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Online Colleges in Ohio

On this page, we’ve collected resources that will help you approach the online higher education opportunities in Ohio. We begin by providing fact-driven surveys on postsecondary and online education in Ohio today, which will give you a good idea of things like funding and enrollment trends.

Following these surveys are our rankings of online colleges in Ohio, ordered by affordability. You can find state-specific scholarship information, as well ― keep in mind that most funding opportunities are open to both online and on-campus students. Following the rankings and aid information is our list of resources, which consists of trusted sites designed to help you with your higher education research. Finally, you can explore our database of all the online colleges across the country.


Postsecondary Education in Ohio

Ohio boasts the sixth largest concentration of post-secondary Title IV institutions in the country with 339.

Though the state’s higher education costs are somewhat above the national average, the rate of tuition increase has grown much slower in comparison with the rest of the nation, with 4-year public tuition raising just 9.8% compared to the nationwide average of 42% over a 5-year period.

In an effort to keep education affordable, the Ohio Board of Regents has instituted a tuition cap mandate which limits undergraduate tuition increases for public institutions to just 2% over the previous year.

Tuition at private, nonprofit four-year institutions sits equal with the national average at $28,500.


Online Education in Ohio

NCES Report

According to a recent NCES report, in fall 2012, 9.6% of students enrolled in Title IV institutions in Ohio (70,556 students) were in exclusively online programs.

  • 81.3% of those students were undergraduates
  • 37.1% were in public 4-year institutions
  • 23% were in private not-for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 8.1% were in private for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 77.6% were living in Ohio
  • 20.6% were living elsewhere in the United States

The state government has instituted an eTutoring collaborative offered free of charge to both universities and students. This service is designed to connect learners with qualified tutors through video and audio communication to increase education outcomes.

The state has also created Program Share, an initiative intended to allow students within the Ohio University system to take any of the online course offerings available at OU schools.


Most Affordable Online Colleges in Ohio

Below you’ll find the very best online colleges in Ohio, sorted by affordability. These rankings identify the fully online programs in a school’s catalogue, explain how the school’s online interface works and spotlight the recognition a school has received for its online initiatives.

Want to know what it takes to make our rankings? Check out our distinct approach.

Ohio University

1
Ohio University
Athens
N/A
$5,760

An Online Education at Ohio University

Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public higher learning institution in the state. Online learners at OU will gain dexterity and expertise in professional, behavioral and leadership-based skills. Students holding an associate degree can complete bachelor's degrees in a multitude of subjects either fully online or in a hybrid format. They also have an extensive collection of fully online graduate degrees.The list below comprises only a small sampling of their 18 master's level programs.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Applied Communication
  • Applied Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Customer Service
  • Rn-To-BSN
  • Technical & Applied Studies
  • Technical Operations Management

The university has an additional unique correspondence course offering specifically targeted towards incarcerated students and those who do not have access to the internet.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Social Sciences
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Communication
  • Master of Information and Telecommunication Systems
  • Master's of Reading Education
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Health Administration

Blackboard hosts the virtual learning classroom at Ohio University, and all course materials will be accessed through a single login and password. This will also be the platform through which students will turn in assignments, as well as take quizzes and tests. The university has been recognized by student-focused publications and surveys as one of the most cost-effective and affordable in the country. Financial aid is available to all who qualify.

Contact Information

020 Chubb Hall
Athens, OH 45701-2979
(740) 593-1000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #36 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs
  • #68 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs
  • #89 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA Programs

Youngstown State University

2
Youngstown State University
Youngstown
N/A
$6,245

An Online Education at Youngstown State University

Established in 1908 as a research facility, YSU has a history of being a successful commuter school. The college reports that 1,500 students take advantage of the school's distance education opportunities each year; these options include fully online, hybrid and video-integrated learning formats. Among the degree completion programs and certificates, the school hosts two fully online B.S. degrees and six master's degrees.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Science, Allied Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Science, Public Health

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Financial Economics
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Engineering
  • Master of Science in Teacher Education
  • Master of Respiratory Care

Blackboard is the LMS hosting the virtual classroom at YSU. The school offers an interactive walkthrough detailing the online experience, allowing interested students an opportunity to experience a course without enrolling. Learners at YSU can take advantage of online tutoring that can be accessed remotely, including a writing lab and math assistance center. The college offers some of the best tuition value among Ohio's 11 largest public universities and distributes over $150 million in grants and financial aid to 96% of its students.

