Nursing Schools in Ohio

The state of Ohio is home to 132 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 108 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in Ohio. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Ohio

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in Ohio. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


Muskingum University

Muskingum University

New Concord, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,525
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate98.0%
RN Programs best-value score77.3

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Trinity Health System School of Nursing

Trinity Health System School of Nursing

Steubenville, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$8,102
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate97.5%
RN Programs best-value score92.9

Programs offered

  • Diploma
Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,990
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate97.3%
RN Programs best-value score71.0

Baldwin Wallace University (BW) is a private institution in Berea, Ohio. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Over 3,400 undergraduate students enrolled in the 2018 school year. BW was established in 1845 by Methodist settlers and became a university in 2012. ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
Tri-Rivers Career Center

Tri-Rivers Career Center

Marion, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,384
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate97.2%
RN Programs best-value score86.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate93.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score82.4

Programs offered

  • Diploma
  • LPN
Washington State Community College

Washington State Community College

Marietta, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,340
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate96.5%
RN Programs best-value score93.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate94.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score90.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing

Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing

Sandusky, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • Diploma
Northwest State Community College

Northwest State Community College

Archbold, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,724
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.8%
RN Programs best-value score91.8
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate98.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score88.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Ohio Northern University

Ohio Northern University

Ada, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,932
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.2%
RN Programs best-value score70.2

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Owens Community College

Owens Community College

Perrysburg, OH
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,864
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.3%
RN Programs best-value score94.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score91.2

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Walsh University

Walsh University

North Canton, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,417
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.7%
RN Programs best-value score76.2

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Cincinnati, OH
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,463
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.7%
RN Programs best-value score96.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Otterbein University

Otterbein University

Westerville, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,402
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.7%
RN Programs best-value score68.7

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
Ohio Valley College of Technology

Ohio Valley College of Technology

East Liverpool, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$12,152
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.4%
RN Programs best-value score86.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
Edison State Community College

Edison State Community College

Piqua, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,583
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.1%
RN Programs best-value score91.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Terra State Community College

Terra State Community College

Fremont, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,735
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.0%
RN Programs best-value score88.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Capital University

Capital University

Columbus, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,010
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.8%
RN Programs best-value score73.3

Capital University is a private institution in Bexley, Ohio, which is a suburb of Columbus. It was established in 1830 as the Theological Seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Ohio. It is the oldest university in the central Ohio area and one of the oldest Lutheran-affiliated ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
Ohio University-Southern Campus

Ohio University-Southern Campus

Ironton, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,147
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.3%
RN Programs best-value score93.7

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • BSN to DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Leader
Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing

Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing

Mansfield, OH
Campus size
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Malone University

Malone University

Canton, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,917
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.0%
RN Programs best-value score73.2

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Steubenville, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,407
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.8%
RN Programs best-value score66.5

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Wright State University-Main Campus

Wright State University-Main Campus

Dayton, OH
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,769
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.8%
RN Programs best-value score82.3

The main campus of Wright State University is in Fairborn, Ohio, which is a suburb of Dayton. It was established in 1967 and is named after the Wright brothers. The university began as a branch campus of Ohio State University and Miami University in 1964. Three years later, the campus became an ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Columbus, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,443
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.7%
RN Programs best-value score78.4

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is a private college in Columbus, Ohio. It is a small college, with a total of 154 students enrolled during the Fall 2016 semester. The nursing college was founded in 1903 by Sisters of the Holy Cross. It is located within the Mount Carmel West Hospital and is ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University

Youngstown, OH
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,637
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.3%
RN Programs best-value score88.4

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Canton, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$15,549
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.2%
RN Programs best-value score81.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Lorain County Community College

Lorain County Community College

Elyria, OH
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,489
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.0%
RN Programs best-value score99.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate93.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score95.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Cedarville University

Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,520
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.9%
RN Programs best-value score69.0

Programs offered

  • BSN
Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,320
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.5%
RN Programs best-value score81.3

Cleveland State University is a public institution in Cleveland, Ohio. It was established in 1964 after purchasing the buildings of Fenn College. It also acquired the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1969. It is now part of the University System of Ohio. Over 70 majors are available at the ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
Galen College of Nursing-Cincinnati

Galen College of Nursing-Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$26,666
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.4%
RN Programs best-value score64.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
Lakeland Community College

Lakeland Community College

Kirtland, OH
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,027
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.3%
RN Programs best-value score92.2

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Hocking College

Hocking College

Nelsonville, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,754
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.0%
RN Programs best-value score89.6
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate72.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score82.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus

Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus

Chillicothe, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,208
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.9%
RN Programs best-value score93.5

Programs offered

  • BSN
Herzing University-Akron

Herzing University-Akron

Akron, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,446
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.4%
RN Programs best-value score70.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
University of Akron Main Campus

