Ohio In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Ohio by In State Total Cost for 2022

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 2020/2021 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 $11,600.

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

.
Ohio's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Allegheny Wesleyan College

Salem, Private Not For Profit

$11,600 NA NA
#2 Gods Bible School and College

Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit

$12,150 NA NA
#3 Ohio University Eastern Campus

Saint Clairsville, Public Not For Profit

$12,800 NA NA
#4 Ohio University Chillicothe Campus

Chillicothe, Public Not For Profit

$12,800 NA NA
#5 Ohio University Southern Campus

Ironton, Public Not For Profit

$12,800 NA NA
#6 Ohio University Lancaster Campus

Lancaster, Public Not For Profit

$12,800 NA NA
#7 Ohio University Zanesville Campus

Zanesville, Public Not For Profit

$12,800 NA NA
#8 Kent State University at Ashtabula

Ashtabula, Public Not For Profit

$16,225 NA NA
#9 Kent State University at East Liverpool

East Liverpool, Public Not For Profit

$16,225 NA NA
#10 Kent State University at Stark

Canton, Public Not For Profit

$16,225 NA NA
#11 Kent State University at Trumbull

Warren, Public Not For Profit

$16,225 NA NA
#12 Kent State University at Tuscarawas

New Philadelphia, Public Not For Profit

$16,225 NA NA
#13 Kent State University at Salem

Salem, Public Not For Profit

$16,225 NA NA
#14 Kent State University at Geauga

Burton, Public Not For Profit

$16,225 NA NA
#15 University of Phoenix Cincinnati Campus

West Chester, Private For Profit

$16,400 NA NA
#16 Rabbinical College Telshe

Wickliffe, Private Not For Profit

$17,000 NA NA
#17 Central State University

Wilberforce, Public Not For Profit

$18,406 NA NA
#18 Chancellor University

Seven Hills, Private For Profit

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

Columbus, Private For Profit

$18,560 NA NA
#20 Ohio State University Lima Campus

Lima, Public Not For Profit

$18,743 NA NA
#21 Ohio State University Mansfield Campus

Mansfield, Public Not For Profit

$18,743 NA NA
#22 Ohio State University Marion Campus

Marion, Public Not For Profit

$18,743 NA NA
#23 Ohio State University Newark Campus

Newark, Public Not For Profit

$18,743 NA NA
#24 University of Phoenix Cleveland Campus

Independence, Private For Profit

$18,886 NA NA
#25 University of Cincinnati Clermont College

Batavia, Public Not For Profit

$18,938 NA NA
#26 University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College

Blue Ash, Public Not For Profit

$19,330 NA NA
#27 Wright State University Lake Campus

Celina, Public Not For Profit

$19,416 NA NA
#28 University of Northwestern Ohio

Lima, Private Not For Profit

$20,250 NA NA
#29 Youngstown State University

Youngstown, Public Not For Profit

$20,456 31 23
#30 Shawnee State University

Portsmouth, Public Not For Profit

$20,716 NA NA
#31 Tri State Bible College

South Point, Private Not For Profit

$20,720 NA NA
#32 Ohio Mid Western College

Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit

$21,357 NA NA
#33 Wilberforce University

Wilberforce, Private Not For Profit

$21,450 31 18
#34 Miami University Hamilton

Hamilton, Public Not For Profit

$22,315 NA NA
#35 Miami University Middletown

Middletown, Public Not For Profit

$22,315 NA NA
#36 Bryant & Stratton College Cleveland

Cleveland, Private For Profit

$22,583 NA NA
#37 Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Columbus, Private Not For Profit

$22,775 60 43
#38 Bowling Green State University Main Campus

Bowling Green, Public Not For Profit

$23,015 45 22
#39 Bryant and Stratton College Eastlake

Eastlake, Private For Profit

$23,341 NA NA
#40 Wright State University Main Campus

Dayton, Public Not For Profit

$23,412 43 21
#41 Kettering College

Kettering, Private Not For Profit

$23,454 57 37
#42 Bryant and Stratton College Parma

Parma, Private For Profit

$23,572 NA NA
#43 DeVry University Ohio

Columbus, Private For Profit

$23,669 NA NA
#44 Kent State University at Kent

Kent, Public Not For Profit

$24,293 40 14
#45 Herzing University Toledo

Toledo, Private Not For Profit

$24,314 NA NA
#46 Franklin University

Columbus, Private Not For Profit

$24,589 NA NA
#47 University of Toledo

Toledo, Public Not For Profit

$24,852 47 31
#48 Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Public Not For Profit

