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Education is big in Ohio. The country’s seventh-most populous state has about 38 state-supported post-secondary schools and another 50 that are privately supported, with well-known names such as Oberlin College and Case Western Reserve University. This Midwestern state hosts colleges ranging from huge public schools like Ohio State University, which offers about 12,000 courses, to smaller specialty schools like Mount Carmel College of Nursing. The extensive community college system features a teacher to student ratio that is much lower than the national average, as well as an array of online courses.

 
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1. $9,168 64,930 4 Year Public No +
2. $3,400 50,240 2 Year Public No +
3. $9,124 39,019 4 Year Public YES +
4. $3,753 37,652 2 Year Public No +
5. $3,008 35,141 2 Year Public No +
6. $9,672 33,819 4 Year Public YES +
7. $8,284 32,451 4 Year Public YES +
8. $10,282 32,231 4 Year Public No +
9. $7,864 25,810 4 Year Public YES +
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Perrysburg, Ohio
$3,505 24,676 2 Year Public No +
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Best Colleges for Future Service Members +

Ohio’s higher education is an excellent choice for any prospective student eager to serve their country. Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC can be found at numerous Ohio universities. No matter the degree track, there are opportunities for the civic-minded undergraduate and graduate student in Ohio. We’ve listed all of the universities that fit the following parameters: non-profit, generating four-year degrees, and offer at least two ROTC programs. The list is further characterized with highlighted colleges that boast annual tuition rates under $20,000. Bravo to the following Ohio schools for merging civic-mindedness with affordable education.

College Name Tuition City ROTC - Army ROTC - Navy ROTC - Air Force
Ohio State University-Main Campus $9,168 Columbus Yes Yes Yes
Miami University-Oxford $11,270 Oxford Yes Yes Yes
University of Toledo $7,864 Toledo Yes No Yes
University of Akron Main Campus $8,284 Akron Yes No Yes
Wright State University-Main Campus $8,354 Dayton Yes No Yes
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus $8,914 Bowling Green Yes No Yes
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus $9,124 Cincinnati Yes No Yes
Cleveland State University $9,264 Cleveland Yes No Yes
Kent State University at Kent $9,672 Kent Yes No Yes
Ohio University-Main Campus $10,282 Athens Yes No Yes
Wilberforce University $12,020 Wilberforce Yes No Yes
Mount Carmel College of Nursing $16,403 Columbus Yes No Yes
Lourdes University $16,950 Sylvania Yes No Yes
Tiffin University $19,890 Tiffin Yes No Yes

Best Colleges for Personal Attention +

Ohio is made up of big cities and small towns with excellent colleges and four-year degree programs. Not everyone is cut out for overflowing class sizes and heavy competition for attention from faculty. The following non-profit schools each have 5,000 students, but they maintain an average student/faculty ratio less than 20:1.

