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170 Schools in Ohio Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    James A Rhodes State College

    Lima, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,710
    Years Accredited
    35 (1979)
    Student Population
    5,405
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  3. School Name

    John Carroll University

    University Heights, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $33,180
    Years Accredited
    92 (1922)
    Student Population
    4,236
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Kaplan Career Institute-Brooklyn

    Brooklyn, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    30 (1984)
    Student Population
    566
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Kaplan College-Cincinnati

    Cincinnati, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    ()
    Student Population
    559
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Kaplan College-Columbus

    Columbus, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    34 (1980)
    Student Population
    546
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Kaplan College-Dayton

    Dayton, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    38 (1976)
    Student Population
    834
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Kent State University at Ashtabula

    Ashtabula, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,472
    Years Accredited
    56 (1958)
    Student Population
    3,687
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Kent State University at East Liverpool

    East Liverpool, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,472
    Years Accredited
    39 (1975)
    Student Population
    2,374
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Kent State University at Geauga

    Burton, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,472
    Years Accredited
    50 (1964)
    Student Population
    4,768
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Kent State University at Kent

    Kent, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,672
    Years Accredited
    99 (1915)
    Student Population
    33,819
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Kent State University at Salem

    Salem, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,472
    Years Accredited
    43 (1971)
    Student Population
    3,034
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Kent State University at Stark

    Canton, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,472
    Years Accredited
    68 (1946)
    Student Population
    7,015
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Kent State University at Trumbull

    Warren, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,472
    Years Accredited
    60 (1954)
    Student Population
    5,424
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Kent State University at Tuscarawas

    New Philadelphia, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,472
    Years Accredited
    52 (1962)
    Student Population
    3,323
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Kettering College

    Kettering, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,425
    Years Accredited
    40 (1974)
    Student Population
    1,122
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Lake Erie College

    Painesville, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $27,368
    Years Accredited
    101 (1913)
    Student Population
    1,314
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Lakeland Community College

    Kirtland, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,965
    Years Accredited
    41 (1973)
    Student Population
    13,236
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Lorain County Community College

    Elyria, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,439
    Years Accredited
    43 (1971)
    Student Population
    17,311
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Lourdes University

    Sylvania, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,950
    Years Accredited
    50 (1964)
    Student Population
    3,109
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Malone University

    Canton, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $24,536
    Years Accredited
    50 (1964)
    Student Population
    3,465
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
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College Costs

While college costs in Ohio are generally above the national average, tuition in the state is rising at a significantly slower clip than in many other states. Between 2006 and 2011, the cost of in-state tuition at a 2-year school rose only 16.3% in Ohio, compared to 30.8% nationally; in-state tuition at 4-year public schools rose just 9.8%, in comparison to 42% nationally. Tuition has risen slowly in the state in part because the Board of Regents implemented tuition caps for public schools in 2008; most schools now may only raise tuition by 3.5% annually.

College Enrollment

While enrollment in Ohio schools went up at a faster than average rate between 2000 and 2010, numbers have begun to drop in the past couple years. In the decade beginning in 2000, public institutions in the state saw enrollment numbers go up by 33.2%; nationally, enrollment in public institutions increased by 28.8%. However, Ohio enrollment dipped in 2012 and dropped again in 2013, decreasing by 6%. Reasons for this include the nationwide decrease in high school graduation rates as well as tightening requirements for financial aid, leaving some students unable to attend postsecondary institutions.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • College Advantage Direct 529 Plan: Ohio's Direct 529 plan is rated as one of the best in the country by Morningstar. With four age-based options and a flexible investment scheme that allows students and families to adjust their savings to their financial abilities, this plan gives Ohio students a good way to save efficiently and effectively.
    • College Advantage Advisor 529 Plan: For those looking for a 529 plan with a financial advisor, Ohio also offers this version of its college savings plan. Run by BlackRock, this plan includes personalized support, a range of investment options, and tax benefits.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education: This advocacy nonprofit works on several fronts to advance the ability of Ohio's students to access higher education. NOCHE works with state legislators, the business community, and schools to ensure that the state's students are finding ways to get to college, and that the education they receive, once they get there, is of the highest quality.
    • GAR Foundation: This nonprofit supports low income children, in particular, as they progress from the beginnings of their educational careers all the way through college or university. GAR makes education its highest funding priority and provides support services for students as they complete high school, connecting low income students with college preparatory materials and transition advice.
  4. Higher Education News

    • Ohio Higher Ed News: The state university system provides news releases and trend analyses on member schools.
    • StateImpact Ohio: This NPR news source covers education news across Ohio, providing analysis of college and university trends as well as discussing other topics.
    • Education Week Ohio: This national publication filters its news by state, so readers can browse education news specific to Ohio.

Higher Education in Ohio

Ohio Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 57% Ohio
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.8 ACT Ohio
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Ohio

  • OH US
    Public 2-Year
  • OH US
    Public 4-Year
  • OH US
    Private 4-year

Ohio Institutions

  • OH US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • OH US
    Public
    Institutions
  • OH US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • OH US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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