Best Value Colleges in Ohio

p>This list, which compares the return on investment of each school based on alumni earnings, helps students and their families identify the Ohio colleges that offer the highest return on investment.  Read More

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46 (tie)Lourdes College(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$132,000
Total 4 Year Cost$127,000
Grad Rate29%
Time to Graduate5 Years
Loan Amt$26,000
46 (tie)Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU)(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$132,000
Total 4 Year Cost$225,000
Grad Rate66%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$32,800
48College of Mount St. Joseph(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$128,000
Total 4 Year Cost$147,000
Grad Rate53%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$30,900
49 (tie)Ohio Dominican University(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$126,000
Total 4 Year Cost$170,000
Grad Rate43%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$29,600
49 (tie)Tiffin University(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$126,000
Total 4 Year Cost$142,000
Grad Rate39%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$32,500
51Heidelberg University(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$114,000
Total 4 Year Cost$156,000
Grad Rate47%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$33,400
52Capital University(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$110,000
Total 4 Year Cost$179,000
Grad Rate59%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$33,000
53Franciscan University of Steubenville(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$107,000
Total 4 Year Cost$140,000
Grad Rate76%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$24,100
54Wilberforce University(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$105,000
Total 4 Year Cost$104,000
Grad Rate30%
Time to Graduate5 Years
Loan Amt$37,700
55The College of Wooster(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$102,000
Total 4 Year Cost$218,000
Grad Rate76%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$27,800
56Cleveland Institute of Art(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$89,500
Total 4 Year Cost$217,000
Grad Rate65%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$49,600
57Ohio Christian University(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$82,300
Total 4 Year Cost$133,000
Grad Rate32%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$29,700
58Oberlin College(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$82,100
Total 4 Year Cost$253,000
Grad Rate88%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$23,700
59Malone University(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$74,400
Total 4 Year Cost$154,000
Grad Rate51%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$28,500
60Muskingum University(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$71,900
Total 4 Year Cost$146,000
Grad Rate53%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$35,200

*NOTE: Unranked schools on this list don’t have on-campus living options, so on-campus costs are not available.

Students who attend college in the Buckeye State not only enjoy incredible value for their college educations, but they can take advantage of living in a large, centrally located state with an eclectic array of cities and regions. From Toledo, which sits on the banks of Lake Erie, to Cincinnati, which is positioned on the mighty Ohio River, Ohio is a study in contrasts. Regardless of why you'd like to go to school there, consider availing yourself of PayScale's data to quickly locate the best value colleges in Ohio before you apply.

Case Western is located in the famous city of Cleveland. Located in the city's University Circle neighborhood, the school dominates the landscape in a variety of ways. 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.

With one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world, Miami University, located in Oxford, Ohio, is a compelling option for students as well. The school provides a college education that prepares students to build successful careers. The school boasts a number of highly ranked programs, including its accountancy program and business program.

Offering a number of nationally ranked programs, including programs in aerospace engineering, architecture, criminal justice, medicine and law, the University of Dayton is high on many prospective students' lists. The University of Dayton offers a college return on investment Ohio residents can benefit from in many ways.