College Name Student-Teacher-Ratio Undergraduate Students Tuition Type City
Ohio Mid-Western College 20 to 1 135 $10,044 Private not-for-profit Cincinnati
Ohio State University-Lima Campus 20 to 1 1,482 $6,912 Public Lima
Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus 20 to 1 1,556 $6,912 Public Mansfield
Kent State University at Tuscarawas 20 to 1 3,286 $5,472 Public New Philadelphia
Kent State University at Geauga 20 to 1 4,752 $5,472 Public Burton
Shawnee State University 20 to 1 5,393 $5,918 Public Portsmouth
Ohio University-Main Campus 20 to 1 26,412 $10,282 Public Athens
Miami University-Hamilton 19 to 1 4,792 $4,562 Public Hamilton
Youngstown State University 19 to 1 15,675 $7,483 Public Youngstown
University of Toledo 19 to 1 19,898 $7,864 Public Toledo
Ohio State University-Main Campus 19 to 1 48,411 $9,168 Public Columbus
Kent State University at East Liverpool 18 to 1 2,373 $5,472 Public East Liverpool
Kent State University at Ashtabula 18 to 1 3,677 $5,472 Public Ashtabula
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus 18 to 1 16,601 $8,914 Public Bowling Green
Urbana University 17 to 1 2,077 $20,896 Private not-for-profit Urbana
Miami University-Middletown 17 to 1 2,890 $4,562 Public Middletown
Kent State University at Salem 17 to 1 3,022 $5,472 Public Salem
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 17 to 1 26,026 $9,124 Public Cincinnati
Gods Bible School and College 16 to 1 363 $5,800 Private not-for-profit Cincinnati
Central State University 16 to 1 2,786 $3,550 Public Wilberforce
University of Rio Grande 16 to 1 2,907 $19,720 Private not-for-profit Rio Grande
University of Cincinnati-Clermont College 16 to 1 5,220 $4,490 Public Batavia
University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College 16 to 1 6,794 $5,170 Public Blue Ash
Franklin University 16 to 1 8,794 $9,960 Private not-for-profit Columbus
Miami University-Oxford 16 to 1 15,892 $11,270 Public Oxford
Wilmington College 15 to 1 1,631 $27,370 Private not-for-profit Wilmington
Franciscan University of Steubenville 15 to 1 2,380 $21,740 Private not-for-profit Steubenville
Baldwin Wallace University 15 to 1 3,886 $27,060 Private not-for-profit Berea
University of Dayton 15 to 1 8,246 $32,000 Private not-for-profit Dayton
Cleveland State University 15 to 1 13,983 $9,264 Public Cleveland
Cincinnati Christian University 14 to 1 794 $14,766 Private not-for-profit Cincinnati
Lake Erie College 14 to 1 1,054 $25,976 Private not-for-profit Painesville
Heidelberg University 14 to 1 1,224 $24,000 Private not-for-profit Tiffin
Mount Vernon Nazarene University 14 to 1 2,100 $17,574 Private not-for-profit Mount Vernon
Muskingum University 14 to 1 2,154 $22,000 Private not-for-profit New Concord
Walsh University 14 to 1 2,647 $23,550 Private not-for-profit North Canton
Ohio Dominican University 14 to 1 2,674 $27,574 Private not-for-profit Columbus
The University of Findlay 14 to 1 4,413 $28,080 Private not-for-profit Findlay
Mount Carmel College of Nursing 13 to 1 968 $16,403 Private not-for-profit Columbus
Bluffton University 13 to 1 1,217 $26,976 Private not-for-profit Bluffton
Notre Dame College 13 to 1 1,902 $24,864 Private not-for-profit Cleveland
University of Mount Union 13 to 1 2,240 $26,350 Private not-for-profit Alliance
Malone University 13 to 1 2,314 $23,860 Private not-for-profit Canton
John Carroll University 13 to 1 3,124 $32,130 Private not-for-profit University Heights
Cedarville University 13 to 1 3,435 $25,496 Private not-for-profit Cedarville
Wilberforce University 12 to 1 608 $12,020 Private not-for-profit Wilberforce
Defiance College 12 to 1 1,097 $26,740 Private not-for-profit Defiance
Hiram College 12 to 1 1,446 $27,615 Private not-for-profit Hiram
Columbus College of Art and Design 12 to 1 1,529 $27,504 Private not-for-profit Columbus
Marietta College 12 to 1 1,635 $30,090 Private not-for-profit Marietta
Ohio Northern University 12 to 1 2,591 $35,438 Private not-for-profit Ada
Lourdes University 12 to 1 2,709 $16,950 Private not-for-profit Sylvania
Xavier University 12 to 1 5,039 $31,140 Private not-for-profit Cincinnati
Kettering College 11 to 1 1,003 $9,576 Private not-for-profit Kettering
Ohio Wesleyan University 11 to 1 1,861 $38,890 Private not-for-profit Delaware
Wittenberg University 11 to 1 1,994 $37,230 Private not-for-profit Springfield
College of Mount St. Joseph 11 to 1 2,014 $24,200 Private not-for-profit Cincinnati
The College of Wooster 11 to 1 2,086 $39,500 Private not-for-profit Wooster
Otterbein University 11 to 1 2,804 $30,658 Private not-for-profit Westerville
Capital University 11 to 1 3,226 $31,364 Private not-for-profit Columbus
Allegheny Wesleyan College 10 to 1 52 $4,800 Private not-for-profit Salem
Denison University 10 to 1 2,320 $41,380 Private not-for-profit Granville
Rabbinical College Telshe 9 to 1 57 $8,000 Private not-for-profit Wickliffe
Union Institute & University 9 to 1 1,666 $11,544 Private not-for-profit Cincinnati
Kenyon College 9 to 1 1,758 $42,780 Private not-for-profit Gambier
Oberlin College 9 to 1 3,087 $44,512 Private not-for-profit Oberlin
Ohio Christian University 9 to 1 3,190 $16,100 Private not-for-profit Circleville
Ashland University 9 to 1 3,672 $27,930 Private not-for-profit Ashland
Case Western Reserve University 9 to 1 4,167 $40,120 Private not-for-profit Cleveland
Antioch University-Midwest 8 to 1 204 $25,296 Private not-for-profit Yellow Springs
Cleveland Institute of Art 8 to 1 549 $32,960 Private not-for-profit Cleveland
Ursuline College 8 to 1 1,107 $25,530 Private not-for-profit Pepper Pike
Tri-State Bible College 7 to 1 57 $7,200 Private not-for-profit South Point
Cleveland Institute of Music 7 to 1 252 $40,300 Private not-for-profit Cleveland
Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science 7 to 1 393 $15,611 Private not-for-profit Cincinnati
Mercy College of Ohio 7 to 1 1,342 $10,260 Private not-for-profit Toledo
Athenaeum of Ohio 6 to 1 123 $20,400 Private not-for-profit Cincinnati
Pontifical College Josephinum 6 to 1 132 $19,415 Private not-for-profit Columbus
Art Academy of Cincinnati 5 to 1 234 $23,950 Private not-for-profit Cincinnati

