Business, Management & Marketing

2021 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Ohio

43 Colleges
15,995 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,353 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Business, Management & Marketing School for You

Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in OhioBusiness, Management & Marketing is the most popular major in Ohio with 15,995 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019. This means that 3.8% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Ohio ranking looked at 43 colleges that offer a bachelor's in business, management and marketing. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. We are more focused on business, management and marketing schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Schools in Ohio

Check out the business, management and marketing programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Schools

Mount Vernon Nazarene University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. MVNU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Mount Vernon. MVNU also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Ohio rankings.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at MVNU to complete their degree, and it costs about $18,170 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $76,496 to get a bachelor’s degree from MVNU. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of Northwestern Ohio as the #2 school in this year's rankings. University of Northwestern Ohio is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Lima.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at University of Northwestern Ohio is 4.2 years, and it costs about $17,799 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Northwestern Ohio is about $74,756. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#3

Ashland University

Ashland, OH

Our rankings recognize Ashland University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Ashland, Ashland is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. Ashland did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Ohio list.

At Ashland, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and it costs about $25,645 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Ashland be around $107,709. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Malone University

Canton, OH

Malone University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Malone is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Canton.

The average student at Malone graduates in less than 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $25,535. This means that the average student pays around $107,247 to get a bachelor’s degree from Malone. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Wilberforce University

Wilberforce, OH

Wilberforce University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Wilberforce University is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Wilberforce.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at Wilberforce University to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $12,996. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Wilberforce University is $60,821. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize Bowling Green State University - Main Campus as the #6 school in this year's rankings. BGSU is a large public school located in the fringe town of Bowling Green.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at BGSU is 4.4 years, and it costs about $23,327 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from BGSU is $101,706. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Mount Union earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Alliance, Mount Union is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average student at Mount Union graduates in less than 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,000. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Mount Union is about $112,860. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Kent State University at Kent comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Kent State is a very large public school located in the suburb of Kent.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Kent State to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,092. This means that the average student pays around $115,848 to get a bachelor’s degree from Kent State. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Bluffton University

Bluffton, OH

Bluffton University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value business, management and marketing schools. Bluffton is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Bluffton.

The average student at Bluffton graduates in less than 4.1 years, and it costs about $29,055 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $118,544 to get a bachelor’s degree from Bluffton. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize Ohio Northern University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Ada, ONU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

At ONU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,759. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from ONU be around $117,421. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 13,419
Illinois 13,582
Indiana 10,348
Wisconsin 8,525

Business, Management & Marketing Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 4,214
Marketing 3,223
Finance & Financial Management 2,795
Accounting 2,409
Human Resource Management 567

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Amit Savargaonkar.

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