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222 Colleges
29,447 Yearly Graduations
$57,900 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,048 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Ohio ranked #7 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2021. Around 29,447 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $14,475 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $17,621 a year.

An estimated 65% of college students in Ohio take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,512 per year.

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Public Public vs. Private
2,076 Yearly Degrees
$5,038 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Columbus State is $30,177.

Public Public vs. Private
1,957 Yearly Degrees
$4,329 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Sinclair Community College is 18,687, which includes 3,919 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

23% of Sinclair Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,120 a year. Sinclair Community College has a 7.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Sinclair Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,357 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Stark State College

North Canton, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
1,043 Yearly Degrees
$4,310 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,772 students at Stark State College in total, 2,798 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 34% of students at Stark State College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,359 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,066 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,004 Yearly Degrees
$4,472 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 average amount of student loans is $1,887 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Cuyahoga Community College District with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,303 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
944 Yearly Degrees
$11,619 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Northwestern Ohio is 3,009, of which 2,944 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,745 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,668 a year. The student loan default rate of 12.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,048 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
601 Yearly Degrees
$11,936 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 46,984 undergraduates at Ohio State, of which 42,734 are full-time, and there are 61,369 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Ohio State is 4.3 years.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Ohio State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,737 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

The total student population at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is 6,873, which includes 2,131 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 37% of students at Cincinnati State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,346 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Cincinnati State is $29,910.

#8

Hondros College of Nursing

Westerville, Ohio
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
526 Yearly Degrees
$20,268 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.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Around 7% of accepted students are men, and 93% are women.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,134 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Hondros College of Nursing with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,633 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
522 Yearly Degrees

There are 384 students at D Russel Lee Career Center in total, 384 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,383 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from D Russel Lee Career Center is $46,253.

#10

Apollo Career Center

Lima, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
512 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Apollo Career Center is 551, which includes 104 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

12% of Apollo JVS students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,858 a year. Apollo JVS has a 7.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Apollo JVS with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,025 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Owens Community College

Perrysburg, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
504 Yearly Degrees
$5,510 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,034 full-time undergraduates at Owens State Community College, and 7,536 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

60% of Owens State Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,039 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,486 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
488 Yearly Degrees
$4,465 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 typical student loan amount is $3,856 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LCCC is $28,656.

Public Public vs. Private
375 Yearly Degrees
$11,777 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. UC has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students 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 student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,023 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Ross College-Sylvania

Sylvania, Ohio
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
342 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Ross College-Sylvania is 557, which includes 557 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 43 to 1.

70% of Ross College-Sylvania students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,733 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 $24,111 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
336 Yearly Degrees

There are 382 students at HIWT in total, 382 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 36% of students at HIWT take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,406 a year. HIWT has a 7.8% 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 HIWT is $51,258.

Public Public vs. Private
313 Yearly Degrees
$4,139 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Edison State Community College is 4,202, which includes 1,064 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at Edison Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,277 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Edison Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,672 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
294 Yearly Degrees
$11,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Akron Main Campus is 16,094, of which 13,651 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,791 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Akron Main Campus is 4.6 years.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. 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 typical student loan amount is $7,647 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,682 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
293 Yearly Degrees
$17,670 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 286 students at Dayton School of Medical Massage in total, 286 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

Roughly 68% of students at Dayton School of Medical Massage take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,688 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,746 during the early-career years.

#19

Fortis College - Columbus

Westerville, Ohio
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
285 Yearly Degrees
$15,627 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,042 full-time undergraduates at Fortis College - Columbus, and 1,042 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 89% of students at Fortis College - Columbus take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,593 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fortis College - Columbus is $29,089.

#20

Shawnee State University

Portsmouth, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
278 Yearly Degrees
$8,604 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Shawnee State University is 3,485, of which 3,304 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,521 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Shawnee State University is 5.2 years.

