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Graduation Woes: AU’s four-year graduation rate is 42 percent

By Lindsay Cameron

September 29, 2011

Ashland University is considering reducing the number of credit hours needed to graduate in light of a dismal four-year graduation rate. Currently AU students need to complete 128 hours to graduate, more than most private colleges and universities in Ohio. University officials are considering reducing...

University awaits retention data, finances are main concern

By Cody White and Lindsay Cameron

January 20, 2011

As classes resume for Ashland's spring 2011 semester, the school faces a yet-to-be-determined rate of students returning from the previous semester, which saw the beginning of a retention drive announced by President Dr. Frederick Finks and led by Student Success and Retention Director Kathy Stone. Accord...

Retention rate after Labor Day remains the same despite class being in session

By Missy Loar and Cody White

November 17, 2010

Class was in session this year on Labor Day in an attempt to prevent freshmen from going home for the long weekend and staying there rather than returning to school, but retention rates for the weekend remained the same. Director of Student Success and Retention Kathy Stone said 24 students withdrew...