Best Bachelor's Programs in Ohio

A bachelor’s degree can provide the jumpstart you need to launch a rewarding and fulfilling career or enable you to continue your education. Use these rankings to decide where to pursue your bachelor’s degree and whether you should attend a local college or an online institution.

An Ohio bachelor’s degree can help you advance in your career in a variety of ways. Besides making you more marketable to employers, earning an undergraduate degree can increase your earnings. The 5,201,030 workers in Ohio earn $39,680 annually as the median salary. A person earning the lowest wages makes $22,740, while a person earning the highest wages makes $97,480.

We’ve listed the top-ranked programs below, along with their average completion time and cost per credit, so you can decide if a program is right for you. This ranking can also help you decide whether or not you’re ready to begin your educational journey.

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Our rankings are grounded in a few guiding principles and use the latest statistical data available from trusted sources. Read our ranking methodology. We hope our approach helps you find the school that is best for you.

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    #1

    Kenyon College

    Gambier, OH

    Graduation Rate

    91%

    Enrollment

    1,750

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $56340

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $56340

    Kenyon College, located in Gambier, Ohio, enrolls students in 31 programs. Degree-seekers enroll in rigorous, top-ranked programs at the school. The average student-to-teacher ratio is currently unknown. Data on the average amount of aid students receive is unavailable. Students in the school's programs graduate at a rate of 91%. The institution understands that real-world experience helps job seekers enter the workforce. The rate of admission for the school is unknown. Applicants may qualify for a waiver for standardized test scores. The admission department can provide more information about application requirements.

    #2

    Oberlin College

    Oberlin, OH

    Graduation Rate

    86%

    Enrollment

    2,863

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $55976

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $55976

    Oberlin College offers programs from its campus in Oberlin, Ohio. Experts in diverse disciplines teach at the institution. The programs offer academic and technical tracks to help learners meet their career goals. Visit the program's website to find information on the typical timeline for completion. Many schools no longer require admissions tests such as ACT or SAT. The waiver makes it simpler to enroll. The admissions staff can provide more information on the process. At the accredited institution, enrollees also qualify for financial aid to pay for school. Oberlin College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an independent accrediting body.

    #3

    Denison University

    Granville, OH

    Graduation Rate

    82%

    Enrollment

    2,293

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $52620

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $52620

    A top-ranked school, Denison University enrolls learners in programs from its campus in Granville, Ohio. Degree-seekers study with experts in many different fields. The programs offer academic and technical tracks to help students meet their career goals. Typical time for program completion ranges from a few months to seven years depending on the type of degree or certificate offered. Applicants may qualify for a standardized test score waiver. Applicants may find it easier to enroll without a test score requirement. The admissions department provides additional resources on submitting an application. At the accredited institution, learners also qualify for financial aid to pay for school. Denison University has received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, an independent accrediting body.

    #4

    Case Western Reserve University

    Cleveland, OH

    Graduation Rate

    84%

    Enrollment

    11,874

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $50450

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $50450

    A private institution located in Cleveland, Ohio, Case Western Reserve University offers a variety of programs. Enrollees complete programs that prepare them for the workforce. Degree-seekers benefit from academically rigorous programs at an affordable price. Many of the school's degrees make national rankings. Students pay a per-credit fee of around 1500 at the school. Degree-seekers at this accredited institution may qualify for federal student aid programs, including the Pell Grant. Learners at the institution choose from academic and technical programs. Students complete fundamentals courses, technical classes, and general education requirements depending on their program. The school holds accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

    #5

    Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences

    Canton, OH

    Graduation Rate

    100%

    Enrollment

    305

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $17850

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $17850

    Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences, a private organization located in Canton, Ohio, offers multiple programs. Enrollees complete programs that prepare them for the workforce. Degree-seekers benefit from academically rigorous programs at an affordable price. The school's programs appear in national rankings. The amount students pay per credit on average is unknown. Degree-seekers attending the accredited institution may qualify for federal financial aid programs, such as the Pell Grant. Degree-seekers choose from academic and technical programs at the school. Students complete fundamentals courses, technical classes, and general education requirements depending on their program. Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences holds accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

