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2021 Best Colleges in Ohio by Salary Score

By the GradReports team | Updated 3/1/2021

These are the top 25 colleges in Ohio with the best bachelor's degree Salary Score. Salary Score indicates whether degrees from one college may lead to better financial outcomes for graduates than the same degrees at other colleges. We calculated these scores by comparing the median alumni income in the first year after graduation from each program at a school to the salaries for the same program at other schools. It's helpful to keep in mind that the cost of living differs in each state, so salaries might vary to reflect this. For example, Ohio has a below-average cost of living index, so alumni may have lower salaries in line with lower living expenses. Even so, 10 colleges in Ohio have higher Salary Scores than the median for all U.S. colleges.

To be considered for our state rankings, schools must offer and provide data for at least 8 bachelor's programs. You can click on a school's name to view individual program scores. Read our methodology to learn more about how schools were ranked.

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Salary Scores based on data reported by the U.S. Department of Education
Rank School Location Annual Tuition Salary Score
#1 #1 University of Dayton Dayton Dayton $42,900 73.47
#2 #2 Miami University-Oxford Oxford Oxford $15,380 69.32
#3 #3 John Carroll University University Heights University Heights $41,340 62.25
#4 #4 Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus Columbus $10,726 62.10
#5 #5 University of Cincinnati Cincinnati (and 1 other) Cincinnati (and 1 other) $11,000 61.87
#6 #6 Xavier University Cincinnati Cincinnati $38,530 59.44
#7 #7 Baldwin Wallace University Berea Berea $32,586 53.03
#8 #8 University of Mount Union Alliance Alliance $30,860 52.71
#9 #9 Denison University Granville Granville $51,960 52.67
#10 #10 The University of Findlay Findlay Findlay $34,360 51.71
#11 #11 Otterbein University Westerville Westerville $31,874 49.32
#12 #12 Ohio Dominican University Columbus Columbus $31,080 48.64
#13 #13 Ohio University-Main Campus Athens Athens $12,192 47.69
#14 #14 Heidelberg University Tiffin Tiffin $31,000 47.25
#15 #15 Ohio Northern University Ada Ada $32,260 46.26
#16 #16 University of Toledo Toledo Toledo $10,293 45.34
#17 #17 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bowling Green Bowling Green $11,105 45.18
#18 #18 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Cleveland $49,042 45.14
#19 #19 Wittenberg University Springfield Springfield $39,500 44.79
#20 #20 Ohio Christian University Circleville Circleville $20,806 44.00
#21 #21 Capital University Columbus Columbus $35,466 43.64
#22 #22 Wilmington College Wilmington Wilmington $25,675 42.94
#23 #23 Mount St. Joseph University Cincinnati Cincinnati $30,100 42.66
#24 #24 Bluffton University Bluffton Bluffton $32,766 40.94
#25 #25 University of Akron Akron Akron $11,463 38.25