Contact Information

One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555-0001
(877) 468-6978

University of Northwestern Ohio

3
University of Northwestern Ohio
Lima
N/A
$6,360

An Online Education at University of Northwestern Ohio

The University of Northwestern Ohio, a private, not-for-profit school, was established in 1920. Students who choose to participate in UNO's online course offerings can complete registration, administration, book purchases and course selection all online. Students have their choice of ten bachelor's degrees that can all be completed without stepping foot on campus. There are also more degree options available to students who are open to hybrid programs. Because the school's online program is particularly challenging, the administration recommends having a cumulative GPA of 3.0 prior to entrance.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Specialized Studies
  • Sport Marketing & Management

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration

UNOH's virtual college is hosted by the Moodle learning management system. The school offers IT services free-of-charge and collection of how-to guides is available for anyone to access. As part of their online education, students are expected to heavily participate in class conversations through the use of discussion boards. In many ways the online learning experience at UNOH can be more demanding than an on-campus experience.

There is no out-of-state tuition for students who pursue online degrees at UNOH. This institution has partnered with Bowling Green College, and now encourages military students to consider an online education through this collaboration. Residents of Maryland are not authorized to take online courses from UNOH.

Contact Information

1441 N Cable Rd
Lima, OH 45805
(419) 227-3141

Bowling Green State University

4
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green
N/A
$9,096

An Online Education at Bowling Green State University

Since Bowling Green State University awarded its first degrees in 1917, it has garnered accolades and awards for its quality educational programs and faculty. BGSU provides financial aid to 80% of its students. Bowling Green offers five online bachelor's degrees in the arts and liberal sciences, amongst a host of other graduate and certificate programs.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Learning Design & Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Biology - Interdisciplinary Science
  • Master of Education in Learning Design
  • Master of Education in Special Education
  • Master of Food & Nutrition
  • Master of Technology Management
  • Ph.D. in Technology Management

Canvas powers the virtual classroom at this university, and a free video introduction is provided to introduce interested applicants to the system. The distance learning programs at BGSU offer students flexible learning schedules, but affords them the same connection to the quality educators that students enjoy on campus. Courses are primarily asynchronous, but the school does recommend students log on to courses at least four times per week and has compiled a guide to success for those applicants new to online learning.

Contact Information

220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, OH 43403
(419) 372-2531


Acclaim for online programs

  • #17 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
  • #154 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Cleveland State University

5
Cleveland State University
Cleveland
N/A
$9,636

An Online Education at Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University is a highly active, research-based facility that was established in 1964. The institution is committed to encouraging diversity, engaged learning and academic excellence among its students and faculty. CSU offers several online undergraduate degree completion programs. Graduate students will be excited to find a number of completely online options for pursuing a master's degree. There are also several specialized certificate programs available.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Mobile Accelerated MBA
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Health Sciences
  • Master of Education in Adult learning and Development
  • Master of Education in Educational Technology
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with Gifted Intervention Specialist Endorsement
  • Master of Education in Community Health Promotion

Blackboard host the online classroom at Cleveland State and students receive a free orientation course upon registration. The school also offers a 24/7 online help portal to aid distance learners accessing their courses at all hours. Nontraditional students can expect the same quality education online as they would from an on-campus classroom. Students unsure about what is required for an online education, or unsure if they are prepared, should refer to the university's successful online learner assessment.

Admissions requirements vary widely by program, interested individuals should refer to the admissions page to see the steps necessary for their particular program.The cost per credit hour at Cleveland State for the 2014-15 school year was $401.50 per credit hour for in-state students, and approximately 70% of CSU's student body receives some form of financial aid.

Contact Information

2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
(216) 687-2000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #44 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #78 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs
  • #153 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs

Ohio Christian University

6
Ohio Christian University
Circleville
N/A
$9,902

An Online Education at Ohio Christian University

Established in 1948, Ohio Christian University is dedicated to enriching the lives of its students academically, professionally and spiritually. The offerings among online and hybrid degree programs at Ohio Christian University are vast. Students may complete their bachelor's degree online in one of 14 concentrations; they also have the option of working towards master's degrees and several bachelor's-level certificates.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership & Ministry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Ministry
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Management

Online courses at OCU are asynchronous, allowing students to access their classes at times convenient for them. The school uses a cohort system of admission, meaning the student will start and finish their program with the same group of peers. This give the advantage of increasing networking opportunities and group discussions. The online learning portal, run on the new Edvance360 platform, is known as MyOCU and distance learners should expect to spend an average of 12 -15 hours per week on classwork accessed through this system.