    #6

    Kettering College

    Kettering, OH

    Graduation Rate

    45%

    Enrollment

    815

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $13392

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $13392

    A private institution, Kettering College enrolls students on its campus in Kettering, Ohio. The school offers academic and technical programs to help learners reach their educational goals. The institution's degree and certificate programs offer coursework that allows students to bolster their knowledge. Applicants may qualify for test-optional admissions. Applicants may find it easier to enroll without a test score requirement. The school supports enrollees with tutoring and career services. Data on the school's average cost per credit is unavailable. Learners at this accredited school also qualify for federal student aid programs, including the Pell Grant. Kettering College has received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

    #7

    Gods Bible School and College

    Cincinnati, OH

    Graduation Rate

    49%

    Enrollment

    347

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $6000

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $6000

    Gods Bible School and College, which is often listed among the best schools, operates from its main campus in Cincinnati, Ohio. Experts in diverse disciplines teach at the institution. With academic and technical tracks, the school's programs help learners meet their professional goals. Academic programs can take as little as a few months or as many as seven years to complete, depending on the degree or certificate type and the student's enrollment status. Some programs offer a waiver for standardized test scores. These policies make it easier to enroll. The admissions department can help students apply to the school. Financial aid helps enrollees cover their educational expenses. The school holds accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, an independent accrediting body.

    #8

    Mercy College of Ohio

    Toledo, OH

    Graduation Rate

    53%

    Enrollment

    1,560

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $13350

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $13350

    From its campus in Toledo, Ohio, Mercy College of Ohio enrolls students in programs as a private institution. Graduates leave the school prepared for the workforce. The institution offers an academically rigorous course of study at an affordable price. Students can enroll in nationally ranked programs. The amount students pay per credit is currently unknown. Degree-seekers at the accredited school may qualify for federal financial aid, including the Pell Grant. Learners at the institution choose from academic and technical programs. Depending on their major, students complete foundational courses, technical classes, and general education requirements. Mercy College of Ohio is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an independent accrediting body.

    #9

    Ohio State University-Main Campus

    Columbus, OH

    Graduation Rate

    86%

    Enrollment

    61,391

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $10197

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $31174

    Ohio State University-Main Campus is a public institution located in Columbus, Ohio. Instructors bring expertise in their fields. Students who complete an academic or technical program enter the workforce or pursue a bachelor's degree. Information on the school's cost per credit is unavailable. Students at the accredited institution qualify for federal financial aid, including grants and loans. Learners graduate from the school at a rate of 86%. The rate of admission for the school is unknown. The admissions office provides more information about application requirements and start dates. Ohio State University-Main Campus is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    #10

    The College of Wooster

    Wooster, OH

    Graduation Rate

    77%

    Enrollment

    1,942

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $51550

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $51550

    A private institution located in Wooster, Ohio, The College of Wooster enrolls learners in multiple programs. The school offers programs that prepare learners for the workforce. Learners benefit from academically rigorous programs at an affordable price. Several of the school's programs appear in national rankings. Data on the school's average cost per credit is currently unavailable. Degree-seekers attending the accredited institution may qualify for federal financial aid programs, such as the Pell Grant. Degree-seekers choose from academic and technical programs at the school. Depending on their program, students complete foundational courses, technical classes, and general education requirements. The College of Wooster holds accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

    #11

    The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences

    Cincinnati, OH

    Graduation Rate

    50%

    Enrollment

    938

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $14236

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $14236

    From its Cincinnati, Ohio campus, The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences enrolls learners in 3 programs. The institution's top-ranked programs offer a rigorous course of study. The student-to-faculty ratio is unknown. The amount of aid students receive on average is currently unknown. The school reports a 50% graduation rate. The institution's commitment to experiential learning helps graduates on the job market. The school's admission rate is unknown at this time. Some programs operate with a test-optional policy for admissions. Prospective students can contact the admission department for more information about applying.

