The price of education: Which 2-year Ohio schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Ohio residents attending two-year schools 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 an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by two-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
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
Penta County Joint Vocational School
Perrysburg
47
$5,835
34
Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center
Ashland
44
$5,893
35
Madison Adult Career Center
Mansfield
124
$6,090
36
University of Akron Wayne College
Orrville
1,796
$6,116
37
Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career and Technology Center
Fremont
38
$6,119
38
Valor Christian College
Winchester
267
$6,220
39
Lorain County Joint Vocational School District
Oberlin
113
$6,335
40
Buckeye Joint Vocational School
Philadelphia
102
$6,480
41
Columbiana County Career and Technical Center
Lisbon
176
$6,600
42
Butler Tech-D Russel Lee Career Center
Hamilton
211
$6,636
43
TDDS Technical Institute
Milton
239
$6,645
44
Medina County Career Center
Medina
71
$6,680
45
Great Oaks Career Campuses
Cincinnati
191
$7,470
46
Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
Wooster
707
$7,707
47
Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools
Groveport
116
$7,920
48
Choffin Career and Technical Center
Youngstown
125
$8,200
49
Rosedale Bible College
Irwin
48
$8,756
50
Trinity Health System School of Nursing
Steubenville
86
$8,849
51
Polaris Career Center
Heights
194
$9,197
52
Northern Institute of Cosmetology
Lorain
24
$9,275
53
Ohio Business College-Sandusky
Sandusky
212
$9,360
54
Ohio Business College-Sheffield
Village
228
$9,360
55
Buckeye Hills Career Center
Grande
202
$9,500
56
Gerbers Akron Beauty School
Akron
68
$9,670
57
Mid-EastCTC-Adult Education
Zanesville
184
$9,800
58
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center
Canfield
97
$9,975
59
Great Lakes Truck Driving School
Station
29
$9,995
60
O C Collins Career Center
Chesapeake
353
$10,000
61
ETI Technical College
Niles
175
$10,272
62
Warren County Career Center
Lebanon
198
$10,361
63
Apollo Career Center
Lima
521
$10,728
64
Hamrick School
Medina
117
$10,950
65
Cincinnati School of Barbering & Hair Design Inc
Cincinnati
45
$11,479
66
Scioto County Career Technical Center
Lucasville
81
$11,556
67
Dayton Barber College
Miamisburg
44
$11,700
68
EHOVE Career Center
Milan
313
$11,799
69
Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus
Jefferson
156
$12,000
70
Chatfield College
Martin
294
$12,031
71
Elite Welding Academy LLC
Cincinnati
79
$12,268
72
Orion Institute
Perrysburg
78
$12,325
73
Hannah E Mullins School of Practical Nursing
Salem
57
$12,499
74
International College of Broadcasting
Dayton
54
$12,569
75
Auburn Career Center
Twp
98
$12,661
76
Allstate Hairstyling & Barber College
Cleveland
46
$12,830
77
Inner State Beauty School
Lyndhurst
102
$12,852
78
Community Services Division-Alliance City
Alliance
84
$12,896
79
Ohio Valley College of Technology
Liverpool
162
$12,969
80
Portage Lakes Career Center
Uniontown
107
$12,995
81
Tri-Rivers Career Center
Marion
182
$13,110
82
Wayne County Schools Career Center
Smithville
192
$13,147
83
Beckfield College-Tri-County
Springdale
277
$13,295
84
Willoughby-Eastlake School of Practical Nursing
Eastlake
102
$13,350
85
Ohio State Beauty Academy
Lima
115
$13,380
86
Apex Academy Hair Skin Nails School of Cosmetology
Ontario
26
$13,500
87
Canton City Schools Adult Career and Technical Education
Canton
101
$13,745
88
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Brecksville
119
$13,858
89
Sandusky Career Center
Sandusky
82
$13,867
90
Elite School of Cosmetology
Norwalk
62
$13,900
91
Bradford School
Columbus
368
$13,980
92
Fortis College-Centerville
Centerville
690
$14,060
93
Davis College
Toledo
91
$14,130
94
The Spa School
Columbus
107
$14,500
95
Upper Valley Career Center
Piqua
153
$14,617
96
Knox County Career Center
Vernon
172
$14,663
97
Stautzenberger College-Brecksville
Brecksville
385
$14,843
98
Stautzenberger College-Maumee
Maumee
624
$14,843
99
Daymar College-Columbus
Columbus
203
$15,000
100
Fortis College-Cincinnati
Cincinnati
340
$15,124
101
