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Number of
4-year liberal arts colleges in Ohio

23,777

Students attending
4-year liberal arts colleges in Ohio

$38,163

Average
in-state tuition

$38,841

Average
out-of-state tuition

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

Denison University

Granville, OH

98 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

Denison University

Granville, OH

Total undergraduates: 2,285
Acceptance rate: 37%
Average annual cost: $32,023
Average salary: $48,400
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Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

Hiram College

Hiram, OH

507 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

Hiram College

Hiram, OH

Total undergraduates: 1,217
Acceptance rate: 54%
Average annual cost: $26,257
Average salary: $38,400
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Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

48 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

Total undergraduates: 1,680
Acceptance rate: 34%
Average annual cost: $28,192
Average salary: $44,300
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Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

Muskingum University

New Concord, OH

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

Muskingum University

New Concord, OH

Total undergraduates: 2,045
Acceptance rate: 77%
Average annual cost: $18,973
Average salary: $37,700
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Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

43 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

Total undergraduates: 3,042
Acceptance rate: 28%
Average annual cost: $42,105
Average salary: $40,200
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Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH

303 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH

Total undergraduates: 1,734
Acceptance rate: 71%
Average annual cost: $27,967
Average salary: $43,500
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Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

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 2018

Shawnee State University

Portsmouth, OH

Total undergraduates: 3,729
Acceptance rate: 73%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $33,400
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Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

The College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

133 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

The College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

Total undergraduates: 2,077
Acceptance rate: 58%
Average annual cost: $29,813
Average salary: $45,400
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Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

University of Findlay

Findlay, OH

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

University of Findlay

Findlay, OH

Total undergraduates: 4,098
Acceptance rate: 72%
Average annual cost: $20,129
Average salary: $41,500
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Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

Wittenberg University

Springfield, OH

246 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in Ohio 2018

Wittenberg University

Springfield, OH

Total undergraduates: 1,870
Acceptance rate: 78%
Average annual cost: $25,325
Average salary: $41,900
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Our Methodology

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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