The price of education: Which Ohio schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Ohio residents pay the lowest in-state tuition at Ohio Technical Center at Vantage Career Center, U S Grant Joint Vocational School and Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Ohio Technical Center at Vantage Career Center
Wert
37
$620
2
U S Grant Joint Vocational School
Bethel
33
$650
3
Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District
Chillicothe
253
$733
4
Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County
Newark
251
$797
5
Tri-County Adult Career Center
Nelsonville
67
$821
6
Clark State Community College
Springfield
5,783
$3,728
7
Washington State Community College
Marietta
1,821
$3,888
8
North Central State College
Mansfield
3,050
$3,998
9
Sinclair Community College
Dayton
18,448
$4,004
10
Stark State College
Canton
11,613
$4,070
11
James A Rhodes State College
Lima
3,760
$4,085
12
Northwest State Community College
Archbold
3,620
$4,098
13
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Cincinnati
8,807
$4,126
14
Lorain County Community College
Elyria
11,042
$4,140
15
Eastern Gateway Community College
Steubenville
8,526
$4,240
16
Columbus State Community College
Columbus
27,204
$4,284
17
Belmont College
Clairsville
1,150
$4,310
18
Cuyahoga Community College District
Cleveland
23,900
$4,322
19
Pioneer Career and Technology Center
Shelby
8
$4,463
20
Central Ohio Technical College
Newark
3,479
$4,536
21
Hocking College
Nelsonville
3,375
$4,540
22
Terra State Community College
Fremont
2,243
$4,652
23
Edison State Community College
Piqua
3,261
$4,698
24
Lakeland Community College
Kirtland
7,581
$4,712
25
Marion Technical College
Marion
2,524
$4,902
26
Southern State Community College
Hillsboro
2,719
$5,012
27
Bowling Green State University-Firelands
Huron
1,970
$5,060
28
Owens Community College
Perrysburg
10,038
$5,150
29
Zane State College
Zanesville
2,514
$5,156
30
Greene County Vocational School District
Xenia
28
$5,198
31
Trumbull Career & Technical Center
Warren
111
$5,275
32
Washington County Career Center-Adult Technical Training
Marietta
289
$5,290
33
University of Cincinnati-Clermont College
Batavia
2,799
$5,316
34
Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus
Chillicothe
1,691
$5,490
35
Ohio University-Eastern Campus
Clairsville
611
$5,490
36
Ohio University-Southern Campus
Ironton
1,387
$5,490
37
Ohio University-Lancaster Campus
Lancaster
1,615
$5,490
38
Ohio University-Zanesville Campus
Zanesville
1,204
$5,490
39
Kent State University at Ashtabula
Ashtabula
1,974
$5,834
40
Kent State University at Geauga
Burton
2,249
$5,834
41
Kent State University at Stark
Canton
5,010
$5,834
42
Kent State University at East Liverpool
Liverpool
1,175
$5,834
43
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Philadelphia
2,131
$5,834
44
Kent State University at Salem
Salem
1,695
$5,834
45
Kent State University at Trumbull
Warren
2,278
$5,834
46
Penta County Joint Vocational School
Perrysburg
47
$5,835
47
Miami University-Hamilton
Hamilton
2,751
$5,880
48
Miami University-Middletown
Middletown
1,973
$5,880
49
Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center
Ashland
44
$5,893
50
University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College
Ash
4,779
$6,010
51
Madison Adult Career Center
Mansfield
124
$6,090
52
University of Akron Wayne College
Orrville
1,796
$6,116
53
Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career and Technology Center
Fremont
38
$6,119
54
Wright State University-Lake Campus
Celina
1,037
$6,194
55
Valor Christian College
Winchester
267
$6,220
56
Lorain County Joint Vocational School District
Oberlin
113
$6,335
57
Central State University
Wilberforce
1,784
$6,346
58
Buckeye Joint Vocational School
Philadelphia
102
$6,480
59
Columbiana County Career and Technical Center
Lisbon
176
$6,600
60
Butler Tech-D Russel Lee Career Center
Hamilton
211
$6,636
61
TDDS Technical Institute
Milton
239
$6,645
62
Medina County Career Center
Medina
71
$6,680
63
Allegheny Wesleyan College
Salem
84
$7,000
64
Gods Bible School and College
