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146 Colleges
19,590 Yearly Graduations
$57,540 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,972 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 19,590 students received a nursing degree from a college in Ohio, making it rank #5 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $14,385 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $17,504 a year.

About 67% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,243 per year.

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

There are 22,309 undergraduates at OHIO Athens, of which 17,046 are full-time, and there are 28,480 students altogether. It takes the average OHIO Athens undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at OHIO Athens take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,304 a year. OHIO Athens has a 7.5% 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 $32,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,199 Yearly Degrees
$11,154 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 37,886 students at UC in total, 26,762 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 22,990 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at UC. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

52% of UC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,293 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$15,299 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,109 students at Hondros College of Nursing in total, 1,470 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 55% of students who apply get accepted. Around 13% of accepted students are men, and 87% are women.

Roughly 82% of students at Hondros College of Nursing take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,742 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hondros College of Nursing is $41,400.

Public Public vs. Private
788 Yearly Degrees
$4,588 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 27,343 students at Columbus State in total, 6,825 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,685 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
666 Yearly Degrees
$10,602 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 28,122 students at Kent State in total, 22,557 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,640 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Kent State is 4.5 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at Kent State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,589 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Kent State is $31,000.

Public Public vs. Private
534 Yearly Degrees
$11,084 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ohio State University - Main Campus is 61,170, of which 46,820 students are undergraduates and of those, 42,831 are full-time. It takes the average Ohio State undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 37% of students at Ohio State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,525 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ohio State is $37,900.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
413 Yearly Degrees
$22,062 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mount Carmel College of Nursing is 1,090, of which 873 students are undergraduates and of those, 606 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mount Carmel College of Nursing is 4.2 years.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 5% are men and 95% are women.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,725 a year. Mount Carmel College of Nursing has a 3.7% 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 Mount Carmel College of Nursing is $55,500.

Public Public vs. Private
404 Yearly Degrees
$4,004 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,576 students at Sinclair Community College in total, 4,547 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,629 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,500 during the early-career years.

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

There are 6,980 full-time undergraduates at Cuyahoga Community College District, and 23,440 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $1,990 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.0% 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
$40,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Xavier University is 7,127, of which 4,995 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,782 are full-time. It takes the average Xavier undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,857 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Xavier with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
311 Yearly Degrees
$10,187 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,237 students at University of Toledo in total, 16,065 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,941 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Toledo is 4.6 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at University of Toledo take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,370 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 University of Toledo is $33,400.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
307 Yearly Degrees
$15,181 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 489 full-time undergraduates at The Christ College, and 902 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 51%. Of the accepted students, 10% are men and 90% are women.

77% of The Christ College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,893 a year. The Christ College has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Public Public vs. Private
295 Yearly Degrees
$11,636 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Akron Main Campus is 18,731, of which 15,634 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,408 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Akron Main Campus is 4.8 years.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,822 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,700 during the early-career years.

#13

Mercy College of Ohio

Toledo, Ohio
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
295 Yearly Degrees
$15,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,463 undergraduates at Mercy College, of which 434 are full-time, and there are 1,511 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Mercy College is 89%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 20% are men and 80% are women.

Roughly 83% of students at Mercy College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,729 a year. Mercy College has a 5.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mercy College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $49,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
270 Yearly Degrees
$4,140 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lorain County Community College is 10,644, which includes 2,737 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,897 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% 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
$4,656 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Ohio Technical College is 3,442, which includes 735 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

48% of COTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,486 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% 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
$50,924 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,890 students at Case Western in total, 5,261 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,095 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Case Western is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 33%. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

Roughly 71% of students at Case Western take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,063 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $59,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
247 Yearly Degrees
$9,073 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,925 undergraduates at Wright State University - Main Campus, of which 8,449 are full-time, and there are 14,403 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at Wright State University - Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,025 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Wright State University - Main Campus is $31,800.

#19

Owens Community College

Perrysburg, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
246 Yearly Degrees
$5,270 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,460 students at Owens State Community College in total, 2,506 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

57% of Owens State Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,826 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
241 Yearly Degrees
$4,446 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,228 full-time undergraduates at Cincinnati State, and 8,205 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 51% of students at Cincinnati State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,299 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.2% 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

The total student population at Apollo Career Center is 449, which includes 223 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 2 to 1.

46% of Apollo JVS students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,063 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.5% 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 Center

Chesapeake, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
201 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Collins Career Center is 350, which includes 329 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,157 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Collins Career Center with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
198 Yearly Degrees
$10,825 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,999 undergraduates at Cleveland State University, of which 9,348 are full-time, and there are 16,069 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

62% of Cleveland State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,197 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$3,918 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Clark State Community College is 5,704, which includes 1,242 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 49% of students at Clark State Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,174 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,300 during the early-career years.

#25

Mount St. Joseph University

Cincinnati, Ohio
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
191 Yearly Degrees
$31,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,443 undergraduates at Mount St. Joe, of which 1,006 are full-time, and there are 2,162 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mount St. Joe is 4.3 years.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 58% are men and 42% are women.

88% of Mount St. Joe students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,891 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Mount St. Joe with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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 Willoughby-Eastlake School of Practical Nursing 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 Community Services Division - Alliance City 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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