2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Ohio State University-Main Campus is $11,518 for Ohio residents and $33,502 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for OSU is $11,969 for Ohio residents and $35,008 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 3.92% for Ohio residents and increased by 4.49% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 2.02% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs stayed same from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount ($12,017) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($32,019 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$11,084 $32,061$15,746
2020-2021$11,518$33,502$16,064
Change % 2020-20213.92%4.49%2.02%
2021-2022$11,969$35,008$16,388
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $12,425 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $37,141 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at OSU is $12,425 for Ohio residents and $38,309 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been stayed same for Ohio residents and increased by 3.14% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are around the average amount ($13,733) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,141 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$12,425 $36,009$15,746
2020-2021$12,425$37,141$16,064
Change % 2020-20210.00%3.14%2.02%
2021-2022$12,425$38,309$16,388
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at OSU.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$411$1,245
2019-2020$425$1,299
2020-2021$439$1,355
Graduate2018-2019$723$2,129
2019-2020$723$2,197
2020-2021$723$2,267
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $41,500 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $53,600 for Ohio State University-Main Campus graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$41,500$45,100$37,500
7 Years After Graduation$40,800--
8 Years After Graduation$47,400--
9 Years After Graduation$46,400--
10 Years After Graduation$53,600$60,000$47,000

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at OSU?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $48,434 for Ohio residents and $143,797 for out-of-state students.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$11,750$11,986$12,227$12,472$48,434
Out-of-State$34,454$35,432$36,438$37,473$143,797
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$11,986$12,227$12,472$12,723$49,407
Out-of-State$35,432$36,438$37,473$38,538$147,881
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$12,227$12,472$12,723$12,979$50,401
Out-of-State$36,438$37,473$38,538$39,632$152,081
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$12,472$12,723$12,979$13,240$51,414
Out-of-State$37,473$38,538$39,632$40,758$156,400
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$12,723$12,979$13,240$13,506$52,447
Out-of-State$38,538$39,632$40,758$41,915$160,842
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $118,799 for Ohio residents and $214,162 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Ohio State University-Main Campus.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$29,071$29,485$29,927$30,377$118,799
Out-of-State$51,775$52,931$54,119$55,337$214,162
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$29,485$29,907$30,357$30,814$120,502
Out-of-State$52,931$54,119$55,337$56,588$218,976
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$29,907$30,336$30,794$31,258$122,236
Out-of-State$54,119$55,337$56,588$57,873$223,917
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$30,336$30,774$31,239$31,711$124,002
Out-of-State$55,337$56,588$57,873$59,191$228,989
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$30,774$31,219$31,692$32,172$125,800
Out-of-State$56,588$57,873$59,191$60,544$234,195
Last year, 66% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $79,447 for Ohio residents and $174,810 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Ohio State University-Main Campus.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$19,233$19,647$20,089$20,539$79,447
Out-of-State$41,937$43,093$44,281$45,499$174,810
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$19,647$20,069$20,519$20,976$81,150
Out-of-State$43,093$44,281$45,499$46,750$179,624
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$20,069$20,498$20,956$21,420$82,884
Out-of-State$44,281$45,499$46,750$48,035$184,565
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$20,498$20,936$21,401$21,873$84,650
Out-of-State$45,499$46,750$48,035$49,353$189,637
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$20,936$21,381$21,854$22,334$86,448
Out-of-State$46,750$48,035$49,353$50,706$194,843

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Ohio State University-Main Campus.
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Ohio State University-Main Campus 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$11,518$1,082$16,064$33,502$1,082 $16,064
Graduate$12,425 $1,082$16,064$37,141 $1,082$16,064


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