2019 Best Online Colleges in Ohio

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This list highlights the best online schools in Ohio, based on alumni salaries and affordability. Ranked #1, University of Toledo has the highest median salary at $81,400 and an annual tuition of $10,400 and offers degrees such as a BBA in Management and a Master of Criminal Justice. The University of Findlay is ranked #4 with an affordable tuition of $14,400, and offers online programs such as a B.S. in Business Management and an M.A. in Education.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in Ohio, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 University of Toledo Annual Tuition $10,400 Median Salary $81,400
#2 #2 Ohio University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $7,110 Median Salary $80,600
#3 #3 Cleveland State University Annual Tuition $5,160 Median Salary $79,300
#4 #4 The University of Findlay Annual Tuition $14,400 Median Salary $78,700
#5 #5 University of Akron Annual Tuition $8,477 Median Salary $77,700
#6 #6 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $18,456 Median Salary $78,600
#7 #7 Hiram College Annual Tuition $15,570 Median Salary $77,800
#8 #8 Wright State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $9,254 Median Salary $76,900
#9 #9 Youngstown State University Annual Tuition $7,869 Median Salary $76,000
#10 #10 Mount Carmel College of Nursing Annual Tuition $5,053 Median Salary $72,700
#11 #11 Muskingum University Annual Tuition $27,500 Median Salary $75,400
#12 #12 Kettering College Annual Tuition $14,040 Median Salary $73,600
#13 #13 Franklin University Annual Tuition $15,780 Median Salary $69,800
#14 #14 Defiance College Annual Tuition $11,850 Median Salary $68,700
#15 #15 Ursuline College Annual Tuition $9,360 Median Salary $66,900
#16 #16 Mount Vernon Nazarene University Annual Tuition $11,940 Median Salary $65,900
#17 #17 Malone University Annual Tuition $29,000 Median Salary $66,700
#18 #18 Antioch University-Midwest Annual Tuition $10,500 Median Salary $63,200
#19 #19 Notre Dame College Annual Tuition $15,750 Median Salary $62,400
#20 #20 Tiffin University Annual Tuition $13,640 Median Salary $60,000
#21 #21 Union Institute & University Annual Tuition $16,350 Median Salary $55,500
#22 #22 Ohio Christian University Annual Tuition $12,690 Median Salary $51,200
#23 #23 Kent State University at Trumbull Annual Tuition $8,897 Median Salary $46,300
#24 #24 God's Bible School and College Annual Tuition $6,000 Median Salary $42,200
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2019 Online Colleges in Ohio Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,400
  • Median Salary: $81,400
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Toledo

Online Associate Degrees (10)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (12)

Online Master's Degrees (15)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (17)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,110
  • Median Salary: $80,600
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Athens

Online Associate Degrees (5)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (9)

Online Master's Degrees (28)

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Online Certificate Programs (6)

  • Annual Tuition: $14,400
  • Median Salary: $78,700
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Findlay

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (6)

Online Master's Degrees (18)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (4)

  • Annual Tuition: $18,456
  • Median Salary: $78,600
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Bowling Green

Online Bachelor's Degrees (12)

Online Master's Degrees (20)

Online Doctoral Degrees (6)

Online Certificate Programs (11)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,570
  • Median Salary: $77,800
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Hiram
  • Annual Tuition: $9,254
  • Median Salary: $76,900
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Dayton

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (20)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (3)

Online Certificate Programs (4)

  • Annual Tuition: $5,053
  • Median Salary: $72,700
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Columbus
  • Annual Tuition: $27,500
  • Median Salary: $75,400
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: New Concord
  • Annual Tuition: $15,780
  • Median Salary: $69,800
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Columbus

Online Associate Degrees (7)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (35)

Online Master's Degrees (10)

Online Doctoral Degrees (3)

Online Certificate Programs (2)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • Median Salary: $68,700
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Defiance

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,940
  • Median Salary: $65,900
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Mount Vernon

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (9)

Online Master's Degrees (15)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,750
  • Median Salary: $62,400
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Cleveland

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (9)

Online Master's Degrees (4)

Online Certificate Programs (11)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,640
  • Median Salary: $60,000
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Tiffin

Online Bachelor's Degrees (13)

Online Master's Degrees (26)

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  • Annual Tuition: $16,350
  • Median Salary: $55,500
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Cincinnati

Online Bachelor's Degrees (26)

Online Master's Degrees (8)

Online Certificate Programs (4)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,690
  • Median Salary: $51,200
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Circleville

Online Associate Degrees (10)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (30)

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Online Master's Degrees (16)

Online Certificate Programs (14)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,897
  • Median Salary: $46,300
  • School Accreditation: ---
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Warren
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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Ohio (78)

Ohio houses many colleges that offer online programs for students seeking higher education. Ohio’s most affordable online college is Cleveland State University which starts at an annual tuition of $6,555. The most common online programs taken by students in Ohio include both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Early Childhood Education, Business Administration, and Nursing. However, there are other unique programs within various colleges. Ohio University - Main Campus offers a Bachelor of Science in Human and Consumer Sciences in Customer Service as well as a Master of Athletic Administration degree. Notre Dame College offers a Master of Arts in National Security and Intelligence Studies.

At a Glance:

  • The state of Ohio offers College Advantage, a 529 savings plan, in which families in Ohio can save money for their children’s college education by using direct deposit or automatic payroll deduction, even if their child chooses not to attend college in Ohio.
  • The Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Program offers financial aid to students whose parents served in the armed forces and were killed or disabled during a war or conflict.
  • The Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) program provides tuition assistance to Ohio residents enrolled in a public or private university in Ohio who demonstrate the highest levels of financial need.

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