2018 Best Online Colleges in Ohio

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This list highlights the best online schools in Ohio for value, based on academic rigor and affordability. Ranked #1, Ohio University-Main Campus has the most affordable tuition of $7,290 and an academic strength score of 68%, offering degrees such as a Bachelor of Criminal Justice and a Master of Business Administration. Ohio State University-Main Campus is ranked #3 with the highest academic strength score of 79%, offering a total of 46 online programs including a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Arts in Education.

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 Academic Strength
#1 #1 Ohio University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $7,290 Academic Strength 68%
#2 #2 Cleveland State University Annual Tuition $6,555 Academic Strength 63%
#3 #3 Ohio State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $14,874 Academic Strength 79%
#4 #4 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $9,825 Academic Strength 64%
#5 #5 Youngstown State University Annual Tuition $7,397 Academic Strength 58%
#6 #6 University of Akron Annual Tuition $11,074 Academic Strength 65%
#7 #7 Mount Vernon Nazarene University Annual Tuition $11,940 Academic Strength 64%
#8 #8 University of Toledo Annual Tuition $13,150 Academic Strength 65%
#9 #9 Hiram College Annual Tuition $15,000 Academic Strength 64%
#10 #10 The University of Findlay Annual Tuition $13,950 Academic Strength 61%
#11 #11 Mount Carmel College of Nursing Annual Tuition $15,491 Academic Strength 62%
#12 #12 Notre Dame College Annual Tuition $11,890 Academic Strength 53%
#13 #13 Malone University Annual Tuition $17,480 Academic Strength 64%
#14 #14 Wright State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $18,664 Academic Strength 65%
#15 #15 Muskingum University Annual Tuition $16,430 Academic Strength 57%
#16 #16 University of Dayton Annual Tuition $41,750 Academic Strength 71%
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2018 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: $7,290
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Academic Strength: 68%
  • 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: $14,874
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Academic Strength: 79%
  • Locations: Columbus, Lima, Marion

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (3)

Online Master's Degrees (37)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (3)

Online Certificate Programs (2)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,825
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • Locations: Bowling Green

Online Bachelor's Degrees (12)

Online Master's Degrees (20)

Online Doctoral Degrees (6)

Online Certificate Programs (11)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,074
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Academic Strength: 65%
  • Locations: Akron
  • Annual Tuition: $11,940
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • Locations: Mount Vernon

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (9)

Online Master's Degrees (15)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,150
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Academic Strength: 65%
  • 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: $15,000
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • Locations: Hiram
  • Annual Tuition: $13,950
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • 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: $15,491
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • Locations: Columbus
  • Annual Tuition: $11,890
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Academic Strength: 53%
  • Locations: Cleveland

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (9)

Online Master's Degrees (4)

Online Certificate Programs (11)

  • Annual Tuition: $18,664
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Academic Strength: 65%
  • 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: $16,430
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Academic Strength: 57%
  • Locations: New Concord
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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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