    #12

    Union Institute & University

    Cincinnati, OH

    Graduation Rate

    58%

    Enrollment

    860

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $13080

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $13080

    Located in Ohio, Union Institute & University offers 28 programs for students. Students enroll in top-ranked programs that offer a rigorous course of study. Information on the average student-to-faculty ratio is unavailable. The amount of aid students receive on average is not currently known. Students earn their degree from the school at a rate of 58%. The institution understands that hands-on experience makes graduates more competitive in the job market. The institution's admission rate is unknown at this time. Some programs let applicants apply without submitting test scores. The admissions office provides more information about application requirements.

    #13

    Franciscan University of Steubenville

    Steubenville, OH

    Graduation Rate

    77%

    Enrollment

    3,039

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $28420

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $28420

    Located in Steubenville, Ohio, Franciscan University of Steubenville operates as a private institution. Instructors draw on their expertise in diverse fields. The college offers academic and technical programs that prepare graduates for the workforce. The amount students pay per credit on average is unknown. Students at the accredited institution qualify for federal student aid programs, including the Pell Grant. The private school reports a 77% graduation rate. The school's admission rate is currently unknown. Prospective applicants can contact the admissions office for more information about applying. The school holds accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, an independent accrediting body.

    #14

    University of Dayton

    Dayton, OH

    Graduation Rate

    82%

    Enrollment

    11,473

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $44100

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $44100

    From its campus in Dayton, Ohio, University of Dayton enrolls learners in 159 programs. The institution's many rigorous academic programs rank among the best in the nation. The average student-to-faculty ratio is currently unknown. The average amount of aid awarded to students is unknown. Enrollees graduate from the school at a rate of 82%. Real-world experience helps candidates stand out on the job market. The school's admission rate is unknown at this time. Some programs no longer require standardized tests for admission. Prospective applicants can contact the admissions office for more information about applying.

    #15

    Cedarville University

    Cedarville, OH

    Graduation Rate

    75%

    Enrollment

    4,302

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $31122

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $31122

    From its campus in Cedarville, Ohio, Cedarville University enrolls students as a private institution. Learners take courses with experts in diverse disciplines. Students who complete an academic or technical program enter the workforce or pursue a bachelor's degree. The amount students pay per credit is unknown at this time. Enrollees at the accredited institution qualify for federal financial aid, including grants and loans. Bachelor's students graduate from the school at a rate of 75%. The school's admission rate is unavailable. Applicants can reach out to the admission department to learn more about enrolling. Cedarville University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    #16

    Ohio Northern University

    Ada, OH

    Graduation Rate

    77%

    Enrollment

    2,958

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $32500

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $32500

    From its Ada, Ohio campus, Ohio Northern University enrolls learners in 87 programs. The institution's many rigorous academic programs rank among the best in the nation. Information on the average student-to-teacher ratio is unavailable. Data on the average amount of aid students receive is unavailable. Students graduate from the school at a rate of 77%. Job seekers often benefit from hands-on experience, which makes them more competitive job candidates. The school's admission rate is unavailable. Some programs offer test-optional admission policies. Prospective students can contact an admission advisor to learn more about applying.

    #17

    Hondros College of Nursing

    Westerville, OH

    Graduation Rate

    40%

    Enrollment

    1,596

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $14048

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $14048

    From its Westerville, Ohio campus, Hondros College of Nursing offers 3 program options for students. The institution's rigorous programs rank among the best in the nation. The average student-to-teacher ratio is currently unknown. The amount of aid students receive on average is currently unknown. Learners graduate from the school at a rate of 40%. The institution's commitment to experiential learning makes graduates more competitive. The school's admission rate is currently unknown. Many schools no longer require test scores for admission. The admissions office provides more information about application requirements.