$24,975 41 16
#49 University of Akron Main Campus

Akron, Public Not For Profit

$25,177 44 17
#50 University of Cincinnati Main Campus

Cincinnati, Public Not For Profit

$25,212 60 21
#51 Herzing University Akron Campus

Akron, Private Not For Profit

$25,432 NA NA
#52 Ohio State University

Columbus, Public Not For Profit

$25,666 73 83
#53 Mercy College of Ohio

Toledo, Private Not For Profit

$27,408 53 43
#54 Cincinnati Christian University

Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit

$27,498 NA NA
#55 Ohio University Main Campus

Athens, Public Not For Profit

$27,620 57 25
#56 Hondros College

Westerville, Private For Profit

$28,248 NA NA
#57 Union Institute & University

Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit

$28,410 NA NA
#58 Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit

$30,525 NA NA
#59 Miami University

Oxford, Public Not For Profit

$31,973 64 57
#60 Ohio Christian University

Circleville, Private Not For Profit

$32,058 NA NA
#61 Chamberlain College of Nursing Ohio

Columbus, Private For Profit

$32,489 NA NA
#62 Ashland University

Ashland, Private Not For Profit

$34,612 51 35
#63 Urbana University

Urbana, Private Not For Profit

$34,778 NA NA
#64 Hiram College

Hiram, Private Not For Profit

$35,490 45 90
#65 Lourdes University

Sylvania, Private Not For Profit

$38,034 29 7
#66 Pontifical College Josephinum

Columbus, Private Not For Profit

$38,050 NA NA
#67 Wilmington College

Wilmington, Private Not For Profit

$38,600 36 13
#68 University of Rio Grande

Rio Grande, Private Not For Profit

$39,847 NA NA
#69 Franciscan University of Steubenville

Steubenville, Private Not For Profit

$40,250 57 39
#70 Cedarville University

Cedarville, Private Not For Profit

$41,784 65 66
#71 Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon, Private Not For Profit

$42,000 51 53
#72 Tiffin University

Tiffin, Private Not For Profit

$42,320 NA NA
#73 Notre Dame College

Cleveland, Private Not For Profit

$42,400 NA NA
#74 Muskingum University

New Concord, Private Not For Profit

$42,450 NA NA
#75 Malone University

Canton, Private Not For Profit

$43,616 54 80
#76 College of Mount St. Joseph

Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit

$43,620 50 59
#77 Walsh University

North Canton, Private Not For Profit

$43,993 48 57
#78 University of Mount Union

Alliance, Private Not For Profit

$44,400 51 42
#79 Lake Erie College

Painesville, Private Not For Profit

$44,552 37 30
#80 Heidelberg University

Tiffin, Private Not For Profit

$44,700 41 30
#81 Ohio Dominican University

Columbus, Private Not For Profit

$45,300 NA NA
#82 Art Academy of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit

$45,854 NA NA
#83 Otterbein University

Westerville, Private Not For Profit

$45,900 56 64
#84 Defiance College

Defiance, Private Not For Profit

$45,924 37 13
#85 Ursuline College

Pepper Pike, Private Not For Profit

$47,062 57 86
#86 Bluffton University

Bluffton, Private Not For Profit

$47,248 NA NA
#87 Baldwin Wallace College

Berea, Private Not For Profit

$47,950 64 73
#88 The University of Findlay

Findlay, Private Not For Profit

$48,227 56 48
#89 Ohio Northern University

Ada, Private Not For Profit

$48,640 71 83
#90 Columbus College of Art and Design

Columbus, Private Not For Profit

$48,902 NA NA
#91 Marietta College

Marietta, Private Not For Profit

$49,588 61 87
#92 Capital University

Columbus, Private Not For Profit

$51,614 NA NA
#93 Wittenberg University

Springfield, Private Not For Profit

$53,906 NA NA
#94 Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, Private Not For Profit

$55,140 NA NA
#95 Xavier University

Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit

$57,070 66 47
#96 Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland, Private Not For Profit

$58,175 58 29
#97 John Carroll University

University Heights, Private Not For Profit

$58,216 62 63
#98 University of Dayton

Dayton, Private Not For Profit

$60,470 67 62
#99 Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, Private Not For Profit

$61,576 NA NA
#100 The College of Wooster

Wooster, Private Not For Profit

$67,750 NA NA
#101 Kenyon College

Gambier, Private Not For Profit

$69,750 87 84
#102 Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, Private Not For Profit

$70,228 87 89
#103 Denison University

Granville, Private Not For Profit

$71,400 81 73
#104 Oberlin College

Oberlin, Private Not For Profit

$77,796 75 55