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Cheapest Colleges in Ohio by Average Net Price

The lowest net price colleges in Ohio are ranked by the average net price paid. Net price is the average cost paid as determined by tuition minus scholarship and grant financial aid and grant financial aid and may be a more accurate estimation of real life costs than published tuition. Discount from list price represents the effective percent discount from published costs that students averaged. Please note that net price varies on a student by student basis based on finanical situation and no financial aid is guaranteed. Allegheny Wesleyan College leads the list with a $5,450 average annual net price paid in 2014-2015.

Net price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Ohio's Cheapest Colleges by Average Net Price
Average Net Price College Discount from List Price
$5,450
Average Net Price
1) Allegheny Wesleyan College
Salem, Private Not For Profit
52%
$6,330
Average Net Price
2) Ohio University Eastern Campus
Saint Clairsville, Public Not For Profit
50%
$6,511
Average Net Price
3) Ohio University Lancaster Campus
Lancaster, Public Not For Profit
48%
$6,964
Average Net Price
4) Ohio University Zanesville Campus
Zanesville, Public Not For Profit
45%
$7,147
Average Net Price
5) Ohio University Southern Campus
Ironton, Public Not For Profit
43%
$7,166
Average Net Price
6) Rabbinical College Telshe
Wickliffe, Private Not For Profit
57%
$7,208
Average Net Price
7) Ohio University Chillicothe Campus
Chillicothe, Public Not For Profit
43%
$7,771
Average Net Price
8) Kent State University at Geauga
Burton, Public Not For Profit
48%
$8,653
Average Net Price
9) Kent State University at Stark
Canton, Public Not For Profit
42%
$9,007
Average Net Price
10) Kent State University at East Liverpool
East Liverpool, Public Not For Profit
40%
$9,088
Average Net Price
11) Kent State University at Ashtabula
Ashtabula, Public Not For Profit
39%
$9,155
Average Net Price
12) Wright State University Lake Campus
Celina, Public Not For Profit
51%
$9,448
Average Net Price
13) Kent State University at Trumbull
Warren, Public Not For Profit
37%
$9,488
Average Net Price
14) Kent State University at Salem
Salem, Public Not For Profit
36%
$9,706
Average Net Price
15) Kent State University at Tuscarawas
New Philadelphia, Public Not For Profit
35%
$9,878
Average Net Price
16) Gods Bible School and College
Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit
18%
$10,237
Average Net Price
17) Miami University Middletown
Middletown, Public Not For Profit
51%
$10,637
Average Net Price
18) Youngstown State University
Youngstown, Public Not For Profit
45%
$10,792
Average Net Price
19) Wilberforce University
Wilberforce, Private Not For Profit
49%
$10,930
Average Net Price
20) Miami University Hamilton
Hamilton, Public Not For Profit
48%
$11,597
Average Net Price
21) University of Cincinnati Clermont College
Batavia, Public Not For Profit
34%
$12,135
Average Net Price
22) Central State University
Wilberforce, Public Not For Profit
32%
$13,242
Average Net Price
23) University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College
Blue Ash, Public Not For Profit
28%
$13,523
Average Net Price
24) Bryant and Stratton College Eastlake
Eastlake, Private For Profit
42%
$13,643
Average Net Price
25) Ohio State University Marion Campus
Marion, Public Not For Profit
25%
$13,882
Average Net Price
26) Shawnee State University
Portsmouth, Public Not For Profit
33%
$14,512
Average Net Price
27) Ohio State University Lima Campus
Lima, Public Not For Profit
20%
$14,656
Average Net Price
28) Ohio State University Newark Campus
Newark, Public Not For Profit
19%
$14,769
Average Net Price
29) Wright State University Main Campus
Dayton, Public Not For Profit
34%
$14,924
Average Net Price
30) Ohio Mid Western College
Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit
30%
$15,320
Average Net Price
31) Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Public Not For Profit
40%
$16,080
Average Net Price
32) Bryant and Stratton College Parma
Parma, Private For Profit
31%
$16,207
Average Net Price
33) Bryant & Stratton College Cleveland
Cleveland, Private For Profit
28%
$16,281
Average Net Price
34) University of Toledo
Toledo, Public Not For Profit
29%
$16,637
Average Net Price
35) Ohio State University Mansfield Campus
Mansfield, Public Not For Profit
8%
$16,863
Average Net Price
36) University of Akron Main Campus
Akron, Public Not For Profit
32%
$17,113
Average Net Price
37) University of Northwestern Ohio
Lima, Private Not For Profit
14%
$17,297
Average Net Price
38) Union Institute & University
Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit
33%
$17,443
Average Net Price
39) Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Columbus, Private Not For Profit
21%
$17,832
Average Net Price
40) Ursuline College
Pepper Pike, Private Not For Profit
60%
$17,877
Average Net Price
41) Bowling Green State University Main Campus
Bowling Green, Public Not For Profit
16%
$17,959
Average Net Price
42) University of Phoenix Cincinnati Campus
West Chester, Private For Profit
-10%
$18,042
Average Net Price
43) Ohio State University
Columbus, Public Not For Profit
26%
$18,156
