List of Ohio’s Best Colleges Released by for 2017

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Analysis of Program Excellence and Career Resources Highlights Nearly 80 Top Colleges, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the best colleges and universities in Ohio for 2017. 50 four-year schools were ranked, with Ursuline College, Xavier University, Ohio Northern University, Case Western Reserve University and John Carroll University coming in as the top five. Of the 29 two-year schools that also made the cut, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Belmont College, Sinclair College, Owens Community College and Columbus State Community College were in the top five. A complete list of schools is included below.

“Earning a certificate or degree can be a major stepping stone for career development,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “These schools offer more than just educational opportunities, they represent Ohio’s best combination of education and employment resources that translate to strong post-college earnings for students.”

To be included on the “Best Colleges in Ohio” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is also ranked on metrics like the variety of degree programs offered, the number of employment and academic resources offered, financial aid availability, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in Ohio” list, visit:

Ohio’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include:
Ashland University
Baldwin Wallace University
Bluffton University
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
Capital University
Case Western Reserve University
Cedarville University
Cleveland Institute of Art
Cleveland State University
Defiance College
Denison University
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Franklin University
Heidelberg University
Hiram College
John Carroll University
Kent State University at Kent
Kenyon College
Lake Erie College
Lourdes University
Malone University
Marietta College
Miami University-Oxford
Mount Saint Joseph University
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Muskingum University
Notre Dame College
Oberlin College
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Northern University
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus
Ohio University-Main Campus
Ohio Wesleyan University
Otterbein University
The College of Wooster
The University of Findlay
Union Institute & University
University of Akron Main Campus
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
University of Dayton
University of Mount Union
University of Toledo
Ursuline College
Walsh University
Wilberforce University
Wittenberg University
Wright State University-Main Campus
Xavier University
Youngstown State University

Ohio’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include:
Belmont College
Bowling Green State University-Firelands
Central Ohio Technical College
Choffin Career and Technical Center
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Clark State Community College
Columbiana County Career and Technical Center
Columbus State Community College
Cuyahoga Community College
Eastern Gateway Community College
Edison State Community College
Hocking College
Lakeland Community College
Lorain County Community College
Marion Technical College
North Central State College
Northwest State Community College
Ohio Institute of Allied Health
Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
Owens Community College
Remington College-Cleveland Campus
Rhodes State College
Sinclair College
Southern State Community College
Stark State College
Terra State Community College
University of Akron Wayne College
Washington State Community College
Zane State College


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