Nursing Schools in Ohio

The state of Ohio is home to 140 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 115 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Ohio.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Ohio

Listed below are all nursing schools in Ohio. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 140 nursing schools in the state of Ohio. And according to our database 15 schools have been closed permanently.

Institution RN PN RN PN
University of Mount Union
Location: Alliance, OH
Programs offered: BSN
100.0%
1
Baldwin Wallace University
Location: Berea, OH
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN
97.3%
2
Tri-Rivers Career Center
Location: Marion, OH
Programs offered: Diploma LPN
97.2% 91.8%
3
9
Washington State Community College
Location: Marietta, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
97.1% 94.2%
4
4
Muskingum University
Location: New Concord, OH
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
97.0%
5
Trinity Health System School of Nursing
Location: Steubenville, OH
Programs offered: Diploma
96.7%
6
Ohio Northern University
Location: Ada, OH
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
95.7%
7
Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing
Location: Sandusky, OH
Programs offered: Diploma
95.2%
8
Northwest State Community College
Location: Archbold, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
95.1% 97.8%
9
2
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Location: Columbus, OH
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN
94.1%
10
Owens Community College
Location: Perrysburg, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN
93.6% 100.0% 11
1
Walsh University
Location: North Canton, OH
Programs offered: BSN Doctoral RN to BSN
93.2% 12
Ohio Valley College of Technology
Location: East Liverpool, OH
Programs offered: ADN
92.5% 13
Ohio University-Southern Campus
Location: Ironton, OH
Programs offered: BSN
92.3% 14
Terra State Community College
Location: Fremont, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
91.2% 15
Otterbein University
Location: Westerville, OH
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral
91.1% 16
Edison State Community College
Location: Piqua, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
91.0% 17
Capital University
Location: Columbus, OH
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
90.9% 18
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
90.9% 18
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Location: Columbus, OH
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
90.0% 19
Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing
Location: Mansfield, OH
Programs offered: BSN
89.9% 20
Wright State University-Main Campus
Location: Dayton, OH
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
89.5% 21
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Location: Steubenville, OH
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
89.4% 22
Malone University
Location: Canton, OH
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
89.2% 23
Youngstown State University
Location: Youngstown, OH
Programs offered: BSN
88.9% 24
Hocking College
Location: Nelsonville, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
88.7% 74.7% 25 37
Lorain County Community College
Location: Elyria, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
88.1% 90.9% 26 11
Cleveland State University
Location: Cleveland, OH
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
88.0% 27
Case Western Reserve University
Location: Cleveland, OH
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral ADN
87.8% 28
Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Location: Canton, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN BSN
87.7% 29
Galen College of Nursing-Cincinnati
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Programs offered: ADN
87.7% 29
Lakeland Community College
Location: Kirtland, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
87.7% 29
Cedarville University
Location: Cedarville, OH
Programs offered: BSN
87.6% 30
Stark State College
Location: North Canton, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
87.3% 31
Kent State University at Kent
Location: Kent, OH
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN LPN to BSN RN to BSN ADN LPN to ADN
86.4% 32
Mount Saint Joseph University
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN RN to BSN
86.3% 33
Mercy College of Ohio
Location: Toledo, OH
Programs offered: ADN BSN RN to BSN
86.3% 33
University of Toledo
Location: Toledo, OH
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
86.3% 33
University of Akron Main Campus
Location: Akron, OH
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN LPN to BSN RN to BSN
86.2% 34
Cuyahoga Community College District
Location: Cleveland, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN
85.9% 91.3% 35
10
Herzing University-Akron
Location: Akron, OH
Programs offered: ADN
85.7% 36
Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus
Location: Chillicothe, OH
Programs offered: BSN
85.4% 37
Kettering College
Location: Kettering, OH
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN LPN to ADN
85.1% 38
Ursuline College
Location: Pepper Pike, OH
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN LPN to BSN RN to BSN
85.0% 39
Ohio University-Main Campus
Location: Athens, OH
Programs offered: ADN BSN Masters RN to BSN LPN to ADN
84.9% 40
North Central State College
Location: Mansfield, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
84.8% 100.0% 41
1
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
84.8% 41
Marion Technical College
Location: Marion, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
84.6% 42
Notre Dame College
Location: Cleveland, OH
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
84.5% 43
Central Ohio Technical College
Location: Newark, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
84.1% 80.4% 44 30
Xavier University
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters
83.7% 45
Clark State Community College
Location: Springfield, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
83.6% 83.1% 46 26
James A Rhodes State College
Location: Lima, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN
83.5% 88.1% 47 20
Chamberlain College of Nursing-Ohio
Location: Columbus, OH
Programs offered: ADN BSN Masters RN to BSN LPN to ADN
83.1% 48
Bryant & Stratton College-Eastlake
Location: Eastlake, OH
Programs offered: ADN
82.8% 49
Hiram College
Location: Hiram, OH
Programs offered: BSN
82.7% 50
Columbus State Community College
Location: Columbus, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
82.4% 89.5% 51 17
Lourdes University
Location: Sylvania, OH
Programs offered: BSN Masters LPN to BSN RN to BSN
82.4% 51
Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Programs offered: ADN BSN
82.2% 52
Southern State Community College
Location: Hillsboro, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN
81.2% 100.0% 53
1
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
Location: Bowling Green, OH
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
81.0% 54
Shawnee State University
Location: Portsmouth, OH
Programs offered: ADN BSN LPN to ADN
80.3% 55
University of Rio Grande
Location: Rio Grande, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN BSN
80.3% 55
Sinclair Community College
Location: Dayton, OH
Programs offered: ADN
79.8% 56
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Location: Mount Vernon, OH
Programs offered: BSN LPN to BSN RN to BSN
79.1% 57
Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus
Location: Jefferson, OH
Programs offered: LPN BSN ADN Diploma
76.2% 58
Eastern Gateway Community College
Location: Steubenville, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN
75.6% 90.4% 59 13
Fortis College-Columbus
Location: Westerville, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN
75.5% 87.8% 60 21
Ohio University-Zanesville Campus
Location: Zanesville, OH
Programs offered: BSN
72.7% 61
Hondros College of Nursing
Location: Westerville, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
72.5% 81.8% 62 28
The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Programs offered: ADN BSN
70.6% 63
University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College
Location: Blue Ash, OH
Programs offered: ADN
66.3% 64
Fortis College-Centerville
Location: Centerville, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN BSN
65.8% 80.0% 65 31
O C Collins Career Center
Location: Chesapeake, OH
Programs offered: LPN Diploma
64.9% 94.8% 66
3
Belmont College
Location: Saint Clairsville, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
64.8% 74.2% 67 39
Miami University-Hamilton
Location: Hamilton, OH
Programs offered: ADN BSN RN to BSN
62.8% 68
Fortis College-Cincinnati
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN
60.2% 74.5% 69 38
Brightwood College-Dayton
Location: Dayton, OH
Programs offered: ADN
56.4% 70
Ohio Medical Career College
Location: Dayton, OH
Programs offered: Diploma LPN ADN
53.8% 55.6% 71 47
ATS Institute of Technology
Location: Highland Heights, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
52.3% 70.0% 72 43
Beckfield College-Tri-County
Location: Springdale, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN
43.1% 66.1% 73 45
Bryant & Stratton College-Cleveland
Location: Cleveland, OH
Programs offered: BSN
42.5% 74
American Institute of Alternative Medicine
Location: Columbus, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
31.9% 48.3% 75 49
Great Oaks Career Campuses
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Programs offered: LPN
100.0%
1
ETI Technical College
Location: Niles, OH
Programs offered: LPN
93.9%
5
Wayne County Schools Career Center
Location: Smithville, OH
Programs offered: LPN
92.5%
6
Professional Skills Institute
Location: Maumee, OH
Programs offered: LPN
92.3%
7
EHOVE Career Center
Location: Milan, OH
Programs offered: LPN
92.2%
8
Knox County Career Center