Average Net Price
44) Kent State University at Kent
Kent, Public Not For Profit
19%
$18,160
Average Net Price
45) Mercy College of Ohio
Toledo, Private Not For Profit
33%
$18,536
Average Net Price
46) Lourdes University
Sylvania, Private Not For Profit
45%
$18,569
Average Net Price
47) Kettering College of Medical Arts
Kettering, Private Not For Profit
20%
$18,625
Average Net Price
48) College of Mount St. Joseph
Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit
54%
$19,417
Average Net Price
49) Walsh University
North Canton, Private Not For Profit
54%
$19,453
Average Net Price
50) Lake Erie College
Painesville, Private Not For Profit
54%
$19,525
Average Net Price
51) Muskingum University
New Concord, Private Not For Profit
52%
$19,820
Average Net Price
52) University of Phoenix Columbus Ohio Campus
Columbus, Private For Profit
-7%
$19,942
Average Net Price
53) Cincinnati Christian University
Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit
25%
$19,945
Average Net Price
54) Urbana University
Urbana, Private Not For Profit
43%
$20,201
Average Net Price
55) Ashland University
Ashland, Private Not For Profit
37%
$20,316
Average Net Price
56) Miami University
Oxford, Public Not For Profit
33%
$20,427
Average Net Price
57) Herzing University Toledo
Toledo, Private Not For Profit
16%
$20,799
Average Net Price
58) Tiffin University
Tiffin, Private Not For Profit
46%
$20,880
Average Net Price
59) Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Mount Vernon, Private Not For Profit
46%
$20,917
Average Net Price
60) Malone University
Canton, Private Not For Profit
50%
$21,010
Average Net Price
61) Capital University
Columbus, Private Not For Profit
56%
$21,050
Average Net Price
62) University of Cincinnati Main Campus
Cincinnati, Public Not For Profit
11%
$21,405
Average Net Price
63) Notre Dame College
Cleveland, Private Not For Profit
49%
$21,607
Average Net Price
64) Ohio University Main Campus
Athens, Public Not For Profit
18%
$22,419
Average Net Price
65) Hiram College
Hiram, Private Not For Profit
53%
$22,430
Average Net Price
66) The University of Findlay
Findlay, Private Not For Profit
51%
$22,446
Average Net Price
67) Herzing University Akron Campus
Akron, Private Not For Profit
8%
$22,777
Average Net Price
68) Wilmington College
Wilmington, Private Not For Profit
38%
$23,030
Average Net Price
69) University of Mount Union
Alliance, Private Not For Profit
45%
$23,449
Average Net Price
70) Ohio Dominican University
Columbus, Private Not For Profit
46%
$23,520
Average Net Price
71) Cedarville University
Cedarville, Private Not For Profit
40%
$23,660
Average Net Price
72) Heidelberg University
Tiffin, Private Not For Profit
45%
$23,932
Average Net Price
73) Ohio Northern University
Ada, Private Not For Profit
48%
$23,990
Average Net Price
74) Baldwin Wallace College
Berea, Private Not For Profit
45%
$24,339
Average Net Price
75) Wittenberg University
Springfield, Private Not For Profit
53%
$24,402
Average Net Price
76) Otterbein University
Westerville, Private Not For Profit
45%
$24,414
Average Net Price
77) Defiance College
Defiance, Private Not For Profit
45%
$24,779
Average Net Price
78) Franklin University
Columbus, Private Not For Profit
13%
$25,200
Average Net Price
79) Chamberlain College of Nursing Ohio
Columbus, Private For Profit
19%
$25,232
Average Net Price
80) Ohio Christian University
Circleville, Private Not For Profit
17%
$25,397
Average Net Price
81) Columbus College of Art and Design
Columbus, Private Not For Profit
45%
$25,407
Average Net Price
82) Franciscan University of Steubenville
Steubenville, Private Not For Profit
32%
$25,456
Average Net Price
83) Bluffton University
Bluffton, Private Not For Profit
43%
$25,593
Average Net Price
84) Marietta College
Marietta, Private Not For Profit
47%
$26,476
Average Net Price
85) Hondros College
Westerville, Private For Profit
5%
$26,488
Average Net Price
86) John Carroll University
University Heights, Private Not For Profit
51%
$27,020
Average Net Price
87) Art Academy of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit
39%
$28,005
Average Net Price
88) Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, Private Not For Profit
53%
$28,928
Average Net Price
89) The College of Wooster
Wooster, Private Not For Profit
54%
$30,190
Average Net Price
90) Xavier University
Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit
42%
$30,705
Average Net Price
91) University of Rio Grande
Rio Grande, Private Not For Profit
23%
$31,704
Average Net Price
92) Kenyon College
Gambier, Private Not For Profit
55%
$32,290
Average Net Price
93) Denison University
Granville, Private Not For Profit
51%
$34,557
Average Net Price
94) Pontifical College Josephinum
Columbus, Private Not For Profit
-3%
$34,930
Average Net Price
95) Cleveland Institute of Art
Cleveland, Private Not For Profit
37%
$34,973
Average Net Price
96) Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Private Not For Profit
47%
$35,077
Average Net Price
97) University of Dayton
Dayton, Private Not For Profit
39%
$39,794
Average Net Price
98) Oberlin College
Oberlin, Private Not For Profit
45%
$40,676
Average Net Price
99) Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland, Private Not For Profit
29%