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Schools Offering Business Programs in Ohio

Approximately 6.7% of graduates in of Ohio receive business degrees every year. Thus, Ohio's 167 business schools put out approximately 23,108 business professionals each year.

Top Schools

Ohio State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Ohio that has a business program. It is located in Columbus. 1,814 students graduated with a degree in business from Ohio State University-Main Campus in 2010. Students at Ohio State University-Main Campus paid $9,420 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Ohio with a business program is Kenyon College, which is located in Gambier. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. In 2010, Kenyon College graduated 23 students from its business program. Students at Kenyon College paid $40,900 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Ohio that has a business program is Case Western Reserve University. Case Western Reserve University, which was ranked 22nd in the country in 2010, is located in Cleveland. In 2010, 433 students graduated from Case Western Reserve University business program. Case Western Reserve University charged in-state students $37,648 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Ohio's business schools ranges from $40,900 per year to $1,735 per year. But, the average tuition is $12,217 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Ohio business schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Kenyon College - located in Gambier, students are charged $40,900 per year
  2. Case Western Reserve University - located in Cleveland, students are charged $37,648 per year
  3. Ohio Wesleyan University - located in Delaware, students are charged $36,398 per year

The business schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Ohio were:

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

A business degree from an Ohio school... what next?

Many Ohio business graduates become a chief executive officer, operations manager, business professor, accountant, and budget analyst. If you decide to work as a business professional in Ohio, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 165,810 Ohio business professional as of 2010. This number includes 18,030 business analysts, 8,200 chief executive officers, and 32,950 operations managers. The Ohio counties with the largest populations of business professional are:

  1. Delaware County - 38,530 business professionals
  2. Dearborn County - 37,850 business professionals
  3. Cuyahoga County - 34,390 business professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of business professionals in Ohio will grow by 10%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 181,370 business professionals working in Ohio. The greatest growth for business professional is predicted to be amongst Financial Examiners, who are expected to increase by 30% by 2018.


business professionals in Ohio make an average of $83,693 per year. But, salaries for business professional can vary. In 2010, business professional made as little as less than $15,770 per year or as much as more than $166,180 per year in Ohio. Business professionals in the following Ohio counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Allen County - $97,326 per year
  2. Cuyahoga County - $87,627 per year
  3. Carroll County - $85,153 per year

Business professionals in the following counties in Ohio make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Adams County - $71,626 per year
  2. Clark County - $74,940 per year
  3. Ashland County - $75,272 per year

On average, the highest paid business professionals in Ohio were:

  1. Chief Executive Officer - $173,720 per year
  2. Operations Manager - $112,420 per year
  3. Financial Manager - $110,820 per year

On average, the lowest paid business professionals in Ohio were:

  1. Loan Officer - $54,730 per year
  2. Credit Counselor - $39,710 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in business in Ohio and to compare salaries with various related fields such as business administration or advertising, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Business in Ohio
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business in Ohio
  • Master's Degree in Business in Ohio
  • Doctoral Degree in Business in Ohio
  • Certificate in Business in Ohio

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Accountants and Auditors 38,550 $65,010 -14.1%
General and Operations Managers 32,950 $112,420 -43.3%
Management Analysts 18,030 $78,020 18.5%
Financial Managers 14,890 $110,820 16.2%
Loan Officers 10,340 $54,730 -2.5%
Administrative Services Managers 8,870 $103,390 41.7%
Cost Estimators 8,610 $59,830 -17.4%
Chief Executives 8,200 $173,720 -41.3%
Financial Analysts 6,180 $77,430 5.6%
Insurance Underwriters 5,590 $60,320 20.2%
Personal Financial Advisors 4,370 $81,560 61.3%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 3,280 $66,530 1.5%
Human Resources Managers 2,370 $106,680
Budget Analysts 1,440 $72,750 -12.7%
Credit Counselors 1,250 $39,710 47.1%
Financial Examiners 890 $76,160 -19.8%

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