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
#1 Allegheny Wesleyan College

Salem, Private Not For Profit

$11,400 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

$12,640 NA NA
#4 Ohio University Chillicothe Campus

Chillicothe, Public Not For Profit

$12,640 NA NA
#5 Ohio University Southern Campus

Ironton, Public Not For Profit

$12,640 NA NA
#6 Ohio University Lancaster Campus

Lancaster, Public Not For Profit

$12,640 NA NA
#7 Ohio University Zanesville Campus

Zanesville, Public Not For Profit

$12,640 NA NA
#8 Kent State University at Ashtabula

Ashtabula, Public Not For Profit

$15,059 NA NA
#9 Kent State University at East Liverpool

East Liverpool, Public Not For Profit

$15,059 NA NA
#10 Kent State University at Stark

Canton, Public Not For Profit

$15,059 NA NA
#11 Kent State University at Trumbull

Warren, Public Not For Profit

$15,059 NA NA
#12 Kent State University at Tuscarawas

New Philadelphia, Public Not For Profit

$15,059 NA NA
#13 Kent State University at Salem

Salem, Public Not For Profit

$15,059 NA NA
#14 Kent State University at Geauga

Burton, Public Not For Profit

$15,059 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

$16,700 NA NA
#17 Central State University

Wilberforce, Public Not For Profit

$18,406 18 6
#18 Ohio State University Lima Campus

Lima, Public Not For Profit

$18,418 NA NA
#19 Ohio State University Mansfield Campus

Mansfield, Public Not For Profit

$18,418 NA NA
#20 Ohio State University Marion Campus

Marion, Public Not For Profit

$18,418 NA NA
#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
#41 Wright State University Main Campus

Dayton, Public Not For Profit

$22,754 42 18
#42 Kettering College of Medical Arts

Kettering, Private Not For Profit

$22,780 63 56
#43 Bryant and Stratton College Eastlake

Eastlake, Private For Profit

$23,341 NA NA
#44 Kent State University at Kent

Kent, Public Not For Profit

$23,508 37 13
#45 DeVry University Ohio

Columbus, Private For Profit

$23,669 NA NA
#46 University of Toledo

Toledo, Public Not For Profit

$24,300 48 32
#47 Herzing University Toledo

Toledo, Private Not For Profit

$24,314 NA NA
#48 Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Public Not For Profit

$24,507 38 13
#49 Herzing University Akron Campus

Akron, Private Not For Profit

$24,514 NA NA
#50 University of Cincinnati Main Campus

Cincinnati, Public Not For Profit

$24,528 61 38
#51 Mercy College of Ohio

Toledo, Private Not For Profit

$24,744 54 21
#52 Ohio State University

Columbus, Public Not For Profit

$24,914 74 82
#53 University of Akron Main Campus

Akron, Public Not For Profit

$24,932 41 16
#54 Union Institute & University

Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit

$25,980 NA NA
#55 Ohio University Main Campus

Athens, Public Not For Profit

$26,906 55 26
#56 Cincinnati Christian University

Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit

$27,498 NA NA
#57 Hondros College

Westerville, Private For Profit

$28,730 NA NA
#58 Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit

$30,525 NA NA
#59 Ohio Christian University

Circleville, Private Not For Profit

$30,710 NA NA
#60 Miami University

Oxford, Public Not For Profit

$31,275 69 64
#61 Chamberlain College of Nursing Ohio

Columbus, Private For Profit

$32,115 NA NA
#62 Ashland University

Ashland, Private Not For Profit

$33,232 44 30
#63 Urbana University

Urbana, Private Not For Profit

$34,778 NA NA
#64 Pontifical College Josephinum

Columbus, Private Not For Profit

$36,542 NA NA
#65 Lourdes University

Sylvania, Private Not For Profit

$36,645 31 10
#66 Wilmington College

Wilmington, Private Not For Profit

$37,975 32 6
#67 Franciscan University of Steubenville

Steubenville, Private Not For Profit

$38,760 57 32
#68 University of Rio Grande

Rio Grande, Private Not For Profit

$39,847 NA NA
#69 Cedarville University

Cedarville, Private Not For Profit

$40,216 62 62
#70 Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon, Private Not For Profit

$40,352 53 64
#71 Tiffin University

Tiffin, Private Not For Profit

$40,660 NA NA
#72 Muskingum University

New Concord, Private Not For Profit

$41,568 40 35
#73 Notre Dame College

Cleveland, Private Not For Profit

$42,160 26 9
#74 College of Mount St. Joseph

Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit

$42,230 47 50
#75 Malone University

Canton, Private Not For Profit

$42,900 56 75
#76 Walsh University

North Canton, Private Not For Profit

$43,073 52 62
#77 University of Mount Union

Alliance, Private Not For Profit

$43,300 50 42
#78 Lake Erie College

Painesville, Private Not For Profit

$43,750 NA NA
#79 Heidelberg University

Tiffin, Private Not For Profit

$43,900 43 39
#80 Ohio Dominican University

Columbus, Private Not For Profit

$44,000 38 28
#81 Otterbein University

Westerville, Private Not For Profit

$44,990 56 56
#82 Baldwin Wallace College

Berea, Private Not For Profit

$45,140 62 75
#83 Defiance College

Defiance, Private Not For Profit

$45,200 41 15
#84 Art Academy of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit

$45,335 40 17
#85 Ursuline College

Pepper Pike, Private Not For Profit

$45,766 54 81
#86 Bluffton University

Bluffton, Private Not For Profit

$46,260 48 31
#87 The University of Findlay

Findlay, Private Not For Profit

$46,820 56 50
#88 Ohio Northern University

Ada, Private Not For Profit

$47,280 70 83
#89 Columbus College of Art and Design

Columbus, Private Not For Profit

$47,930 51 28
#90 Marietta College

Marietta, Private Not For Profit

$48,644 62 86
#91 Hiram College

Hiram, Private Not For Profit

$48,800 55 71
#92 Capital University

Columbus, Private Not For Profit

$49,736 55 70
#93 Wittenberg University

Springfield, Private Not For Profit

$52,444 55 71
#94 Xavier University

Cincinnati, Private Not For Profit

$55,060 66 51
#95 John Carroll University

University Heights, Private Not For Profit

$56,392 62 70
#96 Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland, Private Not For Profit

$56,835 56 28
#97 Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, Private Not For Profit

$58,182 NA NA
#98 University of Dayton

Dayton, Private Not For Profit

$59,150 69 61
#99 Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, Private Not For Profit

$61,660 NA NA
#100 The College of Wooster

Wooster, Private Not For Profit

$65,250 70 86
#101 Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, Private Not For Profit

$67,738 87 89
#102 Denison University

Granville, Private Not For Profit

$68,080 80 79
#103 Kenyon College

Gambier, Private Not For Profit

$73,050 86 84
#104 Oberlin College

Oberlin, Private Not For Profit

$75,556 75 50