University of Akron Main Campus

Akron, OH
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,863
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.4%
RN Programs best-value score78.7

The University of Akron is a public university with the main campus in Akron, Ohio. It is part of the University System of Ohio. Over 200 undergraduate and 100 graduate programs are offered at the university, including several nursing programs. The university has an annual enrollment of over ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
University of Toledo

University of Toledo

Toledo, OH
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,281
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.3%
RN Programs best-value score79.5

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Mount Saint Joseph University

Mount Saint Joseph University

Cincinnati, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,625
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.1%
RN Programs best-value score75.9

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • RN to BSN
Cuyahoga Community College District

Cuyahoga Community College District

Cleveland, OH
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,684
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.9%
RN Programs best-value score97.2
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate89.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score93.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Kent State University at Kent

Kent State University at Kent

Kent, OH
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$18,156
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.7%
RN Programs best-value score76.5

Kent State University at Kent is a public university and part of the University System of Ohio. There are ten campuses in this school system, including the Kent campus. It was established in 1910 and was originally a teacher training school. The first classes were held during the 1912 school ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Stark State College

Stark State College

North Canton, OH
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,357
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.4%
RN Programs best-value score94.6

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$34,973
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.3%
RN Programs best-value score50.3

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Ursuline College

Ursuline College

Pepper Pike, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,832
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.0%
RN Programs best-value score76.8

Ursuline College is a private college in Pepper Pike, Ohio. It was established in 1871, making it one of the oldest institutions of higher learning for women in the US. It was also the first Catholic women’s college in the state of Ohio. Ursuline College was founded by Ursuline Sisters in ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Central Ohio Technical College

Central Ohio Technical College

Newark, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,359
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.9%
RN Programs best-value score90.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate82.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score85.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Ohio University-Main Campus

Ohio University-Main Campus

Athens, OH
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$21,607
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.8%
RN Programs best-value score70.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Hiram College

Hiram College

Hiram, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,419
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.2%
RN Programs best-value score69.4

Programs offered

  • BSN
Chamberlain University-Ohio

Chamberlain University-Ohio

Columbus, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,200
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.0%
RN Programs best-value score65.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to MSN
Mercy College of Ohio

Mercy College of Ohio

Toledo, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,160
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.0%
RN Programs best-value score76.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
North Central State College

North Central State College

Mansfield, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,852
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.6%
RN Programs best-value score98.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score95.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Kettering College

Kettering College

Kettering, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,569
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.6%
RN Programs best-value score75.2

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
James A Rhodes State College

James A Rhodes State College

Lima, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,009
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.5%
RN Programs best-value score91.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate88.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score88.2

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$21,050
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.5%
RN Programs best-value score71.3

The main campus of the University of Cincinnati (UC) is in Cincinnati, Ohio. The university is a public institution with both undergraduate and graduate degree programs and part of the University System of Ohio. Along with the main campus, there are nine other campuses throughout the state. The ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Clark State Community College

Clark State Community College

Springfield, OH
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,301
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.4%
RN Programs best-value score93.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate84.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score88.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Marion Technical College

Marion Technical College

Marion, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,133
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.2%
RN Programs best-value score94.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Bryant & Stratton College-Eastlake

Bryant & Stratton College-Eastlake

Eastlake, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$13,523
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.9%
RN Programs best-value score83.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
Notre Dame College

Notre Dame College

Cleveland, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,405
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.7%
RN Programs best-value score70.5

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Columbus State Community College

Columbus State Community College

Columbus, OH
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,740
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate82.8%
RN Programs best-value score97.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate90.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score93.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Xavier University

Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$30,190
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate82.3%
RN Programs best-value score55.7

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
Southern State Community College

Southern State Community College

Hillsboro, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,415
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate82.2%
RN Programs best-value score94.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score91.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Lourdes University

Lourdes University

Sylvania, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,536
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate82.2%
RN Programs best-value score74.6

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • RN to MSN
Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science

Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science

Cincinnati, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$15,365
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate82.0%
RN Programs best-value score79.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
Shawnee State University

Shawnee State University

Portsmouth, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,882
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate82.0%
RN Programs best-value score82.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN to ADN
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

Bowling Green, OH
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$17,877
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate81.4%
RN Programs best-value score75.4

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Sinclair Community College

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, OH
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$2,902
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate80.7%
RN Programs best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
University of Rio Grande

University of Rio Grande

Rio Grande, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$30,705
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate80.6%
RN Programs best-value score53.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus

Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus

Jefferson, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,962
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate78.9%
RN Programs best-value score88.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • BSN
  • ADN
  • Diploma
Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,880
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate78.5%
RN Programs best-value score69.4

