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164 Colleges
140,722 Yearly Graduations
$69,954 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,422 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Ohio ranked #7 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2021. Around 140,722 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $17,489 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $20,525 a year.

An estimated 64% of college students in Ohio take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,605 per year.

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Public Public vs. Private
16,720 Yearly Degrees
$11,936 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 61,369 students at Ohio State in total, 46,984 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 42,734 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Ohio State is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Roughly 36% of students at Ohio State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,544 a year. Ohio State has a 3.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Ohio State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,737 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
11,113 Yearly Degrees
$11,777 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 29,933 undergraduates at UC, of which 24,301 are full-time, and there are 40,826 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at UC. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Roughly 51% of students at UC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,793 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UC is $42,023.

Public Public vs. Private
9,559 Yearly Degrees
$12,840 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 25,714 students at OHIO Athens in total, 19,284 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 14,676 are full-time. It takes the average OHIO Athens undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,677 a year. OHIO Athens has a 5.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,914 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
6,959 Yearly Degrees
$11,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,822 students at Kent State in total, 21,621 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 17,361 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Kent State is 4.2 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,980 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Kent State is $35,224.

Public Public vs. Private
5,891 Yearly Degrees
$16,142 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Miami University - Oxford is 18,880, of which 16,522 students are undergraduates and of those, 16,079 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

42% of Miami University - Oxford students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,349 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Miami University - Oxford is $41,966.

#6

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
4,920 Yearly Degrees
$10,879 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Toledo is 18,319, of which 14,406 students are undergraduates and of those, 11,447 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Toledo is 4.5 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

56% of University of Toledo students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,668 a year. University of Toledo has a 7.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,002 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
4,313 Yearly Degrees
$13,061 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus is 18,142, of which 14,988 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,483 are full-time. For undergraduates at BGSU, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,017 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BGSU is $37,312.

#8

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
4,155 Yearly Degrees
$11,690 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,247 students at Cleveland State University in total, 11,166 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,803 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Cleveland State University is 4.5 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

60% of Cleveland State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,691 a year. Cleveland State University has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Cleveland State University is $40,759.

Public Public vs. Private
4,028 Yearly Degrees
$11,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Akron Main Campus is 16,094, of which 13,651 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,791 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

56% of University of Akron Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,647 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,682 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,885 Yearly Degrees
$54,532 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Case Western Reserve University is 11,465, of which 5,430 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,286 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Case Western is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 30%. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

Roughly 71% of students at Case Western take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,375 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $65,156 during the early-career years.

#11

Eastern Gateway Community College

Steubenville, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
3,643 Yearly Degrees
$4,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Eastern Gateway Community College is 40,036, which includes 12,765 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 47 to 1.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,444 a year. Eastern Gateway Community College has a 8.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Eastern Gateway Community College is $24,852.

#12

University of Dayton

Dayton, Ohio
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,510 Yearly Degrees
$44,890 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,644 undergraduates at UDayton, of which 8,314 are full-time, and there are 11,650 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at UDayton. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $12,217 a year. UDayton has a 1.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $57,197 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
3,410 Yearly Degrees
$4,472 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,014 full-time undergraduates at Cuyahoga Community College District, and 18,754 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $1,887 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Cuyahoga Community College District is $27,303.

Public Public vs. Private
3,102 Yearly Degrees
$9,834 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,936 students at Wright State University - Main Campus in total, 8,332 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,359 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Wright State University - Main Campus is 4.6 years.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at Wright State University - Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,697 a year. Wright State University - Main Campus has a 5.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Wright State University - Main Campus is $36,906.

Public Public vs. Private
2,732 Yearly Degrees
$5,038 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Columbus State Community College is 27,621, which includes 6,664 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

31% of Columbus State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,648 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Columbus State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,177 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Youngstown State University

Youngstown, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
2,515 Yearly Degrees
$9,372 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,401 undergraduates at Youngstown State University, of which 8,175 are full-time, and there are 11,835 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,040 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Youngstown State University is $31,461.

#17

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
2,241 Yearly Degrees
$4,329 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Sinclair Community College is 18,687, which includes 3,919 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,120 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sinclair Community College is $28,357.

#18

Xavier University

Cincinnati, Ohio
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,123 Yearly Degrees
$42,460 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,061 students at Xavier in total, 5,272 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,055 are full-time. For undergraduates at Xavier, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at Xavier take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,820 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Xavier with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $48,268 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Franklin University

Columbus, Ohio
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,827 Yearly Degrees
$9,577 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,926 students at Franklin University in total, 4,008 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,204 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

77% of Franklin University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,135 a year. Franklin University has a 5.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,513 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,446 Yearly Degrees
$4,465 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lorain County Community College is 10,138, which includes 2,476 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,856 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LCCC is $28,656.

#21

Ashland University

Ashland, Ohio
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,402 Yearly Degrees
$23,090 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,148 undergraduates at Ashland, of which 2,310 are full-time, and there are 4,447 students altogether. For undergraduates at Ashland, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

68% of Ashland students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,967 a year. Ashland has a 4.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,173 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,156 Yearly Degrees
$11,619 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Northwestern Ohio is 3,009, of which 2,944 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,745 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Northwestern Ohio is 4.3 years.

Roughly 69% of students at University of Northwestern Ohio take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,668 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 12.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,048 during the early-career years.

