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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61Defiance College(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$49,500
Total 4 Year Cost$170,000
Grad Rate49%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$36,100
62Columbus College of Art And Design(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$45,300
Total 4 Year Cost$172,000
Grad Rate56%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$36,200
63Ashland University(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$41,400
Total 4 Year Cost$151,000
Grad Rate57%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$33,800
64Bluffton University(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$37,600
Total 4 Year Cost$169,000
Grad Rate60%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$33,600
65Cincinnati Christian University(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$33,200
Total 4 Year Cost$113,000
Grad Rate36%
Time to Graduate6 Years
Loan Amt$23,200
66Central State University(In-State)
20 Year Net ROI$31,100
Total 4 Year Cost$72,000
Grad Rate22%
Time to Graduate5 Years
Loan Amt$29,000
67Notre Dame College(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$24,300
Total 4 Year Cost$158,000
Grad Rate36%
Time to Graduate5 Years
Loan Amt$30,900
68Lake Erie College(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$22,400
Total 4 Year Cost$165,000
Grad Rate49%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$31,100
69University of Rio Grande(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$17,600
Total 4 Year Cost$144,000
Grad Rate39%
Time to GraduateN/A
Loan Amt$29,600
70Art Academy of Cincinnati(Private)
20 Year Net ROI$7,300
Total 4 Year Cost$149,000
Grad Rate62%
Time to Graduate4 Years
Loan Amt$25,800
71Central State University(Out-of-State)
20 Year Net ROI$1,000
Total 4 Year Cost$102,000
Grad Rate22%
Time to Graduate5 Years
Loan Amt$29,000
-Franklin University(Private)
20 Year Net ROIN/A
Total 4 Year CostN/A
Grad Rate14%
Time to Graduate5 Years
Loan Amt$20,200
-Union Institute & University - Cincinnati, OH(Private)
20 Year Net ROIN/A
Total 4 Year CostN/A
Grad Rate25%
Time to GraduateN/A
Loan Amt$18,800

*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.