Education

2021 Best Value Colleges for Education in Ohio

35 Colleges
4,322 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,257 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Education School for You

Best Value Colleges for Education in OhioEducation is one of the most popular subjects to study in Ohio. With 4,322 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 5th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that 4.9% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Education in Ohio ranking, we looked at 35 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on education schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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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 Education Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Education Schools in Ohio

The following schools top our list of the Best Education Colleges for the Money.

Top 10 Best Value Education Schools

Our rankings recognize Bowling Green State University - Main Campus as the #1 school in this year's rankings. BGSU is a large public school located in the fringe town of Bowling Green. BGSU also made our Best Colleges for Education in Ohio list, coming in at #8.

The average student at BGSU graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,327. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from BGSU is $101,706. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. MVNU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Mount Vernon.

At MVNU, 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 $18,170. This means that the average student pays around $76,496 to get a bachelor’s degree from MVNU. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Kent State University at Kent landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. Kent State is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Kent. Kent State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Education in Ohio list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Kent State to complete their degree, and it costs about $26,092 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Kent State be around $115,848. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Ashland University

Ashland, OH

Ashland University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Ashland, Ashland is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Ashland to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $25,645. This means that the average student pays around $107,709 to get a bachelor’s degree from Ashland. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH

Our rankings recognize Cedarville University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Cedarville, Cedarville is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average student at Cedarville graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,930. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Cedarville is $112,567. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Franciscan University of Steubenville comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Franciscan U is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Steubenville.

It takes the average student at Franciscan U about 4.1 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,132. This means that the average student pays around $119,441 to get a bachelor’s degree from Franciscan U. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Capital University

Columbus, OH

Capital University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Capital is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Columbus. Capital also made our Best Colleges for Education in Ohio list, coming in at #9.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Capital to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $31,088. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Capital is $129,326. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Mount Union comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the fringe town of Alliance, Mount Union is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Mount Union is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,000. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Mount Union is $112,860. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Youngstown State University

Youngstown, OH

Youngstown State University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. Located in the small city of Youngstown, Youngstown State University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

It takes about 4.9 years for the average student at Youngstown State University to complete their degree, and it costs about $16,447 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University is about $79,768. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Ohio State University - Mansfield Campus comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Ohio State University - Mansfield Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of Mansfield. Ohio State University - Mansfield Campus did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Education in Ohio list.

The average student at Ohio State University - Mansfield Campus graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $31,844. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University - Mansfield Campus is $144,890. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Education Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 2,643
Illinois 3,364
Indiana 2,895
Wisconsin 2,573

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,102
Special Education 843
Teacher Education Subject Specific 816
General Education 257
Other Education 140

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Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 4,508
Communication & Journalism 3,878
Psychology 3,520
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 1,091
History 814

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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 Horadrim.

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