If you're looking for an affordable university in Ohio but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Ohio for international students.
Keep in mind that affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 methodology for the list below is solely a ranking on published out of 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 net price.
The most affordable four year colleges in Ohio are listed by one year's out of state tuition list price for the 2013/2014 school year.
What is the cheapest college in Ohio? Leading our colleges list is Allegheny Wesleyan College in Salem with an out of state tuition of $4,800.
Another affordable option for Ohio students is to study at a community college for two years, then progress to a full four year college to earn your bachelors degree. A comprehensive list of Ohio community colleges can be found here with annual tuition that may be cheaper than four year colleges.
Academic Score is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Colleges which are "not ranked" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score.
All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.
|College||Out of State Tuition||Academic Score||Request Info|
|1||Allegheny Wesleyan College
|2||Gods Bible School and College
|3||Ohio University Southern Campus
|4||Ohio University Eastern Campus
Saint Clairsville, Public
|5||Tri State Bible College
South Point, Private
|6||Youngstown State University
|7||University of Northwestern Ohio
|8||University of Phoenix Cincinnati Campus
West Chester, Private
|9||Rabbinical College Telshe
|10||Ohio University Zanesville Campus
|11||Ohio University Chillicothe Campus
|12||Ohio University Lancaster Campus
|13||Kettering College of Medical Arts
|14||Ohio Mid Western College
|16||Mercy College of Ohio
|17||Akron Institute of Herzing University
|18||Herzing University Toledo
|19||Mount Carmel College of Nursing
|20||Central State University
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