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226 Colleges
32,682 Yearly Graduations
$56,490 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,672 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 32,682 students received a trade school degree from a college in Ohio, making it rank #7 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Ohio is $14,122 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $17,260 a year.

About 66% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,418 per year.

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Public Public vs. Private
2,688 Yearly Degrees
$4,004 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Sinclair Community College is 18,576, which includes 4,547 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at Sinclair Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

Students who graduate from Sinclair Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
2,022 Yearly Degrees
$4,588 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Roughly 36% of students at Columbus State take out loans to pay for college. 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
1,303 Yearly Degrees
$4,322 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 23,440 students at Cuyahoga Community College District in total, 6,980 are full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,500 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,267 Yearly Degrees
$11,670 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Northwestern Ohio is 3,420, of which 3,343 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,101 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,294 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,300 during the early-career years.

#5

Stark State College

North Canton, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
959 Yearly Degrees
$4,190 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,140 full-time undergraduates at Stark State College, and 11,654 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

35% of Stark State College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,108 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.8% 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
846 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.

51% of Cincinnati State students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

#7

Hondros College of Nursing

Westerville, Ohio
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
537 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. Of the accepted students, 13% are men and 87% are women.

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,742 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Hondros College of Nursing with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Owens Community College

Perrysburg, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
521 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Owens State Community College is $26,100.

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

There are 46,820 undergraduates at Ohio State, of which 42,831 are full-time, and there are 61,170 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 48%. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

37% of Ohio State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,525 a year. Ohio State has a 4.5% 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 Ohio State is $37,900.

#10

Apollo Career Center

Lima, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
505 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.

Roughly 46% of students at Apollo JVS take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,100 during the early-career years.

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

There are 28,480 students at OHIO Athens in total, 22,309 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 17,046 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at OHIO Athens is 4.3 years.

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

66% of OHIO Athens students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,304 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,700 during the early-career years.

#12

Great Lakes Truck Driving School

Columbia Station, Ohio
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
465 Yearly Degrees

There are 32 students at Great Lakes Truck Driving School in total, 30 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 2 to 1.

58% of Great Lakes Truck Driving School students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,018 a year.

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

There are 2,737 full-time undergraduates at LCCC, and 10,644 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

12% of LCCC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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
432 Yearly Degrees
$11,154 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,762 undergraduates at UC, of which 22,990 are full-time, and there are 37,886 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UC is 4.6 years.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,293 a year. UC has a 6.9% 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 $35,800 during the early-career years.

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

There are 18,731 students at University of Akron Main Campus in total, 15,634 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,408 are full-time. For undergraduates at University of Akron Main Campus, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

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

65% of University of Akron Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,822 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from University of Akron Main Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Ohio Technical College

Cleveland, Ohio
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
411 Yearly Degrees

There are 905 full-time undergraduates at Ohio Technical College, and 905 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 27% of students at Ohio Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,654 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Ohio Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

The total student population at Hobart Institute of Welding Technology is 367, which includes 367 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at HIWT is 92%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

39% of HIWT students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,106 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,600 during the early-career years.

#18

Ross College-Sylvania

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

There are 587 students at Ross College-Sylvania in total, 587 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 60% of students at Ross College-Sylvania take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,381 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Ross College-Sylvania with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
305 Yearly Degrees
$15,364 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Remington College - Cleveland Campus is 568, which includes 568 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 86% of students at Remington College - Cleveland Campus take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,260 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,900 during the early-career years.

#20

Lakeland Community College

Kirtland, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
299 Yearly Degrees
$4,669 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,011 full-time undergraduates at Lakeland, and 6,865 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

28% of Lakeland students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,694 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lakeland with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
297 Yearly Degrees

There are 243 full-time undergraduates at C-TEC of Licking County, and 316 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at C-TEC of Licking County. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

28% of C-TEC of Licking County students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,857 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from C-TEC of Licking County is $24,000.

#22

University of Toledo

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

The total student population at University of Toledo is 20,237, of which 16,065 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,941 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

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

58% of University of Toledo students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,370 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,400 during the early-career years.

