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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 Dayton Dayton $42,900 73.47
#2 #2 Oxford Oxford $15,380 69.32
#3 #3 University Heights University Heights $41,340 62.25
#4 #4 Columbus Columbus $10,726 62.10
#5 #5 Cincinnati (and 1 other) Cincinnati (and 1 other) $11,000 61.87
#6 #6 Cincinnati Cincinnati $38,530 59.44
#7 #7 Berea Berea $32,586 53.03
#8 #8 Alliance Alliance $30,860 52.71
#9 #9 Granville Granville $51,960 52.67
#10 #10 Findlay Findlay $34,360 51.71
#11 #11 Westerville Westerville $31,874 49.32
#12 #12 Columbus Columbus $31,080 48.64
#13 #13 Athens Athens $12,192 47.69
#14 #14 Tiffin Tiffin $31,000 47.25
#15 #15 Ada Ada $32,260 46.26
#16 #16 Toledo Toledo $10,293 45.34
#17 #17 Bowling Green Bowling Green $11,105 45.18
#18 #18 Cleveland Cleveland $49,042 45.14
#19 #19 Springfield Springfield $39,500 44.79
#20 #20 Circleville Circleville $20,806 44.00
#21 #21 Columbus Columbus $35,466 43.64
#22 #22 Wilmington Wilmington $25,675 42.94
#23 #23 Cincinnati Cincinnati $30,100 42.66
#24 #24 Bluffton Bluffton $32,766 40.94
#25 #25 Akron Akron $11,463 38.25