Ashland University Online Accounting Degree Program

ASHLAND – Ashland University has been identified as having one of the best values in Actuarial Science programs in a recent ranking by Online Accounting Degree Programs.

AU is one of only three schools in Ohio to make the top 40 list of actuarial degree programs in the country.

“We examined all of the Bachelor of Actuarial Science programs in the United States and then ranked them based on graduation rate, quality of curriculum, student appeal, net price, and having been named a ‘Center for Actuarial Excellence’,” said Laura Kilmartin, online relations for Online Accounting Degree Programs.

Kilmartin said, “Our editors noted that AU promises its students will get to know their actuarial professors on a personal basis, and AU’s close-knit program promotes plenty of collaboration and socialization within the actuarial science major and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.”

Dr. Christopher Swanson, professor of mathematics at Ashland University, was pleased with AU’s ranking in the Top 40. 

"When I developed that actuarial science program at Ashland University in 2009, I did so as I believed our faculty would be able to effectively prepare students for passing the professional actuarial exams and for starting their actuarial careers, with individual attention that students often do not receive at larger universities,” Swanson said. “I am very pleased to see Online Accounting Degree Programs has recognized our success in accomplishing this by ranking us among the top 40 actuarial science programs in the nation based on value of education.”

The Online Accounting Degree Program’s mission is to help prospective graduate students make informed decisions about what kind of degree to pursue and where to study. The article and online ranking can be found at --

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