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Ohio Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend community college in Ohio?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Ohio was $10,591 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $261 from the 2015-2016 average of $10,330 and represents a 2.53% annual increase. The list of Ohio community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 25 community colleges and universities in Ohio, the most popular being Cuyahoga Community College District with 6,980 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $4,322. Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute is the most expensive community school in Ohio with an in-state tuition of $7,380.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Ohio colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Ohio or cheap Ohio colleges guide.

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 ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Ohio Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Belmont Technical College
Saint Clairsville, 462 Students
$2,802 - -
Bowling Green State University Firelands
Huron, 986 Students
$4,706 - -
Central Ohio Technical College
Newark, 735 Students
$4,536 - -
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Cincinnati, 2,228 Students
$3,700 - -
Clark State Community College
Springfield, 1,242 Students
$3,152 - -
Columbus State Community College
Columbus, 6,825 Students
$4,284 - -
Cuyahoga Community College District
Cleveland, 6,980 Students
$4,322 - -
Eastern Gateway Community College
Steubenville, 1,765 Students
$4,125 - -
Edison State Community College
Piqua, 865 Students
$3,909 - -
Hocking College
Nelsonville, 1,829 Students
$3,696 - -
James A Rhodes State College
Lima, 764 Students
$4,085 - -
Lakeland Community College
Kirtland, 2,011 Students
$4,683 - -
Lorain County Community College
Elyria, 2,737 Students
$3,696 - -
Marion Technical College
Marion, 617 Students
$4,320 - -
North Central State College
Mansfield, 858 Students
$3,217 - -
Northwest State Community College
Archbold, 475 Students
$4,016 - -
Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
Wooster, 611 Students
$7,380 - -
Owens Community College
Perrysburg, 2,506 Students
$3,912 - -
Sinclair Community College
Dayton, 4,547 Students
$3,409 - -
Southern State Community College
Hillsboro, 768 Students
$4,532 - -