To identify the Best Colleges in Ohio for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Ohio anywhere.

From Ohio State University, Columbus to the University of Ohio, there are more than 350 colleges in Ohio to choose from. Ohio’s biggest metropolitan areas, Cleveland, Toledo, Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus, offer several college options to choose from and enable students to work their way through school or pursue internships to smooth the transition to the working world.

Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the country, is the state’s highest ranked public school. University of Cincinnati, Main Campus, Kent State University, Kent, Miami University, Oxford and Youngstown State University are also ranked among the top public universities in the country.

Many of these public colleges and universities have several campuses giving access to students across the state. The selection of private colleges in Ohio is led by prestigious Case Western Reserve University and also includes Xavier University and University of Dayton. Many religiously-affiliated colleges are also found here. Two-year colleges are also plentiful in Ohio including technical schools, business colleges, career colleges and nursing school.

Regional Information about Ohio

Regional Information About Ohio
Major Cities: Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati.
Attractions: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, National Museum of the US Air Force, Cedar Point Amusement Park.
Cost of Living: Best Places Ohio Cost of Living
Popular Schools: Kenyon College, Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Ohio takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. Kenyon College
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  2. Case Western Reserve University
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  3. The Ohio State University
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  4. Denison University
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  5. Oberlin College
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  6. University of Dayton
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  7. Miami University
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  8. Ohio Northern University
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  9. University of Cincinnati
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  10. College of Wooster
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  11. Ohio University
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  12. John Carroll University
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  13. Cedarville University
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  14. Xavier University
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  15. Baldwin Wallace University
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  16. Wittenberg University
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  17. Otterbein University
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  18. Bowling Green State University
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  19. Kent State University
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  20. Marietta College
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