Best Colleges for Women in Tech +

Ohio leads the way in the best colleges for women in technology and engineering degree programs. These colleges in Ohio stay ahead of the curve by providing numerous programs to attract and retain female students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. Programs such as residence halls that are solely for female students, and numerous mentorships under the guidance of experienced tech degree-seeking women. With these incentives, most of these Ohio colleges are able to retain a gender ratio in technology classrooms that are equivalent to the female to male ratio throughout the rest of the college. The list below highlights the premiere colleges in Ohio for women seeking tech-based degrees. Click here to view our methodology.

College Name Tuition + Fees City Women in Tech Degrees Awarded Total Enrollment Institution Type
Ohio State University-Main Campus $10,037 Columbus 382 48,788 Public
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus $10,784 Cincinnati 276 25,412 Public
University of Akron Main Campus $9,863 Akron 137 20,349 Public
University of Dayton $33,400 Dayton 119 9,333 Private Not for Profit
Ohio University-Main Campus $10,282 Athens 113 20,053 Public
Wright State University-Main Campus $8,354 Dayton 91 14,554 Public
Case Western Reserve University $40,490 Cleveland 85 8,404 Private Not for Profit
University of Toledo $9,275 Toledo 78 17,680 Public
Cleveland State University $9,314 Cleveland 76 10,277 Public
Youngstown State University $7,712 Youngstown 44 10,901 Public
Miami University-Oxford $13,594 Oxford 42 15,621 Public
Kent State University at Kent $9,672 Kent 41 21,028 Public
Ohio Northern University $35,678 Ada 36 3,229 Private Not for Profit
Kent State University at Salem $5,472 Salem 33 846 Public
The University of Findlay $28,914 Findlay 30 3,035 Private Not for Profit
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus $10,514 Bowling Green 29 15,225 Public
Franciscan University of Steubenville $22,180 Steubenville 21 2,169 Private Not for Profit
Franklin University $9,985 Columbus 19 3,245 Private Not for Profit
Air Force Institute of Technology-Graduate School of Engineering & Management N/A Wright-Patterson AFB 17 570 Public
Cedarville University $25,496 Cedarville 14 3,034 Private Not for Profit
Denison University $42,280 Granville 10 2,264 Private Not for Profit
University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College $5,890 Blue Ash 6 2,981 Public
Notre Dame College $25,514 Cleveland 6 1,327 Private Not for Profit
Shawnee State University $6,988 Portsmouth 5 3,992 Public
Ashland University $28,858 Ashland 5 3,717 Private Not for Profit
Otterbein University $30,658 Westerville 5 2,431 Private Not for Profit
Marietta College $30,950 Marietta 5 1,489 Private Not for Profit

Colleges Fighting for Families+

Many of the nation’s best social work programs, designed around family assistance, are found in Ohio. These schools create ideal learning environments for those interested in a rewarding career helping children and families. Outstanding classes mixed with hands-on experience, and consistent field study is a winning combination found at these Ohio colleges. Incredible scholarship opportunities add to the reasons to pursue your social work degree at any of the programs below. Ranked based on awards, academic possibilities, reputation, and innovation, these are the Ohio colleges with the top programs in the state for family-focused social work. For prospective students looking to make a difference in families, any of these programs will exceed your educational needs. Click here to view our methodology.

