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Cheapest Colleges in Ohio by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Ohio are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2017/2018 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Ohio? Leading the colleges list is Central State University in Wilberforce with an in state tuition of $3,926.

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 Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$3,926
In State Tuition
1) Central State University
Wilberforce, Public Not For Profit
34 72
$4,580
In State Tuition
2) University of Cincinnati Clermont College
Batavia, Public Not For Profit
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$4,740
In State Tuition
3) Ohio University Eastern Campus
Saint Clairsville, Public Not For Profit
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$4,740
In State Tuition
4) Ohio University Southern Campus
Ironton, Public Not For Profit
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$4,770
In State Tuition
5) Miami University Hamilton
Hamilton, Public Not For Profit
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$4,770
In State Tuition
6) Miami University Middletown
Middletown, Public Not For Profit
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$4,800
In State Tuition
7) Allegheny Wesleyan College
Salem, Private Not For Profit
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$4,994
In State Tuition
8) Ohio University Chillicothe Campus
Chillicothe, Public Not For Profit
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$4,994
In State Tuition
9) Ohio University Lancaster Campus
Lancaster, Public Not For Profit
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$4,994
In State Tuition
10) Ohio University Zanesville Campus
Zanesville, Public Not For Profit
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$5,274
In State Tuition
11) University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College
Blue Ash, Public Not For Profit
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$5,664
In State Tuition
12) Kent State University at Ashtabula
Ashtabula, Public Not For Profit
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$5,664
In State Tuition
13) Kent State University at East Liverpool
East Liverpool, Public Not For Profit
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$5,664
In State Tuition
14) Kent State University at Stark
Canton, Public Not For Profit
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$5,664
In State Tuition
15) Kent State University at Trumbull
Warren, Public Not For Profit
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$5,664
In State Tuition
16) Kent State University at Tuscarawas
New Philadelphia, Public Not For Profit
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$5,664
In State Tuition
17) Kent State University at Salem
Salem, Public Not For Profit
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$5,664
In State Tuition
18) Kent State University at Geauga
Burton, Public Not For Profit
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$5,842
In State Tuition
19) Wright State University Lake Campus
Celina, Public Not For Profit
21 64
$6,000
In State Tuition
20) Gods Bible School and College
Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit
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