Tuition varies per credit hour, from $315-475 for non-military students, depending on the degree program. Qualifying students, who are beginning or returning to college after time off, can earn up to 24 credits for life experiences through OCU's Prior Learning Assessment.

Contact Information

1476 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, OH 43113-9487
(740) 474-8896

University of Toledo

7
University of Toledo
Toledo
N/A
$9,909

An Online Education at University of Toledo

Founded in 1872, University of Toledo offers students seeking an online bachelor's degree eight programs to choose from, as well as a diverse selection of master's and certificate programs.

Fully

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Individualized Studies Program
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Engineering
  • Liberal Studies
  • Nurse Educator
  • Recreation Administration

Online students, through UT's Learning Ventures, have access to several resources and support services to help them succeed. The virtual classroom is powered by Blackboard and students will use this platform to participate in the full host of classroom activities. This public research university offers a payment plan to offset the costs of tuition by allowing students to pay for their education in installments. Prospective students can determine if an online degree truly suits their unique needs with UT's Transferology software.

Contact Information

2801 W Bancroft
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
(419) 530-4636


Acclaim for online programs

  • #45 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs
  • #142 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs

University of Akron

8
University of Akron
Akron
N/A
$9,920

An Online Education at University of Akron

Regarded as the world leader in the research of polymers, UA is the site of some of the first ever instruction in rubber chemistry, thanks to the school's proximity to and partnership with leading tire corporations like Goodyear and Firestone. UA offers no fully online bachelor's degrees, but they do host a number of degree completion, graduate degrees and certificates for interested individuals. The same well-qualified faculty who teach classes on campus are responsible for the quality academic content available online.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Nursing RN/BSN
  • Teaching and Training Technical Professionals

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Applied Politics
  • Master of Taxation
  • Master of Teaching and Training Technical Professionals

U of A's virtual online learning portal, hosted on the Desire2Learn platform, is called Springboard. Applicants wishing to sample a course may log in to Springboard with username and password sbguest, sbguest to receive a full online preview. Each course will feature its own homepage and students will interact through online tests, quizzes and threaded discussions. Tuition at the UA is $345 per credit hour and nearly 78% of the full-time undergraduate students at this university receive scholarships. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Contact Information

302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325-4702
(330) 972-7111

Kent State University

9
Kent State University
Kent
N/A
$10,012

An Online Education at Kent State University

Kent State University is an active research facility and the second largest public university in Ohio. KSU began as a teacher-training college, and today is a vehicle for cultural, economic and workforce development. Kent State began offering online study programs over 15 years ago. Today, KSU has over 30 degree and certificate programs available in a fully online curriculum, including four bachelor's degree programs.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Technical & Applied Studies
  • Public Health
  • Insurance Studies
  • Nursing

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Information Architecture & Knowledge Management
  • Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Cultural Foundations
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Public Administration
  • Liberal Studies

Blackboard provides the platform for Kent State's virtual classroom. Applicants can visit Kent State's online campus to tour the features and support that will be available to distance learners. Students taking online courses will have access to the full range of student services available to on-campus students, including library resources, career services, tutoring and the writing center. During the 2012-13 school year, the university awarded financial aid to 80% of students.

Contact Information

Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library
Kent, OH 44242-0001
(330) 672-3000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #142 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

The University of Findlay

10
The University of Findlay
Findlay
N/A
$10,394

An Online Education at The University of Findlay

Founded in 1882, this institution is a private college affiliated with the Churches of God General Conference. The student-faculty ratio is 15:1, and 99% of the students at the University of Findlay receive financial aid. The school offers a fully online bachelor's degree completion program for business management with several different specializations, as well as graduate degrees and certificates in a variety of areas.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Environmental, Safety and Health Management
  • Master of Science in Health Informatics

Moodle hosts the virtual classroom at University of Findlay. A variety of tutorials, introductions, and explanations concerning the system are available for free access. Live support is available 24/7 for those who prefer to login to classes late at night. The university's Office of Internships and Placement has career placement specialists available to help ensure that students get the one-on-one support needed to find internship and career opportunities, as well as to ensure their success in and out of college.

