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Best Colleges in Ohio

Best Colleges in Ohio

Best Colleges By State

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Why Should I Consider Studying in Ohio?

Ohio provides a fantastic college experience for many different types of students. The state hosts some of the most prestigious universities in the country including Ohio State University and Cane Western Reserve University. OSU comes near the top of our rankings for several majors while Cane Western Reserve University’s engineering program is in the top handful of all schools in the United States. The wide range of smaller colleges and universities who call Ohio home should not be forgotten either, with plentiful liberal arts and technical schools to fit the specialized interests of every student.

What also should be appreciated is Ohio’s outdoor splendor. The state has immense parks including the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Hocking Hills State park as well as beautiful lakes and rivers for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. Ohio should also be recognized for its career opportunities. The Buckeye state’s economy is vibrant and consistently provides some of the highest paying jobs in the country. This means that graduates will have a better chance of finding employment in a state they have grown to love.

Ohio Higher Education By The Numbers

Colleges in Ohio

Ohio has the 6th most colleges in America with 272 colleges located there. For a little perspective, that is 335 fewer colleges than the leading state. 39% of Ohio's colleges are public, and 61% of its colleges are private. (107 public colleges & 165 private colleges). It has the 4th most public colleges and the 6th most private colleges of any US state.

Our favorite colleges in Ohio are Case Western Reserve University, Denison University, and Kenyon College. Ohio State University-Main Campus has the most students of any public college in the top 25 colleges with 66,017. University of Dayton has more students than all other private colleges in our top 25 (12,544).

Students in Ohio

The most popular state has 3,747,479 college students. Ohio has 2,882,645 fewer. There are 678,784 public college students and 186,050 private college students in Ohio. It has more public college students than 46 states and more private college students than 38 states. Its 864,834 total students make it the 7th most popular choice in the United States. 22% of students in Ohio attend private institutions which is the 26th highest percentage coast-to-coast.

Best Colleges in Ohio

Best Colleges in Ohio

A+

Rating

#1 Best Colleges in Ohio

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH | www.case.edu/

30%

Acceptance

12,298

Students

#49

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 Best Colleges in Ohio

Denison University

Granville, OH | https://www.denison.edu/

28%

Acceptance

2,432

Students

#79

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 Best Colleges in Ohio

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH | https://www.kenyon.edu/

37%

Acceptance

1,832

Students

#90

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 Best Colleges in Ohio

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH | www.oberlin.edu/

35%

Acceptance

3,057

Students

#106

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A

Rating

#5 Best Colleges in Ohio

Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, OH | www.cim.edu/

34%

Acceptance

381

Students

#189

Ranking

$42K

Tuition

A

Rating

#6 Best Colleges in Ohio

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH | www.osu.edu/

68%

Acceptance

66,017

Students

#194

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A

Rating

#7 Best Colleges in Ohio

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH | https://udayton.edu/

81%

Acceptance

12,544

Students

#216

Ranking

$45K

Tuition

A

Rating

#8 Best Colleges in Ohio

The College of Wooster

Wooster, OH | https://www.wooster.edu/

65%

Acceptance

2,128

Students

#239

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 Best Colleges in Ohio

Ohio Northern University

Ada, OH | www.onu.edu/

65%

Acceptance

2,996

Students

#249

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A

Rating

#10 Best Colleges in Ohio

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Steubenville, OH | www.franciscan.edu/

73%

Acceptance

3,687

Students

#325

Ranking

$30K

Tuition

A

Rating

#11 Best Colleges in Ohio

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology

Troy, OH | www.welding.org/

0%

Acceptance

582

Students

#347

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A−

Rating

#12 Best Colleges in Ohio

John Carroll University

University Heights, OH | jcu.edu/

88%

Acceptance

3,857

Students

#394

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#13 Best Colleges in Ohio

Kettering College

Kettering, OH | kc.edu/

21%

Acceptance

1,189

Students

#422

Ranking

$14K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#14 Best Colleges in Ohio

Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH | https://www.cedarville.edu/

59%

Acceptance

4,763

Students

#449

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#15 Best Colleges in Ohio

Mercy College of Ohio

Toledo, OH | www.mercycollege.edu/

40%

Acceptance

1,791

Students

#460

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#16 Best Colleges in Ohio

Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH | https://www.xavier.edu/

81%

Acceptance

8,079

Students

#463

Ranking

$42K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#17 Best Colleges in Ohio

Miami University-Oxford

Oxford, OH | miamioh.edu/

92%

Acceptance

21,667

Students

#536

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#18 Best Colleges in Ohio

Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science

Cincinnati, OH | www.gscollege.edu/

35%

Acceptance

354

Students

#545

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#19 Best Colleges in Ohio

Butler Technology and Career Development Schools

Monroe, OH | www.butlertech.org/

0%

Acceptance

884

Students

#561

Ranking

$0

Tuition

B+

Rating

#20 Best Colleges in Ohio

Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH | https://www.owu.edu/

68%

Acceptance

1,695

Students

#563

Ranking

$47K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#21 Best Colleges in Ohio

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH | https://www.bw.edu/

70%

Acceptance

4,066

Students

#585

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#22 Best Colleges in Ohio

Warren County Career Center

Lebanon, OH | www.mywccc.org/

0%

Acceptance

314

Students

#631

Ranking

$0

Tuition

B+

Rating

#23 Best Colleges in Ohio

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH | www.uc.edu/

76%

Acceptance

46,140

Students

#632

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#24 Best Colleges in Ohio

Union Institute & University

Cincinnati, OH | https://www.myunion.edu/

0%

Acceptance

1,253

Students

#651

Ranking

$16K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#25 Best Colleges in Ohio

Miami Valley Career Technology Center

Englewood, OH | www.mvctc.com/ae

0%

Acceptance

322

Students

#687

Ranking

$0

Tuition

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