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146 Colleges
19,590 Yearly Graduations
$57,313 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,735 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Ohio ranked #5 in the nation for nursing degrees handed out in 2019. Around 19,590 students received some type of diploma that year. Ohio colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $14,328 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $17,495 per year.

An estimated 63% of college students in Ohio take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,434 per year.

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Public Public vs. Private
2,603 Yearly Degrees
$12,612 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 25,714 students at OHIO Athens in total, 19,284 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 14,676 are full-time. For undergraduates at OHIO Athens, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

63% of OHIO Athens students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,677 a year. OHIO Athens has a 6.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from OHIO Athens is $32,700.

Public Public vs. Private
1,199 Yearly Degrees
$11,401 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is 40,826, of which 29,933 students are undergraduates and of those, 24,301 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UC is 4.6 years.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,793 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,800 during the early-career years.

#3

Hondros College of Nursing

Westerville, Ohio
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
957 Yearly Degrees
$12,176 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,508 full-time undergraduates at Hondros College of Nursing, and 2,159 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 7% of accepted students are men, and 93% are women.

Roughly 94% of students at Hondros College of Nursing take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,134 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
788 Yearly Degrees
$4,888 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,664 full-time undergraduates at Columbus State, and 27,621 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at Columbus State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,648 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Columbus State is $26,400.

Public Public vs. Private
666 Yearly Degrees
$10,810 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 21,621 undergraduates at Kent State, of which 17,361 are full-time, and there are 26,822 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Kent State is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,980 a year. Kent State has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
534 Yearly Degrees
$11,518 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ohio State University - Main Campus is 61,369, of which 46,984 students are undergraduates and of those, 42,734 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Ohio State. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

36% of Ohio State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,544 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,900 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
413 Yearly Degrees
$22,565 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 903 students at Mount Carmel College of Nursing in total, 705 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 562 are full-time. It takes the average Mount Carmel College of Nursing undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 5% of accepted students are men, and 95% are women.

68% of Mount Carmel College of Nursing students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,980 a year. Mount Carmel College of Nursing has a 2.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mount Carmel College of Nursing with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $55,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
404 Yearly Degrees
$4,329 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,687 students at Sinclair Community College in total, 3,919 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,120 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Sinclair Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
342 Yearly Degrees
$4,322 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Cuyahoga Community College District is 18,754, which includes 5,014 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at Cuyahoga Community College District take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $1,887 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Cuyahoga Community College District is $22,500.

#10

Xavier University

Cincinnati, Ohio
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
322 Yearly Degrees
$42,460 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,272 undergraduates at Xavier, of which 5,055 are full-time, and there are 7,061 students altogether. For undergraduates at Xavier, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,820 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Xavier is $40,700.

#11

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
311 Yearly Degrees
$10,530 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,406 undergraduates at University of Toledo, of which 11,447 are full-time, and there are 18,319 students altogether. For undergraduates at University of Toledo, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

56% of University of Toledo students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,668 a year. University of Toledo has a 8.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of Toledo is $33,400.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
307 Yearly Degrees
$15,151 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences is 1,015, which includes 753 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 7% of accepted students are men, and 93% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at The Christ College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,453 a year. The Christ College has a 4.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Public Public vs. Private
295 Yearly Degrees
$11,861 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,651 undergraduates at University of Akron Main Campus, of which 10,791 are full-time, and there are 16,094 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

56% of University of Akron Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,647 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from University of Akron Main Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Mercy College of Ohio

Toledo, Ohio
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
295 Yearly Degrees
$18,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,561 students at Mercy College in total, 1,502 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 358 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mercy College is 4.5 years.

About 40% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 13% are men and 88% are women.

94% of Mercy College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,817 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $49,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
270 Yearly Degrees
$4,400 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,476 full-time undergraduates at LCCC, and 10,138 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

9% of LCCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,856 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from LCCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
267 Yearly Degrees
$4,776 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,029 students at COTC in total, 598 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

38% of COTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,748 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,700 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
252 Yearly Degrees
$52,948 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,430 undergraduates at Case Western, of which 5,286 are full-time, and there are 11,465 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Case Western. The freshman retention rate is 93%.

About 30% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

71% of Case Western students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,375 a year. Case Western has a 1.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Case Western with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $59,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
247 Yearly Degrees
$9,519 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,936 students at Wright State University - Main Campus in total, 8,332 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,359 are full-time. It takes the average Wright State University - Main Campus undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,697 a year. Wright State University - Main Campus has a 8.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,800 during the early-career years.

#19

Owens Community College

Perrysburg, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
246 Yearly Degrees
$5,702 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Owens Community College is 7,536, which includes 2,034 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 60% of students at Owens State Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,039 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Owens State Community College is $26,100.

Public Public vs. Private
241 Yearly Degrees
$5,040 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,873 students at Cincinnati State in total, 2,131 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,346 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,300 during the early-career years.

#21

Apollo Career Center

Lima, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
206 Yearly Degrees

There are 551 students at Apollo JVS in total, 104 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,858 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Apollo JVS is $29,100.

#22

Collins Career Technical Center

Chesapeake, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
201 Yearly Degrees

There are 293 students at CollinsCTC in total, 293 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,991 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CollinsCTC is $29,600.