Roughly 63% of students at Shawnee State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,850 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Shawnee State University is $29,047.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
267 Yearly Degrees

There are 345 full-time undergraduates at Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Cincinnati, and 345 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Cincinnati. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

78% of Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Cincinnati students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,192 a year. Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Cincinnati has a 2.5% 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 $29,740 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
259 Yearly Degrees
$4,896 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

38% of COTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,748 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,922 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
257 Yearly Degrees
$12,840 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ohio University - Athens Campus is 25,714, of which 19,284 students are undergraduates and of those, 14,676 are full-time. It takes the average OHIO Athens undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 63% of students at OHIO Athens take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,677 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from OHIO Athens with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,914 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
256 Yearly Degrees
$4,397 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 594 full-time undergraduates at Rhodes State College, and 3,324 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly 35% of students at Rhodes State College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,623 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Rhodes State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,545 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
254 Yearly Degrees

There are 421 students at Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture Inc-Alliance in total, 421 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,652 a year. Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture Inc-Alliance has a 5.9% 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 Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture Inc-Alliance is $17,828.

Other Ohio Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Cleveland State University 246
27 Clark State Community College 243
28 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus 239
29 University of Toledo 230
30 Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County 225
31 Collins Career Technical Center 212
32 Washington County Career Center-Adult Technical Training 205
33 EHOVE Career Center 203
33 Terra State Community College 203
33 Remington College - Cleveland Campus 203
36 Fortis College - Cincinnati 202
37 Polaris Career Center 200
38 Lakeland Community College 195
39 Belmont College 193
40 Warren County Career Center 188
41 Hamrick School 187
42 Washington State Community College 186
43 Aveda Institute - Columbus 184
44 Stautzenberger College - Maumee 173
44 Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology, North Dayton 173
46 Ohio Technical College 172
47 American Institute of Alternative Medicine 166
48 Professional Skills Institute 162
48 Hocking College 162
50 North Central State College 161
51 Northwest State Community College 160
51 Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District 160
53 University of Cincinnati - Clermont College 153
54 Fortis College - Cuyahoga Falls 151
55 Scioto County Career Technical Center 150
56 Eastern Gateway Community College 149
57 Ohio Business College-Sheffield 147
58 Mid-EastCTC-Adult Education 146
59 Marion Technical College 141
60 Zane State College 137
61 Athena Career Academy 133
62 Youngstown State University 132
62 Buckeye Hills Career Center 132
62 Great Oaks Career Campuses 132
65 University of Dayton 131
65 Ohio State College of Barber Styling 131
67 Kent State University at Kent 129
68 The Spa School 127
69 Paul Mitchell the School Cincinnati 125
70 Miami Valley Career Technology Center 124
70 Mercy College of Ohio 124
72 Knox County Career Center 120
73 LaBarberia Institute of Hair 115
74 University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College 114
74 Brown Aveda Institute - Strongsville 114
76 Fortis College - Centerville 113
77 Paul Mitchell the School Cleveland 109
77 Beckfield College - Tri-County 109
79 Wayne County Schools Career Center 108
80 Madison Adult Career Center 107
81 MDT College of Health Sciences 106
82 Four County Career Center 104
83 Cuyahoga Valley Career Center 102
83 Inner State Beauty School 102
83 Paul Mitchell the School Columbus 102
86 Brown Aveda Institute - Mentor 101
87 Kent State University at Tuscarawas 100
88 Ross Medical Education Center - Niles 99
89 Ohio Technical Center at Vantage Career Center 98
90 Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology, South Dayton 97
91 Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus 94
92 Portage Lakes Career Center 89
93 Tri-Rivers Career Center 88
