Public Colleges in Ohio

The 2021 Directory of Ohio Public Colleges and Costs

Ohio Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

How much does it cost to attend public college in Ohio?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Ohio was $7,495 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a change of $235 from the 2018-2019 average of $7,260 and represents a 3.24% annual increase. The list of Ohio public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Ohio and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 59 public colleges and universities in Ohio, the most popular being Ohio State University with 53,129 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,197. Miami University is the most expensive public school in Ohio with an in-state tuition of $12,879.

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.

<Academic 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, Ohio

$2,658 NA NA
Bowling Green State University Firelands

Huron, Ohio

$4,800 NA NA
Bowling Green State University Main Campus

Bowling Green, Ohio

$9,278 41 20
Central Ohio Technical College

Newark, Ohio

$4,656 NA NA
Central State University

Wilberforce, Ohio

$4,306 18 6
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Cincinnati, Ohio

$3,933 NA NA
Clark State Community College

Springfield, Ohio

$3,176 NA NA
Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio

$10,745 38 13
Columbus State Community College

Columbus, Ohio

$4,588 NA NA
Cuyahoga Community College District

Cleveland, Ohio

$4,322 NA NA
Eastern Gateway Community College

Steubenville, Ohio

$3,960 NA NA
Edison State Community College

Piqua, Ohio

$4,060 NA NA
Hocking College

Nelsonville, Ohio

$3,696 NA NA
James A Rhodes State College

Lima, Ohio

$4,085 NA NA
Kent State University at Ashtabula

Ashtabula, Ohio

$5,999 NA NA
Kent State University at East Liverpool

East Liverpool, Ohio

$5,999 NA NA
Kent State University at Geauga

Burton, Ohio

$5,999 NA NA
Kent State University at Kent

Kent, Ohio

$10,602 37 13
Kent State University at Salem

Salem, Ohio

$5,999 NA NA
Kent State University at Stark

Canton, Ohio

$5,999 NA NA