Fortis College-Columbus
Westerville
774
$15,200
102
Ohio Medical Career College
Dayton
87
$15,605
103
Remington College-Cleveland Campus
Cleveland
670
$15,678
104
Ross Medical Education Center-Cincinnati
Cincinnati
97
$15,740
105
Ross Medical Education Center-Dayton
Dayton
81
$15,740
106
Ross Medical Education Center-Elyria
Elyria
133
$15,740
107
Ross Medical Education Center-Niles
Niles
139
$15,740
108
Ross Medical Education Center-Ontario
Ontario
83
$15,740
109
Ross College-Sylvania
Sylvania
439
$15,740
110
Moler Hollywood Beauty Academy
Cincinnati
92
$15,750
111
Moler-Pickens Beauty Academy
Fairfield
78
$15,750
112
Paul Mitchell the School-Cincinnati
Cincinnati
237
$15,840
113
Paul Mitchell the School-Toledo
Sylvania
165
$15,843
114
Adult and Community Education-Hudson
Columbus
129
$15,900
115
Antonelli College-Cincinnati
Cincinnati
117
$15,980
116
Miami Valley Career Technology Center
Englewood
293
$15,990
117
Toledo Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education
Toledo
110
$16,000
118
Professional Skills Institute
Maumee
415
$16,017
119
New Directions Beauty Institute
Columbus
--
$16,200
120
Central School of Practical Nursing
Independence
124
$16,200
121
Fortis College-Cuyahoga Falls
Falls
451
$16,258
122
Summit Salon Academy-Perrysburg
Perrysburg
57
$16,471
123
LaBarberia Institute of Hair
Hts
125
$16,502
124
National Beauty College
Canton
106
$16,600
125
Ohio State College of Barber Styling
Columbus
223
$16,650
126
Ohio Media School-Cincinnati
Cincinnati
51
$16,735
127
The Ohio Media School-Columbus
Columbus
107
$16,735
128
Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
Troy
464
$16,880
129
Paramount Beauty Academy
Portsmouth
39
$16,965
130
Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology-North Dayton
Dayton
185
$17,000
131
Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology-South Dayton
Dayton
106
$17,000
132
Elite Institute of Cosmetology
Portsmouth
9
$17,000
133
Vanity School of Cosmetology
Village
39
$17,000
134
Paul Mitchell the School-Columbus
Columbus
192
$17,050
135
Paul Mitchell the School-Cleveland
Twinsburg
193
$17,050
136
Dayton School of Medical Massage
Dayton
334
$17,120
137
American National University-Dayton
Kettering
22
$17,361
138
American National University-Youngstown
Youngstown
34
$17,361
139
Ohio Media School-Valley View
View
161
$17,495
140
Raphael's School of Beauty Culture Inc-Alliance
Alliance
161
$17,740
141
Raphael's School of Beauty Culture Inc-Boardman
Boardman
116
$17,740
142
Raphael's School of Beauty Culture Inc-Brunswick
Brunswick
57
$17,740
143
Raphael's School of Beauty Culture Inc-Niles
Niles
135
$17,740
144
Brown Aveda Institute-Mentor
Mentor
140
$17,950
145
Tiffin Academy of Hair Design
Tiffin
34
$18,100
146
Casal Aveda Institute
Austintown
123
$18,400
147
Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture-East
OREGON
91
$18,445
148
Brown Aveda Institute-Strongsville
Strongsville
113
$18,650
149
Felbry College School of Nursing
Columbus
160
$18,652
150
New Castle School of Trades - East Liverpool Campus
Liverpool
--
$18,800
151
Salon Institute-Toledo Campus
Toledo
75
$19,050
152
Empire Beauty School-Cincinnati
Cincinnati
183
$19,260
153
MyComputerCareer.edu-Columbus
Westerville
617
$19,351
154
Northcoast Medical Training Academy
Kent
224
$19,506
155
Aveda Fredric's Institute-Cincinnati
Chester
213
$19,850
156
Salon Institute - Columbus Campus
Center
--
$19,950
157
Ohio State School of Cosmetology-Canal Winchester
WINCHESTER
102
$20,100
158
Athena Career Academy
Toledo
219
$20,800
159
Ohio Technical College
Cleveland
883
$20,880
160
Ohio Institute of Allied Health
Heights
48
$21,400
161
International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute
Chesterland
27
$21,905
162
Nationwide Beauty Academy
Columbus
51
$22,200
163
Ohio State School of Cosmetology-Heath
Heath
60
$22,200
164
Aveda Institute-Columbus
Columbus
267
$23,088
165
MDT College of Health Sciences
Heights
311
$27,036
166
Advertising Art Educational Services DBA School of Advertising Art
Kettering
211
$28,278
167
Galen College of Nursing-Cincinnati
Cincinnati
478
$39,690
168
Ross College-Canton
Canton
151
$41,148


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