2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Ohio State University-Main Campus is $11,084 for Ohio residents and $32,061 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees for OSU is $11,454 for Ohio residents and $33,437 for out-of-state students. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 3.34% for Ohio residents and increased by 4.29% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 1.76% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 1.20% from the previous year. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at Ohio State University-Main Campus are around the average amount ($11,862) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($31,538 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$10,726 $30,742$15,473
2019-2020$11,084$32,061$15,746
Change % 2019-20203.34%4.29%1.76%
2020-2021$11,454$33,437$16,024
***The estimated 2020-2021 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 $36,009 for academic year 2019-2020. The graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at OSU is $12,425 for Ohio residents and $37,122 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition has been stayed same for Ohio residents and increased by 3.09% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. The in-state graduate tuition and fees at Ohio State University-Main Campus are around the average amount ($13,590) and the out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,056 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$12,425 $34,929$15,473
2019-2020$12,425$36,009$15,746
Change % 2019-20200.00%3.09%1.76%
2020-2021$12,425$37,122$16,024
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and 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$420$1,245
2020-2021$429$1,245
Graduate2018-2019$723$2,129
2019-2020$749$2,140
2020-2021$776$2,151
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for Ohio State University-Main Campus graduates. 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

OSU 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at OSU for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $47,016 for Ohio residents and $138,115 for out-of-state students. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at Ohio State University-Main Campus.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at Ohio State University-Main Campus
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$11,346$11,614$11,888$12,169$47,016
Out-of-State$33,019$34,006$35,022$36,068$138,115
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$11,614$11,888$12,169$12,456$48,126
Out-of-State$34,006$35,022$36,068$37,146$142,241
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$11,888$12,169$12,456$12,750$49,263
Out-of-State$35,022$36,068$37,146$38,256$146,492
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$12,169$12,456$12,750$13,051$50,426
Out-of-State$36,068$37,146$38,256$39,399$150,869
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$12,456$12,750$13,051$13,359$51,617
Out-of-State$37,146$38,256$39,399$40,576$155,377
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at Ohio State University-Main Campus. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $116,941 for Ohio residents and $208,040 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at Ohio State University-Main Campus.
4 years COA at Ohio State University-Main Campus
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$28,428$28,957$29,535$30,125$116,941
Out-of-State$50,102$51,349$52,634$53,955$208,040
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$28,957$29,500$30,090$30,692$119,138
Out-of-State$51,349$52,634$53,955$55,315$213,253
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$29,500$30,056$30,658$31,273$121,388
Out-of-State$52,634$53,955$55,315$56,714$218,617
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$30,056$30,625$31,240$31,867$123,693
Out-of-State$53,955$55,315$56,714$58,153$224,136
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$30,625$31,208$31,836$32,477$126,054
Out-of-State$55,315$56,714$58,153$59,633$229,814
Last year, 66 students ( 0.14% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $77,589 for Ohio residents and $168,688 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at Ohio State University-Main Campus.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at Ohio State University-Main Campus
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$18,590$19,119$28,528$20,287$77,589
Out-of-State$40,264$41,511$42,796$44,117$168,688
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$19,119$19,662$29,118$20,854$79,786
Out-of-State$41,511$42,796$44,117$45,477$173,901
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$19,662$20,218$29,720$21,435$82,036
Out-of-State$42,796$44,117$45,477$46,876$179,265
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$20,218$20,787$30,335$22,029$84,341
Out-of-State$44,117$45,477$46,876$48,315$184,784
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$20,787$21,370$30,962$22,639$86,702
Out-of-State$45,477$46,876$48,315$49,795$190,462

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2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 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 last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Ohio State University-Main Campus.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Ohio State University-Main Campus 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$11,084$1,082$15,746$32,061$1,082 $15,746
Graduate$12,425 $1,082$15,746$36,009 $1,082$15,746


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