Contact Information

1000 North Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840-3653
(419) 422-8313


Acclaim for online programs

  • #49 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Regional Universities (Midwest)
  • #19 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges for Veterans

Notre Dame College

11
Notre Dame College
Cleveland
N/A
$10,560

An Online Education at Notre Dame College

Notre Dame College, founded in 1922 as a Catholic institute, aims to provide students with a faithful, mission-based higher learning experience. The number of online courses offered at Notre Dame College is impressive. Ranging from certificate programs and licensure to several master's degree programs, students may earn a variety of degrees in a hybrid or fully online environment at NDC.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Arts in National Security & Intelligence Studies
  • Master of Education

The Moodle LMS powers all the online offerings at Notre Dame College. Online course requirements are at the discretion of the professor, so the student should check the course description as to whether the class meetings will be asynchronous or synchronous. Tuition varies by program. Financial aid is available to qualifying students and the school offers discounts to members of the military. Every program has individual requirements for admission, students should refer to the admissions page to find out what is needed.

Contact Information

4545 College Rd
Cleveland, OH 44121-4293
(216) 381-1680


Acclaim for online programs

  • #59 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Regional Colleges (Midwest)

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Mount Vernon
N/A
$10,632

An Online Education at Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a Christian teaching university that was founded in 1968. The college offers fully online undergraduate degree programs in business administration and early childhood education, and students can count on a rigorous academic curriculum framed by a Christian worldview. Mount Vernon Nazarene University's philosophy is informed by the Bible and is committed to furthering the gospel of Jesus Christ to both traditional and mature learners in a variety of mediums.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Management

Moodle hosts the online learning platform at MVNU, named myMVNU. While the programs are tailored towards working professionals, class structure is left to the discretion of the professor. Students should be sure to refer to the syllabus to ensure that a course fits with their schedule. The school will feature several career oriented events targeted towards adult students during the academic year.

Contact Information

800 Martinsburg Rd
Mount Vernon, OH 43050-9500
(740) 392-6868

University of Cincinnati

13
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati
N/A
$11,000

An Online Education at University of Cincinnati

The highly acclaimed University of Cincinnati was established in 1819. Among the perks enjoyed by UC students are the impressive number of online and hybrid degree programs offered by the university. General education is available online for the convenience of students looking to complete core competencies. There are also certificate programs and opportunities for continuing education. The online degree offerings cover a wide range of fields.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • BS Early Childhood Education
  • BSHS Health Information Management Administration
  • BS Medical Laboratory Science
  • BS Nursing
  • BS Respiratory Therapy
  • BS Substance Abuse Counseling

UC is also one of the first universities in the nation to offer a for-credit MOOC. The course in innovation & design thinking is completely free and has no prereqs or admissions requirements.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • MA Speech-language Pathology
  • MHA Health Administration
  • MEd Curriculum & Instruction
  • MEd Foundations in Behavioral Analysis
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • MS Criminal Justice
  • MBA Business Administration

The university's virtual learning portal has been dubbed Canopy, and is run on the Blackboard platform. Those uninitiated to virtual learning can explore the schools online tutorial site to develop a feel for the process.The school provides a number of resources for online students to help them succeed in their degrees; they can access everything from a writing lab to career services without ever visiting to UC's campus.

Contact Information

2624 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0063
(513) 556-6000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #23 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs
  • #27 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
  • #31 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • #45 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs
  • #61 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs
  • #66 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA Programs

Franklin University

14
Franklin University
Columbus
N/A
$11,136

An Online Education at Franklin University

Franklin University is a leader among Ohio universities when it comes to delivering quality distance learning opportunities to students. Established in 1902, the university earned the distinction of being one of the first 15 colleges chosen by the U.S. Department of Education to take part in a program that offered unlimited distance education. Therefore, the school offers a fantastic selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs online or in the evening. The selections below are only a small fraction of the degrees available.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Applied Psychology
  • Business Forensics
  • Emergency Management & Homeland Security
  • Human Resources Management
  • Internet Marketing
  • Public Relations

Applicants interested in learning about online education in general should visit Franklin's online learning blog.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Healthcare Administration
  • Master of Business Administration
  • M.S. in Human Resource Management
  • M.S. in Business Psychology
  • M.S. in Accounting
  • M.S. in Marketing & Communication

Today, prospective students can test drive FU's wholly online study programs via an online course demo. The average cost per credit hour for classes at FU is $464.00; active service members receive a discount on costs to attend class. In addition to being affordable, FU strives to provide accessible and flexible degrees to all students.