#23

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
198 Yearly Degrees
$11,185 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,247 students at Cleveland State University in total, 11,166 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,803 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Cleveland State University is 4.5 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,691 a year. Cleveland State University has a 7.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,100 during the early-career years.

#24

Clark State Community College

Springfield, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
194 Yearly Degrees
$4,032 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Clark State Community College is 5,396, which includes 1,033 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,458 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Clark State Community College is $24,300.

#25

Mount St. Joseph University

Cincinnati, Ohio
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
191 Yearly Degrees
$32,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,473 undergraduates at Mount St. Joe, of which 1,002 are full-time, and there are 2,031 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mount St. Joe is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Around 58% of accepted students are men, and 41% are women.

Roughly 83% of students at Mount St. Joe take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,765 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mount St. Joe is $34,400.

Other Ohio Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Galen College of Nursing - Cincinnati 189
27 Ursuline College 180
28 Chamberlain University - Ohio 179
29 Knox County Career Center 166
30 Capital University 157
31 Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County 156
32 Ashland University 154
33 Professional Skills Institute 149
34 Fortis College - Columbus 148
35 Youngstown State University 146
36 Stark State College 142
37 Athena Career Academy 141
38 American Institute of Alternative Medicine 138
39 Cedarville University 127
40 EHOVE Career Center 125
41 Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science 122
42 Otterbein University 120
43 Walsh University 119
43 Miami Valley Career Technology Center 119
45 MDT College of Health Sciences 115
46 Hocking College 113
47 Lakeland Community College 112
48 North Central State College 110
49 James A Rhodes State College 108
50 Bryant & Stratton College - Parma 103
51 University of Rio Grande 102
52 Ohio Technical Center at Vantage Career Center 95
53 Kettering College 85
54 Tri-Rivers Career Center 82
55 Adult and Community Education - Hudson 81
55 Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District 81
55 Belmont College 81
58 Northern Career Institute 80
59 Columbiana County Career and Technical Center 79
59 Lourdes University 79
59 Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences 79
62 Franciscan University of Steubenville 78
62 Canton City Schools Adult Career and Technical Education 78
64 Mid-EastCTC-Adult Education 76
65 Felbry College School of Nursing 75
65 Fortis College - Cuyahoga Falls 75
67 Northwest State Community College 69
68 Eastern Gateway Community College 68
69 Washington County Career Center-Adult Technical Training 65
70 Fortis College - Centerville 63
71 Edison State Community College 62
72 Southern State Community College 61
73 Cuyahoga Valley Career Center 60
73 Beckfield College - Tri-County 60
75 Ohio University - Zanesville Campus 59
75 Washington State Community College 59
77 Herzing University - Akron 58
77 Kent State University at Geauga 58
79 Marion Technical College 56
79 Ohio University - Southern Campus 56
81 Ross College-Canton 55
82 Franklin University 54
83 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus 53
83 Four County Career Center 53
83 Madison Adult Career Center 53
86 Malone University 52
86 Ohio Medical Career College 52
88 Toledo Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education 51
88 Kent State University at Tuscarawas 51
88 Fortis College - Cincinnati 51
91 Butler Tech - D Russel Lee Career Center 50
92 Hannah E Mullins School of Practical Nursing 49
92 Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus 49
92 Portage Lakes Career Center 49
92 Shawnee State University 49
96 University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College 48
96 Kent State University at Ashtabula 48
98 Northcoast Medical Training Academy 47
99 Baldwin Wallace University 45
99 Ohio Institute of Allied Health 45
99 Sandusky Career Center 45
99 Tri-County Adult Career Center 45
103 Warren County Career Center 44
104 Notre Dame College 43
104 U S Grant Joint Vocational School 43
106 Miami University - Hamilton 42
106 Buckeye Hills Career Center 42
106 Lorain County Joint Vocational School District 42
109 Ohio Christian University 35
109 Choffin Career and Technical Center 35
111 Central School of Practical Nursing 34
111 Mount Vernon Nazarene University 34
113 Kent State University at East Liverpool 33
113 Ohio Valley College of Technology 33
113 Terra State Community College 33
116 Scioto County Career Technical Center 32
117 Alliance Career Center 31
118 University of Mount Union 30
118 Miami University - Middletown 30
118 ETI Technical College 30
121 Muskingum University 28
121 Auburn Career Center 28
123 Upper Valley Career Center 26
124 Trinity Health System School of Nursing 25
125 Hiram College 23
126 Great Oaks Career Campuses 21
127 Wayne County Schools Career Center 20
128 Ohio Northern University 18
128 Ohio University - Chillicothe Campus 18
130 Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing 16
130 Stautzenberger College - Maumee 16
132 The University of Findlay 15
133 Wright State University - Lake Campus 14
134 Wittenberg University 9
134 Trumbull Career & Technical Center 9
136 Pioneer Career and Technology Center 8
137 Pike County Joint Vocational School District 6
138 Defiance College 2
139 Bluffton University 1
140 Kent State University at Stark 0
140 University of Cincinnati - Clermont College 0
140 Kent State University at Salem 0
140 Ohio University - Eastern Campus 0
140 Ohio University - Lancaster Campus 0
140 Ohio State University - Newark Campus 0
140 Kent State University at Trumbull 0

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