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Number of
4-year liberal arts colleges in Ohio

18,416

Students attending
4-year liberal arts colleges in Ohio

$39,874

Average
in-state tuition

$40,519

Average
out-of-state tuition

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

Denison University

Granville, OH

120 Forbes
Our purpose is to inspire and educate our students to become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents, and active citizens of a democratic society. Through an emphasis on active learning, we engage students in the liberal arts. Denison graduates are educated to be curious, resourceful, and reflective. They are well prepared for the rapidly changing

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

Denison University

Granville, OH

Total undergraduates: 2,341
Acceptance rate: 37%
Average annual cost: $32,290
Average salary: $48,400
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Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

Hiram College

Hiram, OH

619 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

Hiram College

Hiram, OH

Total undergraduates: 1,210
Acceptance rate: 63%
Average annual cost: $22,419
Average salary: $38,400
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Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

63 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

Total undergraduates: 1,677
Acceptance rate: 33%
Average annual cost: $31,704
Average salary: $44,300
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Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

Muskingum University

New Concord, OH

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

Muskingum University

New Concord, OH

Total undergraduates: 1,558
Acceptance rate: 74%
Average annual cost: $19,525
Average salary: $37,700
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Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

53 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

Total undergraduates: 2,827
Acceptance rate: 33%
Average annual cost: $39,794
Average salary: $40,200
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Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH

408 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH

Total undergraduates: 1,560
Acceptance rate: 71%
Average annual cost: $28,005
Average salary: $43,500
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Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

Shawnee State University

Portsmouth, OH

To reflect the culture at Shawnee State University, express why we exist, what we value, and our aspirations for the future our mission statement underwent an update. The revised statement is, We prepare today's students to succeed in tomorrow's world"."

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

Shawnee State University

Portsmouth, OH

Total undergraduates: 3,406
Acceptance rate: 68%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $33,400
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Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

The College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

245 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

The College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

Total undergraduates: 1,980
Acceptance rate: 56%
Average annual cost: $28,928
Average salary: $45,400
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Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

Wittenberg University

Springfield, OH

340 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2019

Wittenberg University

Springfield, OH

Total undergraduates: 1,857
Acceptance rate: 72%
Average annual cost: $24,339
Average salary: $41,900
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We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

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