Contact Information

201 S Grant Ave
Columbus, OH 43215-5399
(614) 797-4700


Acclaim for online programs

  • #49 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • #72 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #133 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA Programs

Hiram College

15
Hiram College
Hiram
N/A
$11,530

An Online Education at Hiram College

Hiram College, founded in 1850, is committed to providing its undergraduate students with an affordable education. For this reason, the school offers the Hiram Tuition Guarantee, which locks in a student's tuition rates for four years. At present, there are three undergraduate degree programs available in a fully web-based learning environment, with plans to expand their offerings in the near future.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Accounting & Financial Management
  • Business Management
  • Communication

The online curriculum at Hiram allows for asynchronous course management, meaning students can learn at their own pace according to their calendar. Though students have the ability to set their own schedules, they should expect to spend at least 10-15 hours per week in the virtual classroom hosted by Moodle. To qualify for financial aid, students must be taking at least 6 credit hours.

Contact Information

Hinsdale Hall Third Floor
Hiram, OH 44234-0067
(330) 569-3211


Acclaim for online programs

  • #148 on U.S. News & World Report's Best National Liberal Arts Colleges

Union Institute & University

16
Union Institute & University
Cincinnati
N/A
$11,904

An Online Education at Union Institute & University

UI&U has a strong foundation in distance learning, and the school has focused on making education accessible to adult students for over 45 years. UI&U accepts certain life experiences for college credit; students are encouraged to speak to an academic advisor to create a customized curriculum as they explore degree options at Union. Currently, UI&U offers 14 bachelor's degrees online.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Business Administration
  • Child & Adolescent Development
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Emergency Services Management
  • Leadership
  • Maternal Child Health Lactation Consulting

Students can get a glimpse of the virtual classroom, dubbed CampusWeb, by browsing the new student orientation. Tuition varies depending on the program a student elects to enroll in; the average cost for those pursuing an undergraduate or lifelong learning certificate is $490 per credit hour. There are many scholarships on offer from UI&U, and 97% of undergraduates at the university received financial aid or assistance during the 2012-13 school year.

Contact Information

440 E McMillan St
Cincinnati, OH 45206-1925
(800) 861-6400

Ashland University

17
Ashland University
Ashland
N/A
$19,852

An Online Education at Ashland University

Ashland University began in 1878 as a private, nonprofit institute, associated with the Judeo-Christian Brethren Church. The school offers several undergraduate and graduate degree offerings. Those interested in the RN-to-BSN program should already be licensed as registered nurses.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor's in Criminal Justice
  • RN to BSN

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Health & Risk Management
  • MBA
  • M.Ed.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

The learning management suite at Ashland is called Angel, an online introduction is available to view free of charge. Courses in the criminal justice program are only five weeks in length and are taught one at a time by experts in the field. Electronic textbooks and a Chromebook laptop are included in the cost of tuition for this program.

Students at Ashland are eligible for generous financial aid packages; according to the National Center for Education Statistics, 72% of Ashland's undergraduates receive financial aid, with 97% of students receiving assistance during their first year in 2012-13.

Contact Information

401 College Ave 206G Founders Hall
Ashland, OH 44805
(419) 289-4142

Tiffin University

18
Tiffin University
Tiffin
N/A
$21,510

An Online Education at Tiffin University

Tiffin University, founded in 1888, has made it their mission to offer quality and professionally-centered academics to traditional and nontraditional students. The university offers 4 different types of bachelor's degrees online with a variety of concentrations.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Humanities
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Applicants can view a series of videos to introduce them to the online learning environment at Tiffin, powered by Moodle. Tiffin isn't just accessible; it is also one of the most affordable Ohio universities; more than 90% of its students receive an average financial aid package of nearly $10,000.