#23

Stark State College

North Canton, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
1,105 Yearly Degrees
$4,310 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Stark State College is 10,772, which includes 2,798 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 34% of students at Stark State College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,359 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Stark State College is $26,066.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,072 Yearly Degrees
$35,366 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,399 students at Baldwin Wallace College in total, 2,860 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,712 are full-time. It takes the average Baldwin Wallace College undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 96% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,321 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,626 during the early-career years.

#25

Owens Community College

Perrysburg, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
1,045 Yearly Degrees
$5,510 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,034 full-time undergraduates at Owens State Community College, and 7,536 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

60% of Owens State Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,039 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Owens State Community College is $29,486.

Other Ohio Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 The University of Findlay 955
27 John Carroll University 940
28 Cedarville University 900
29 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College 885
30 Lakeland Community College 870
31 Franciscan University of Steubenville 815
32 Capital University 805
33 Kent State University at Stark 793
34 University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College 792
35 Oberlin College 778
36 Walsh University 757
37 Otterbein University 756
38 Shawnee State University 751
39 Tiffin University 749
40 Ohio State University - Newark Campus 669
41 Ohio Christian University 635
42 Mount Vernon Nazarene University 621
43 Ohio Northern University 606
44 Denison University 604
45 Air Force Institute of Technology - Graduate School of Engineering & Management 597
46 University of Mount Union 555
47 Clark State Community College 535
48 Mount St. Joseph University 534
49 Malone University 485
50 The College of Wooster 476
51 Mount Carmel College of Nursing 460
52 Miami University - Hamilton 456
53 University of Cincinnati - Clermont College 437
54 Hocking College 423
55 Muskingum University 418
56 Ohio Dominican University 417
57 Wittenberg University 415
58 Central Ohio Technical College 406
59 Union Institute & University 403
60 University of Rio Grande 390
61 Kenyon College 383
62 Ohio Wesleyan University 374
63 Ursuline College 372
64 James A Rhodes State College 365
65 Edison State Community College 360
66 Mercy College of Ohio 352
67 Wilmington College 334
68 Bowling Green State University - Firelands 332
69 North Central State College 328
70 The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences 327
71 Hondros College of Nursing 309
72 Zane State College 301
72 Kent State University at Tuscarawas 301
74 Heidelberg University 289
75 Notre Dame College 287
76 Marion Technical College 286
77 Central State University 266
78 Lourdes University 260
79 Kettering College 257
80 Northwest State Community College 253
81 Washington State Community College 252
82 Lake Erie College 251
83 Northeast Ohio Medical University 249
84 Miami University - Middletown 246
85 Southern State Community College 239
86 Kent State University at Geauga 235
87 Kent State University at Ashtabula 233
88 Columbus College of Art and Design 230
89 Ross College-Sylvania 229
90 Wright State University - Lake Campus 228
91 Hiram College 227
92 Galen College of Nursing - Cincinnati 226
93 Marietta College 224
94 Kent State University at Trumbull 223
95 Bluffton University 219
96 Terra State Community College 218
97 Ohio State University - Lima Campus 217
98 Bryant & Stratton College - Parma 213
99 Ohio State University - Marion Campus 196
100 Ohio State University - Mansfield Campus 195
101 Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute 184
102 Kent State University at Salem 158
103 Belmont College 155
104 Cleveland Institute of Art 139
105 Fortis College - Columbus 134
106 Chamberlain University - Ohio 126
107 DeVry University - Ohio 125
108 Ohio University - Southern Campus 121
109 Herzing University - Akron 118
110 Ohio University - Chillicothe Campus 116
111 United Theological Seminary 108
112 Antioch University - Midwest 105
112 Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science 105
114 Kent State University at East Liverpool 104
114 Stautzenberger College - Maumee 104
116 American Institute of Alternative Medicine 103
117 Defiance College 98
118 Cleveland Institute of Music 93
119 Valor Christian College 92
120 Ohio Valley College of Technology 84
121 Stautzenberger College - Brecksville 82
121 Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science 82
123 Wilberforce University 80
124 Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences 72
125 Ohio University - Zanesville Campus 71
126 The Modern College of Design 70
127 Ohio University - Lancaster Campus 68
128 Fortis College - Cuyahoga Falls 65
129 Ohio Technical College 62
129 University of Akron Wayne College 62
131 Ross College-Canton 56
132 Felbry College School of Nursing 52
133 Gods Bible School and College 50
134 Fortis College - Centerville 47
135 Beckfield College - Tri-County 44
135 Remington College - Cleveland Campus 44
137 Payne Theological Seminary 40
138 Methodist Theological School in Ohio 39
139 International College of Broadcasting 38
140 MyComputerCareer - Westerville 36
141 Fortis College - Cincinnati 32
142 Professional Skills Institute 29
142 Art Academy of Cincinnati 29
144 Chatfield College 25
144 Ohio Medical Career College 25
146 Athenaeum of Ohio 24
147 Pontifical College Josephinum 22
148 Rosedale Bible College 20
149 Ohio Business College-Sheffield 17
150 Ohio Business College-Sandusky 16
151 Davis College 14
151 Winebrenner Theological Seminary 14
153 Athena Career Academy 13
154 Rabbinical College Telshe 11
154 ETI Technical College 11
154 The North Coast College 11
157 Tri-State Bible College 8
158 Antioch College 6
159 Daymar College - Columbus 5
160 Allegheny Wesleyan College 4
160 Ohio University - Eastern Campus 4
162 The Continents State University 3
163 Global Tech College 1
164 Valley College - Cleveland 0

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