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2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio

152 Colleges
$44,278 Avg Salary*
54% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Which colleges in Ohio are succeeding at true diversity? Check out this ranking to find out.

Our analysis looked at 152 schools in Ohio to determine which ones were the most diverse. To come up with this ranking, we looked at overall diversity in four factors: racial/ethnic background, age, male to female ratio, and geographic location.

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Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio

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Our 2021 rankings named Case Western Reserve University the most diverse school in Ohio. Case Western Reserve University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in Cleveland, Ohio that handed out 1,372 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 49% falling into the traditional age range. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Case Western go into careers with an average salary of $74,600.

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#2

Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio

A rank of #2 on our Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio list means Oberlin College is a great place for students who value diversity. Oberlin is a private not-for-profit institution located in Oberlin, Ohio. The school has a small population, and it awarded 872 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

11.81% of the students come from out of the country. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $40,800 during the early years of their career.

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#3

Denison University

Granville, Ohio

You’ll enjoy a diverse student body if you attend Denison University. The school came in at #3 in Ohio on this year’s diversity ranking. Granville, Ohio is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 643 students in 2018-2019.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Denison make an average of $48,800 per year during the early years of their career.

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#4

Union Institute & University

Cincinnati, Ohio

You’ll enjoy a diverse student body if you attend Union Institute & University. The school came in at #4 in Ohio on this year’s diversity ranking. Union is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 403 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $42,400 during the early years of their career.

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#5

Valor Christian College

Canal Winchester, Ohio

A rank of #5 on our Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio list means Valor Christian College is a great place for students who value diversity. Valor Christian College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Canal Winchester, Ohio.

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#6

Kenyon College

Gambier, Ohio

Coming in at #6 for 2021 overall diversity in Ohio is Kenyon. Kenyon is a private not-for-profit institution located in Gambier, Ohio. The school has a small population, and it awarded 517 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon make an average of $48,700 per year during the early years of their career.

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The College of Wooster

Wooster, Ohio

Coming in at #7 for 2021 overall diversity in Ohio is Wooster College. This small , private not-for-profit school is located in Wooster, Ohio, and it awarded 522 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

A significant number of the students are international, about 13.39% of the student body. During the early years of their career, graduates from Wooster College make an average of $46,300 a year.

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#8

Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, Ohio

Coming in at #8 for 2021 overall diversity in Ohio is Cleveland Institute of Music. Cleveland Institute of Music is located in Cleveland, Ohio and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 50 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

28.33% of the students come from out of the country. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland Institute of Music make an average of $40,100 per year during the early years of their career.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio ranking. Ohio State University - Main Campus is a large public school located in Columbus, Ohio that handed out 11,596 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

A significant number of the students are international, about 10.7% of the student body. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State is $46,100 during the early years of their career.

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#10

Xavier University

Cincinnati, Ohio

With a ranking of #10, Xavier University did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio list. Xavier University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Cincinnati, Ohio that handed out 1,253 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 63% falling into the traditional age range. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $51,600 during the early years of their career.

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#11

Eastern Gateway Community College

Steubenville, Ohio

With a ranking of #11, Eastern Gateway Community College did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio list. Eastern Gateway Community College is a large public school located in Steubenville, Ohio.

During the early years of their career, graduates from Eastern Gateway Community College make an average of $25,700 a year.

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#12

Antioch College

Yellow Springs, Ohio

Antioch College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio ranking. Located in Yellow Springs, Ohio, the small , private not-for-profit school handed out 22 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, Ohio

Ohio Wesleyan University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio ranking. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the small , private not-for-profit school awarded 395 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $45,300 during the early years of their career.

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Notre Dame College

Cleveland, Ohio

Notre Dame College landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio ranking. Notre Dame College is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Cleveland, Ohio. It awarded 301 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 57% falling into the traditional age range. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame College make an average of $42,600 per year during the early years of their career.

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#15

Miami University - Oxford

Oxford, Ohio

Miami University - Oxford landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio ranking. Miami of Ohio is located in Oxford, Ohio and has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 5,139 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Miami of Ohio make an average of $47,100 per year during the early years of their career.

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Franciscan University of Steubenville landed the #16 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio ranking. Steubenville, Ohio is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 509 students in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 65% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. During the early years of their career, graduates from Franciscan U make an average of $37,700 a year.

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#17

Tiffin University

Tiffin, Ohio

If you crave a diverse college experience, Tiffin University, coming in at #17 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Tiffin University is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Tiffin, Ohio. It awarded 535 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 46% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $42,600 during the early years of their career.

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#18

University of Dayton

Dayton, Ohio

University of Dayton landed the #18 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio ranking. U of Dayton is a private not-for-profit institution located in Dayton, Ohio. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,167 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

During the early years of their career, graduates from U of Dayton make an average of $55,100 a year.

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#19

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio

University of Toledo landed the #19 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio ranking. Toledo, Ohio is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,077 students in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 59% falling into the traditional age range. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from University of Toledo is $43,800 during the early years of their career.

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#20

Lake Erie College

Painesville, Ohio

Lake Erie College landed the #20 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio ranking. This small , private not-for-profit school is located in Painesville, Ohio, and it awarded 155 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 57% falling into the traditional age range. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from LEC go into careers with an average salary of $36,200.

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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio ranking. Cincinnati is a large public school situated in Cincinnati, Ohio. It awarded 6,175 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 58% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Cincinnati is $42,300 during the early years of their career.

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#22

Hiram College

Hiram, Ohio

If you crave a diverse college experience, Hiram, coming in at #22 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Located in Hiram, Ohio, the small , private not-for-profit school awarded 227 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $42,700 during the early years of their career.

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#23

Cedarville University

Cedarville, Ohio

Cedarville University ranked #23 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio list. Cedarville, Ohio is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 759 students in 2018-2019.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Cedarville go into careers with an average salary of $41,300.

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Baldwin Wallace University landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio ranking. Baldwin Wallace College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Berea, Ohio. The school has a small population, and it awarded 929 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $44,400 during the early years of their career.

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With a ranking of #25, Columbus State Community College did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Ohio list. A large institution, Columbus State is public.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Columbus State make an average of $32,200 per year during the early years of their career.

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Honorable Mentions

These schools also performed well in our Most Diverse Colleges ranking:

Rank College Location
26 Defiance College Defiance, OH
27 Ohio Christian University Circleville, OH
28 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
29 Ohio Dominican University Columbus, OH
30 Gods Bible School and College Cincinnati, OH

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

  • 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 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).

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