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Ohio Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend private college in Ohio?   The average annual in-state four year, not for profit private college tuition in Ohio was $27,740 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $2,241 from the 2015-2016 average of $25,499 and represents a 8.79% annual increase. The list of Ohio private colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 131 private colleges and universities in Ohio, the most popular being Case Western Reserve University with 10,662 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $48,604. Oberlin College is the most expensive private school in Ohio with an in-state tuition of $54,346.

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
Allegheny Wesleyan College
Salem, 58 Students
$6,800 - -
American Institute of Alternative Medicine
Columbus, 260 Students
$12,558 - -
Antonelli College Cincinnati
Cincinnati, 56 Students
$15,980 - -
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, 191 Students
$31,560 56 51
Ashland University
Ashland, 4,524 Students
$20,332 60 66
ATS Institute of Technology
Highland Heights, 203 Students
$23,941 - -
Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Canton, 106 Students
$17,510 - -
Baldwin Wallace College
Berea, 3,263 Students
$32,586 64 62
Beckfield College Tri County
Springdale, 277 Students
$12,780 - -
Bluffton University
Bluffton, 667 Students
$32,316 66 61
Bradford School
Columbus, 324 Students
$13,980 - -
Brown Mackie College Akron
Akron, 152 Students
$11,592 - -
Brown Mackie College Cincinnati
Cincinnati, 249 Students
$11,772 - -
Brown Mackie College Findlay
Findlay, 214 Students
$11,772 - -
Brown Mackie College North Canton
Canton, 323 Students
$11,772 - -
Bryant & Stratton College Cleveland
Cleveland, 108 Students
$17,118 - -
Bryant and Stratton College Eastlake
Eastlake, 129 Students
$17,603 - -
Bryant and Stratton College Parma
Parma, 206 Students
$17,703 - -
Capital University
Columbus, 2,799 Students
$35,146 57 63
Case Western Reserve University  Best Value
Cleveland, 10,662 Students
$48,604 94 63
Cedarville University  Best Value
Cedarville, 3,619 Students
$30,070 65 63
Chamberlain College of Nursing Ohio
Columbus, 237 Students
$18,495 - -
Chancellor University
Seven Hills, 237 Students
$11,550 - -
Chatfield College
Saint Martin, 102 Students
$11,125 - -
Cincinnati Christian University
Cincinnati, 631 Students
$16,530 42 53
Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
Cincinnati, 78 Students
$17,625 - -
Cleveland Institute of Art
Cleveland, 649 Students
$39,300 55 37
Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland, 396 Students
$40,000 - -
College of Mount St. Joseph
Cincinnati, 1,271 Students
$29,100 60 69
Columbus College of Art and Design
Columbus, 1,069 Students
$34,920 - -
Davis College
Toledo, 31 Students
$12,600 - -
Daymar College Chillicothe
Chillicothe, 32 Students
$17,000 - -
Daymar College Jackson
Jackson, 13 Students
$17,000 - -
Daymar College Lancaster
Lancaster, 54 Students
$15,000 - -
Daymar College New Boston
New Boston, 22 Students
$15,000 - -
Defiance College
Defiance, 487 Students
$31,990 47 48
Denison University  Best Value
Granville, 2,365 Students
$50,790 90 64
DeVry University Ohio
Columbus, 2,139 Students
$15,835 - -
ETI Technical College
Niles, 88 Students
$9,772 - -
Fortis College Centeville
Centerville, 464 Students
$13,474 - -
Fortis College Cincinnati
Cincinnati, 393 Students
$14,196 - -
Fortis College Columbus
Westerville, 896 Students
$14,443 - -
Fortis College Cuyahoga Falls
Cuyahoga Falls, 513 Students
$12,901 - -
Fortis College Ravenna
Ravenna, 15 Students
$13,590 - -
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Steubenville, 2,184 Students
$27,170 64 60
Franklin University
Columbus, 1,993 Students
$12,624 - -
Gallipolis Career College
Gallipolis, 25 Students
$12,480 - -
Gods Bible School and College
Cincinnati, 174 Students
$6,000 - -
Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science
Cincinnati, 136 Students
$13,605 - -
Harrison College Grove City
Grove City, 70 Students
$14,400 - -
Heidelberg University
Tiffin, 1,116 Students
$30,400 50 52
Herzing University Akron Campus
Akron, 259 Students
$13,130 - -
Herzing University Toledo
Toledo, 65 Students
$13,130 - -
Hiram College
Hiram, 824 Students
$34,008 64 65
Hondros College
Westerville, 1,470 Students
$17,040 - -
International College of Broadcasting
Dayton, 54 Students
$12,469 - -
John Carroll University
University Heights, 3,230 Students
$39,840 61 56
Kenyon College  Best Value
Gambier, 1,721 Students
$53,830 93 66
Kettering College of Medical Arts
Kettering, 546 Students
$12,960 52 64
Lake Erie College
Painesville, 755 Students
$29,986 46 58