Location: Mount Vernon, OH
Programs offered: LPN
91.8%
9
Akron School of Practical Nursing
Location: Akron, OH
Programs offered: LPN
90.5% 12
Butler Tech-D Russel Lee Career Center
Location: Hamilton, OH
Programs offered: LPN Diploma
89.9% 14
Hannah E Mullins School of Practical Nursing
Location: Salem, OH
Programs offered: LPN
89.8% 15
Buckeye Hills Career Center
Location: Rio Grande, OH
Programs offered: LPN
89.7% 16
Choffin Career and Technical Center
Location: Youngstown, OH
Programs offered: LPN
89.1% 18
Sandusky Career Center
Location: Sandusky, OH
Programs offered: LPN
88.9% 19
Mid-EastCTC-Adult Education
Location: Zanesville, OH
Programs offered: LPN
88.1% 20
Columbiana County Career and Technical Center
Location: Lisbon, OH
Programs offered: LPN
88.1% 20
Scioto County Career Technical Center
Location: Lucasville, OH
Programs offered: LPN
86.5% 22
Miami Valley Career Technology Center
Location: Englewood, OH
Programs offered: LPN
84.2% 23
Fortis College-Ravenna
Location: Ravenna, OH
Programs offered: LPN
83.9% 24
Upper Valley Career Center
Location: Piqua, OH
Programs offered: LPN
83.4% 25
Central School of Practical Nursing
Location: Independence, OH
Programs offered: LPN
82.3% 27
Apollo Career Center
Location: Lima, OH
Programs offered: LPN
80.9% 29
Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District
Location: Chillicothe, OH
Programs offered: LPN
79.6% 32
Northcoast Medical Training Academy
Location: Kent, OH
Programs offered: LPN
78.2% 33
Pike County Joint Vocational School District
Location: Piketon, OH
Programs offered: LPN
76.0% 34
Toledo Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education
Location: Toledo, OH
Programs offered: LPN
75.4% 35
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Location: Brecksville, OH
Programs offered: LPN
74.9% 36
Canton City Schools Adult Career and Technical Education
Location: Canton, OH
Programs offered: LPN
73.8% 40
Auburn Career Center
Location: Concord Twp, OH
Programs offered: LPN
71.8% 41
Stautzenberger College-Maumee
Location: Maumee, OH
Programs offered: LPN
70.8% 42
Willoughby-Eastlake School of Practical Nursing
Location: Eastlake, OH
Programs offered: LPN
70.8% 42
Portage Lakes Career Center
Location: Uniontown, OH
Programs offered: LPN
66.5% 44
Trumbull Career & Technical Center
Location: Warren, OH
Programs offered: LPN
65.8% 46
Antonelli College-Cincinnati
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Programs offered: LPN
53.7% 48
Adult and Community Education-Hudson
Location: Columbus, OH
Programs offered: LPN
Ashland University
Location: Ashland, OH
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN LPN to BSN RN to BSN
Defiance College
Location: Defiance, OH
Programs offered: BSN
Fortis College - Cuyahoga Falls
Location: Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Programs offered: ADN LPN
Miami University-Oxford
Location: Oxford, OH
Programs offered: BSN
Miami-Jacobs Career College-Dayton
Location: Dayton, OH
Programs offered: LPN
Urbana University
Location: Urbana, OH
Programs offered: Masters RN to BSN BSN
Ohio Christian University
Location: Circleville, OH
Programs offered: BSN
Franklin University
Location: Columbus, OH
Programs offered: BSN
Ohio University-Lancaster Campus
Location: Lancaster, OH
Programs offered: LPN to ADN
Wittenberg University
Location: Springfield, OH
Programs offered: BSN
Hamrick School
Location: Medina, OH
Programs offered: LPN
The Christ Hospital
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Programs offered:
Springfield Clark County Joint Vocational School
Location: Springfield, OH
Programs offered: Diploma
University of Toledo - Health Science Campus
Location: Toledo, OH
Programs offered: Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral
Cuyahoga Community College - Eastern Campus
Location: Highland Hills, OH
Programs offered: LPN
Acadia Career Institute
Location: Findlay, OH
Programs offered: LPN Diploma
Athena Career Academy
Location: Sylvania, OH
Programs offered: LPN
Felbry College
Location: Columbus, OH
Programs offered: LPN Diploma
Fortis College - Westerville
Location: Westerville, OH
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Marymount School of Practical Nursing
Location: Cleveland, OH
Programs offered: LPN
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers
Location: Zanesville, OH
Programs offered: LPN
Ohio American Healthcare, Inc.
Location: Columbus, OH
Programs offered: LPN Diploma
Alliance Career Centre - Robert T. White School of Practical Nursing
Location: Alliance, OH
Programs offered: LPN
Tri-Rivers Center for Adult Education in Nursing
Location: Marion, OH
Programs offered: LPN LPN to ADN

Closed Nursing Schools/campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

Brown Mackie College-Findlay (Closed in 2016)
LPN BSN ADN
Brown Mackie College-North Canton (Closed in 2016)
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 Academy of Holistic Health (Closed in 2018)
LPN ADN Diploma

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