What’s the best college for your buck? No Ohio colleges crack top 100

The University of Dayton ranked 212 in a recent Money Magazine report rating which colleges were the best to spend your money on.
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The University of Dayton ranked 212 in a recent Money Magazine report rating which colleges were the best to spend your money on.

Seven Dayton-area schools were ranked in a recent Money Magazine list as being one of the best bangs for your buck but no Ohio colleges managed to crack the publication’s top 100.

The ranking considered 27 different data points, including educational quality, affordability and alumni success. Money Magazine considered 2,400 colleges and narrowed the list to 711.

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Ohio State University in Columbus was ranked 102, just missing the top 100 in the country. But, the school was the highest rated of any Ohio college that made the list.

The University of Dayton came in at 212, meaning it ranked fourth in Ohio. Wright State University, Central State University and Wilberforce University were all left off the list.

Below are the Dayton-area colleges that made the list and other Ohio schools that cracked the top 500.

Dayton-area universities ranked by Money Magazine

102. Ohio State University

212. University of Dayton

243. Miami University

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362. Cedarville University

438. Xavier University

583. University of Cincinnati

655. Wittenberg University

Other Ohio universities ranked in the top 500

164. John Carroll University, University Heights

174. Case Western University, Cleveland

248. Denison University, Granville

320. Kenyon College, Gambier

344. Ohio Northern University, Ada

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369. The College of Wooster, Wooster

386. Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville

438. Mount Vernon University, Mount Vernon

472. Oberlin College, Oberlin

485. Malone University, Canton

488. Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware

497. Walsh University, North Canton