Public Colleges in Ohio

The 2023 Directory of Ohio Public Colleges and Costs

Ohio Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in Ohio?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Ohio was $8,075 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $580 from the 2019-2020 average of $7,495 and represents a 7.74% 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 53,218 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,018. Miami University is the most expensive public school in Ohio with an in-state tuition of $13,790.

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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Ohio Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Belmont Technical College

Saint Clairsville, Ohio

$2,898 NA NA
Bowling Green State University Firelands

Huron, Ohio

$5,390 NA NA
Bowling Green State University Main Campus

Bowling Green, Ohio

$10,776 43 15
Central Ohio Technical College

Newark, Ohio

$4,896 NA NA
Central State University

Wilberforce, Ohio

$4,842 11 NA
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Cincinnati, Ohio

$4,050 NA NA
Clark State Community College

Springfield, Ohio

$3,296 NA NA
Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio

$11,610 45 20
Columbus State Community College

Columbus, Ohio

$5,038 NA NA
Cuyahoga Community College District

Cleveland, Ohio

$4,472 NA NA
Eastern Gateway Community College

Steubenville, Ohio

$4,115 NA NA
Edison State Community College

Piqua, Ohio

$3,487 NA NA
Hocking College

Nelsonville, Ohio

$3,816 NA NA
James A Rhodes State College

Lima, Ohio

$4,325 NA NA
Kent State University at Ashtabula

Ashtabula, Ohio

$6,662 NA NA
Kent State University at East Liverpool

East Liverpool, Ohio

$6,662 NA NA
Kent State University at Geauga

Burton, Ohio

$6,662 NA NA
Kent State University at Kent

Kent, Ohio

$11,774 37 9
Kent State University at Salem

Salem, Ohio

$6,662 NA NA
Kent State University at Stark

Canton, Ohio

$6,662 NA NA