Ohio State University Main Campus

Columbus, Ohio


Costs to Attend Ohio State University Main Campus

Are you interested in applying to Ohio State University Main Campus yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • Ohio Residents: $22,467
  • Non Ohio Residents: $37,875
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Ohio Residents: $9,168
  • Tution for non-Ohio Residents: $24,576
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $11,182
  • Books and Supplies: $1,248
  • Other Fees: $869

The cost per year to attend Ohio State University Main Campus is $22,467 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Ohio have a total one year cost of $37,875. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Ohio State University, Columbus

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Ohio State University Main Campus is $89,868 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $89,868
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $151,500

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $19,082*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $76,328**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 59%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $7,526
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 28%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $3,503
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 48%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $6,940

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 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.

**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 2011-2012 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.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Ohio State University Main Campus is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Ohio State University Main Campus? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $76,328, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 59% 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 may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Ohio State University Main Campus 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 Payment: $767.72
  • Amount Borrowed: $76,328.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $15,797.86
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $92,125.86

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Ohio State University Main Campus? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Ohio State University Main Campus, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $92,125.86 is recommended to afford a $767.72 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Ohio State University Main Campus in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $8,667 to $9,735. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.5%. 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 can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $89,868.00. Use our 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 Main Campus.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $30,897, 4 Year Degree: $123,589
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $39,434, 4 Year Degree: $157,735
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $50,329, 4 Year Degree: $201,314
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $58,262, 4 Year Degree: $233,046

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

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 Main Campus are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for Ohio residents: $246
  • Cost for one class for Ohio residents (3 credit hours): $738
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $660
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $1,980
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $2,640

