$2,947,664$2,985,550$3,253,388$1,767,181
Fixed assets$150,002,824$143,927,017$142,637,332$142,859,088$142,001,943
Other long-term assets$5,951,417$8,492,939$2,487,396$2,713,199$2,831,900
Total long-term assets$159,428,403$155,367,620$148,110,278$148,825,675$146,601,024
Total assets$314,084,834$298,065,235$260,209,950$246,551,900$243,939,498
Payables and accrued expenses$15,512,394$12,183,336$9,042,346$11,056,566$10,157,620
Other current liabilities$14,173,332$24,168,123$16,481,726$12,308,403$10,003,853
Total current liabilities$29,685,726$36,351,459$25,524,072$23,364,969$20,161,473
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$4,741,576$5,861,275$7,664,353$8,237,598$7,061,770
Total long-term liabilities$65,615,247$68,093,407$71,383,751$74,315,987$74,787,189
Total liabilities$95,300,973$104,444,866$96,907,823$97,680,956$94,948,662
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$114,416,549$102,634,221$92,632,681$91,849,160$91,825,557
With donor restrictions$104,367,312$90,986,148$70,669,446$57,021,784$57,165,279
Net assets$218,783,861$193,620,369$163,302,127$148,870,944$148,990,836
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$66,347,850$36,070,768$25,500,204$9,933,709$13,524,771
Program service revenue$109,621,447$111,803,827$115,675,595$115,296,054$112,371,355
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,841,080$4,817,315$1,840,600$2,802,032$2,379,364
Other revenue($395,599)($1,274,148)$105,151($409,560)($578,868)
Total other revenue$113,066,928$115,346,994$117,621,346$117,688,526$114,171,851
Total revenue$179,414,778$151,417,762$143,121,550$127,622,235$127,696,622
Program services$135,328,470$121,189,786$119,416,009$115,198,814$108,405,527
Management and general$6,939,715$7,111,902$8,447,906$8,137,616$7,393,006
Total expenses$144,817,759$130,567,387$130,432,488$126,232,400$118,774,329
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$34,597,019$20,850,375$12,689,062$1,389,835$8,922,293
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$34,597,019$20,850,375$12,689,062$1,389,835$8,922,293


Dr Carlos CampoPresident$518,641
Elad Granot Dean ofBusiness & Economics$319,538
Jeffrey Sikkenga ExecutiveDirector - Ashbrook Center$227,900
Marc PasterisVP of Finance & CFO$224,214
Sivakumar VenkataramanayProfessor$217,197
Amiel JarstferProvost$215,334
Daniel FoxAssociate Professor$202,676
Robert StollAssociate Professor$199,819
Todd Marshall VP For CorrEducation & Innovation$185,468
Margaret A Pomfret VP ofInst. Advancement (exited 02/22)$184,199
Patrick Ewing VP ofFacilities Mgmt & Planning$179,431
Robert PoolVP of Student Affairs$155,358
Keith Ramsdell VP ofEnrollment Mgmt & Marketing$142,554
John ByronDean of Seminary$141,380

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2022

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Founded 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, comprehensive 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.

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