Master's Degree Programs in Ohio with School Information

There are 77 institutions offering graduate programs within Ohio. See how a number of these schools compare to one another based on key criteria and statistics to help you with your educational goals.

The following pertains to Ohio schools offering master's degree programs. Compare statistics such as the number of students, graduation rate, net price, and location based on information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Ohio Schools Near Large Cities

Master's degree programs can be found in the major cities of Columbus, Cincinnati, Akron, Toledo, and Cleveland. If being located in a heavily populated area is important for you, consider the following schools:

  • Ohio State University - Main Campus (located in Columbus)
  • University of Cincinnati - Main Campus (located in Cincinnati)
  • University of Akron - Main Campus (located in Akron)
  • University of Toledo (located in Toledo)
  • Cleveland State University (located in Cleveland)

Largest Schools in Ohio

The Ohio school with the most students is Ohio State University. Of the 58,322 students at the institution during the fall of 2014, 13,581 were at the graduate level. The five next schools with the most students all had more than 4,000 graduate students.

  • University of Cincinnati - Main Campus (11,013 graduate students)
  • Kent State University at Kent (6,149 graduate students)
  • Ohio University - Main Campus (5,646 graduate students)
  • University of Toledo (4,536 graduate students)
  • University of Akron - Main Campus (4,252 graduate students)

Lowest Net Price

The net price is determined by the NCES by finding the difference between the total cost for undergraduates and the average financial aid received for 2014-2015. For those who consider cost a major factor, look into these institutions:

  • Wright State University - Lake Campus ($7,611)
  • Kent State University at Geauga ($8,949)
  • Kent State University at East Liverpool ($9,551)
  • Central State University ($10,840)
  • Youngstown State University ($11,135)

Highest Graduation Rate

Over 10 schools in Ohio have graduation rates greater than 70%. Excluding specialty institutions, four of those schools have rates at 80% or above. These percentages were determined by the NCES using full-time undergraduates who finished their programs in 150% of the normal time frame, according to 2014 data. Five of the highest graduation rates belong to the following institutions:

  • Oberlin College (88% graduation rate)
  • Ohio State University - Main Campus (83% graduation rate)
  • Case Western Reserve University (81% graduation rate)
  • Miami University - Oxford (80% graduation rate)
  • University of Dayton (79% graduation rate)

For potential master's degree students seeking closeness to large cities, high graduation rates, populated schools, and low costs, there are many options available in the state of Ohio.

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