The price of education: Which 4-year Ohio schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Ohio residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at University of Cincinnati-Clermont College, Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus and Ohio University-Eastern Campus, according to an analysis of federal data.

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

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
University of Cincinnati-Clermont College
Batavia
2,799
$5,316
2
Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus
Chillicothe
1,691
$5,490
3
Ohio University-Eastern Campus
Clairsville
611
$5,490
4
Ohio University-Southern Campus
Ironton
1,387
$5,490
5
Ohio University-Lancaster Campus
Lancaster
1,615
$5,490
6
Ohio University-Zanesville Campus
Zanesville
1,204
$5,490
7
Kent State University at Ashtabula
Ashtabula
1,974
$5,834
8
Kent State University at Geauga
Burton
2,249
$5,834
9
Kent State University at Stark
Canton
5,010
$5,834
10
Kent State University at East Liverpool
Liverpool
1,175
$5,834
11
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Philadelphia
2,131
$5,834
12
Kent State University at Salem
Salem
1,695
$5,834
13
Kent State University at Trumbull
Warren
2,278
$5,834
14
Miami University-Hamilton
Hamilton
2,751
$5,880
15
Miami University-Middletown
Middletown
1,973
$5,880
16
University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College
Ash
4,779
$6,010
17
Wright State University-Lake Campus
Celina
1,037
$6,194
18
Central State University
Wilberforce
1,784
$6,346
19
Allegheny Wesleyan College
Salem
84
$7,000
20
Gods Bible School and College
Cincinnati
306
$7,040
21
Ohio State University-Lima Campus
Lima
1,018
$7,644
22
Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus
Mansfield
1,061
$7,644
23
Ohio State University-Marion Campus
Marion
1,198
$7,644
24
Ohio State University-Newark Campus
Newark
2,623
$7,644
25
Shawnee State University
Portsmouth
3,582
$8,556
26
Youngstown State University
Youngstown
12,521
$8,967
27
Tri-State Bible College
Point
39
$9,100
28
Wright State University-Main Campus
Dayton
15,957
$9,254
29
University of Toledo
Toledo
20,579
$10,293
30
Kent State University at Kent
Kent
28,972
$10,312
31
Cleveland State University
Cleveland
16,371
$10,457
32
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Columbus
59,837
$10,726
33
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Cincinnati
37,155
$11,000
34
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
Green
17,357
$11,105
35
University of Northwestern Ohio
Lima
3,741
$11,350
36
University of Akron Main Campus
Akron
20,169
$11,463
37
Ohio University-Main Campus
Athens
29,369
$12,192
38
Franklin University
Columbus
4,753
$12,649
39
Kettering College
Kettering
824
$12,960
40
Rabbinical College Telshe
Wickliffe
56
$13,100
41
Wilberforce University
Wilberforce
627
$13,250
42
Union Institute & University
Cincinnati
1,085
$13,256
43
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Columbus
1,069
$13,907
44
Herzing University-Akron
Akron
494
$14,000
45
Herzing University-Toledo
Toledo
213
$14,000
46
American Institute of Alternative Medicine
Columbus
395
$14,338
47
Mercy College of Ohio
Toledo
1,416
$15,240
48
Miami University-Oxford
Oxford
19,700
$15,380
49
Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science
Cincinnati
413
$15,470
50
The Art Institute of Cincinnati-AIC College of Design
Cincinnati
20
$15,674
51
The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Cincinnati
914
$16,203
52
South University-Cleveland
Heights
371
$17,014
53
Cincinnati Christian University
Cincinnati
750
$17,228
54
Bryant & Stratton College-Cleveland
Cleveland
263
$17,283
55
DeVry University-Ohio
Columbus
1,096
$17,621
56
Bryant & Stratton College-Parma
Parma
354
$18,022
57
Bryant & Stratton College-Eastlake
Eastlake
238
$18,041
58
Hondros College of Nursing
Westerville
2,093
$18,270
59
Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Canton
394
$18,510
60
Bryant & Stratton College-Akron
Copley
88
$18,756
61
Chamberlain University-Ohio
Columbus
548
$19,375
62
Antioch University-Midwest
Springs
138
$19,572
63
Virginia Marti College of Art and Design
Lakewood
133
$20,439
64
Ohio Christian University
Circleville
4,483
$20,806
65
Ashland University
Ashland
6,471
$21,342
66
Pontifical College Josephinum
Columbus
150
$22,300
67
Lourdes University
Sylvania
1,352
$22,480
68
Urbana University
Urbana
1,623
$23,700
69
Tiffin University
Tiffin
3,149
$25,000
70
Wilmington College
Wilmington
1,169
$25,675
71
University of Rio Grande
Grande
1,812
$27,481
72
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Steubenville
2,929
$27,630
73
Muskingum University
Concord
2,369
$28,266
74
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Vernon
2,222
$29,244
75
Walsh University
Canton
2,759
$29,980
76
Mount Saint Joseph University
Cincinnati
2,010
$30,100
77
Notre Dame College
Cleveland
1,901
$30,160
78
Cedarville University
Cedarville
3,886
$30,270
79
University of Mount Union
Alliance
2,257
$30,860
80
Malone University
Canton
1,705
$30,860
81
Heidelberg University
Tiffin
1,201
$31,000
82
Ohio Dominican University
Columbus
1,714
$31,080
83
Lake Erie College
Painesville
1,177
$31,422
84
Otterbein University
Westerville
2,936
$31,874
85
Ohio Northern University
Ada
3,088
$32,260
86
Ursuline College
Pike
1,123
$32,390
87
Baldwin Wallace University
Berea
3,791
$32,586
88
Defiance College
Defiance
614
$32,700
89
Bluffton University
Bluffton
815
$32,766
90
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Cincinnati
181
$33,450
91
The University of Findlay
Findlay
4,888
$34,360
92
Columbus College of Art and Design
Columbus
1,075
$35,420
93
Capital University
Columbus
3,384
$35,466
94
Antioch College
Springs
133
$35,568
95
Marietta College
Marietta
1,145
$36,040
96
Hiram College
Hiram
1,221
$36,358
97
Xavier University
Cincinnati
6,786
$38,530
98
Wittenberg University
Springfield
1,884
$39,500
99
John Carroll University
Heights
3,545
$41,340
100
Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland
393
$41,987
101
Cleveland Institute of Art
Cleveland
636
$42,055
102
University of Dayton
Dayton
10,882
$42,900
103
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware
1,560
$45,760
104
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland
11,824
$49,042
105
The College of Wooster
Wooster
1,980
$50,250
106
Denison University
Granville
2,341
$51,960
107
Oberlin College
Oberlin
2,853
$55,052
108
Kenyon College
Gambier
1,677
$55,930

