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172 Colleges
139,377 Yearly Graduations
$65,381 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,968 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2018, 139,377 students received a degree from a college in Ohio, making it rank #7 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $16,345 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $19,094 a year.

About 67% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,492 per year.

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Public Public vs. Private
15,886 Yearly Degrees
$11,560 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Ohio State University - Main Campus is 59,837, of which 42,003 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

About 48% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Roughly 37% of students at Ohio State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,525 a year. Ohio State has a 5.0% 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 Ohio State is $37,900.

Public Public vs. Private
10,400 Yearly Degrees
$12,790 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 37,155 students at Cincinnati in total, 22,622 of which are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Cincinnati is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at Cincinnati take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,293 a year. Cincinnati has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
9,709 Yearly Degrees
$9,444 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 17,695 full-time undergraduates at Ohio U, and 29,369 students altogether. For undergraduates at Ohio U, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

66% of Ohio U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,304 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Ohio U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
7,750 Yearly Degrees
$11,536 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Kent State University at Kent is 28,972, of which 19,108 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Kent State is 4.5 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at Kent State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,589 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Kent State is $31,000.

Public Public vs. Private
5,472 Yearly Degrees
$13,409 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Miami University - Oxford is 19,700, of which 16,619 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Miami of Ohio. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Approximately 38% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,867 a year. Miami of Ohio has a 8.0% 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 Miami of Ohio is $37,400.

#6

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
4,715 Yearly Degrees
$13,704 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 20,579 students at University of Toledo in total, 13,056 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at University of Toledo, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,370 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
4,709 Yearly Degrees
$7,958 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 13,563 full-time undergraduates at University of Akron Main Campus, and 20,169 students altogether. For undergraduates at University of Akron Main Campus, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,822 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,700 during the early-career years.

#8

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
4,113 Yearly Degrees
$9,818 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Cleveland State University is 16,371, of which 9,268 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Cleveland State University is 4.6 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at Cleveland State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,197 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Cleveland State University is $34,100.

Public Public vs. Private
4,046 Yearly Degrees
$8,017 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 17,357 students at BGSU in total, 13,104 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average BGSU undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,493 a year. BGSU has a 8.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from BGSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
3,870 Yearly Degrees
$14,298 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Wright State University - Main Campus is 15,957, of which 9,423 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

62% of Wright State University - Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,025 a year. Wright State University - Main Campus has a 8.1% 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 $31,800.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,697 Yearly Degrees
$45,168 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,978 full-time undergraduates at Case Western, and 11,824 students altogether. For undergraduates at Case Western, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 33%. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

Roughly 71% of students at Case Western take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,063 a year. Case Western has a 1.2% 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 $59,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
3,208 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Cuyahoga Community College District is 23,900, of which 7,371 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

35% of Cuyahoga Community College District students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $1,990 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Cuyahoga Community College District is $22,500.

#13

University of Dayton

Dayton, Ohio
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,006 Yearly Degrees
$16,650 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 8,079 full-time undergraduates at U of Dayton, and 10,882 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at U of Dayton is 4.2 years.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

57% of U of Dayton students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,057 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from U of Dayton is $44,600.

Public Public vs. Private
2,516 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Columbus State Community College is 27,204, of which 6,989 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,685 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,400 during the early-career years.

#15

Youngstown State University

Youngstown, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
2,332 Yearly Degrees
$8,906 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 8,834 full-time undergraduates at Youngstown State University, and 12,521 students altogether. It takes the average Youngstown State University undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

57% of Youngstown State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,634 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
1,940 Yearly Degrees

There are 18,448 students at Sinclair Community College in total, 5,795 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

31% of Sinclair Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,629 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Sinclair Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Xavier University

Cincinnati, Ohio
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,789 Yearly Degrees
$11,700 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,370 full-time undergraduates at Xavier, and 6,786 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Xavier is 4.2 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

62% of Xavier students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,857 a year. Xavier has a 4.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Xavier with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Franklin University

Columbus, Ohio
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,717 Yearly Degrees
$16,080 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,753 students at Franklin University in total, 1,097 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Franklin University is 4.8 years.

Roughly 71% of students at Franklin University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,857 a year. Franklin University has a 8.5% 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 Franklin University is $39,200.

Public Public vs. Private
1,613 Yearly Degrees

There are 11,042 students at LCCC in total, 2,955 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 12% of students at LCCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,897 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from LCCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,544 Yearly Degrees
$11,438 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Northwestern Ohio is 3,741, of which 3,385 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average University of Northwestern Ohio undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 76% of students at University of Northwestern Ohio take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,294 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,300 during the early-career years.

#21

Ashland University

Ashland, Ohio
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,484 Yearly Degrees
$6,885 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Ashland University is 6,471, of which 3,380 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Ashland, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

83% of Ashland students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,135 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ashland is $34,300.

#22

Stark State College

North Canton, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
1,211 Yearly Degrees

There are 11,613 students at Stark State College in total, 3,230 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

35% of Stark State College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,108 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,500 during the early-career years.