College Name City Social Degrees Awarded Women Men Tuition & Fees Total Enrollment
Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus 576 451 125 $10,037 48,788
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati 233 186 47 $10,784 25,412
Cleveland State University Cleveland 230 176 54 $9,314 10,277
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland 203 171 32 $40,490 8,404
University of Akron Main Campus Akron 168 141 27 $9,863 20,349
Ohio University-Main Campus Athens 127 82 45 $10,282 20,053
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bowling Green 109 79 30 $10,514 15,225
Wright State University-Main Campus Dayton 102 70 32 $8,354 14,554
Youngstown State University Youngstown 99 86 13 $7,712 10,901
University of Toledo Toledo 98 84 14 $9,275 17,680
Miami University-Oxford Oxford 71 47 24 $13,594 15,621
Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon 62 51 11 $22,890 2,141
Capital University Columbus 48 32 16 $31,364 2,943
Kent State University at Kent Kent 39 29 10 $9,672 21,028
John Carroll University University Heights 34 27 7 $33,180 3,188
Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware 29 19 10 $39,150 1,815
University of Dayton Dayton 26 20 6 $33,400 9,333
Wittenberg University Springfield 25 18 7 $38,030 1,792
The University of Findlay Findlay 23 20 3 $28,914 3,035
Bluffton University Bluffton 22 18 4 $27,426 1,000
Oberlin College Oberlin 22 16 6 $44,905 2,926
Cedarville University Cedarville 21 19 2 $25,496 3,034
Denison University Granville 21 17 4 $42,280 2,264
Kenyon College Gambier 20 15 5 $44,420 1,648
Ohio Dominican University Columbus 17 15 2 $28,104 2,152
Shawnee State University Portsmouth 17 13 4 $6,988 3,992
Lourdes University Sylvania 16 12 4 $16,950 1,388
College of Mount St. Joseph Cincinnati 16 14 2 $25,100 1,461
Xavier University Cincinnati 16 14 2 $32,070 4,790
Ashland University Ashland 14 11 3 $28,858 3,717
Hiram College Hiram 14 9 5 $30,190 1,182
Walsh University North Canton 14 11 3 $24,690 2,088
The College of Wooster Wooster 14 9 5 $39,810 1,982
Malone University Canton 12 10 2 $24,536 1,774
Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville 12 10 2 $22,180 2,169
Union Institute & University Cincinnati 11 9 2 $11,664 948
Ursuline College Pepper Pike 11 9 2 $25,790 761
Wilberforce University Wilberforce 10 9 1 $13,250 589
Baldwin Wallace University Berea 9 7 2 $27,060 3,409
Central State University Wilberforce 9 5 4 $5,870 2,255
Otterbein University Westerville 8 4 4 $30,658 2,431
Defiance College Defiance 7 6 1 $27,360 821
University of Mount Union Alliance 7 5 2 $26,650 2,188
Muskingum University New Concord 7 4 3 $22,628 1,648
Wilmington College Wilmington 7 5 2 $27,720 1,103
Ohio Northern University Ada 5 4 1 $35,678 3,229

Colleges Shaping the Next Generation+

Ohio colleges boast many of the premier education programs for students who are interested in building the next generation. These Ohio schools champion comprehensive experience that prepares graduates for limitless educational environments. For instance, these programs that incorporate internships, and research programs into the curriculum, are maintaining the highest caliber of graduates in the educational field. Choices in specializations also contribute to an extraordinary depth of knowledge students can expect from these programs. The faculty found at these Ohio schools is some of the best in the country, and maintain their excellence by continually exploring new ways of teaching through educational research centers. We’ve compiled the most distinctive Ohio colleges for prospective students in the field of education, and listed them below. Click here to view our methodology.

