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Net Price of Ohio Colleges by Income

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College

Avg. Net Cost (by Family Income Bracket)

Name
Total Cost Per Year
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
University of Akron Main Campus Akron, OH
Total Cost Per Year $25,824
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $11,804
  • $11,665
  • $13,623
  • $17,467
  • $18,957
Ashland University Ashland, OH
Total Cost Per Year $37,538
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $21,594
  • $17,946
  • $20,075
  • $20,985
  • $20,853
Baldwin Wallace University Berea, OH
Total Cost Per Year $56,290
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $22,161
  • $22,634
  • $23,979
  • $27,944
  • $31,232
Bluffton University Bluffton, OH
Total Cost Per Year $49,848
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $16,030
  • $16,529
  • $19,232
  • $22,469
  • $27,931
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
Total Cost Per Year $28,963
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $15,493
  • $16,595
  • $20,381
  • $23,234
  • $23,583
Capital University Columbus, OH
Total Cost Per Year $55,669
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $21,705
  • $20,210
  • $22,174
  • $24,781
  • $26,836
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
Total Cost Per Year $74,114
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $16,010
  • $17,541
  • $22,653
  • $32,824
  • $47,824
Cedarville University Cedarville, OH
Total Cost Per Year $45,384
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $17,152
  • $19,617
  • $19,209
  • $24,810
  • $26,144
Central State University Wilberforce, OH
Total Cost Per Year $20,442
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $12,201
  • $12,173
  • $13,106
  • $19,213
  • $19,757
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
Total Cost Per Year $29,024
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $12,066
  • $13,815
  • $20,258
  • $25,042
  • $25,710
University of Cincinnati-Clermont College Batavia, OH
Total Cost Per Year $7,286
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $7,083
  • $7,928
  • $9,809
  • $11,450
  • $12,272
University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College Blue Ash, OH
Total Cost Per Year $22,918
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $10,780
  • $11,006
  • $13,131
  • $15,807
  • $16,223
Ohio Christian University Circleville, OH
Total Cost Per Year $34,940
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $18,474
  • $18,072
  • $22,425
  • $23,042
  • $22,776
Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
Total Cost Per Year $30,179
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $13,480
  • $14,540
  • $16,296
  • $17,959
  • $18,950
University of Dayton Dayton, OH
Total Cost Per Year $62,510
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $22,603
  • $24,647
  • $25,840
  • $28,469
  • $33,715
Defiance College Defiance, OH
Total Cost Per Year $49,430
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $20,482
  • $18,824
  • $23,165
  • $25,211
  • $27,784
Denison University Granville, OH
Total Cost Per Year $73,900
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $14,650
  • $15,768
  • $23,015
  • $26,653
  • $41,242
The University of Findlay Findlay, OH
Total Cost Per Year $52,180
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $19,187
  • $18,051
  • $22,867
  • $25,007
  • $26,639
Heidelberg University Tiffin, OH
Total Cost Per Year $47,670
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $17,712
  • $15,464
  • $22,245
  • $24,243
  • $27,385
Hiram College Hiram, OH
Total Cost Per Year $38,772
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $14,455
  • $14,589
  • $14,973
  • $19,511
  • $25,074
John Carroll University University Heights, OH
Total Cost Per Year $63,140
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $23,663
  • $23,107
  • $24,892
  • $27,553
  • $33,700
Kent State University at Stark Canton, OH
Total Cost Per Year $7,958
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $6,672
  • $7,176
  • $10,472
  • $12,429
  • $13,268
Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
Total Cost Per Year $29,600
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $13,195
  • $14,464
  • $15,126
  • $20,190
  • $24,176
Kenyon College Gambier, OH
Total Cost Per Year $80,270
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $17,808
  • $17,325
  • $20,493
  • $28,824
  • $51,597
Lake Erie College Painesville, OH
Total Cost Per Year $48,940
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $18,006
  • $17,510
  • $21,597
  • $23,207
  • $24,339
Lourdes University Sylvania, OH
Total Cost Per Year $43,707
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $22,205
  • $17,105
  • $23,487
  • $25,906
  • $24,199
Malone University Canton, OH
Total Cost Per Year $48,100
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $15,722
  • $16,117
  • $18,579
  • $23,313
  • $24,844
Marietta College Marietta, OH
Total Cost Per Year $52,146
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $16,908
  • $15,010
  • $18,258
  • $20,750
  • $26,798
Miami University-Hamilton Hamilton, OH
Total Cost Per Year $8,009
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $9,509
  • $9,964
  • $13,044
  • $14,398
  • $14,889
Miami University-Oxford Oxford, OH
Total Cost Per Year $35,642
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $16,970
  • $18,309
  • $23,621
  • $25,398
  • $26,610
University of Mount Union Alliance, OH
Total Cost Per Year $46,936
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $18,727
  • $16,818
  • $21,356
  • $24,562
  • $25,511
Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon, OH
Total Cost Per Year $47,510
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $23,520
  • $20,646
  • $21,553
  • $22,058
  • $25,414
Mount Saint Joseph University Cincinnati, OH
Total Cost Per Year $45,850
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $12,779
  • $12,673
  • $14,583
  • $19,182
  • $22,432
Muskingum University New Concord, OH
Total Cost Per Year $44,958
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $15,189
  • $16,107
  • $18,799
  • $22,306
  • $23,540
Notre Dame College Cleveland, OH
Total Cost Per Year $46,298
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $11,475
  • $13,582
  • $14,919
  • $15,949
  • $20,007
Oberlin College Oberlin, OH
Total Cost Per Year $81,502
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $13,725
  • $14,517
  • $24,649
  • $28,559
  • $46,404
Ohio Dominican University Columbus, OH
Total Cost Per Year $47,994
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $18,418
  • $21,348
  • $22,762
  • $23,831
  • $26,542
Ohio Northern University Ada, OH
Total Cost Per Year $52,077
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $21,404
  • $23,938
  • $22,248
  • $27,147
  • $29,598
Ohio State University-Newark Campus Newark, OH
Total Cost Per Year $23,468
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $11,852
  • $12,608
  • $14,455
  • $18,098
  • $19,005
Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH
Total Cost Per Year $29,022
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $6,956
  • $8,402
  • $13,620
  • $22,528
  • $26,186
Ohio University-Lancaster Campus Lancaster, OH
Total Cost Per Year $6,692
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $6,353
  • $6,687
  • $8,271
  • $11,473
  • $11,971
Ohio University-Main Campus Athens, OH
Total Cost Per Year $28,616
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $14,835
  • $15,783
  • $19,315
  • $22,033
  • $22,457
Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH
Total Cost Per Year $65,020
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $19,684
  • $23,170
  • $21,601
  • $24,250
  • $31,918
Otterbein University Westerville, OH
Total Cost Per Year $49,714
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $17,995
  • $17,639
  • $19,850
  • $22,528
  • $25,875
Shawnee State University Portsmouth, OH
Total Cost Per Year $25,114
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $11,546
  • $11,631
  • $15,410
  • $18,025
  • $18,348
Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville, OH
Total Cost Per Year $42,490
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $23,289
  • $18,540
  • $23,737
  • $23,267
  • $26,327
Tiffin University Tiffin, OH
Total Cost Per Year $45,450
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $22,991
  • $22,536
  • $27,485
  • $26,865
  • $28,225
University of Toledo Toledo, OH
Total Cost Per Year $29,507
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $12,899
  • $14,107
  • $17,281
  • $19,225
  • $20,167
Ursuline College Pepper Pike, OH
Total Cost Per Year $49,900
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $13,887
  • $14,013
  • $15,006
  • $20,638
  • $20,747
Walsh University North Canton, OH
Total Cost Per Year $47,406
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $13,740
  • $15,172
  • $16,453
  • $18,909
  • $21,799
Wilberforce University Wilberforce, OH
Total Cost Per Year $23,450
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $12,339
  • $17,071
  • $16,834
  • $15,112
  • $19,883
Wilmington College Wilmington, OH
Total Cost Per Year $43,270
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $22,127
  • $19,963
  • $25,510
  • $25,732
  • $27,056
Wittenberg University Springfield, OH
Total Cost Per Year $56,534
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $17,264
  • $17,530
  • $19,614
  • $23,028
  • $26,217
The College of Wooster Wooster, OH
Total Cost Per Year $70,850
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $14,697
  • $17,220
  • $21,865
  • $27,263
  • $32,373
Wright State University-Main Campus Dayton, OH
Total Cost Per Year $26,960
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $11,337
  • $12,454
  • $15,997
  • $19,892
  • $21,166
Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
Total Cost Per Year $60,540
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $24,344
  • $21,156
  • $25,918
  • $27,296
  • $27,363
Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH
Total Cost Per Year $24,312
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $8,305
  • $9,511
  • $12,728
  • $15,512
  • $15,608