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Tuition History

What was tuition at Ohio State University Main Campus for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $8,679 In State / $22,251 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $8,679 In State / $21,918 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $8,676 In State / $21,285 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0.1% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $8,667 In State / $20,562 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.2% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $8,082 In State / $19,305 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.2% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $7,542 In State / $18,129 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 13.4% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $6,651 In State / $16,638 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 16.9% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $5,691 In State / $15,114 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 18.9% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $4,788 In State / $13,554 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.2% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $4,383 In State / $12,732 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.9% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $4,137 In State / $12,087 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.9% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $3,906 In State / $11,475 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.9% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $3,687 In State / $10,896 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.3% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $3,468 In State / $10,335 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $3,273 In State / $9,813 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $3,087 In State / $9,315 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $2,940 In State / $8,871 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $2,799 In State / $8,292 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $2,568 In State / $7,608 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.4% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $2,326 In State / $6,784 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.2% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $2,190 In State / $6,279 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.4% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $2,040 In State / $5,628 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 19.7% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $1,704 In State / $4,352 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Ohio State University Main Campus ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $22,467. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 329 $89,868
4 year cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 260 $89,868
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 247 $89,868
4 year cost
Family Resource Management Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 180 $89,868
4 year cost
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 147 $89,868
4 year cost
Human Nutrition Bachelor's Degree 137 $89,868
4 year cost
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 133 $89,868
4 year cost
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 133 $89,868
4 year cost
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 125 $89,868
4 year cost
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 120 $89,868
4 year cost
Pharmacy Bachelor's Degree 120 $89,868
4 year cost
Apparel and Textiles, General Bachelor's Degree 120 $89,868
4 year cost
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 115 $89,868
4 year cost
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 110 $89,868
4 year cost
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 101 $89,868
4 year cost
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 92 $89,868
4 year cost
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 85 $89,868
4 year cost
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 83 $89,868
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 71 $89,868
4 year cost
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 68 $89,868
4 year cost
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Bachelor's Degree 67 $89,868
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 61 $89,868
4 year cost
Agricultural Engineering Bachelor's Degree 60 $89,868
4 year cost
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 47 $89,868
4 year cost
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Bachelor's Degree 46 $89,868
4 year cost
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Bachelor's Degree 43 $89,868
4 year cost
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other Bachelor's Degree 42 $89,868
4 year cost
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General Bachelor's Degree 41 $89,868
4 year cost
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 41 $89,868
4 year cost
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Bachelor's Degree 41 $89,868
4 year cost
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 40 $89,868
4 year cost
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 39 $89,868
4 year cost
Materials Engineering Bachelor's Degree 36 $89,868
4 year cost
Criminology Bachelor's Degree 34 $89,868
4 year cost
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 33 $89,868
4 year cost
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 32 $89,868
4 year cost
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 31 $89,868
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 31 $89,868
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 30 $89,868
4 year cost
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 29 $89,868
4 year cost
Natural Resources/Conservation, General Bachelor's Degree 29 $89,868
4 year cost
Engineering, Other Bachelor's Degree 28 $89,868
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 27 $89,868
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 27 $89,868
4 year cost
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Bachelor's Degree 26 $89,868
4 year cost
Food Science Bachelor's Degree 26 $89,868
4 year cost
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 26 $89,868
4 year cost
Nutrition Sciences Bachelor's Degree 25 $89,868
4 year cost
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 24 $89,868
4 year cost
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 23 $89,868
4 year cost
Turf and Turfgrass Management Bachelor's Degree 23 $89,868
4 year cost
Dietetics/Dietitian Bachelor's Degree 23 $89,868
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 22 $89,868
4 year cost
Agricultural and Food Products Processing Bachelor's Degree 22 $89,868
4 year cost
Ornamental Horticulture Bachelor's Degree 22 $89,868
4 year cost
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 22 $89,868
4 year cost
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 22 $89,868
4 year cost
Agricultural Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 20 $89,868
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 20 $89,868
4 year cost
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 20 $89,868
4 year cost
Agronomy and Crop Science Bachelor's Degree 20 $89,868
4 year cost
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 18 $89,868
4 year cost
Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Degree 18 $89,868
4 year cost
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 17 $89,868
4 year cost
Design and Visual Communications, General Bachelor's Degree 17 $89,868
4 year cost
Industrial and Product Design Bachelor's Degree 17 $89,868
4 year cost
Interior Design Bachelor's Degree 16 $89,868
4 year cost
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 16 $89,868
4 year cost
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 15 $89,868
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 15 $89,868
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 15 $89,868
4 year cost
Biomedical Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 14 $89,868
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 14 $89,868
4 year cost
Technical Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 14 $89,868
4 year cost
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics Bachelor's Degree 14 $89,868
4 year cost
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 12 $89,868
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 12 $89,868
4 year cost
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning Bachelor's Degree 12 $89,868
4 year cost
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other Bachelor's Degree 11 $89,868
4 year cost
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 10 $89,868
4 year cost
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 10 $89,868
4 year cost
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 $89,868
4 year cost
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 9 $89,868
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 9 $89,868
4 year cost
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 8 $89,868
4 year cost
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 7 $89,868
4 year cost
Real Estate Bachelor's Degree 7 $89,868
4 year cost
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $89,868
4 year cost
Jazz/Jazz Studies Bachelor's Degree 7 $89,868
4 year cost
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 7 $89,868
4 year cost
Chinese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 7 $89,868
4 year cost
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 6 $89,868
4 year cost
Microbiology, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $89,868
4 year cost
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 $89,868
4 year cost
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 6 $89,868
4 year cost
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $89,868
4 year cost
Botany/Plant Biology Bachelor's Degree 5 $89,868
4 year cost
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 5 $89,868
4 year cost
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 5 $89,868
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $89,868
4 year cost
Astronomy Bachelor's Degree 5 $89,868
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $89,868
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $89,868
4 year cost
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $89,868
4 year cost
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 $89,868
4 year cost
Geography Bachelor's Degree 4 $89,868
4 year cost
Japanese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $89,868
4 year cost
Insurance Bachelor's Degree 3 $89,868
4 year cost
Molecular Genetics Bachelor's Degree 3 $89,868
4 year cost
Hebrew Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $89,868
4 year cost
Agricultural Economics Bachelor's Degree 3 $89,868
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $89,868
4 year cost
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Bachelor's Degree 3 $89,868
4 year cost
Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $89,868
4 year cost
Korean Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 $89,868
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $89,868
4 year cost
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 2 $89,868
4 year cost
Actuarial Science Bachelor's Degree 2 $89,868
4 year cost
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology Bachelor's Degree 2 $89,868
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $89,868
4 year cost
Entomology Bachelor's Degree 2 $89,868
4 year cost
Surveying Technology/Surveying Bachelor's Degree 2 $89,868
4 year cost
Modern Greek Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
Portuguese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
Zoology/Animal Biology Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
Arabic Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
History, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
Music Theory and Composition Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
Audiology/Audiologist Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
Islamic Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
Jewish/Judaic Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
Optics/Optical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management Bachelor's Degree 1 $89,868
4 year cost
General Studies Associate's Degree 1 $44,934
2 year cost

About Ohio State University Main Campus

Ohio State University Main Campus is a four year public college located in Columbus, Ohio.  Full time enrollment is 48,788 and part time is 8,079.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 25,816 applicants. 16,521 were admitted and 7,215 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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  • 190 N. Oval Mall
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • 43210

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