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Ohio University's Chillicothe, Lancaster, and Zanesville campuses are highly successful and diverse institutions that supports a wide range of associate and bachelor's degree programs. The campuses are most often utilized for associate degrees. Students can pursue two-year degrees in fields that include, but are not limited to, human services technology, nursing, and computer science technology. Four-year bachelor's degrees that are offered include applied management, middle childhood education, nursing, social work, and criminal justice, among others. They also provides online degrees in law enforcement technology and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management.

Overview of Ohio University – Chillicothe, Lancaster, Zanesville

When students aren't buried in their books, the campuses offer a wide range of clubs, organizations, and activities to round out their college experience. Students can find connection and fellowship through clubs dedicated to academics, recreation, or more personal passions. To further boost campus pride and spirit, there are a number of varsity sports including baseball, tennis, basketball, fast and slow pitch softball, and golf, among others.

Students are also often treated to a number of campus events. Whether it's a social gathering or a play put on by fellow students, each term offers multiple exciting events.

General Information

School Type Primarily associate's, Public
Campus Setting Town: Distant
Campus Housing No
Student Faculty Ratio 17:1
Graduation Rate 24%
Year Founded 1961

Student Enrollment

Total Students2,178


Undergraduate Student

Male 741
Female 1,437

Graduate Student

Male NA
Female NA

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Application Fee $20
High School GPA NA
High School Rank NA
High School Transcripts NA
College Prep Courses NA
Recommendations NA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) NA
Application Deadline August 1
Common Application Accepted Yes

Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

Since these Ohio University campuses act as community colleges, it can be assumed that they provide a significant educational value. Given their strong academics and a vibrant campus life, the cost is rather negligible. In fact, the gross cost for an Ohio resident to attend a year at this institution is a mere $6,500 including tuition, books, supplies, and fees. When room, board, and other estimated living expenses are tallied, the total gross cost is $17,000. Non-residents face a cost of nearly $20,000. These numbers fall once financial aid is tallied, however.

The total average net cost (price after financial aid is applied) for the lowest income students is a mere $7,000. The highest income households pay a bit more, but their average net price is still under $12,000. These figures even include a weighted average price of room, board, and other living costs.

Average net price 2017-2018
Net Price $6,719
Average Total Aid $4,694
Students Receiving Financial Aid 89%
Room & Board $6,004

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $5,674
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $8,666
  • Books and Supplies - $962
  • Room & Board - $6,004
  • Other - $4,310


Ohio University’s Chillicothe, Lancaster, and Zanesville campuses are rather small but they are also part of a larger, grand tradition of academic excellence in Ohio. In fact, OU campuses have outstanding academic track records of their own. That tradition is proven by the educational statistics they post. Of first-time, full-time students, they retain 55% for a second year. Their first-time, part-time students likewise return in strong numbers. Part-timers return at a rate of 38%. This indicates that these students are pleased with the academic and cultural resources they find on these campuses.

When it comes time for graduation, these campuses report that, while 20% cross the stage, 14% transfer out. These transfer students have presumably moved on to a larger four-year institution where the academic foundation they poured will pay off in terms of a degree. Thus, it seems that these institutions provide a strong academic background for their first-time college students.

These relatively strong numbers for small school campuses like this are likely a product of an excellent student-to-faculty ratios. The average class at these campuses contain only 16 students. This number might be larger for introductory courses, but then much smaller for upper-level courses.

Student Population Total

Student Population 1,586

Evening Classes : No
Online Learning : Yes

Outcome & Salary

Graduates from these campuses receive a top-notch academic background that can be translated in to a terrific career, a higher academic degree, or simply personal, intellectual satisfaction. On top of this, they offer their students loads of opportunities to participate in mock job interviews, resume writing workshops, and internships that provide experience for a lifetime.

Though information on alumni salaries is scant, their registered nursing graduates report an average starting salary of $49,000. Criminal justice graduates earn an average salary of nearly $32,000.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $39,500
College Grads Average Salary $46,000
College Grads Mid Career Salary $56,500
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $46,000
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $1,025,000
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $26,876
10 Year Projected ROI $19,124
20 Year Projected ROI $998,124
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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