Ohio Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Ohio?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Ohio was $7,260 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $413 from the 2015-2016 average of $6,847 and represents a 6.03% 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 51,817 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $9,718. Miami University is the most expensive public school in Ohio with an in-state tuition of $12,168.

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, 577 Students
$2,527 - -
Bowling Green State University Firelands
Huron, 940 Students
$4,706 - -
Bowling Green State University Main Campus
Bowling Green, 14,573 Students
$9,096 50 66
Central Ohio Technical College
Newark, 729 Students
$4,296 - -
Central State University
Wilberforce, 1,601 Students
$3,926 34 72
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Cincinnati, 2,498 Students
$3,567 - -
Clark State Community College
Springfield, 1,415 Students
$2,912 - -
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, 11,342 Students
$9,636 32 52
Columbus State Community College
Columbus, 7,025 Students
$3,808 - -
Cuyahoga Community College District
Cleveland, 7,680 Students
$3,953 - -
Eastern Gateway Community College
Steubenville, 1,141 Students
$3,510 - -
Edison State Community College
Piqua, 803 Students
$3,610 - -
Hocking College
Nelsonville, 2,273 Students
$3,696 - -
James A Rhodes State College
Lima, 1,057 Students
$3,845 - -
Kent State University at Ashtabula
Ashtabula, 516 Students
$5,664 - -
Kent State University at East Liverpool
East Liverpool, 148 Students
$5,664 - -
Kent State University at Geauga
Burton, 594 Students
$5,664 - -
Kent State University at Kent
Kent, 22,848 Students
$10,012 42 57
Kent State University at Salem
Salem, 549 Students
$5,664 - -
Kent State University at Stark
Canton, 2,027 Students
$5,664 - -