There are 36 Ohio colleges and universities included in PayScale's 2015 College ROI Report. Read More
First up in the Ohio College ROI Report rankings is Case Western, which is located in the vibrant city of Cleveland. Located in the city's University Circle neighborhood, the school dominates the landscape in a variety of ways. The average cost of an education from Case, as it's commonly referred, is $220,000. Still, it is among the best value colleges Ohio students can consider because alumni report a median return of investment of $583,000 over the 20 years following graduation. When financial aid is factored in, that figure skyrockets to $705,900. The prestigious school is associated with 16 Nobel laureates, and it is highly regarded for its exceptional research capabilities. Some of the most popular degrees are in biomedical engineering, biological sciences, mechanical engineering and psychology, so the school attracts students with many different career objectives in mind.
Offering a number of nationally ranked programs, including programs in aerospace engineering, architecture, criminal justice, medicine and law, the University of Cincinnati is high on many prospective students' lists. The fact that it is ranked 159th nationally in terms of 20 Year Net ROI makes it an alluring choice too. Indeed, while the average cost to earn a degree here is $108,700, alumni report a median return on investment of $444,300 20 years following graduation. With financial aid, that number rises to $474,100. There's no doubt about it: UC offers a college return on investment Ohio residents can benefit from in many ways.
With one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world, Miami University -- which is located in Oxford, Ohio -- is a compelling option for students who are interested in studying a wide range of subjects. Ranked 189th nationally for 20 Year Net ROI, the school provides a value of college education Ohio students can use to build successful careers. The median return of investment reported by alums in the 20 years after graduating is $412,800, and it increases to $442,800 with financial aid. The school boasts a number of highly ranked programs, including its accountancy program and business program. Show Less