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Colleges in Ohio

25 colleges
171,930 yearly degrees
$12,544 average yearly in-state tuition
$24,669 average 4-year student loan

There is a smaller number of colleges to choose from in this state. Ohio colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $12,544, while students attending out-of-state may pay something more like $18,308.

About 55% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,167.

Browse the biggest schools below sorted by largest to smallest in size:

Public public vs private
15,890 yearly awards
$17,726 net cost

There are approximately 59,837 students at Ohio State in total, 42,003 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Ohio State undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 48%. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Approximately 38% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $7,479. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $46,100.

Public public vs private
10,890 yearly awards
$22,828 net cost

There are 22,622 full-time undergraduates at Cincinnati, and 37,155 students altogether. It takes the average Cincinnati undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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. Most of these students take out loans totaling $7,436. Cincinnati has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Cincinnati earns $42,300.

Public public vs private
10,410 yearly awards
$20,853 net cost

The total student population at Ohio University - Main Campus is 29,369, of which 17,695 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Ohio U. The freshman retention rate is 80%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 74%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

67% of Ohio U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $7,960. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average.

$40,500 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Ohio U earns.

Public public vs private
7,860 yearly awards
$18,432 net cost

There are approximately 28,972 students at Kent State in total, 19,108 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Kent State. The freshman retention rate is 80%.

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

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $7,363. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average.

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Kent State is $38,000.

Public public vs private
6,060 yearly awards
$5,384 net cost

There are 6,989 full-time undergraduates at Columbus State, and 27,204 students altogether.

Roughly, 39% of students at Columbus State take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $4,380. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Columbus State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,200 after graduation.

Public public vs private
5,800 yearly awards
$3,258 net cost

The total student population at Sinclair Community College is 18,448, of which 5,795 students are full-time undergraduates.

51% of Sinclair Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $4,027. 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 for Sinclair Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,200 after graduation.

Public public vs private
5,550 yearly awards
$21,288 net cost

There are 16,619 full-time undergraduates at Miami of Ohio, and 19,700 students altogether. It takes the average Miami of Ohio undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly, 41% of students at Miami of Ohio take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $7,876. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Miami of Ohio earns $47,100.

Public public vs private
4,970 yearly awards
$16,585 net cost

The total student population at University of Akron Main Campus is 20,169, of which 13,563 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average University of Akron Main Campus undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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

62% of University of Akron Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $7,205. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $36,500.

#9

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio
Public public vs private
4,730 yearly awards
$13,832 net cost

There are approximately 20,579 students at University of Toledo in total, 13,056 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average University of Toledo undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $6,200. University of Toledo has a 9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

$43,800 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from University of Toledo earns.

Public public vs private
4,440 yearly awards
$5,047 net cost

The total student population at Cuyahoga Community College District is 23,900, of which 7,371 students are full-time undergraduates.

35% of Cuyahoga Community College District students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $1,306. 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 average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Cuyahoga Community College District is $27,000.

Public public vs private
4,140 yearly awards
$19,128 net cost

There are approximately 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.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 73%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly, 69% of students at BGSU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $7,318. The student loan default rate of 8.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from BGSU is $40,500.

#12

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio
Public public vs private
4,110 yearly awards
$16,582 net cost

There are 9,268 full-time undergraduates at Cleveland State University, and 16,371 students altogether. It takes the average Cleveland State University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,239. Cleveland State University has a 8.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University earns $41,300.

Public public vs private
3,970 yearly awards
$16,249 net cost

There are approximately 15,957 students at Wright State University - Main Campus in total, 9,423 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Wright State University - Main Campus undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly, 63% of students at Wright State University - Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $6,571. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate for Wright State University - Main Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,500 after graduation.

Private not-for-profit public vs private
3,700 yearly awards
$35,316 net cost

The total student population at Case Western Reserve University is 11,824, of which 4,978 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Case Western undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 33%. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,612. The student loan default rate of 1.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

$74,600 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Case Western earns.

#15

University of Dayton

Dayton, Ohio
Private not-for-profit public vs private
3,010 yearly awards
$32,721 net cost

There are 8,079 full-time undergraduates at U of Dayton, and 10,882 students altogether. It takes the average U of Dayton undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

54% of U of Dayton students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $8,102. U of Dayton has a 1.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $55,100.

#16

Youngstown State University

Youngstown, Ohio
Public public vs private
2,400 yearly awards
$10,943 net cost

The total student population at Youngstown State University is 12,521, of which 8,834 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Youngstown State University undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

58% of Youngstown State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $5,749. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$35,900 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Youngstown State University earns.

Public public vs private
2,110 yearly awards
$3,635 net cost

There are 2,955 full-time undergraduates at LCCC, and 11,042 students altogether.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $4,233. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from LCCC is $30,200.

#18

Stark State College

North Canton, Ohio
Public public vs private
1,830 yearly awards
$6,167 net cost

There are approximately 11,613 students at Stark State College in total, 3,230 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 40% of students at Stark State College take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $4,312. 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-degree holder from this school earns $32,500.

Private not-for-profit public vs private
1,800 yearly awards
$18,653 net cost

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

Roughly, 74% of students at University of Northwestern Ohio take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $7,186. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for University of Northwestern Ohio with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,800 after graduation.

#20

Xavier University

Cincinnati, Ohio
Private not-for-profit public vs private
1,790 yearly awards
$30,019 net cost

There are 4,370 full-time undergraduates at Xavier, and 6,786 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Xavier. The freshman retention rate is 84%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 74%. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

63% of Xavier students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $8,309. The student loan default rate of 4.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Xavier earns $51,600.

#21

Franklin University

Columbus, Ohio
Private not-for-profit public vs private
1,720 yearly awards
$24,692 net cost

The total student population at Franklin University is 4,753, of which 1,097 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Franklin University undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,853. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

$48,500 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Franklin University earns.

#22

Clark State Community College

Springfield, Ohio
Public public vs private
1,590 yearly awards
$7,399 net cost

There are approximately 5,783 students at Clark State Community College in total, 1,341 of which are full-time undergraduates.

60% of Clark State Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $4,701. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Clark State Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,800 after graduation.

#23

Lakeland Community College

Kirtland, Ohio
Public public vs private
1,500 yearly awards
$8,252 net cost

The total student population at Lakeland Community College is 7,581, of which 2,198 students are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $4,642. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $32,200.

#24

Ashland University

Ashland, Ohio
Private not-for-profit public vs private
1,480 yearly awards
$20,221 net cost

There are 3,380 full-time undergraduates at Ashland, and 6,471 students altogether. It takes the average Ashland undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly, 83% of students at Ashland take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $8,421. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Ashland earns $40,400.

Public public vs private
1,390 yearly awards
$6,233 net cost

There are approximately 8,807 students at Cincinnati State in total, 2,304 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 54% of students at Cincinnati State take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $3,702. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Cincinnati State is $31,200.

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