Cincinnati
306
$7,040
65
Great Oaks Career Campuses
Cincinnati
191
$7,470
66
Ohio State University-Lima Campus
Lima
1,018
$7,644
67
Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus
Mansfield
1,061
$7,644
68
Ohio State University-Marion Campus
Marion
1,198
$7,644
69
Ohio State University-Newark Campus
Newark
2,623
$7,644
70
Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
Wooster
707
$7,707
71
Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools
Groveport
116
$7,920
72
Choffin Career and Technical Center
Youngstown
125
$8,200
73
Shawnee State University
Portsmouth
3,582
$8,556
74
Rosedale Bible College
Irwin
48
$8,756
75
Trinity Health System School of Nursing
Steubenville
86
$8,849
76
Youngstown State University
Youngstown
12,521
$8,967
77
Tri-State Bible College
Point
39
$9,100
78
Polaris Career Center
Heights
194
$9,197
79
Wright State University-Main Campus
Dayton
15,957
$9,254
80
Northern Institute of Cosmetology
Lorain
24
$9,275
81
Ohio Business College-Sandusky
Sandusky
212
$9,360
82
Ohio Business College-Sheffield
Village
228
$9,360
83
Buckeye Hills Career Center
Grande
202
$9,500
84
Gerbers Akron Beauty School
Akron
68
$9,670
85
Mid-EastCTC-Adult Education
Zanesville
184
$9,800
86
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center
Canfield
97
$9,975
87
Great Lakes Truck Driving School
Station
29
$9,995
88
O C Collins Career Center
Chesapeake
353
$10,000
89
ETI Technical College
Niles
175
$10,272
90
University of Toledo
Toledo
20,579
$10,293
91
Kent State University at Kent
Kent
28,972
$10,312
92
Warren County Career Center
Lebanon
198
$10,361
93
Cleveland State University
Cleveland
16,371
$10,457
94
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Columbus
59,837
$10,726
95
Apollo Career Center
Lima
521
$10,728
96
Hamrick School
Medina
117
$10,950
97
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Cincinnati
37,155
$11,000
98
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
Green
17,357
$11,105
99
University of Northwestern Ohio
Lima
3,741
$11,350
100
University of Akron Main Campus
Akron
20,169
$11,463
101
Cincinnati School of Barbering & Hair Design Inc
Cincinnati
45
$11,479
102
Scioto County Career Technical Center
Lucasville
81
$11,556
103
Dayton Barber College
Miamisburg
44
$11,700
104
EHOVE Career Center
Milan
313
$11,799
105
Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus
Jefferson
156
$12,000
106
Chatfield College
Martin
294
$12,031
107
Ohio University-Main Campus
Athens
29,369
$12,192
108
Elite Welding Academy LLC
Cincinnati
79
$12,268
109
Orion Institute
Perrysburg
78
$12,325
110
Hannah E Mullins School of Practical Nursing
Salem
57
$12,499
111
International College of Broadcasting
Dayton
54
$12,569
112
Franklin University
Columbus
4,753
$12,649
113
Auburn Career Center
Twp
98
$12,661
114
Allstate Hairstyling & Barber College
Cleveland
46
$12,830
115
Inner State Beauty School
Lyndhurst
102
$12,852
116
Community Services Division-Alliance City
Alliance
84
$12,896
117
Kettering College
Kettering
824
$12,960
118
Ohio Valley College of Technology
Liverpool
162
$12,969
119
Portage Lakes Career Center
Uniontown
107
$12,995
120
Rabbinical College Telshe
Wickliffe
56
$13,100
121
Tri-Rivers Career Center
Marion
182
$13,110
122
Wayne County Schools Career Center
Smithville
192
$13,147
123
Wilberforce University
Wilberforce
627
$13,250
124
Union Institute & University
Cincinnati
1,085
$13,256
125
Beckfield College-Tri-County
Springdale
277
$13,295
126
Willoughby-Eastlake School of Practical Nursing
Eastlake
102
$13,350
127
Ohio State Beauty Academy
Lima
115
$13,380
128
Apex Academy Hair Skin Nails School of Cosmetology
Ontario
26
$13,500
129
Canton City Schools Adult Career and Technical Education
Canton
101
$13,745
130
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Brecksville
119
$13,858
131
Sandusky Career Center
Sandusky
82
$13,867
132
Elite School of Cosmetology
Norwalk
62
$13,900
133
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Columbus
1,069
$13,907
134
Bradford School
Columbus
368
$13,980
135
Herzing University-Akron
Akron
494
