Colleges Near Lancaster

Colleges and universities near me in the Lancaster, Ohio area

There are 2 colleges in Lancaster and 39 colleges within 50 miles enrolling a total of 162,332 students. These are the closest colleges.

Located in Ohio with a population of 38,780, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from Lancaster. Driving time to these schools from Lancaster should be less than 1 hours. The top rated college in the area is Kenyon College in Gambier which is ranked #57 in the nation by CollegeSimply. The largest college in the area is Ohio State University enrolling 60,540 students. In terms of affordability, Hocking College in Nelsonville offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the area at $3,816 per year.

This directory is inclusive of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private. If you are looking for more affordable higher education options or not ready for a full four-year program, consider local community colleges near Lancaster.

39 results

Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH

Ohio Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,410enrollment
  • $27,311net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1123-1358SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

47 miles from Lancaster

Daymar College Jackson
Jackson, OH

Daymar College Jackson

Private 2 Year

0 reviews


  • 14enrollment
  • $24,940net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

48 miles from Lancaster

Muskingum University
New Concord, OH

Muskingum University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#28 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,117enrollment
  • $19,682net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 950-1120SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

50 miles from Lancaster


The closest community college is Central Ohio Technical College and is 25.2 miles from Lancaster. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Central Ohio Technical College are $5,016 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.

Central Ohio Technical College has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met.