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
Fortis College-Columbus

Fortis College-Columbus

Westerville, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,142
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate77.7%
RN Programs best-value score61.8
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate87.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score61.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Ohio University-Zanesville Campus

Ohio University-Zanesville Campus

Zanesville, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,964
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate77.0%
RN Programs best-value score92.9

Programs offered

  • BSN
Eastern Gateway Community College

Eastern Gateway Community College

Steubenville, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,192
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate75.0%
RN Programs best-value score99.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate90.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score95.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Hondros College of Nursing

Hondros College of Nursing

Westerville, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$26,476
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate72.9%
RN Programs best-value score56.8
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate82.5%
LPN/LVN best-value score56.6

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College

University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College

Blue Ash, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,242
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate68.3%
RN Programs best-value score79.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
Belmont College

Belmont College

Saint Clairsville, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,443
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate67.6%
RN Programs best-value score95.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate75.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score90.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Fortis College-Centerville

Fortis College-Centerville

Centerville, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$26,966
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate64.8%
RN Programs best-value score50.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate82.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score55.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Fortis College-Cincinnati

Fortis College-Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,113
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate61.8%
RN Programs best-value score60.6
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate76.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score63.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Brightwood College-Dayton

Brightwood College-Dayton

Dayton, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,717
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate55.8%
RN Programs best-value score52.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
Acadia Career Institute

Acadia Career Institute

Findlay, OH
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • Diploma
Ohio Medical Career College

Ohio Medical Career College

Dayton, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$10,598
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate52.0%
RN Programs best-value score80.2
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate55.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score74.7

Programs offered

  • Diploma
  • LPN
  • ADN
MDT College of Health Sciences

MDT College of Health Sciences

Highland Heights, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$31,611
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate51.6%
RN Programs best-value score25.7
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate69.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score38.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Beckfield College-Tri-County

Beckfield College-Tri-County

Springdale, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,040
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate47.4%
RN Programs best-value score48.8
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate65.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score56.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Bryant & Stratton College-Cleveland

Bryant & Stratton College-Cleveland

Cleveland, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$16,207
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate38.3%
RN Programs best-value score53.6

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN
  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Cincinnati, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,343
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate36.9%
RN Programs best-value score47.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
American Institute of Alternative Medicine

American Institute of Alternative Medicine

Columbus, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$15,902
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate33.4%
RN Programs best-value score48.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate46.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score54.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Great Oaks Career Campuses

Great Oaks Career Campuses

Cincinnati, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$19,086
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score74.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
O C Collins Career Center

O C Collins Career Center

Chesapeake, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,753
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate94.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score89.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • Diploma
ETI Technical College

ETI Technical College

Niles, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$10,213
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate93.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score85.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
Knox County Career Center

Knox County Career Center

Mount Vernon, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,684
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate92.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score75.9

Programs offered

  • LPN
EHOVE Career Center

EHOVE Career Center

Milan, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$21,248
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate92.5%
LPN/LVN best-value score69.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
Professional Skills Institute

Professional Skills Institute

Maumee, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$28,388
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate91.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score58.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
Wayne County Schools Career Center

Wayne County Schools Career Center

Smithville, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,706
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate91.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score83.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
Akron School of Practical Nursing

Akron School of Practical Nursing

Akron, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$23,120
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate90.5%
LPN/LVN best-value score65.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
Sandusky Career Center

Sandusky Career Center

Sandusky, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,614
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate90.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score76.9

Programs offered

  • LPN
Mid-EastCTC-Adult Education

Mid-EastCTC-Adult Education

Zanesville, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,887
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate89.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score85.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
Choffin Career  and Technical Center

Choffin Career and Technical Center

Youngstown, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,519
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate89.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score75.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
Hannah E Mullins School of Practical Nursing

Hannah E Mullins School of Practical Nursing

Salem, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,538
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate89.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score79.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
Butler Tech-D Russel Lee Career Center

Butler Tech-D Russel Lee Career Center

Hamilton, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$26,722
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate88.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score59.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • Diploma
Buckeye Hills Career Center

Buckeye Hills Career Center

Rio Grande, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,016
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate88.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score91.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
Columbiana County Career and Technical Center

Columbiana County Career and Technical Center

Lisbon, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,956
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate88.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score89.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
Scioto County Career Technical Center

Scioto County Career Technical Center

Lucasville, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$17,362
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate85.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score72.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
Miami Valley Career Technology Center

Miami Valley Career Technology Center

Englewood, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,296
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate84.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score88.9

Programs offered

  • LPN
Fortis College-Ravenna

Fortis College-Ravenna

Ravenna, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,345
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate82.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score63.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
Upper Valley Career Center

