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 $16,487 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $1,357 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 -$847 from the 2019-2020 average of $17,334 and represents a -4.89% 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 189 colleges and universities in Ohio, the most popular being Ohio State University with 53,218 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,018. Kenyon College is the most expensive in Ohio with an in-state tuition of $63,060.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.


189 results

Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH

Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

$11,018 Tuition

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,677enrollment
  • $18,884net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1440SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Miami University
M
Oxford, OH

Miami University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

$13,790 Tuition

#2 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 19,264enrollment
  • $24,345net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1370SAT range
  • 24-30ACT 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

$10,920 Tuition

#3 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 40,329enrollment
  • $22,767net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1350SAT 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

$44,890 Tuition

#7 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 11,971enrollment
  • $32,768net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Xavier University
X
Cincinnati, OH

Xavier University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$42,230 Tuition

#9 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 6,632enrollment
  • $34,945net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1280SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Ohio University Main Campus
O
Athens, OH

Ohio University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

$12,840 Tuition

#4 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 24,797enrollment
  • $23,307net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1290SAT 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

$54,020 Tuition

#1 Best Value in Ohio

  • 12,142enrollment
  • $36,002net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1410-1530SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Oberlin College
O
Oberlin, OH

Oberlin College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

$59,384 Tuition

#4 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,953enrollment
  • $42,745net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1338-1460SAT range
  • 30-34ACT 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

$11,774 Tuition

#9 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 26,597enrollment
  • $19,034net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1210SAT range
  • 19-25ACT 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

$10,776 Tuition

#8 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 17,645enrollment
  • $17,580net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT 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

$4,842 Tuition

#13 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 6,044enrollment
  • $10,260net price
  • 59%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

$9,546 Tuition

#5 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 16,979enrollment
  • $17,793net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1280SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

Denison University
D
Granville, OH

Denison University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

$57,500 Tuition

#3 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,321enrollment
  • $39,808net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Kenyon College
K
Gambier, OH

Kenyon College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$63,060 Tuition

#2 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,875enrollment
  • $40,862net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1500SAT 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

$11,610 Tuition

#6 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 15,308enrollment
  • $16,007net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 900-1170SAT range
  • 18-28ACT range
  • 3.31Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

John Carroll University
J
University Heights, OH

John Carroll University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$43,740 Tuition

#8 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 3,171enrollment
  • $28,805net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1340SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA

University of Akron Main Campus
A
Akron, OH

University of Akron Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

$9,595 Tuition

#10 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 14,498enrollment
  • $17,328net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 990-1230SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

The College of Wooster
W
Wooster, OH

The College of Wooster

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

$55,050 Tuition

#3 Best Value Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,968enrollment
  • $27,923net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1430SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15