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Cheapest Colleges in Ohio by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Ohio these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Ohio list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Ohio tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Ohio are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Ohio? Leading the colleges list is Allegheny Wesleyan College in Salem with an in state total cost of $9,400.

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 rating methodology.

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.

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Ohio's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$9,400
In State Total Cost
1) Allegheny Wesleyan College
Salem, Private Not For Profit
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$11,720
In State Total Cost
2) Ohio University Eastern Campus
Saint Clairsville, Public Not For Profit
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$11,720
In State Total Cost
3) Ohio University Southern Campus
Ironton, Public Not For Profit
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$11,974
In State Total Cost
4) Ohio University Chillicothe Campus
Chillicothe, Public Not For Profit
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$11,974
In State Total Cost
5) Ohio University Lancaster Campus
Lancaster, Public Not For Profit
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$11,974
In State Total Cost
6) Ohio University Zanesville Campus
Zanesville, Public Not For Profit
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$12,040
In State Total Cost
7) Gods Bible School and College
Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit
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$14,400
In State Total Cost
8) Rabbinical College Telshe
Wickliffe, Private Not For Profit
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$14,724
In State Total Cost
9) Kent State University at Ashtabula
Ashtabula, Public Not For Profit
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$14,724
In State Total Cost
10) Kent State University at East Liverpool
East Liverpool, Public Not For Profit
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$14,724
In State Total Cost
11) Kent State University at Stark
Canton, Public Not For Profit
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$14,724
In State Total Cost
12) Kent State University at Trumbull
Warren, Public Not For Profit
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$14,724
In State Total Cost
13) Kent State University at Tuscarawas
New Philadelphia, Public Not For Profit
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$14,724
In State Total Cost
14) Kent State University at Salem
Salem, Public Not For Profit
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$14,724
In State Total Cost
15) Kent State University at Geauga
Burton, Public Not For Profit
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$16,400
In State Total Cost
16) University of Phoenix Cincinnati Campus
West Chester, Private For Profit
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$17,380
In State Total Cost
17) Central State University
Wilberforce, Public Not For Profit
34 72
$17,523
In State Total Cost
18) Ohio State University Lima Campus
Lima, Public Not For Profit
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$17,523
In State Total Cost
19) Ohio State University Mansfield Campus
Mansfield, Public Not For Profit
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$17,523
In State Total Cost
20) Ohio State University Marion Campus
Marion, Public Not For Profit
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