Report: Ohio among worst in college affordability

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If you’re looking for a bargain in college costs, forget Ohio.

A national report ranks the state as one of the worst for college affordability, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

According to the 2016 College Affordability Diagnosis by the Institute for Research in Higher Education, Ohio ranked 45th.

According to the survey, nearly four in 10 undergraduates attend public research institutions, which are the fourth-most expensive in the country.

The report found students would need to work 48 hours a week at federal minimum wage jobs to pay for full-time attendance.

Ohio’s community colleges are also expensive. The average cost for a two-year institution is between $6,000 and $10,505.

Ohio’s financial aid is also below the national average.

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