Online Colleges in Ohio (OH) Ranked by Cost

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Colleges and universities across Ohio that offer online programs charge a median tuition of $10,282 per year. In recent years, the median tuition has increased. This change in tuition was about 15.4%. The median tuition per annum was $8,907 at these online Ohio schools in 2007.

The range of tuition at online schools in Ohio offering programs from least to most affordable is shown in the following chart:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 9
Low cost 10
Average cost 11
Most expensive 13

Tuition of more than $15,525 annually is charged by the most expensive online colleges. But, per annum tuition at the cheapest colleges and universities is in the range of $2,556 to $4,140. The least costly accredited online schools are located in Columbus, Dayton, Mansfield, Perrysburg, and Springfield.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Engineering Management
  • Master of Science in Nursing in Advanced Public Health Nursing
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Health Information Technology
  • Associate of Applied Business in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Nursing in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Advanced Technological Education
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching

In 2011, an estimated 18% of graduates from online colleges across Ohio earned credentials from these cheap programs. This represents 41,097 of the 228,506 graduates from around Ohio. From 2006 to 2011, the percentage of graduates from the most inexpensive online colleges and universities has increased. Also, the number of graduates has increased by 6,754 graduates each year.

Tuition ranging from $4,313 to $9,603 yearly is charged by other somewhat more expensive schools. A reported 10 of the 43 online schools with programs in Ohio charge tuition in this range.

A reported 125,634 students earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. This is 55% of the state’s graduates. The number of graduates from these colleges and universities was only 69,382 students, a short 5 years earlier, in 2006. Therefore, the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online colleges has increased by 81%.

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1. Clark State Community College Springfield, Ohio $2,556 $5,112
2. North Central State College Mansfield, Ohio $2,610 $5,220
3. Sinclair Community College Dayton, Ohio $2,707 $5,497
4. Columbus State Community College Columbus, Ohio $2,844 $6,300
5. Owens Community College Perrysburg, Ohio $3,255 $6,510
6. Stark State College of Technology North Canton, Ohio $3,258 $5,058
7. Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, Ohio $3,354 $6,868
8. Lakeland Community College Kirtland, Ohio $3,537 $7,569
9. Marion Technical College Marion, Ohio $4,140 $6,300
10. James A Rhodes State College Lima, Ohio $4,313 $8,627
11. Ohio University Chillicothe, Ohio $4,656 $8,979
12. Youngstown State University Youngstown, Ohio $6,970 $7,170
13. Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio $8,322 $15,630
14. Mount Carmel College of Nursing Columbus, Ohio $8,398 $8,398
15. Cleveland State University Cleveland, Ohio $8,466 $11,387
16. University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio $8,493 $23,016
17. Kettering College of Medical Arts Kettering, Ohio $8,784 $8,784
18. Kent State University Kent, Ohio $9,030 $16,990
19. Ohio University Athens, Ohio $9,603 $18,567
20. Chancellor University Cleveland, Ohio $9,750 $9,750

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