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Ohio Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend community college in Ohio?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Ohio was $10,375 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $45 from the 2015-2016 average of $10,330 and represents a 0.44% annual increase. The list of Ohio community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 25 community colleges and universities in Ohio, the most popular being Cuyahoga Community College District with 7,680 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $3,953. Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute is the most expensive community school in Ohio with an in-state tuition of $6,876.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Ohio colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Ohio or cheap Ohio colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Ohio Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Belmont Technical College
Saint Clairsville, 577 Students
$2,527 - -
Bowling Green State University Firelands
Huron, 940 Students
$4,706 - -
Central Ohio Technical College
Newark, 729 Students
$4,296 - -
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Cincinnati, 2,498 Students
$3,567 - -
Clark State Community College
Springfield, 1,415 Students
$2,912 - -
Columbus State Community College
Columbus, 7,025 Students
$3,808 - -
Cuyahoga Community College District
Cleveland, 7,680 Students
$3,953 - -
Eastern Gateway Community College
Steubenville, 1,141 Students
$3,510 - -
Edison State Community College
Piqua, 803 Students
$3,610 - -
Hocking College
Nelsonville, 2,273 Students
$3,696 - -
James A Rhodes State College
Lima, 1,057 Students
$3,845 - -
Lakeland Community College
Kirtland, 2,557 Students
$4,136 - -
Lorain County Community College
Elyria, 3,180 Students
$3,398 - -
Marion Technical College
Marion, 513 Students
$4,080 - -
North Central State College
Mansfield, 795 Students
$3,016 - -
Northwest State Community College
Archbold, 596 Students
$3,776 - -
Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
Wooster, 642 Students
$6,876 - -
Owens Community College
Perrysburg, 2,821 Students
$3,672 - -
Sinclair Community College
Dayton, 6,056 Students
$3,162 - -
Southern State Community College
Hillsboro, 946 Students
$4,232 - -