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Ohio State Tuition & Fees Report

Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does Ohio State University - Main Campus Cost?

Is what Ohio State University - Main Campus charges for in-state and out-of-state tuition and fee reasonable when compared to nation, state and regional averages? Find out here. In this Ohio State cost report, you'll find:

How Much Does Ohio State Charge for Tuition?

$11,936 In-State Tuition & Fees
$35,019 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

At Ohio State University - Main Campus the average out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates was $35,019 in 2020-2021. In-state undergraduates received a discount for tuition and fees at the school and only had to pay $11,936 per year.


These tuition and fees costs include one year of academic instruction, but do not cover room and board.

Keep in mind a lot of students have financial aid and scholarships that decrease the cost of college.

How much does Ohio State University - Main Campus cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do Ohio State Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

At the national level, average out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,933 a year. With yearly tuition and fees charges running about $35,019 for out-of-state undergrads, Ohio State University - Main Campus is relatively expensive when compared to other schools in the country.

Average in-state tuition and fees for schools across the country is $16,784 a year for undergraduate students. Ohio State only charges $11,936 a year in for in-state undergraduates, making it relatively inexpensive when compared to the national average.

Take a look at the following chart to see how Ohio State University - Main Campus compares to other schools in terms of tuition and fees.

NationwideGreat LakesOhio
Out-of-State Tuition & FeesExpensiveExpensiveExpensive
In-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveInexpensive

Remember to also consider financial aid when trying to decide if you can afford to go to a particular school. For more details on that, see: Ohio State University - Main Campus Financial Aid.

Ohio State Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

3.63% In-State Tuition Increase
4.44% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$54,128 Est. 4-Year Cost

With an average annual growth rate of 3.63% for the past five years, Ohio residents could expect to pay $12,818 this year if the percentage growth remains the same.

If the in-state Ohio State tuition and fees growth rate stays consistent, two years of study could cost $26,100, and four years would cost $54,128.

For out-of-state students, tuition and fees have increased by about 4.44% in the past five years. This year, out-of-state students will be paying approximately $38,196 if the percentage increases stay the same.

For two years This means an estimated $78,087 for two years of out-of-state tuition and fees at Ohio State, and $163,259 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at Ohio State.


Don't Ignore Cost Increases

Be aware of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up spending more on their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.

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