Best Colleges in Columbus

Run with the Big Bucks

Midwestern spirit meets big city offerings

Columbus is one city that’s as smart as it is loaded with fun things to do. In fact, Columbus has recently been named one of the 7 most intelligent cities in the world.* The Buckeye City is a breath of fresh Midwestern air that will pleasantly surprise you.* With 32 educational institutions in reach, Columbus has endless major options ranging from speech and hearing science to operations management.* Named to the list of 7 best places in the country to operate a business and home to big business gurus like Nationwide Insurance and Cardinal Health, a bright collegiate and professional career awaits you in Columbus.* And with such a low unemployment rate, 4.3%, you’ll be off and running right after graduation.

Columbus has a diverse list of attractions including the Arena Entertainment District, COSI museum, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and Franklin Park Conservatory. The Arch City is one place where fun is in endless supply.* And when the day’s festivities have ended, gear up for a rowdy evening of Columbus nightlife laughing at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, seeing a great movie at the Gateway Film Center, or even striking it rich at the Hollywood Casino.* And when you’ve worked up an appetite, experience the robust foodie scene of Columbus with a trip to the North Market or one of local legend Elizabeth Lessner’s chow down spots including Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits and Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails.* Sport enthusiast? Don’t fret, Columbus has you covered there too with the Blue Jackets NHL team as well as a jam-packed collegiate athletics schedule.* With a climate that gives the best of all four seasons, you’ll be glad you chose Columbus as your collegiate destination.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics *movoto.com *Wikipedia, “Columbus” *bizjournals.com *experiencecolumbus.com

Best Four Year Universities in Columbus

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH

Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 476 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 16,234 students graduated with students earning 11,589 Bachelor's degrees, 2,813 Master's degrees, 1,824 Doctoral degrees, 5 Certificates degrees, and 3 Associate's degrees.

Based on 164 Reviews
2 Capital University Columbus, OH

Capital University offers 138 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 937 students graduated with students earning 687 Bachelor's degrees, 148 Doctoral degrees, and 102 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
3 Otterbein University Westerville, OH

Otterbein University offers 159 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 760 students graduated with students earning 596 Bachelor's degrees, 146 Master's degrees, 10 Doctoral degrees, and 8 Certificates degrees.

4 Ohio Dominican University Columbus, OH

Ohio Dominican University offers 103 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 646 students graduated with students earning 394 Bachelor's degrees, 206 Master's degrees, 46 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
5 Columbus State University Columbus, GA

Columbus State University offers 104 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1,660 students graduated with students earning 1,030 Bachelor's degrees, 384 Master's degrees, 222 Certificates degrees, 22 Associate's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
6 Mississippi University for Women Columbus, MS

Mississippi University for Women offers 42 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a remote town. In 2015, 861 students graduated with students earning 731 Bachelor's degrees, 81 Master's degrees, 46 Associate's degrees, 2 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

7 Columbus College of Art and Design Columbus, OH

Columbus College of Art and Design offers 11 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 315 students graduated with students earning 299 Bachelor's degrees, and 16 Master's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
8 Pontifical College Josephinum Columbus, OH

Pontifical College Josephinum offers 15 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 90 students graduated with students earning 51 Master's degrees, 36 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Certificates degrees.

9 Mount Carmel College of Nursing Columbus, OH

Mount Carmel College of Nursing offers 18 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 436 students graduated with students earning 343 Bachelor's degrees, 93 Master's degrees.

10 Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH

Ohio Wesleyan University offers 154 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 475 students graduated with students earning 475 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews

Best Community Colleges in Columbus

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH

Columbus State Community College offers 199 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large city. In 2015, 7,031 students graduated with students earning 4,612 Certificates degrees, and 2,419 Associate's degrees.

2 Columbus Technical College Columbus, GA

Columbus Technical College offers 127 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1,612 students graduated with students earning 1,240 Certificates degrees, and 372 Associate's degrees.

3 Central Ohio Technical College Newark, OH

Central Ohio Technical College offers 44 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a small suburb. In 2015, 762 students graduated with students earning 601 Associate's degrees, and 161 Certificates degrees.

4 Fortis College-Columbus Westerville, OH

Fortis College-Columbus offers 13 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 177 students graduated with students earning 118 Certificates degrees, and 59 Associate's degrees.

5 American National University-Columbus Columbus, OH

American National University-Columbus offers 17 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 41 students graduated with students earning 33 Associate's degrees, 8 Certificates degrees.

6 Bradford School Columbus, OH

Bradford School offers 11 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 242 students graduated with students earning 217 Associate's degrees, and 25 Certificates degrees.

7 American Institute of Alternative Medicine Columbus, OH

American Institute of Alternative Medicine offers 6 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 130 students graduated with students earning 66 Associate's degrees, and 64 Certificates degrees.

8 Ohio Business College-Hilliard Hilliard, OH

Ohio Business College-Hilliard offers 15 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 122 students graduated with students earning 103 Certificates degrees, and 19 Associate's degrees.

9 Daymar College-Lancaster Lancaster, OH

Daymar College-Lancaster offers 16 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 66 students graduated with students earning 53 Certificates degrees, and 13 Associate's degrees.

10 Miller-Motte Technical College-Columbus Columbus, GA

Miller-Motte Technical College-Columbus offers 12 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 223 students graduated with students earning 155 Associate's degrees, and 68 Certificates degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Ohio State University-Main Campus Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH
3/5
15 : 1 58,663
Capital University Capital University Columbus, OH
5/5
15 : 1 3,465
Otterbein University Otterbein University Westerville, OH
5/5
13 : 1 2,808
Ohio Dominican University Ohio Dominican University Columbus, OH
5/5
20 : 1 2,534
University Logo Columbus State University Columbus, GA
2/5
23 : 1 8,440
Mississippi University for Women Mississippi University for Women Columbus, MS
2/5
17 : 1 2,673
Columbus College of Art and Design Columbus College of Art and Design Columbus, OH
5/5
10 : 1 1,140
Pontifical College Josephinum Pontifical College Josephinum Columbus, OH
4/5
8 : 1 223
Mount Carmel College of Nursing Mount Carmel College of Nursing Columbus, OH
3/5
17 : 1 1,063
University Logo Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH
5/5
10 : 1 1,671
Ohio State University-Newark Campus Ohio State University-Newark Campus Newark, OH
2/5
31 : 1 2,476
Columbus State Community College Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH
2/5
40 : 1 25,983
Ohio University-Lancaster Campus Ohio University-Lancaster Campus Lancaster, OH
2/5
35 : 1 2,488
Hondros College Hondros College Westerville, OH
4/5
16 : 1 1,963
University Logo Columbus Technical College Columbus, GA
2/5
28 : 1 3,800
Central Ohio Technical College Central Ohio Technical College Newark, OH
2/5
30 : 1 3,566
Franklin University Franklin University Columbus, OH
3/5
17 : 1 5,102
Fortis College-Columbus Fortis College-Columbus Westerville, OH
3/5
21 : 1 661
American National University-Columbus American National University-Columbus Columbus, OH
3/5
8 : 1 51
Bradford School Bradford School Columbus, OH
3/5
18 : 1 410
University Logo Adult and Community Education-Hudson Columbus, OH 10 : 1 115
University Logo American Institute of Alternative Medicine Columbus, OH 20 : 1 386
Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County Newark, OH 7 : 1 304
ITT Technical Institute-Hilliard ITT Technical Institute-Hilliard Hilliard, OH
4/5
14 : 1 308
The Ohio Media School-Columbus The Ohio Media School-Columbus Columbus, OH
4/5
20 : 1 80

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