Upper Valley Career Center

Piqua, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,606
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate82.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score81.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
Apollo Career Center

Apollo Career Center

Lima, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,448
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate81.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score91.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
Central School of Practical Nursing

Central School of Practical Nursing

Independence, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,606
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate81.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score69.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District

Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District

Chillicothe, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$444
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate80.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
Pike County Joint Vocational School District

Pike County Joint Vocational School District

Piketon, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Northcoast Medical Training Academy

Northcoast Medical Training Academy

Kent, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$16,435
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate77.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score71.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
Auburn Career Center

Auburn Career Center

Concord Twp, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Toledo Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education

Toledo Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education

Toledo, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,023
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate75.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score73.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

Brecksville, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$22,726
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate74.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score59.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
Canton City Schools Adult Career and Technical Education

Canton City Schools Adult Career and Technical Education

Canton, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,451
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate73.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score72.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
Willoughby-Eastlake School of Practical Nursing

Willoughby-Eastlake School of Practical Nursing

Eastlake, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,000
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate72.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score78.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
Stautzenberger College-Maumee

Stautzenberger College-Maumee

Maumee, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$16,128
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate70.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score69.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
Portage Lakes Career Center

Portage Lakes Career Center

Uniontown, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,647
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate65.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score80.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
Trumbull Career & Technical Center

Trumbull Career & Technical Center

Warren, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$20,135
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate63.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score57.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
Antonelli College-Cincinnati

Antonelli College-Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,657
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate53.5%
LPN/LVN best-value score50.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
Adult and Community Education-Hudson

Adult and Community Education-Hudson

Columbus, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,628

Programs offered

  • LPN
Ashland University

Ashland University

Ashland, OH
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,201

Established in 1878, Ashland University is a private university in Ashland, Ohio. It is affiliated with the Brethren Church. 60 students enrolled during the first school year. For the 2018 school year, over 5,700 students were enrolled. The university offers almost 70 undergraduate programs and ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
Defiance College

Defiance College

Defiance, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,414

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Fortis College-Cuyahoga Falls

Fortis College-Cuyahoga Falls

Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,017

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Miami University-Oxford

Miami University-Oxford

Oxford, OH
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$20,316

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Miami-Jacobs Career College-Dayton

Miami-Jacobs Career College-Dayton

Dayton, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Ohio State University-Main Campus

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$18,042

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Urbana University

Urbana University

Urbana, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,945

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
Ohio Christian University

Ohio Christian University

Circleville, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,232

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Franklin University

Franklin University

Columbus, OH
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,779

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Miami University-Hamilton

Miami University-Hamilton

Hamilton, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,930

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
University of Mount Union

University of Mount Union

Alliance, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,030

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
Ohio University-Lancaster Campus

Ohio University-Lancaster Campus

Lancaster, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,511

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
Wittenberg University

Wittenberg University

Springfield, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,339

Programs offered

  • BSN
Hamrick School

Hamrick School

Medina, OH
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$14,566

Programs offered

  • LPN
University of Toledo - Health Science Campus

University of Toledo - Health Science Campus

Toledo, OH
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
Cuyahoga Community College - Eastern Campus

Cuyahoga Community College - Eastern Campus

Highland Hills, OH
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Alliance Career Centre - Robert T. White School of Practical Nursing

Alliance Career Centre - Robert T. White School of Practical Nursing

Alliance, OH
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Felbry College School of Nursing

Felbry College School of Nursing

Columbus, OH
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,009

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

Brown Mackie College-Findlay (Closed in 2017)
LPN BSN ADN
Brown Mackie College-North Canton (Closed in 2017)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Akron (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Hilliard (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Norwood (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Strongsville (Closed in 2016)
ADN BSN
ITT Technical Institute-Warrensville Heights (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Youngstown (Closed in 2016)
ADN
Lincoln College of Technology - Dayton (Closed in 2013)
LPN
Ohio Hi Point Joint Vocational School District (Closed in 2014)
LPN
Springfield Regional School of Nursing (Closed in 2012)
Diploma
Huron School of Nursing (Closed in 2011)
Diploma
ITT Technical Institute-Dayton (Closed in 2016)
ADN
Kaplan Career Institute - Brooklyn (Closed in 2015)
ADN

Ohio's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Ohio's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


Ohio Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 124,620 23.203 $30 $63,300
Nurse Anesthetists 2,540 0.473 $73 $151,270
Nurse Midwives 190 0.035 $46 $96,120
Nurse Practitioners 7,460 1.388 $48 $99,110
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,660 7.571 $20 $42,030
Nursing Assistants 66,160 12.318 $13 $26,080
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey