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383 Colleges in Ohio

So you want to attend college in Ohio?

If you are a native or a Ohio implant, there are numerous reasons that you may want to attend college at home, ranging from sports opportunities to the comfort of having family nearby.

Top Schools

In 2010, the top-ranking schools in Ohio state were:

  1. Ohio State University-Main Campus - located in Columbus, it was ranked 14th in the nation
  2. Oberlin College - located in Oberlin, it was ranked 19th in the nation
  3. Kenyon College - located in Gambier, it was ranked 21st in the nation

 

Programs Offered

Nearly 37.5% of Ohio's 2,892,658 students are enrolled in one of the 2,572 bachelor's degree programs offered in the state. Another 21.0% of Ohio students are enrolled in one of Ohio's 1,443 master's or Ph.D. level programs. The remaining 41.5% of students are pursuing credentials from one of Ohio's 2,848 certificate or associate's degree programs.

The most popular courses of study in Ohio are:

  1. Healthcare - 12% of students graduated from healthcare programs
  2. Business - 7% of students graduated from business programs
  3. Nursing - 5% of students graduated from nursing programs

Tuition

At Ohio schools in 2011, tuition for Ohio residents ranged from $1,735 per year to $41,577 per year, with the average tuition being $7,836 per year. In 2011, the Ohio schools charging the highest tuition were:

  1. Oberlin College - located in Oberlin, it charged students a tuition of $41,577 per year
  2. Kenyon College - located in Gambier, it charged students a tuition of $40,900 per year
  3. Denison University - located in Granville, it charged students a tuition of $38,220 per year

In 2011, the Ohio schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. Sinclair Community College - located in Dayton, it charged students a tuition of $1,735 per year
  2. Cuyahoga Community College District - located in Cleveland, it charged students a tuition of $2,537 per year
  3. Lorain County Community College - located in Elyria, it charged students a tuition of $2,570 per year

Financial Aid

Students in Ohio received $1,705,046,114 in financial aid in 2008. Approximately 76% of this was in the form of institutional grants or scholarships. In 2008, the schools providing the most institutional financial aid to students were:

Ohio Student Demographics

Ohio colleges and universities have an average student population of 2,040 students. 19 Ohio schools have more than 10,000 students each. The Ohio colleges and universities with the largest student population in 2010 were:

  1. Ohio State University-Main Campus - located in Columbus, it had 55,014 students
  2. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus - located in Cincinnati, it had 31,134 students
  3. Cuyahoga Community College District - located in Cleveland, it had 29,807 students

The Ohio colleges and universities with the smallest student population were:

  1. Reflexology Certification Institute - located in Avon, it had 3 students
  2. Goodwill Training and Employment Center - located in Cleveland, it had 3 students
  3. Ohio Medical Career Center - located in Dayton, it had 7 students

Graduation Rates

In 2010, Ohio schools graduated 343,901 students. In 2010, the graduation rates were highest at the following Ohio colleges and universities:

  1. Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture-East - located in Oregon, it had a graduation rate of 100%
  2. Daymar College - located in Lancaster, it had a graduation rate of 100%
  3. Auburn Career Center - located in Painesville, it had a graduation rate of 100%

The schools with the lowest graduation rates in Ohio were:

  1. Temple Baptist College - located in Cincinnati, it had a graduation rate of 1%
  2. Cuyahoga Community College District - located in Cleveland, it had a graduation rate of 3%
  3. University of Akron Wayne College - located in Orrville, it had a graduation rate of 4%

Diversity

The student population at Ohio schools is not very diverse. In 2009, only about 27 in every 100 students at Ohio colleges were from a racial or ethnic minority background. The male to female ratio for undergraduates was 4 to 10. About 65% of undergraduate students at Ohio schools were 24 years of age or younger. The most diverse student populations were at the following Ohio institutions:

  1. DATS LLC-Dental Assistant School - located in Troy, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds
  2. Harmony Path School of Massage Therapy - located in Rocky River, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds
  3. American Home Inspectors Training - located in Akron, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds

Ohio Faculty Demographics

Just as the student population at Ohio colleges and universities is not diverse, the faculty at Ohio schools is not also diverse. In 2009, there were a total of 222,705 faculty members employed by Ohio colleges and universities. Approximately 29% of them were from an ethnically-diverse background. The female to male ratio amongst Ohio faculty was 1 to 1.

Faculty to Student Ratio

The average faculty to student ratio for all Ohio schools was 1 to 4 in 2009. The schools with the largest number of faculty for each student in Ohio were:

  1. DATS LLC-Dental Assistant School
  2. American Home Inspectors Training
  3. Healing Arts Institute

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Check out our list of the Top 50 Jobs in Ohio!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 144,190 $23,860 $25,000 -11.7%
2
Registered Nurses 122,300 $60,590 $67,720 14.7%
3
Office Clerks, General 100,380 $27,790 $28,240 0.3%
4
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 73,820 $24,100 $25,140 -2.3%
5
Home Health Aides 67,140 $20,100 $21,760 88.5%
6
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 63,600 $31,160 $32,000 -10.3%
7
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 61,300 $33,300 $35,340 -10.0%
8
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 43,480 $48,130 $50,770 -1.0%
9
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 43,430 $54,180 $54,330 -20.7%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,200 $37,380 $39,890 1.4%
11
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,980 $40,300 $41,360 10.3%
12
Accountants and Auditors 38,550 $65,010 $68,960 -14.1%
13
Medical Secretaries 37,960 $28,620 $31,820 25.2%
14
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 36,450 $42,500 $45,860 -34.0%
15
Cooks, Restaurant 33,110 $21,040 $23,260 4.1%
16
General and Operations Managers 32,950 $112,420 $113,100 -43.3%
17
Security Guards 29,460 $26,100 $26,870 -4.7%
18
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 24,110 $53,680 $55,620 0.2%
19
Medical Assistants 22,540 $27,610 $29,760 26.2%
20
Billing and Posting Clerks 22,400 $30,970 $33,270 -9.0%
21
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 21,970 $24,920 $24,180 -22.4%
22
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 21,830 $35,350 $38,200 -15.6%
23
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 21,440 $52,680 $54,880 -25.5%
24
Construction Laborers 20,380 $38,270 $33,590 -27.7%
25
Electricians 20,270 $48,900 $51,810
26
Carpenters 19,790 $39,990 $43,890 -37.7%
27
Software Developers, Applications 19,440 $80,490 $90,410
28
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 18,750 $24,730 $26,510 5.5%
29
Management Analysts 18,030 $78,020 $87,260 18.5%
30
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 16,920 $23,570 $29,200 79.8%
31
Lawyers 15,710 $110,800 $129,440 -4.6%
32
Cooks, Fast Food 15,100 $17,890 $18,540 -63.6%
33
Financial Managers 14,890 $110,820 $116,970 16.2%
34
Pharmacy Technicians 14,500 $26,150 $29,330 38.1%
35
Correctional Officers and Jailers 13,570 $40,580 $42,780 -2.9%
36
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 12,950 $191,010 $180,870 2.8%
37
Medical and Health Services Managers 12,300 $84,510 $93,670 23.2%
38
Social and Human Service Assistants 11,990 $27,240 $30,100 35.2%
39
Computer Programmers 11,980 $68,030 $74,900
40
Sales Managers 11,720 $109,480 $114,110 23.2%
41
Mechanical Engineers 11,600 $72,680 $82,480 -16.0%
42
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 11,540 $58,180 $60,160 -1.4%
43
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 11,430 $58,930 $62,260 -30.1%
44
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 11,400 $46,520 $50,360 -31.6%
45
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 11,090 $57,770 $55,970 42.7%
46
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 11,000 $69,550 $95,130 0.5%
47
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 10,810 $39,780 $42,250 -12.6%
48
Loan Officers 10,340 $54,730 $65,900 -2.5%
49
Dental Assistants 9,770 $32,250 $34,140 -3.7%
50
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 9,740 $38,620 $43,850 -5.4%