#23

Cleveland State University

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

The total student population at Cleveland State University is 16,069, of which 11,999 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,348 are full-time. For undergraduates at Cleveland State University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,197 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Cleveland State University is $34,100.

#24

Hocking College

Nelsonville, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
279 Yearly Degrees
$5,180 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,829 full-time undergraduates at Hocking Technical College, and 3,462 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,704 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 Hocking Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Clark State Community College

Springfield, Ohio
Public Public vs. Private
275 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.

49% of Clark State Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Clark State Community College is $24,300.

Other Ohio Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 TDDS Technical Institute 266
26 Washington County Career Center-Adult Technical Training 266
28 Fortis College - Columbus 257
29 Central Ohio Technical College 251
30 Dayton School of Medical Massage 249
31 Knox County Career Center 247
32 Shawnee State University 245
33 EHOVE Career Center 244
34 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus 243
35 Terra State Community College 233
35 Professional Skills Institute 233
37 Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District 231
38 Warren County Career Center 221
39 Hamrick School 213
40 Great Oaks Career Campuses 211
41 Four County Career Center 196
42 Aveda Institute - Columbus 195
43 Collins Career Center 194
44 Washington State Community College 193
45 Edison State Community College 192
46 North Central State College 191
47 Bradford School 189
48 James A Rhodes State College 187
49 Fortis College - Cuyahoga Falls 182
50 Fortis College - Cincinnati 179
50 Miami Valley Career Technology Center 179
52 Northwest State Community College 173
52 Polaris Career Center 173
54 Marion Technical College 172
55 Youngstown State University 167
56 Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Cincinnati 160
56 University of Cincinnati - Clermont College 160
58 Zane State College 158
59 Butler Tech - D Russel Lee Career Center 152
60 Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology, North Dayton 149
61 Belmont College 146
62 University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College 142
63 Mercy College of Ohio 140
64 Mid-EastCTC-Adult Education 139
65 Ohio Technical Center at Vantage Career Center 135
66 The Spa School 134
66 Stautzenberger College - Maumee 134
68 Cuyahoga Valley Career Center 133
69 Lorain County Joint Vocational School District 130
70 Athena Career Academy 128
71 Eastern Gateway Community College 127
72 Fortis College - Centerville 124
72 Madison Adult Career Center 124
74 Kent State University at Tuscarawas 121
75 Buckeye Hills Career Center 119
76 Ross Medical Education Center - Cincinnati 117
77 Ross Medical Education Center - Elyria 116
78 Ohio State College of Barber Styling 115
78 MDT College of Health Sciences 115
80 Kent State University at Ashtabula 114
80 Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science 114
82 Ross Medical Education Center - Niles 112
82 Auburn Career Center 112
84 Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture Inc-Alliance 108
84 Scioto County Career Technical Center 108
86 Tri-Rivers Career Center 106
87 Canton City Schools Adult Career and Technical Education 105
87 Kent State University at Kent 105
89 Columbiana County Career and Technical Center 102
89 Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture-East 102
91 Brown Aveda Institute - Mentor 101
92 Paul Mitchell the School Cincinnati 100
93 Casal Aveda Institute 98
94 U S Grant Joint Vocational School 97
95 Northcoast Medical Training Academy 96
96 Elite Welding Academy 94
97 ETI Technical College 91
98 Willoughby-Eastlake School of Practical Nursing 90
99 University of Dayton 87
100 Paul Mitchell the School Columbus 86
101 Brown Aveda Institute - Strongsville 85
102 University of Rio Grande 82
103 Adult and Community Education - Hudson 81
104 Paul Mitchell the School Toledo 80
105 Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology, South Dayton 79
106 Tri-County Adult Career Center 78
106 American Institute of Alternative Medicine 78
106 Ross College-Canton 78
109 Paul Mitchell the School Cleveland 75
110 Portage Lakes Career Center 74
110 Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus 74