Lincoln College of Technology Cleveland
Cleveland, 33 Students
$11,895 - -
Lincoln College of Technology Columbus
Columbus, 40 Students
$11,895 - -
Lincoln College of Technology Dayton
Dayton, 284 Students
$11,895 - -
Lincoln College of Technology Franklin LCT
Franklin, 162 Students
$11,895 - -
Lincoln College of Technology Toledo
Toledo, 213 Students
$11,895 - -
Lincoln College of Technology Tri County
Cincinnati, 401 Students
$11,895 - -
Lincoln College of Technology Vine Street
Cincinnati, 229 Students
$11,895 - -
Lourdes University
Sylvania, 1,028 Students
$21,700 23 22
Malone University
Canton, 1,143 Students
$29,900 53 61
Marietta College
Marietta, 1,069 Students
$35,030 55 53
Mercy College of Ohio
Toledo, 434 Students
$12,840 - -
Miami Jacobs Career College
Independence, 6 Students
$10,440 - -
Miami Jacobs Career College Columbus
Columbus, 28 Students
$10,440 - -
Miami Jacobs Career College Dayton
Dayton, 7 Students
$10,440 - -
Miami Jacobs Career College Sharonville
Sharonville, 22 Students
$10,440 - -
Miami Jacobs Career College Springboro
Springboro, 24 Students
$10,440 - -
Miami Jacobs Career College Troy
Troy, 10 Students
$10,440 - -
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Columbus, 712 Students
$13,392 39 55
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Mount Vernon, 1,728 Students
$28,994 49 57
Muskingum University
New Concord, 1,521 Students
$27,500 47 59
National College Cincinnati
Cincinnati, 13 Students
$14,832 - -
National College Columbus
Columbus, 3 Students
$14,832 - -
National College Dayton
Kettering, 13 Students
$15,732 - -
National College Stow
Stow, 136 Students
$11,412 - -
National College Willoughby Hills
Willoughby Hills, 61 Students
$11,412 - -
National College Youngstown
Youngstown, 16 Students
$14,832 - -
Notre Dame College
Cleveland, 1,163 Students
$29,460 20 -
Oberlin College  Best Value
Oberlin, 2,785 Students
$54,346 93 57
Ohio Business College Columbus
Columbus, 40 Students
$8,460 - -
Ohio Business College Sandusky
Sandusky, 94 Students
$8,820 - -
Ohio Business College Sheffield
Sheffield Village, 124 Students
$8,820 - -
Ohio Christian University
Circleville, 2,448 Students
$19,456 - -
Ohio College of Massotherapy Inc
Akron, 61 Students
$8,460 - -
Ohio Dominican University
Columbus, 1,114 Students
$30,500 40 42
Ohio Mid Western College
Cincinnati, 133 Students
$10,044 - -
Ohio Northern University
Ada, 2,846 Students
$31,350 68 64
Ohio Valley College of Technology
East Liverpool, 176 Students
$11,421 - -
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, 1,547 Students
$45,500 - -
Otterbein University
Westerville, 2,328 Students
$31,424 57 57
Pontifical College Josephinum
Columbus, 139 Students
$21,500 - -
Professional Skills Institute
Toledo, 440 Students
$15,827 - -
Rabbinical College Telshe
Wickliffe, 60 Students
$13,000 - -
Remington College Cleveland Campus
Cleveland, 568 Students
$15,678 - -
Remington College Cleveland West Campus
North Olmsted, 348 Students
$15,995 - -
Rosedale Bible College
Irwin, 34 Students
$8,400 - -
School of Advertising Art Inc
Kettering, 210 Students
$27,778 - -
Stautzenberger College Brecksville
Brecksville, 324 Students
$14,843 - -
Stautzenberger College Maumee
Maumee, 550 Students
$14,843 - -
The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Cincinnati, 489 Students
$15,085 - -
The College of Wooster  Best Value
Wooster, 1,996 Students
$49,810 83 65
The University of Findlay
Findlay, 3,092 Students
$33,250 56 59
Tiffin University
Tiffin, 1,860 Students
$24,600 - -
Tri State Bible College
South Point, 8 Students
$8,400 - -
Trumbull Business College
Warren, 80 Students
$11,532 - -
Union Institute & University
Cincinnati, 461 Students
$13,080 - -
University of Dayton  Best Value
Dayton, 10,037 Students
$42,900 72 51
University of Mount Union
Alliance, 2,362 Students
$30,460 47 51
University of Northwestern Ohio
Lima, 3,146 Students
$10,350 - -
University of Phoenix Cincinnati Campus
West Chester, 162 Students
$9,480 - -
University of Phoenix Cleveland Campus
Independence, 29 Students
$11,056 - -
University of Phoenix Columbus Ohio Campus
Columbus, 196 Students
$11,640 - -
University of Rio Grande
Rio Grande, 1,104 Students
$26,821 - -
Urbana University
Urbana, 445 Students
$23,700 25 21
Ursuline College
Pepper Pike, 571 Students
$32,070 35 49
Vatterott College Cleveland
Broadview Heights, 117 Students
$10,587 - -
Virginia Marti College of Art and Design
Lakewood, 69 Students
$18,900 - -
Walsh University
North Canton, 2,055 Students
$28,480 54 64
Wilberforce University
Wilberforce, 574 Students
$12,020 25 57
Wilmington College
Wilmington, 1,165 Students
$24,800 32 30
Wittenberg University
Springfield, 1,693 Students
$38,680 - -
Xavier University
Cincinnati, 5,392 Students
$38,300 68 55