$14,000
136
Herzing University-Toledo
Toledo
213
$14,000
137
Fortis College-Centerville
Centerville
690
$14,060
138
Davis College
Toledo
91
$14,130
139
American Institute of Alternative Medicine
Columbus
395
$14,338
140
The Spa School
Columbus
107
$14,500
141
Upper Valley Career Center
Piqua
153
$14,617
142
Knox County Career Center
Vernon
172
$14,663
143
Stautzenberger College-Brecksville
Brecksville
385
$14,843
144
Stautzenberger College-Maumee
Maumee
624
$14,843
145
Daymar College-Columbus
Columbus
203
$15,000
146
Fortis College-Cincinnati
Cincinnati
340
$15,124
147
Fortis College-Columbus
Westerville
774
$15,200
148
Mercy College of Ohio
Toledo
1,416
$15,240
149
Miami University-Oxford
Oxford
19,700
$15,380
150
Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science
Cincinnati
413
$15,470
151
Ohio Medical Career College
Dayton
87
$15,605
152
The Art Institute of Cincinnati-AIC College of Design
Cincinnati
20
$15,674
153
Remington College-Cleveland Campus
Cleveland
670
$15,678
154
Ross Medical Education Center-Cincinnati
Cincinnati
97
$15,740
155
Ross Medical Education Center-Dayton
Dayton
81
$15,740
156
Ross Medical Education Center-Elyria
Elyria
133
$15,740
157
Ross Medical Education Center-Niles
Niles
139
$15,740
158
Ross Medical Education Center-Ontario
Ontario
83
$15,740
159
Ross College-Sylvania
Sylvania
439
$15,740
160
Moler Hollywood Beauty Academy
Cincinnati
92
$15,750
161
Moler-Pickens Beauty Academy
Fairfield
78
$15,750
162
Paul Mitchell the School-Cincinnati
Cincinnati
237
$15,840
163
Paul Mitchell the School-Toledo
Sylvania
165
$15,843
164
Adult and Community Education-Hudson
Columbus
129
$15,900
165
Antonelli College-Cincinnati
Cincinnati
117
$15,980
166
Miami Valley Career Technology Center
Englewood
293
$15,990
167
Toledo Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education
Toledo
110
$16,000
168
Professional Skills Institute
Maumee
415
$16,017
169
New Directions Beauty Institute
Columbus
--
$16,200
170
Central School of Practical Nursing
Independence
124
$16,200
171
The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Cincinnati
914
$16,203
172
Fortis College-Cuyahoga Falls
Falls
451
$16,258
173
Summit Salon Academy-Perrysburg
Perrysburg
57
$16,471
174
LaBarberia Institute of Hair
Hts
125
$16,502
175
National Beauty College
Canton
106
$16,600
176
Ohio State College of Barber Styling
Columbus
223
$16,650
177
Ohio Media School-Cincinnati
Cincinnati
51
$16,735
178
The Ohio Media School-Columbus
Columbus
107
$16,735
179
Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
Troy
464
$16,880
180
Paramount Beauty Academy
Portsmouth
39
$16,965
181
Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology-North Dayton
Dayton
185
$17,000
182
Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology-South Dayton
Dayton
106
$17,000
183
Elite Institute of Cosmetology
Portsmouth
9
$17,000
184
Vanity School of Cosmetology
Village
39
$17,000
185
South University-Cleveland
Heights
371
$17,014
186
Paul Mitchell the School-Columbus
Columbus
192
$17,050
187
Paul Mitchell the School-Cleveland
Twinsburg
193
$17,050
188
Dayton School of Medical Massage
Dayton
334
$17,120
189
Cincinnati Christian University
Cincinnati
750
$17,228
190
Bryant & Stratton College-Cleveland
Cleveland
263
$17,283
191
American National University-Dayton
Kettering
22
$17,361
192
American National University-Youngstown
Youngstown
34
$17,361
193
Ohio Media School-Valley View
View
161
$17,495
194
DeVry University-Ohio
Columbus
1,096
$17,621
195
Raphael's School of Beauty Culture Inc-Alliance
Alliance
161
$17,740
196
Raphael's School of Beauty Culture Inc-Boardman
Boardman
116
$17,740
197
Raphael's School of Beauty Culture Inc-Brunswick
Brunswick
57
$17,740
198
Raphael's School of Beauty Culture Inc-Niles
Niles
135
$17,740
199
Brown Aveda Institute-Mentor
Mentor
140
$17,950
200
Bryant & Stratton College-Parma
Parma
354
$18,022
201
Bryant & Stratton College-Eastlake
Eastlake
238
$18,041
202
Tiffin Academy of Hair Design
Tiffin
34
$18,100
203
Hondros College of Nursing
Westerville
2,093
$18,270
204
Casal Aveda Institute
