Keeping College Affordable
Our universities are committed to keeping college affordable and within reach.
We understand the financial obstacles facing today’s students. So, Ohio public universities are working hard to keep college education within financial reach. We’re already national leaders in containing college costs, with five-year tuition growth well below the national average – and have among the lowest rates of tuition increases in the nation.
The state’s public universities are adopting measures and new programs to reduce student debt, increase degree completion, and quicken the time it takes to earn a degree, including:
Based on the recommendations of the Governor’s Task Force on Higher Education Affordability and Efficiency, each of our universities has conducted an efficiency review to identify ways to do things better and reduce costs.
Ohio Senate’s 5 Percent Cost-Reduction Challenge
Our public universities are identifying opportunities for in-state undergraduate students to reduce the costs of earning their degrees by 5 percent or more.
College Completion Plans
There is nothing more tragic than students who accrue college debt but don’t complete their degrees. Plans are now in place at all of our state universities for increasing the number of students earning degrees, particularly those needed for high-demand jobs.
Earning College Credit While in High School
College Credit Plus is an innovative program that allows college-ready students to earn college credit while still in high school. Nearly 65,000 students have taken advantage of this program, resulting in tuition savings of more than $262 million.