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Most college students are on a tight budget for four years, making minimum wage at the pizza place on campus – but when graduation comes, who’s earning the most dough? A recent study by SmartAsset measured exactly that, finding the schools where graduates earn the highest average starting salaries.

Check the table below to see how schools in Ohio ranked:

Rank School City Avg. Scholarships and Grants Avg. Starting Salary College Tuition* Student Living Costs Student Retention Rate Starting Salary Index
1 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH $28,295 $65,100 $46,006 $17,398 92% 57.91
2 University of Dayton Dayton, OH $21,293 $56,100 $40,940 $15,430 90% 39.43
3 Miami University-Oxford Oxford, OH $10,104 $55,400 $14,736 $15,684 91% 37.99
4 Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH $7,419 $54,000 $10,037 $15,810 94% 35.11
5 Ohio Northern University Ada, OH $20,796 $53,500 $29,820 $14,908 82% 34.09
6 Kenyon College Gambier, OH $34,966 $52,700 $51,200 $15,470 93% 32.44
7 University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati, OH $6,427 $52,500 $11,000 $16,966 86% 32.03
8 Cedarville University Cedarville, OH $14,155 $51,700 $28,110 $9,780 84% 30.39
9 Oberlin College Oberlin, OH $28,876 $51,400 $52,002 $16,668 91% 29.77
10 University of Toledo Toledo, OH $6,966 $51,000 $9,547 $15,244 74% 28.95

These rankings are based on one of the key factors in SmartAsset’s overarching study on America’s Best Value Colleges. Additional information on the study and methodology can be found here: https://smartasset.com/student-loans/student-loan-calculator#Ohio/salary

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