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Allegheny Wesleyan College American Institute of Alternative Medicine Antioch College Antioch University-Midwest Art Academy of Cincinnati Ashland University Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences Baldwin Wallace University Bluffton University Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bryant & Stratton College-Akron Bryant & Stratton College-Cleveland Bryant & Stratton College-Eastlake Bryant & Stratton College-Parma Capital University Case Western Reserve University Cedarville University Central State University Chamberlain University-Ohio Cincinnati Christian University Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland Institute of Music Cleveland State University Columbus College of Art and Design Defiance College Denison University DeVry University-Ohio Franciscan University of Steubenville Franklin University Gods Bible School and College Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science Heidelberg University Herzing University-Akron Herzing University-Toledo Hiram College Hondros College of Nursing John Carroll University Kent State University at Ashtabula Kent State University at East Liverpool Kent State University at Geauga Kent State University at Kent Kent State University at Salem Kent State University at Stark Kent State University at Trumbull Kent State University at Tuscarawas Kenyon College Kettering College Lake Erie College Lourdes University Malone University Marietta College Mercy College of Ohio Miami University-Hamilton Miami University-Middletown Miami University-Oxford Mount Carmel College of Nursing Mount Saint Joseph University Mount Vernon Nazarene University Muskingum University Notre Dame College Oberlin College Ohio Christian University Ohio Dominican University Ohio Northern University Ohio State University-Lima Campus Ohio State University-Main Campus Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus Ohio State University-Marion Campus Ohio State University-Newark Campus Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus Ohio University-Eastern Campus Ohio University-Lancaster Campus Ohio University-Main Campus Ohio University-Southern Campus Ohio University-Zanesville Campus Ohio Wesleyan University Otterbein University Pontifical College Josephinum Rabbinical College Telshe Shawnee State University South University-Cleveland The Art Institute of Cincinnati-AIC College of Design The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences The College of Wooster The University of Findlay Tiffin University Tri-State Bible College Union Institute & University University of Akron Main Campus University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College University of Cincinnati-Clermont College University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Dayton University of Mount Union University of Northwestern Ohio University of Rio Grande University of Toledo Urbana University Ursuline College Virginia Marti College of Art and Design

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