College Name City Education Degrees Awarded Total Women Total Men Tuition & Fees Total Enrollment Institution Type
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bowling Green 959 654 305 $10,514 15,225 Public
Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus 915 631 284 $10,037 48,788 Public
Kent State University at Kent Kent 789 567 222 $9,672 21,028 Public
Ohio University-Main Campus Athens 768 409 359 $10,282 20,053 Public
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati 601 424 177 $10,784 25,412 Public
University of Akron Main Campus Akron 594 410 184 $9,863 20,349 Public
Wright State University-Main Campus Dayton 591 404 187 $8,354 14,554 Public
Miami University-Oxford Oxford 567 415 152 $13,594 15,621 Public
Ashland University Ashland 564 409 155 $28,858 3,717 Private Not for Profit
University of Toledo Toledo 552 430 122 $9,275 17,680 Public
University of Dayton Dayton 517 376 141 $33,400 9,333 Private Not for Profit
Cleveland State University Cleveland 461 358 103 $9,314 10,277 Public
Xavier University Cincinnati 313 241 72 $32,070 4,790 Private Not for Profit
Youngstown State University Youngstown 285 196 89 $7,712 10,901 Public
Ohio Dominican University Columbus 202 158 44 $28,104 2,152 Private Not for Profit
Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville 167 120 47 $22,180 2,169 Private Not for Profit
The University of Findlay Findlay 155 94 61 $28,914 3,035 Private Not for Profit
Muskingum University New Concord 147 100 47 $22,628 1,648 Private Not for Profit
Antioch University-Midwest Yellow Springs 111 76 35 N/A 309 Private Not for Profit
Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon 96 67 29 $22,890 2,141 Private Not for Profit
Baldwin Wallace University Berea 93 64 29 $27,060 3,409 Private Not for Profit
Capital University Columbus 90 67 23 $31,364 2,943 Private Not for Profit
John Carroll University University Heights 89 54 35 $33,180 3,188 Private Not for Profit
College of Mount St. Joseph Cincinnati 89 68 21 $25,100 1,461 Private Not for Profit
Walsh University North Canton 87 54 33 $24,690 2,088 Private Not for Profit
Heidelberg University Tiffin 76 57 19 $24,580 1,058 Private Not for Profit
Cedarville University Cedarville 75 52 23 $25,496 3,034 Private Not for Profit
Ursuline College Pepper Pike 69 57 12 $25,790 761 Private Not for Profit
University of Mount Union Alliance 66 41 25 $26,650 2,188 Private Not for Profit
Otterbein University Westerville 65 51 14 $30,658 2,431 Private Not for Profit
Bluffton University Bluffton 64 38 26 $27,426 1,000 Private Not for Profit
Lourdes University Sylvania 62 59 3 $16,950 1,388 Private Not for Profit
Malone University Canton 61 43 18 $24,536 1,774 Private Not for Profit
Union Institute & University Cincinnati 60 47 13 $11,664 948 Private Not for Profit
Wilmington College Wilmington 59 39 20 $27,720 1,103 Private Not for Profit
Notre Dame College Cleveland 56 42 14 $25,514 1,327 Private Not for Profit
University of Rio Grande Rio Grande 55 39 16 $19,970 1,805 Private Not for Profit
Shawnee State University Portsmouth 51 38 13 $6,988 3,992 Public
Wittenberg University Springfield 46 43 3 $38,030 1,792 Private Not for Profit
Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus Mansfield 46 38 8 $7,140 1,104 Public
Ohio State University-Newark Campus Newark 45 35 10 $7,140 2,279 Public
Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware 37 24 13 $39,150 1,815 Private Not for Profit
Ohio State University-Lima Campus Lima 37 28 9 $7,140 1,093 Public
Urbana University Urbana 37 25 12 $21,566 866 Private Not for Profit
Lake Erie College Painesville 33 24 9 $27,368 940 Private Not for Profit
Ohio State University-Marion Campus Marion 32 28 4 $7,140 1,179 Public
Defiance College Defiance 32 15 17 $27,360 821 Private Not for Profit
Denison University Granville 29 19 10 $42,280 2,264 Private Not for Profit
Central State University Wilberforce 24 14 10 $5,870 2,255 Public
Ohio Northern University Ada 21 13 8 $35,678 3,229 Private Not for Profit
Tiffin University Tiffin 21 16 5 $19,890 2,835 Private Not for Profit
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland 20 13 7 $40,490 8,404 Private Not for Profit

Highest Starting Salaries for Graduates+

Ohio, the fifth most populous state in the US, is filled with ambitious and driven college students. Both undergraduates and grad students in Ohio are interested in finding educational programs that are reasonably priced and that lead to solid post-college career opportunities.

As a result, we've highlighted the seven Ohio colleges and universities with annual tuition under $20,000, and whose new graduates average starting salary is over $40,000.

Congratulations to the following Ohio 20-40 colleges and universities!

College Name Starting Salary Tuition Undergraduate Students Type City
Miami University-Oxford $47,300 $11,270 15,892 Public Oxford
Ohio State University-Main Campus $46,200 $9,168 48,411 Public Columbus
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus $45,800 $9,124 26,026 Public Cincinnati
University of Toledo $44,900 $7,864 19,898 Public Toledo
Wright State University-Main Campus $44,700 $8,354 16,618 Public Dayton
DeVry University-Ohio $44,600 $16,076 5,902 Private for-profit Columbus
Cleveland State University $44,400 $9,264 13,983 Public Cleveland
Ohio University-Main Campus $43,000 $10,282 26,412 Public Athens
University of Akron Main Campus $41,900 $8,284 26,545 Public Akron
Franklin University $41,000 $9,960 8,794 Private not-for-profit Columbus
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus $40,800 $8,914 16,601 Public Bowling Green
Kent State University at Kent $39,200 $9,672 25,787 Public Kent
Youngstown State University $37,900 $7,483 15,675 Public Youngstown
Mount Vernon Nazarene University $33,800 $17,574 2,100 Private not-for-profit Mount Vernon
Central State University $32,000 $3,550 2,786 Public Wilberforce