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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

    Ohio Christian University

    Circleville, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $17,350
    Years Accredited
    38 (1976)
    Student Population
    3,243
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Ohio College of Massotherapy Inc

    Akron, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,778
    Years Accredited
    19 (1994)
    Student Population
    227
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Ohio Dominican University

    Columbus, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $28,104
    Years Accredited
    80 (1934)
    Student Population
    3,588
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Ohio Hi Point Joint Vocational School District

    Bellefontaine, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    ()
    Student Population
    1,953
    School Type
    Public, less-than 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute

    Wooster, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,104
    Years Accredited
    36 (1978)
    Student Population
    761
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Ohio State University-Lima Campus

    Lima, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,140
    Years Accredited
    54 (1960)
    Student Population
    1,563
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Ohio State University-Main Campus

    Columbus, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,037
    Years Accredited
    101 (1913)
    Student Population
    64,930
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus

    Mansfield, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,140
    Years Accredited
    56 (1958)
    Student Population
    1,644
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Ohio State University-Marion Campus

    Marion, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,140
    Years Accredited
    56 (1957)
    Student Population
    1,808
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Ohio State University-Newark Campus

    Newark, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,140
    Years Accredited
    57 (1957)
    Student Population
    3,159
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus

    Chillicothe, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,022
    Years Accredited
    67 (1946)
    Student Population
    3,397
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Ohio University-Eastern Campus

    Saint Clairsville, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,022
    Years Accredited
    56 (1957)
    Student Population
    1,722
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Ohio University-Lancaster Campus

    Lancaster, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,022
    Years Accredited
    57 (1956)
    Student Population
    4,012
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Ohio University-Main Campus

    Athens, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,282
    Years Accredited
    101 (1913)
    Student Population
    32,231
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Ohio University-Southern Campus

    Ironton, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,022
    Years Accredited
    57 (1956)
    Student Population
    3,334
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Ohio University-Zanesville Campus

    Zanesville, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,030
    Years Accredited
    67 (1946)
    Student Population
    3,938
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Otterbein University

    Westerville, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $30,658
    Years Accredited
    101 (1913)
    Student Population
    3,366
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Owens Community College

    Perrysburg, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,999
    Years Accredited
    38 (1976)
    Student Population
    24,676
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Payne Theological Seminary

    Wilberforce, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    19 (1995)
    Student Population
    180
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Masters
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District

    Chillicothe, OH
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    1 (2012)
    Student Population
    718
    School Type
    Public, less-than 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    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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