Austintown
123
$18,400
205
Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture-East
OREGON
91
$18,445
206
Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Canton
394
$18,510
207
Brown Aveda Institute-Strongsville
Strongsville
113
$18,650
208
Felbry College School of Nursing
Columbus
160
$18,652
209
Bryant & Stratton College-Akron
Copley
88
$18,756
210
New Castle School of Trades - East Liverpool Campus
Liverpool
--
$18,800
211
Salon Institute-Toledo Campus
Toledo
75
$19,050
212
Empire Beauty School-Cincinnati
Cincinnati
183
$19,260
213
MyComputerCareer.edu-Columbus
Westerville
617
$19,351
214
Chamberlain University-Ohio
Columbus
548
$19,375
215
Northcoast Medical Training Academy
Kent
224
$19,506
216
Antioch University-Midwest
Springs
138
$19,572
217
Aveda Fredric's Institute-Cincinnati
Chester
213
$19,850
218
Salon Institute - Columbus Campus
Center
--
$19,950
219
Ohio State School of Cosmetology-Canal Winchester
WINCHESTER
102
$20,100
220
Virginia Marti College of Art and Design
Lakewood
133
$20,439
221
Athena Career Academy
Toledo
219
$20,800
222
Ohio Christian University
Circleville
4,483
$20,806
223
Ohio Technical College
Cleveland
883
$20,880
224
Ashland University
Ashland
6,471
$21,342
225
Ohio Institute of Allied Health
Heights
48
$21,400
226
International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute
Chesterland
27
$21,905
227
Nationwide Beauty Academy
Columbus
51
$22,200
228
Ohio State School of Cosmetology-Heath
Heath
60
$22,200
229
Pontifical College Josephinum
Columbus
150
$22,300
230
Lourdes University
Sylvania
1,352
$22,480
231
Aveda Institute-Columbus
Columbus
267
$23,088
232
Urbana University
Urbana
1,623
$23,700
233
Tiffin University
Tiffin
3,149
$25,000
234
Wilmington College
Wilmington
1,169
$25,675
235
MDT College of Health Sciences
Heights
311
$27,036
236
University of Rio Grande
Grande
1,812
$27,481
237
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Steubenville
2,929
$27,630
238
Muskingum University
Concord
2,369
$28,266
239
Advertising Art Educational Services DBA School of Advertising Art
Kettering
211
$28,278
240
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Vernon
2,222
$29,244
241
Walsh University
Canton
2,759
$29,980
242
Mount Saint Joseph University
Cincinnati
2,010
$30,100
243
Notre Dame College
Cleveland
1,901
$30,160
244
Cedarville University
Cedarville
3,886
$30,270
245
University of Mount Union
Alliance
2,257
$30,860
246
Malone University
Canton
1,705
$30,860
247
Heidelberg University
Tiffin
1,201
$31,000
248
Ohio Dominican University
Columbus
1,714
$31,080
249
Lake Erie College
Painesville
1,177
$31,422
250
Otterbein University
Westerville
2,936
$31,874
251
Ohio Northern University
Ada
3,088
$32,260
252
Ursuline College
Pike
1,123
$32,390
253
Baldwin Wallace University
Berea
3,791
$32,586
254
Defiance College
Defiance
614
$32,700
255
Bluffton University
Bluffton
815
$32,766
256
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Cincinnati
181
$33,450
257
The University of Findlay
Findlay
4,888
$34,360
258
Columbus College of Art and Design
Columbus
1,075
$35,420
259
Capital University
Columbus
3,384
$35,466
260
Antioch College
Springs
133
$35,568
261
Marietta College
Marietta
1,145
$36,040
262
Hiram College
Hiram
1,221
$36,358
263
Xavier University
Cincinnati
6,786
$38,530
264
Wittenberg University
Springfield
1,884
$39,500
265
Galen College of Nursing-Cincinnati
Cincinnati
478
$39,690
266
Ross College-Canton
Canton
151
$41,148
267
John Carroll University
Heights
3,545
$41,340
268
Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland
393
$41,987
269
Cleveland Institute of Art
Cleveland
636
$42,055
270
University of Dayton
Dayton
10,882
$42,900
271
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware
1,560
$45,760
272
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland
11,824
$49,042
273
The College of Wooster
Wooster
1,980
$50,250
274
Denison University
Granville
2,341
$51,960
275
Oberlin College
Oberlin
2,853
$55,052
276
Kenyon College
Gambier
1,677
$55,930

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