94 Lorain County Joint Vocational School District 86
95 Kent State University at Ashtabula 84
95 Northern Career Institute 84
97 Canton City Schools Adult Career and Technical Education 82
97 Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science 82
99 Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture Inc-Boardman 81
100 Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture Inc-Niles 80
100 National Beauty College 80
100 Auburn Career Center 80
100 Bowling Green State University - Firelands 80
104 Gerbers Akron Beauty School 79
104 Adult and Community Education - Hudson 79
106 Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture-East 78
107 Elite School of Cosmetology 76
108 Stautzenberger College - Brecksville 72
109 University of Rio Grande 69
109 Miami University - Hamilton 69
111 Valley College - Cleveland 68
112 Summit Salon Academy - Perrysburg 67
113 ETI Technical College 63
113 Kettering College 63
113 Ross Medical Education Center - Elyria 63
116 Elite Welding Academy 62
116 Northcoast Medical Training Academy 62
116 Ohio Valley College of Technology 62
116 Pioneer Career and Technology Center 62
120 U S Grant Joint Vocational School 61
121 Ross College-Canton 60
121 Casal Aveda Institute 60
123 Upper Valley Career Center 58
124 Ross Medical Education Center - Cincinnati 57
124 Franklin University 57
124 Paul Mitchell the School Toledo 57
127 Orion Institute 56
127 Trumbull Career & Technical Center 56
127 Northern Institute of Cosmetology 56
127 Mahoning County Career and Technical Center 56
131 Herzing University - Akron 55
131 Ross Medical Education Center - Ontario 55
133 Bryant & Stratton College - Parma 54
133 Choffin Career and Technical Center 54
135 Moler-Pickens Beauty Academy 53
136 Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools 52
136 Salon Institute-Toledo Campus 52
138 Kent State University at Salem 50
138 Dental Assistant Pro, Lebanon 50
140 Ross Medical Education Center - Dayton 49
141 Ohio State School of Cosmetology-Canal Winchester 48
142 The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences 47
142 Hannah E Mullins School of Practical Nursing 47
142 Buckeye Joint Vocational School 47
145 Otterbein University 46
145 Columbiana County Career and Technical Center 46
147 Felbry College School of Nursing 45
148 Dental Assistant Pro, Westerville 44
149 Empire Beauty School-Cincinnati 43
150 Kent State University at East Liverpool 42
150 Muskingum University 42
152 Medina County Career Center 40
153 Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture Inc-Brunswick 39
153 Toledo Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education 39
155 Ohio Business College-Sandusky 37
156 Ohio Medical Career College 35
156 Allstate Hairstyling & Barber College 35
156 Alliance Career Center 35
159 Paramount Beauty Academy 34
160 Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences 33
161 Pike County Joint Vocational School District 32
162 Southern State Community College 31
163 Moler Hollywood Beauty Academy 30
163 The University of Findlay 30
163 Ohio State School of Cosmetology-Heath 30
163 Tri-County Adult Career Center 30
167 Central School of Practical Nursing 29
167 Miami University - Oxford 29
169 Tiffin University 28
169 Sandusky Career Center 28
171 Ohio Northern University 27
171 Cedarville University 27
171 Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center 27
174 Heidelberg University 26
175 Ohio State Beauty Academy 25
176 Dayton Barber College 23
176 Penta County Joint Vocational School 23
176 Cincinnati School of Barbering & Hair Design Inc 23
179 Miami University - Middletown 22
180 International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute 21
180 Apex Academy Hair Skin Nails School of Cosmetology 21
182 Elite Academy of Hair Design 18
183 Wilmington College 17
184 Cleveland Clinic Health System-School of Diagnostic Imaging 16
184 Wright State University - Main Campus 16
184 Ohio Christian University 16
187 Wright State University - Lake Campus 15
187 Daymar College - Columbus 15
189 Marietta College 14
190 Ohio University - Lancaster Campus 13
190 Davis College 13
192 Xavier University 12
192 Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science 12
194 Baldwin Wallace University 11
195 Mount Vernon Nazarene University 10
196 Ohio Institute of Allied Health 9
197 Walsh University 8
197 Mount St. Joseph University 8
197 Capital University 8
200 Ohio University - Chillicothe Campus 7
201 Tiffin Academy of Hair Design 6
201 Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career and Technology Center 6
203 Lourdes University 5
203 Ashland University 5
205 DeVry University - Ohio 4
205 Ohio University - Southern Campus 4
207 Central State University 3
207 University of Mount Union 3
207 Ohio Dominican University 3
207 Ursuline College 3
211 Ohio State University - Lima Campus 2
212 Kent State University at Trumbull 1
212 Antioch University - Midwest 1
212 Malone University 1
212 Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute 1
212 University of Akron Wayne College 1
217 Notre Dame College 0
217 Ohio University - Zanesville Campus 0
217 Kent State University at Geauga 0
217 Ohio University - Eastern Campus 0
217 Defiance College 0
217 Bluffton University 0

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