    #18

    John Carroll University

    University Heights, OH

    Graduation Rate

    76%

    Enrollment

    3,506

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $41230

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $41230

    From its campus in University Heights, Ohio, John Carroll University enrolls students in 75 programs. Degree-seekers benefit from rigorous programs that rank among the best in the nation. The average student-to-teacher ratio is unknown. The average amount of aid awarded to students is unknown. The private school reports a 76% graduation rate. The institution understands that real-world experience helps job seekers enter the workforce. The admission rate is unknown at this time. Some programs no longer require test scores for admission. Prospective students can contact the admissions department for more details about application requirements.

    #19

    Mount Vernon Nazarene University

    Mount Vernon, OH

    Graduation Rate

    68%

    Enrollment

    2,205

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $21047

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $21047

    Located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Mount Vernon Nazarene University attracts students with their well-regarded programs. Degree-seekers study with experts in many different fields. Academic and technical programs help learners reach their unique professional goals. Completing a program can take anywhere from a few months to seven years depending on degree or certificate type and whether the student chooses part-time or full-time enrollment. Applicants may qualify for a standardized test score waiver. Test-optional policies make it easier to apply. The admissions department can provide additional resources on applying. Degree-seekers also use financial aid to cover their educational costs. Mount Vernon Nazarene University holds accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

    #20

    Mount Carmel College of Nursing

    Columbus, OH

    Graduation Rate

    74%

    Enrollment

    946

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $21178

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $21178

    From its Columbus, Ohio campus, Mount Carmel College of Nursing enrolls learners in 10 programs. The institution's programs offer a rigorous course of study. The student-to-teacher ratio is unavailable. The amount of aid students receive on average is currently unknown. The private institution reports a 74% graduation rate. The institution understands that hands-on experience helps job seekers enter the workforce. The admission rate is unknown at this time. Some programs operate with a test-optional policy for admissions. Prospective students can contact the admissions office for more information about applying.

    #21

    Xavier University

    Cincinnati, OH

    Graduation Rate

    73%

    Enrollment

    6,973

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $40220

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $40220

    Xavier University enrolls learners from its Cincinnati, Ohio campus. Experts in diverse disciplines teach at the institution. Academic and technical programs help learners reach their unique professional goals. Completing a program can take anywhere from a few months to seven years depending on degree or certificate type and whether the student chooses part-time or full-time enrollment. Some programs may offer test-optional admission policies. A test score waiver makes it easier to enroll. The admissions department provides more information about the application process. Financial aid helps degree-seekers pay for their education. Xavier University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    #22

    Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science

    Cincinnati, OH

    Graduation Rate

    54%

    Enrollment

    351

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $13605

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $13605

    From its campus in Cincinnati, Ohio, Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science enrolls students as a private institution. Instructors bring expertise in their fields. Students who complete an academic or technical program enter the workforce or pursue a bachelor's degree. The cost per credit is unknown. Enrollees at the accredited institution qualify for federal student aid programs, including the Pell Grant. Students graduate from the school at a rate of 54%. The institution's admission rate is unknown at this time. Prospective students can contact an admission advisor to learn more about applying. The school holds accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

    #23

    The North Coast College

    Lakewood, OH

    Graduation Rate

    40%

    Enrollment

    77

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $21000

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $21000

    Located in Lakewood, Ohio, The North Coast College grants college degrees as a private institution. With both academic and technical programs, the college helps learners reach their professional goals. The institution's degree and certificate programs offer coursework that allows students to strengthen their skills. Applicants may qualify for a waiver for standardized test scores. Applicants may find it easier to enroll without a test score requirement. The school supports learners with tutoring and career services. The amount students pay per credit is currently unknown. Learners at this accredited school also qualify for federal student aid programs, including the Pell Grant. The North Coast College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

    #24

    Otterbein University

    Westerville, OH

    Graduation Rate

    66%

    Enrollment

    2,853

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $32024

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $32024

    Located in Westerville, Ohio, Otterbein University grants college degrees as a private institution. With both academic and technical programs, the college helps learners reach their educational goals. Students complete courses and experiential learning opportunities to bolster their knowledge. Some programs provide a test-optional admission option. Flexible admission score requirements make it easier to enroll. Learners benefit from support services like tutoring and career counseling. The amount students pay per credit on average is unknown. At the accredited school, learners qualify for federal financial aid programs, such as the Pell Grant. Otterbein University has received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, an independent accrediting body.