112 Toledo Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education 72
112 Beckfield College - Tri-County 72
114 Inner State Beauty School 71
114 National Beauty College 71
114 Franklin University 71
117 Summit Salon Academy - Perrysburg 70
118 Buckeye Joint Vocational School 69
119 Stautzenberger College - Brecksville 68
119 Gerbers Akron Beauty School 68
119 Bryant & Stratton College - Parma 68
122 Kettering College 67
123 Wayne County Schools Career Center 66
123 Ross Medical Education Center - Ontario 66
125 Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools 65
126 Moler-Pickens Beauty Academy 64
126 Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture Inc-Niles 64
128 LaBarberia Institute of Hair 63
128 Empire Beauty School-Cincinnati 63
128 Felbry College School of Nursing 63
128 Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center 63
132 Choffin Career and Technical Center 61
132 Bowling Green State University - Firelands 61
134 Trumbull Career & Technical Center 60
135 Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture Inc-Boardman 59
136 Miami University - Hamilton 58
136 Herzing University - Akron 58
138 Ohio Valley College of Technology 57
138 Ross Medical Education Center - Dayton 57
140 Orion Institute 56
141 Southern State Community College 55
142 Kent State University at Salem 51
143 Salon Institute-Toledo Campus 49
143 Ohio Business College-Sheffield 49
143 Community Services Division - Alliance City 49
143 Upper Valley Career Center 49
143 Hannah E Mullins School of Practical Nursing 49
148 Mahoning County Career and Technical Center 48
148 The University of Findlay 48
150 Ohio State School of Cosmetology-Canal Winchester 43
150 Ohio Business College-Sandusky 43
150 Miami University - Oxford 43
153 Otterbein University 42
153 Ohio State Beauty Academy 42
153 Wright State University - Main Campus 42
156 Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture Inc-Brunswick 38
157 Sandusky Career Center 36
157 Ohio Institute of Allied Health 36
157 Elite School of Cosmetology 36
157 Ohio Medical Career College 36
161 Dental Assistant Pro, Lebanon 34
161 Central School of Practical Nursing 34
163 Ohio Christian University 33
164 Pike County Joint Vocational School District 32
164 Ohio State School of Cosmetology-Heath 32
166 Cedarville University 31
166 Dental Assistant Pro, Westerville 31
168 Medina County Career Center 29
169 Kent State University at East Liverpool 27
170 Cincinnati School of Barbering & Hair Design Inc 24
171 Tiffin Academy of Hair Design 23
171 Apex Academy Hair Skin Nails School of Cosmetology 23
171 Penta County Joint Vocational School 23
174 Daymar College - Columbus 22
175 Muskingum University 21
175 Miami University - Middletown 21
175 Heidelberg University 21
175 Dayton Barber College 21
179 Moler Hollywood Beauty Academy 20
180 Cleveland Clinic Health System-School of Diagnostic Imaging 18
181 Davis College 17
181 Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences 17
181 Baldwin Wallace University 17
184 Allstate Hairstyling & Barber College 16
185 Ohio Northern University 15
185 Paramount Beauty Academy 15
185 Elite Academy of Hair Design 15
185 Pioneer Career and Technology Center 15
189 Tiffin University 14
189 Wilmington College 14
191 Northern Institute of Cosmetology 13
192 DeVry University - Ohio 12
192 University of Akron Wayne College 12
192 Mount St. Joseph University 12
195 Marietta College 10
195 Xavier University 10
197 Wright State University - Lake Campus 9
197 International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute 9
199 University of Mount Union 7
199 Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career and Technology Center 7
201 Ohio University - Lancaster Campus 6
201 Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute 6
203 Capital University 5
203 Kent State University at Trumbull 5
203 Malone University 5
203 Ohio State University - Lima Campus 5
207 Defiance College 4
207 Lourdes University 4
209 Antioch University - Midwest 3
209 Central State University 3
209 Ursuline College 3
209 Ohio University - Southern Campus 3
213 Ohio Dominican University 2
213 Ohio University - Chillicothe Campus 2
213 Ashland University 2
213 Wilberforce University 2
213 Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science 2
213 Walsh University 2
219 Community Technology Learning Center of Portage 1
220 Valley College - Cleveland 0
220 Kent State University at Geauga 0
220 Franciscan University of Steubenville 0
220 Bluffton University 0
220 Mount Vernon Nazarene University 0
220 Ohio University - Eastern Campus 0
220 Ohio University - Zanesville Campus 0

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