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The Best Colleges in Ohio Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in Ohio as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Ohio ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in Ohio is Kenyon College.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in Ohio
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Kenyon College 69 115 73
2 Oberlin College 77 116 67
3 Case Western Reserve University 39 107 174
4 Denison University 140 138 164
5 Ohio State University 78 272 150
6 The College of Wooster 142 434 219
7 Miami University 141 764 134
8 University of Dayton 254 887 231
9 Cedarville University 185 852 340
10 Ohio Northern University 255 707 423
11 Xavier University 436 960 192
12 Cleveland Institute of Art 355 392 612
13 University of Cincinnati Main Campus 200 1,024 582
14 Franciscan University of Steubenville 282 1,234 299
15 Capital University 433 791 524
16 Otterbein University 256 1,026 500
17 Ohio University Main Campus 383 959 424
18 Hiram College 609 645 398
19 Kettering College of Medical Arts 85 83 1,784
20 The University of Findlay 563 994 701
21 Walsh University 565 1,108 553
22 Bluffton University 1,060 290 581
23 Marietta College 524 735 831
24 John Carroll University 857 1,294 277
25 Bowling Green State University Main Campus 483 917 611
26 Ashland University 699 957 523
27 University of Mount Union 610 1,169 422
28 Malone University 858 706 583
29 College of Mount St. Joseph 780 918 584
30 Lake Erie College 930 520 762
31 Youngstown State University 525 646 1,331
32 Mount Vernon Nazarene University 893 1,055 642
33 Wilmington College 384 1,267 832
34 Heidelberg University 929 1,025 702
35 Art Academy of Cincinnati 965 226 1,077
36 Ohio Dominican University 564 1,056 949
37 Kent State University at Kent 523 1,349 874
38 University of Toledo 435 1,469 1,013
39 Muskingum University 966 958 733
40 Defiance College 1,185 433 830
41 University of Akron Main Campus 329 1,453 1,267
42 Shawnee State University 434 792 1,559
43 Ursuline College 700 1,455 734
44 Cleveland Institute of Music 1,599 205 374
45 Wright State University Main Campus 356 1,525 1,210
46 Cleveland State University 562 1,390 1,440
47 Wilberforce University 1,176 273 1,441
48 Central State University 1,197 271 1,535
49 Wittenberg University 1,633 888 278
50 Notre Dame College 967 1,366 982

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.