    #25

    Antioch University-Midwest

    Yellow Springs, OH

    Graduation Rate

    Not Provided

    Enrollment

    14

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $18972

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $18972

    Located in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch University-Midwest attracts students with their well-regarded programs. Students study with experts in many different fields. The programs offer academic and technical tracks to help learners meet their career goals. Academic programs can take as little as a few months or as many as seven years to complete, depending on the degree or certificate type and the student's enrollment status. Some programs offer a waiver for standardized test scores. This makes it easier to enroll. The admissions department provides additional resources on submitting an application. At the accredited institution, learners also qualify for financial aid to pay for school. Antioch University-Midwest has received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

    #26

    University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

    Cincinnati, OH

    Graduation Rate

    71%

    Enrollment

    39,263

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $9476

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $24810

    University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, operates as a public institution. Enrollees take courses with experts in diverse disciplines. The school's academic and technical programs prepare graduates for the workforce or further study. Students can expect to spend around 631 per credit at the school. Students at the accredited institution qualify for federal financial aid, including grants and loans. The institution reports a 71% graduation rate. The institution's admission rate is unknown at this time. Prospective applicants can contact the admissions office for more information about applying. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an independent accrediting body.

    #27

    Baldwin Wallace University

    Berea, OH

    Graduation Rate

    65%

    Enrollment

    3,504

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $33530

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $33530

    Baldwin Wallace University is a private institution located in Berea, Ohio. Degree-seekers take courses with experts in diverse disciplines. The school offers academic and technical programs that prepare graduates for a successful career. The amount students pay per credit is unknown at this time. At the accredited school, enrollees qualify for financial aid, including federal loans, scholarships, and grants. The private school reports a graduation rate of 65%. The school's admission rate is unavailable. Prospective applicants can contact the admission department for more information about applying. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an independent accrediting body.

    #28

    Ohio Wesleyan University

    Delaware, OH

    Graduation Rate

    65%

    Enrollment

    1,494

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $46870

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $46870

    From its campus in Ohio, Ohio Wesleyan University enrolls students in 80 programs. The institution's top-ranked programs offer students a challenging course of study. The student-to-instructor ratio is currently unavailable. How much aid students receive on average is not currently known. Enrollees graduate from the school at a rate of 65%. The institution understands that hands-on experience helps job seekers enter the workforce. The school's admission rate is unknown at this time. Some programs operate with a test-optional policy for admissions. Prospective students can contact the admissions office for more information about applying.

    #29

    Ashland University

    Ashland, OH

    Graduation Rate

    65%

    Enrollment

    5,091

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $20950

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $20950

    Ashland University, which operates a campus in Ashland, Ohio, often ranks as a top school. Degree-seekers study with experts in many different fields. The school offers academic and technical tracks to help students meet a variety of professional goals. Depending on the degree or certificate type, enrollees can spend anywhere from a few months up to as many as seven years completing a program. Applicants may qualify for test-optional admissions. A test score waiver makes it easier to apply. The admissions department can help prospective students complete their application. Degree-seekers at the accredited institution also qualify for financial aid to cover costs. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    #30

    Walsh University

    North Canton, OH

    Graduation Rate

    65%

    Enrollment

    2,694

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $29330

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $29330

    From its campus in North Canton, Ohio, Walsh University enrolls learners in 76 programs. The institution's rigorous programs rank among the best in the nation. The average student-to-instructor ratio is unknown. The amount of aid students receive on average is not currently known. Enrollees graduate from the school at a rate of 65%. Students should explore how workplace experience makes them more competitive employee candidates. We do not currently have data on the school's admission rate. Some students qualify for test-optional admissions. Applicants can reach out to the admission department to learn more about enrolling.