#23

The University of Findlay

Findlay, Ohio
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,126 Yearly Degrees
$15,250 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,499 full-time undergraduates at Findlay, and 4,888 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

78% of Findlay students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,290 a year. Findlay has a 4.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Findlay with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,106 Yearly Degrees
$13,971 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Baldwin Wallace University is 3,791, of which 2,958 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Baldwin Wallace College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 95% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,654 a year. Baldwin Wallace College has a 3.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Baldwin Wallace College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,086 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is 8,807, of which 2,304 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,299 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Cincinnati State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Ohio Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Owens Community College 1,015
27 Oberlin College 991
28 Capital University 979
29 Lakeland Community College 966
30 John Carroll University 962
31 Tiffin University 855
32 Cedarville University 845
33 Franciscan University of Steubenville 813
34 Ohio Christian University 788
35 University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College 767
36 Walsh University 725
37 Shawnee State University 721
38 Ohio Northern University 694
39 Otterbein University 643
40 Ohio State University - Newark Campus 637
40 Denison University 637
42 University of Mount Union 635
43 Hocking College 631
44 Union Institute & University 606
45 Mount Vernon Nazarene University 560
46 Clark State Community College 550
47 Mount St. Joseph University 523
48 Ohio Dominican University 510
49 Air Force Institute of Technology - Graduate School of Engineering & Management 491
50 Malone University 485
51 Kent State University at Stark 482
52 The College of Wooster 477
53 Kenyon College 476
54 Eastern Gateway Community College 471
55 Central Ohio Technical College 465
56 Wittenberg University 458
57 University of Cincinnati - Clermont College 456
58 Muskingum University 447
59 University of Rio Grande 437
60 James A Rhodes State College 428
61 Ohio Wesleyan University 426
62 Hondros College of Nursing 421
63 Zane State College 395
64 Mount Carmel College of Nursing 394
65 Miami University - Hamilton 392
66 Bowling Green State University-Firelands 379
67 Mercy College of Ohio 372
68 Edison State Community College 368
69 Kent State University at Tuscarawas 366
70 North Central State College 359
70 Ursuline College 359
72 Notre Dame College 357
73 DeVry University - Ohio 350
74 Marietta College 327
74 Wilmington College 327
76 Lourdes University 324
77 Heidelberg University 314
78 Marion Technical College 307
79 Southern State Community College 306
80 The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences 293
81 Lake Erie College 287
82 Hiram College 271
83 Northwest State Community College 268
84 Terra State Community College 260
85 Kent State University at Ashtabula 257
86 Bluffton University 253
87 Kent State University at Trumbull 243
88 Washington State Community College 241
89 Columbus College of Art and Design 237
90 Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute 236
91 Northeast Ohio Medical University 235
92 Miami University - Middletown 217
93 Kent State University at Salem 215
94 Kent State University at Geauga 214
95 Central State University 213
96 Ohio Technical College 207
97 Bradford School 202
98 Kettering College 200
99 Fortis College - Centerville 197
100 Chamberlain University - Ohio 196
101 Belmont College 193
102 Ohio State University - Mansfield Campus 192
103 Ohio State University - Lima Campus 172
104 Defiance College 168
105 Ohio State University - Marion Campus 165
106 Cleveland Institute of Music 148
107 Wright State University - Lake Campus 147
108 Ohio University - Chillicothe Campus 139
109 Galen College of Nursing-Cincinnati 138
110 Ohio University - Southern Campus 131
111 Stautzenberger College-Brecksville 124
112 Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science 123
113 Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science 119
113 Cleveland Institute of Art 119
115 Herzing University - Akron 118
116 Fortis College-Columbus 117
117 Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences 107
118 United Theological Seminary 105
119 Stautzenberger College-Maumee 104
120 Kent State University at East Liverpool 102
121 Ohio University - Lancaster Campus 101
122 Ohio Valley College of Technology 92
122 Bryant and Stratton College - Parma 92
124 Ross College-Sylvania 91
125 American Institute of Alternative Medicine 80
125 Valor Christian College 80
127 Fortis College-Cuyahoga Falls 74
128 Wilberforce University 73
129 Bryant and Stratton College - Eastlake 72
130 South University - Cleveland 70
131 Ohio Business College-Sheffield 66
131 Brightwood College-Dayton 66
133 Herzing University - Toledo 62
133 Ohio University - Zanesville Campus 62
135 University of Akron Wayne College 61
136 Ohio Business College-Sandusky 60
137 Antioch University Online 58
138 Antioch College 54
139 Advertising Art Educational Services DBA School of Advertising Art 52
139 Professional Skills Institute 52
139 Bryant and Stratton College - Cleveland 52
142 Payne Theological Seminary 51
143 Beckfield College-Tri-County 50
143 Chatfield College 50
145 Pontifical College Josephinum 43
146 Gods Bible School and College 42
147 Antioch University - Midwest 41
148 Remington College-Cleveland Campus 39
149 Art Academy of Cincinnati 38
150 Methodist Theological School in Ohio 36
151 Ross College-Canton 31
152 Athenaeum of Ohio 30
153 Davis College 26
154 Bryant & Stratton College - Akron 25
155 Fortis College-Cincinnati 24
156 ETI Technical College 22
157 Virginia Marti College of Art and Design 21
158 International College of Broadcasting 18
158 Antioch University - PhD Program in Leadership and Change 18
160 Rosedale Bible College 16
161 Allegheny Wesleyan College 15
161 Antonelli College-Cincinnati 15
163 Ohio University - Eastern Campus 14
164 Winebrenner Theological Seminary 11
165 American National University-Dayton 10
166 Fortis College-Ravenna 9
167 Rabbinical College Telshe 7
168 Daymar College-Columbus 6
169 Tri - State Bible College 5
169 American National University-Youngstown 5
171 Felbry College School of Nursing 2
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