College Costs in Ohio

The 2024 Directory of Ohio Colleges and Prices

Ohio Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2024

How much does it cost to attend college in Ohio?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Ohio was $16,702 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $1,450 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Ohio in the middle of the pack as the 18th most expensive state or district to attend college. This is a change of -$751 from the 2019-2020 average of $17,453 and represents a -4.3% annual decline in tuition costs. The list of Ohio colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

This analysis surveyed tuition data from the 194 colleges and universities in Ohio, the most popular being Ohio State University with 52,402 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,525. Kenyon College is the most expensive in Ohio with an in-state tuition of $66,240.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2023 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2022-2023 academic year.


194 results

Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH

Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

$11,525 Tuition

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 60,540enrollment
  • $19,582net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1480SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Miami University
M
Oxford, OH

Miami University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

$14,342 Tuition

#2 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 19,107enrollment
  • $23,031net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.85Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Cincinnati Main Campus
C
Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati Main Campus

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

$11,498 Tuition

#3 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 41,155enrollment
  • $20,149net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

University of Dayton
D
Dayton, OH

University of Dayton

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

$46,170 Tuition

#7 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 11,674enrollment
  • $30,590net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1158-1363SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Xavier University
X
Cincinnati, OH

Xavier University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$44,770 Tuition

#8 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 6,114enrollment
  • $31,619net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Ohio University Main Campus
O
Athens, OH

Ohio University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

$13,352 Tuition

#4 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 24,145enrollment
  • $20,207net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1270SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Case Western Reserve University
C
Cleveland, OH

Case Western Reserve University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

$61,040 Tuition

#1 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 12,201enrollment
  • $38,279net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1410-1540SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Oberlin College
O
Oberlin, OH

Oberlin College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

$61,106 Tuition

#4 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,992enrollment
  • $46,462net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1530SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Kent State University at Kent
K
Kent, OH

Kent State University at Kent

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

$12,304 Tuition

#9 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 25,854enrollment
  • $19,046net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 990-1220SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Bowling Green State University Main Campus
B
Bowling Green, OH

Bowling Green State University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$11,272 Tuition

#6 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 16,920enrollment
  • $20,485net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Central State University
C
HBCU
Wilberforce, OH

Central State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$5,176 Tuition

#12 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 5,434enrollment
  • $10,194net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 770-950SAT range
  • 14-18ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA

University of Toledo
T
Toledo, OH

University of Toledo

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,985 Tuition

#5 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 15,545enrollment
  • $17,654net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

Denison University
D
Granville, OH

Denison University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

$60,000 Tuition

#3 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,416enrollment
  • $38,267net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1460SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Kenyon College
K
Gambier, OH

Kenyon College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$66,240 Tuition

#2 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,885enrollment
  • $43,044net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1515SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.84Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Cleveland State University
C
Cleveland, OH

Cleveland State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$12,144 Tuition

#7 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 14,385enrollment
  • $15,719net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 880-1130SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.31Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

John Carroll University
J
University Heights, OH

John Carroll University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$45,490 Tuition

#9 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,922enrollment
  • $30,496net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA

University of Akron Main Campus
A
Akron, OH

University of Akron Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

$10,097 Tuition

#8 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 13,465enrollment
  • $14,667net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 980-1230SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

The College of Wooster
W
Wooster, OH

The College of Wooster

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

$57,050 Tuition

#1 Best Value Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,967enrollment
  • $28,976net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15