Contact Information

155 Miami Street
Tiffin, OH 44883
(800) 968-64466446


Acclaim for online programs

  • #6 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
  • #89 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #153 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #168 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Urbana University

19
Urbana University
Urbana
N/A
$22,012

An Online Education at Urbana University

Established in 1850, this private, liberal arts university has received continuous support from the Swedenborgian Church since its founding. Urbana has the distinction of being the second institute for higher learning in Ohio to admit women. In 2014, Franklin University in Ohio purchased Urbana, further broadening the reach of the academic programs at both institutions. Urbana University offers one online bachelor's degree and two master's degrees.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Moodle hosts the virtual classroom at Urbana, and students can download an introduction by clicking on the "online student manual" link from their homepage. The curricula of the online courses are designed to cater to working professionals, so busy individuals should expect to be able to plan around their working schedules. The average cost per credit hour for students at Urbana is $445. 81% of the undergraduate students receive financial aid during their first year of enrollment.

Contact Information

579 College Way
Urbana, OH 43078-2091
(937) 484-1301

Malone University

20
Malone University
Canton
N/A
$26,416

An Online Education at Malone University

Originally called the Cleveland Bible College, the university is affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, and faculty are required to submit a statement of faith as a condition of employment, though students need not declare any denomination in order to enroll. Undergraduate students may pursue an online bachelor's of arts degree in business management with one of several specializations. Graduate students may choose from one of two master's degrees.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Business Management (B.A.)

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

The virtual classroom at this university is referred to as the eCollege and it runs on the Moodle LMS. Malone's courses are asynchronous, allowing students to log on at whatever time is convenient for them. However, students should still expect to maintain strict deadlines in regards to assignments, tests and quizzes. The school provides a brief introduction to help students better understand what an online degree entails.

Contact Information

2600 Cleveland Avenue NW
Canton, OH 44709-3897
(330) 471-8100


Acclaim for online programs

  • #40 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #133 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA Programs


Scholarships and Financial Aid in Ohio

Battelle Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $45,000 See Scholarship

Denison University offers the Battelle Scholarship to incoming freshmen. This competitive award is a grant for undergraduate research and internships. The program is open to central Ohio residents only, and selection is based on academic achievement. The amount is $45,000 per year for 4 years.

Dr. Betty Lovelace Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $45,000 See Scholarship

Denison University awards this scholarship to freshmen who demonstrate superior academic achievement and leadership qualities, and who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the university. To be eligible, students must be nominated by the admissions committee. Award is $45,000 per year.

Godman Award

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $22,000 See Scholarship

The Godman award is available to incoming freshmen at Ohio Wesleyan University. Recipients are selected based on their high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. To be eligible, students must have a GPA of 3.0+ with a an ACT score of 29+; Alternately, students must have an ACT score of 21+ with a GPA of 3.75+.

Honors College Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

Open to freshmen entering Kent State University with a GPA of 3.6+, and an ACT score of 27+ or SAT score of 1210+. Students who meet these requirements will be sent an invitation to apply to the Honors College. The award ranges from $1,000 to $6,000 per year.

Legacy Grant

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $18,000 See Scholarship

Available to students who are children, stepchildren, or grandchildren of an Ohio Wesleyan University alumnus/alumna. The award is $18,000 per year for 4 years of undergraduate study. Inquire at Ohio Wesleyan for details.

Presidential Scholarship

Deadline: May 5, 2015
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is open to freshmen entering the University of Akron. Recipients are selected based on high school academic records and test scores. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. The award ranges from $3,000 to $4,000, renewable for 8 semesters.

President’s Grant

Deadline: open
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

Open to out-of-state freshmen entering Kent State University. To be eligible, student must be the child or stepchild of a Kent State graduate. Recipient is selected based on their application to the university. The award is $3,980 per year, and may be renewed annually.

President’s Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

Open to out-of-state freshmen entering Kent State University with a GPA of 3.25+, an ACT score of 23+ or an SAT score of 1070+. Recipient is selected based on their application to the university. The award is $3,980 per year, and may be renewed annually.

Scholarship Program (Merit/Need-Based)

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $48,000 See Scholarship

Merit-based scholarships are available to Miami University of Ohio freshmen with competitive high school academic records. The amounts of the awards vary based on GPA and test score range. The maximum award is valued at $48,000 per year for students with a 3.5+ GPA and ACT score of 32+.

Trustee Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

Open to freshmen entering Kent State University with a GPA of 3.25+, and an ACT score of 21+ or SAT score of 980+. Recipients are selected based on their application to the university. The award ranges from $1,000 to $4,500 per year.


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