Source: National Center for Educational Statistics. This is the most recent data available as of January 2024.

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Questions & Answers

  • What do all these numbers mean?

    All costs shown here are the average net cost paid by families in each income bracket for one year at the college in question. Net cost is the total cost of attendance for one year, minus government grants and institutional scholarships. Figures are based on data from the 2021-22 school year, which is the latest available as of January 2024.

  • What is the “Total Cost Per Year”?

    Total cost is the total cost of attendance for one year at that particular college. It includes:

    • Tuition and fees (in-state tuition for public schools)
    • Room and board (on campus)
    • Books and supplies
    • Other expenses (travel and personal)

    Click the View Details option under each school's total cost per year to see a detailed breakdown of its total cost of attendance.

  • How can I use this information?

    This information is useful for building a realistic college budget. The numbers show you what the average family in your income bracket paid at specific schools, after federal grants and institutional scholarships were awarded. Student loans are not included in these numbers. These figures are a good place to start, so you can begin your college financial planning with historical data and estimate what your costs might be, until you learn more about your specific situation.

  • Will my family pay the amount on this chart?

    Probably not. The numbers are averages. You may be below average or above average. However, there are two key points we can learn from this data:

    1. Families with higher incomes ($75,000-$110,000 and $110,000+) will pay closer to full price at public colleges.
    2. Private colleges have a higher list price, but they offer more financial aid, to help make their net price more affordable compared to public colleges.

  • Where did this information come from?

    As part of federal financial aid, colleges are required to provide detailed cost information to the U.S. government. This data is made available to the public through the National Center for Education Statistics. For more details, click here.

  • What about athletes, merit aid or minority students?

    Athletes, high achieving students, and those with minority status are averaged in with everyone else. Within each income bracket, there are families that pay more than average and families that pay less than average.

  • The costs on this chart seem large. How can families afford to pay it?

    For many families, paying for college is not easy, but most families pay their net cost of college with some combination of:

    • College savings and investments
    • Payments from current income
    • Federal student Direct Loans
    • Federal parent PLUS Loans
    • Private loans
    • Scholarships
    • Tax planning
    • Student work

    The right options depend on your student and your family situation. If you plan ahead and choose the right strategies, you can potentially make college much more affordable, and you can potentially save thousands of dollars on college costs. To learn how, sign up for my free planning e-newsletter. It's loaded with tips, articles, and resources to help you plan and pay for college with proven financial strategies.

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