Ohio In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Ohio by In State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Ohio by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Ohio these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Ohio list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Ohio tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Ohio are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Ohio? Leading the colleges list is Allegheny Wesleyan College in Salem with an in state total cost of $11,400.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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Ohio's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#21 Ohio State University Newark Campus

Newark, Public Not For Profit

$18,418 NA NA
#22 University of Cincinnati Clermont College

Batavia, Public Not For Profit

$18,502 NA NA
#23 Chancellor University

Seven Hills, Private For Profit

$18,550 NA NA
#24 University of Phoenix Columbus Ohio Campus

Columbus, Private For Profit

$18,560 NA NA
#25 Wright State University Lake Campus

Celina, Public Not For Profit

$18,626 27 5
#26 University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College

Blue Ash, Public Not For Profit

$18,878 NA NA
#27 University of Phoenix Cleveland Campus

Independence, Private For Profit

$18,886 NA NA
#28 Youngstown State University

Youngstown, Public Not For Profit

$20,079 30 22
#29 University of Northwestern Ohio

Lima, Private Not For Profit

$20,200 NA NA
#30 Shawnee State University

Portsmouth, Public Not For Profit

$20,377 NA NA
#31 Tri State Bible College

South Point, Private Not For Profit

$20,720 NA NA
#32 Franklin University

Columbus, Private Not For Profit

$20,881 NA NA
#33 Bowling Green State University Main Campus

Bowling Green, Public Not For Profit

$21,211 41 20
#34 Ohio Mid Western College

Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit

$21,357 NA NA
#35 Wilberforce University

Wilberforce, Private Not For Profit

$21,450 39 42
#36 Miami University Hamilton

Hamilton, Public Not For Profit

$21,650 NA NA
#37 Miami University Middletown

Middletown, Public Not For Profit

$21,650 NA NA
#38 Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Columbus, Private Not For Profit

$22,472 61 36
#39 Bryant & Stratton College Cleveland

Cleveland, Private For Profit

$22,583 NA NA
#40 Bryant and Stratton College Parma

Parma, Private For Profit

$22,702 NA NA