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Sociology in Ohio

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Schools Offering Sociology Programs in Ohio

Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Ohio receive sociology degrees every year. That means an estimated 898 sociologists graduate from Ohio's 47 sociology schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Ohio that has a sociology program is Ohio State University-Main Campus. Ohio State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Columbus. In 2010, Ohio State University-Main Campus graduated 183 students from its sociology program. Ohio State University-Main Campus charged in-state students $9,420 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Ohio that has a sociology program is Oberlin College. Oberlin College, which was ranked 19th in the country in 2010, is located in Oberlin. In 2010, 12 students graduated from Oberlin College sociology program. Students at Oberlin College paid $41,577 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Ohio with a sociology program is Kenyon College, which is located in Gambier. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. 16 students graduated with degree in sociology from Kenyon College in 2010. Kenyon College charged in-state students $40,900 in tuition fees per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Ohio's sociology schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $20,727 per year, though tuition can range from $41,577 per year to $1,735 per year. In 2010, the following Ohio sociology schools had the highest tuition rates:

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

The lowest tuition rates at Ohio sociology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Sinclair Community College - located in Dayton, students are charged $1,735 per year
  2. Owens Community College - located in Perrysburg, students are charged $3,749 per year
  3. Wright State University-Lake Campus - located in Celina, students are charged $5,241 per year

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

A large number of Ohio sociology graduates become sociologists. In 2010, there were 90 sociologists working in Ohio. The Ohio counties with the largest populations of sociologists are:

  1. Delaware County - 40 sociologists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of sociologists in Ohio will grow by 20%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 120 sociologists working in Ohio.


On average, sociologists earn $57,000 per year. In 2010, however, some Ohio sociologists earned as little as less than $39,230 per year or as much as more than $76,050 per year. A sociologist in the following Ohio counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Delaware County - $53,820 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Ohio statistics regarding a career in sociology. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as forensic psychology or school psychology.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Sociology in Ohio
  • Bachelor's Degree in Sociology in Ohio
  • Master's Degree in Sociology in Ohio
  • Doctoral Degree in Sociology in Ohio

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Curious what studying Sociology gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 840 $63,830 31.3%
Sociologists 90 $57,000 200.0%

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