Ohio State University tuition is $9,168 per year for in-state residents. This is 39% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $6,614. The cost is 50% cheaper than the average Ohio tuition of $18,258 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 32nd in Ohio amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 83rd most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $26,496 which represents a 189% premium.
The school charges an additional fees of $869 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $10,037.
On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $11,706 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Columbus should budget at least this amount.
The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,234.
If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,602 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,602 in other miscellaneous living expenses.
The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Ohio residents to go to Ohio State is $25,579 for the 2015/2016 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Ohio residence can expect a one year cost of $42,907.
Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 IPEDS survey response for Ohio State University and represent reported costs for the 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 academic years.
|Ohio Resident Total Budget||$25,579|
|Room and Board||$11,706|
|On-Campus Other Budget||$2,602|
|Books and Supplies||$1,234|
|Non-Resident Total Budget||$42,907|
|Room and Board||$11,706|
|On-Campus Other Budget||$2,602|
|Books and Supplies||$1,234|
Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $25,579 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.
The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Ohio State net price for in-state students is $18,215* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.
79% of Ohio State University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $9,318. 18 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,120. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Ohio State University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
|Financial Aid Summary|
|Average Annual Net Price||$18,215*|
|Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid||79%|
|Average Total Grant Aid||$9,318|
|Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants||18%|
|Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid||$4,120|
The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.
|Family Income||Avg. Net Price|
|$0 to $30,000||$10,566|
|$30,001 to $48,000||$12,647|
|$48,001 to $75,000||$16,695|
|$75,001 to $110,000||$20,492|
CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $25,579. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.
Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Ohio State University or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.
Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.
Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.
*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.
Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.
To make a comparative assessment if Ohio State is worth the price, measures of it's relative value for tuition dollar can be examined. We've calculated an academic national percentile rating of 88/100 for Ohio State University. Considering an average net price paid of $19,082, this leads to an overall value ranking of 79/100. This places the school 46th on our national Best Value Colleges ranking as a provider of a very high value education compared to actual overall price paid.
|School||Cost vs. Ohio State University|
|University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus||88.6% more expensive|
|Penn State Main Campus||80.8% more expensive|
|University of Maryland College Park||11.1% less expensive|
|Clemson University||42% more expensive|
|North Carolina State University at Raleigh||32.2% less expensive|
When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Ohio State University.
At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Ohio State is $102,316 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.
A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $19,082 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $76,328**
If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $127,895 or $95,410 using an average net price.
**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.
Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Ohio State University are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.
|Price per credit hour for Ohio residents||$382|
|Cost for one class for Ohio residents (3 credit hours)||$1,146|
|Price per credit hour for out of state residents||$1,104|
|Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)||$3,312|
|Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)||$4,416|
The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 44% of Ohio State University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,636. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $26,409.
How much are student loan payments for Ohio State University? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.
The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $76,328, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $94,001.69. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Ohio State University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 79% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $19,082. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Ohio State University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.
Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.
|Monthly Loan Payment||$783.35|
|Number of Monthly Payments||120|
|Total Interest Cost||$17,673.69|
|Sum of All Payments over 10 years||$94,001.69|
Can I afford to attend Ohio State? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Ohio State University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.
Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $94,001.69 would be needed to afford a $783.35 monthly payment in the example $76,328.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.
What will it cost to send your child to Ohio State University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $8,856 to $9,168. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 0.9%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $102,316.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Ohio State University.
|Annual||4 Year Degree|
|Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2022||$35,177||$140,708|
|Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2027||$44,896||$179,583|
|Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2032||$57,300||$229,199|
|Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2035||$66,332||$265,327|
What was tuition at Ohio State five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.
We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Ohio State University to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.
|Area of Study||Graduates||vs National Avg|
|Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree||329||23% costlier|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree||260||27% costlier|
|Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree||247||8% costlier|
|Family Resource Management Studies, General Bachelor's Degree||180||26% costlier|
|Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree||147||17% costlier|
|Human Nutrition Bachelor's Degree||137||9% costlier|
|Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree||133||18% costlier|
|Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree||133||16% costlier|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree||125||8% costlier|
|Apparel and Textiles, General Bachelor's Degree||120||21% costlier|
|Pharmacy Bachelor's Degree||120||8% costlier|
|Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree||120||8% costlier|
|Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree||115||0% cheaper|
|Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree||110||8% costlier|
|Social Work Bachelor's Degree||101||26% costlier|
|Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other Bachelor's Degree||92||5% costlier|
|Architecture Bachelor's Degree||85||4% cheaper|
|Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree||83||13% costlier|
|Finance, General Bachelor's Degree||71||22% costlier|
|Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree||68||30% costlier|
|Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Bachelor's Degree||67||23% costlier|
|Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree||61||9% costlier|
|Agricultural Engineering Bachelor's Degree||60||11% costlier|
|Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree||47||2% cheaper|
|Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Bachelor's Degree||46||0% costlier|
|Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Bachelor's Degree||43||24% costlier|
|Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other Bachelor's Degree||42||22% costlier|
|Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Bachelor's Degree||41||22% costlier|
|Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General Bachelor's Degree||41||34% costlier|
|Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree||41||27% costlier|
|Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree||40||33% costlier|
|International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree||39||3% cheaper|
|Materials Engineering Bachelor's Degree||36||5% cheaper|
|Criminology Bachelor's Degree||34||12% costlier|
|Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree||33||27% costlier|
|Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||32||20% costlier|
|Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree||31||7% costlier|
|Accounting Bachelor's Degree||31||23% costlier|
|Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree||30||10% costlier|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree||29||25% costlier|
|Natural Resources/Conservation, General Bachelor's Degree||29||13% costlier|
|Engineering, Other Bachelor's Degree||28||1% costlier|
|Economics, General Bachelor's Degree||27||2% costlier|
|Sociology Bachelor's Degree||27||11% costlier|
|Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Bachelor's Degree||26||41% costlier|
|Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree||26||39% costlier|
|Food Science Bachelor's Degree||26||17% costlier|
|Nutrition Sciences Bachelor's Degree||25||2% costlier|
|French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||24||1% cheaper|
|Turf and Turfgrass Management Bachelor's Degree||23||26% costlier|
|Dance, General Bachelor's Degree||23||1% costlier|
|Dietetics/Dietitian Bachelor's Degree||23||23% costlier|
|Ornamental Horticulture Bachelor's Degree||22||20% costlier|
|Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree||22||13% costlier|
|Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||22||6% costlier|
|Agricultural and Food Products Processing Bachelor's Degree||22||13% costlier|
|Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree||22||32% costlier|
|Agronomy and Crop Science Bachelor's Degree||20||27% costlier|
|Agricultural Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||20||37% costlier|
|Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree||20||14% costlier|
|History, General Bachelor's Degree||20||11% costlier|
|Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree||18||21% costlier|
|Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Degree||18||12% costlier|
|Design and Visual Communications, General Bachelor's Degree||17||21% costlier|
|International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree||17||10% costlier|
|Industrial and Product Design Bachelor's Degree||17||6% costlier|
|Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||16||25% costlier|
|Interior Design Bachelor's Degree||16||26% costlier|
|Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree||15||14% costlier|
|Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree||15||21% costlier|
|English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree||15||13% costlier|
|Biomedical Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree||14||18% costlier|
|Music, General Bachelor's Degree||14||10% costlier|
|Engineering Physics/Applied Physics Bachelor's Degree||14||6% cheaper|
|Technical Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||14||41% costlier|
|Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree||12||11% cheaper|
|Philosophy Bachelor's Degree||12||1% costlier|
|City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning Bachelor's Degree||12||12% costlier|
|Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other Bachelor's Degree||11||11% costlier|
|Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree||10||15% costlier|
|Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||10||42% costlier|
|German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||10||3% cheaper|
|African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree||9||3% cheaper|
|Anthropology Bachelor's Degree||9||1% costlier|
|Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree||8||4% cheaper|
|Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree||7||7% costlier|
|Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree||7||6% cheaper|
|Chinese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||7||15% cheaper|
|Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Bachelor's Degree||7||22% costlier|
|Real Estate Bachelor's Degree||7||9% costlier|
|Jazz/Jazz Studies Bachelor's Degree||7||3% cheaper|
|Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||6||12% cheaper|
|Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||6||45% costlier|
|Linguistics Bachelor's Degree||6||8% cheaper|
|Microbiology, General Bachelor's Degree||6||16% costlier|
|Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree||5||29% costlier|
|Physics, General Bachelor's Degree||5||4% costlier|
|Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree||5||33% costlier|
|Astronomy Bachelor's Degree||5||12% cheaper|
|Botany/Plant Biology Bachelor's Degree||5||14% costlier|
|Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||5||12% cheaper|
|Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree||5||9% cheaper|
|Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree||5||11% costlier|
|Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree||4||24% costlier|
|Medieval and Renaissance Studies Bachelor's Degree||4||22% cheaper|
|Geography Bachelor's Degree||4||23% costlier|
|Japanese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||3||12% cheaper|
|Hebrew Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||3||8% costlier|
|Agricultural Economics Bachelor's Degree||3||21% costlier|
|Molecular Genetics Bachelor's Degree||3||3% costlier|
|Insurance Bachelor's Degree||3||15% costlier|
|Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree||3||17% cheaper|
|Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree||3||9% costlier|
|Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Bachelor's Degree||3||4% cheaper|
|Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree||2||7% costlier|
|Korean Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||2||7% costlier|
|Entomology Bachelor's Degree||2||3% costlier|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree||2||13% costlier|
|Actuarial Science Bachelor's Degree||2||8% costlier|
|Journalism Bachelor's Degree||2||18% costlier|
|Surveying Technology/Surveying Bachelor's Degree||2||46% costlier|
|Plant Pathology/Phytopathology Bachelor's Degree||2||10% costlier|
|Zoology/Animal Biology Bachelor's Degree||1||16% costlier|
|Arabic Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||1||1% costlier|
|Islamic Studies Bachelor's Degree||1||23% cheaper|
|Modern Greek Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||1||6% cheaper|
|Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree||1||25% costlier|
|International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree||1||4% costlier|
|Music Theory and Composition Bachelor's Degree||1||3% cheaper|
|Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree||1||10% costlier|
|Audiology/Audiologist Bachelor's Degree||1||19% costlier|
|History, Other Bachelor's Degree||1||3% costlier|
|General Studies Associate's Degree||1||113% costlier|
|Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree||1||13% cheaper|
|Optics/Optical Sciences Bachelor's Degree||1||15% cheaper|
|Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree||1||7% cheaper|
|Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management Bachelor's Degree||1||26% costlier|
|Jewish/Judaic Studies Bachelor's Degree||1||7% cheaper|
|Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree||1||24% costlier|
|Portuguese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||1||2% cheaper|
|Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree||1||30% costlier|
Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for Ohio State University or model a student loan.
Ohio State University is a four year public college located in Columbus, Ohio. Full time enrollment is 50,978 and part time is 7,685.
Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.Address
Ohio State University is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.
Ohio State University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204796 IPEDS survey data.