• Address: 2624 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0063

  • Phone Number: (513) 556-6000

  • Website: http://www.uc.edu/distance.html

About

The University of Cincinnati is a public research university established in the year 1819. The university is situated at Cincinnati, Ohio. It is commonly known as 'UC' and is the 2nd largest university in Ohio, and also it is listed as one of the top 50 largest universities in the United States of America.

The public university is the oldest higher educational institution in Cincinnati, which has around 6,665 academic and 4,121 administrative staffs currently employed in the university.

  • The university is regarded as one of the largest as well as one of the best online colleges in Ohio.

  • The university currently has over 36,000 students enrolled in various degrees and certificate programs offered by the university.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 17:1.

  • The acceptance rate of the university is 76%.

The university is dedicated to providing the best possible education, facilities, and services to aid the students, in order to help them grow and develop the necessary skills, facilities such as eLibrary, financial aid, career services, yellow ribbon programs, veterans, and military-friendly programs, and many more are provided. 


Online Education at the University of Cincinnati

The university provides various online degrees and programs that follow the flexible structure to suit and fit the timetable of the students having time limitations, the online programs are designed to provide high-quality education in the online setting, that allows the students to work and learn when it's most convenient for them.

The faculties and instructors conducting the online classes and sessions are well renowned and knowledgeable.

  • The online Degree and Certificate Programs are accredited and the university allows students to transfer their credits efficiently.

  • The central online platform for the students, faculty, and staffs provides access to various facilities, such as paying tuition fees, accessing emails, blackboard, and stay updated with the university affairs.


Reviews

Some of the reviews by the university students are given below

  • The university offers a wide range of on-campus activities, including sports tournaments, with great food and hospitality. The university is one of the best places to earn a degree.
  • The professors are genuinely concerned about the student's welfare and assist in any way they can. 

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Cincinnati, Ohio

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003125

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC

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Programmatic Accreditation

AACSB, CAEP, CCNE

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.uc.edu/distance.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The university is regionally accredited and is recognized by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Despite the institutional accreditation, few programs offered by the university are programmatically accredited.

Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accounting and Taxation programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

  • Educational programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

  • Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Campus Life

The university allows its students to engage in various athletic events, and represent the college in various intercollegiate tournaments, the athletic team of the university is known as Cincinnati Bearcats, the university takes part in various sports such as Basketball, Football, and Baseball.

The university bookstores offer various resources and merchandise to the students, such as apparels, textbooks, and various other merchandise.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 17: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 88 % Part Time: 71 %
Total Population 36,596
Student Population Full Time: 26,963 Part Time: 9,633
Gender Division Male: 47 % Female: 53 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 64 %

The College Monk

Female: 70 %

Total Graduation Rate: 67 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

University of Cincinnati offers 75 online programs across 16 Majors

Business Management

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 5 programs accross 1 degrees

Nursing

Offering 15 programs accross 5 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Education

Offering 17 programs accross 4 degrees

Engineering

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Accounting

Offering 5 programs accross 2 degrees

Psychology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 13 programs accross 4 degrees

Biomedical Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Safety

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Applied Science

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Animal Science

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Human Services

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

University of Cincinnati Acceptance Rate is 76%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $50
Graduate Application Fee $65

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 19,370
Total Applicants Admitted 14,803
Applicants Enrolled 5,011
Full time Applicants Enrolled 4,976
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 35
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

University of Cincinnati Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 936
Number of students submitting ACT scores 4,646
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 19%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 93%
SAT Math 570 average 510 - 630 range
SAT Critical Reading 595 average 530 - 660 range
SAT Writing 555 average 490 - 620 range
ACT Composite 25 average 23 - 28 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The financial aids are a crucial part of student’s life, especially those who are unable to fulfill their dreams of pursuing good quality higher education, because of the educational expenses and related costs, thus to help such students financial aid are provided by universities and many other institutions in various forms, such as scholarships, grants, student loans, and work-study.

The students interested in financial aids must fill up the FAFSA forms. University Of Cincinnati federal school code is 003125.

The Federal Aid include Pell Grant, TEACH Grant, Federal Work-Study, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loans.

The State Aid includes the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG), Ohio War Orphans Scholarship.

The Institutional Aid includes University Need Grant, Cincinnatus Scholarship Program, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships, UC Community College Transfer Scholarships, Cincinnati Pathway Scholarships, Darwin T. Turner Scholarships, College Scholarships and many more.

The Military Aid includes Tuition Assistance Program, Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $5,920 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $1,200 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
TEACH Grant $4,000 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $3,000 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $6,500 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time July 1st, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized loan $6,500 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time July 1st, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans $5,647 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time July 1st, 2018
Federal Perkins Loans $5,500 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time July 1st, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) $1,296 Residents of Ohio. Demonstrate Financial need. October 1st, 2018
State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Ohio War Orphans Scholarship $1,367 Residents of Ohio. Full-time Students. July 1st, 2018

Data Source: http://www.uc.edu/distance.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
University Need Grant $3,200 Demonstrate Financial Need. Half-time enrollment. Varies
Cincinnati Pride Grant Varies Demonstrate Financial Need. First-time Student. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Cincinnatus Scholarship Program $1,500 Fresher. Satisfactory Academic Progress. Varies
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship $6,000 Transfer Student. 3.75 GPA. Varies
Cincinnati Pathways Scholarship $2,100 Full-time Student. 3.2 GPA. Varies
UC National Outreach Award $6,000 Fresher. Full-time Student. December 1st, 2018

Data Source: http://www.uc.edu/distance.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Tuition Assistance $2,567 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $9,351 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: http://www.uc.edu/distance.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $15,768
$30,001 - $48,000 $18,178
$48,001 - $75,000 $21,751
$75,001 - $110,000 $24,572
Over $110,000 $24,998

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 23% $4,440
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 62% $7,256
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 23% $4,688
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 58% $5,640
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 54% $6,988
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 53% $5,647
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 19,978
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 544 $9,622
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 390 $9,351
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 154 $10,309

Data Source: http://www.uc.edu/distance.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

The university library offers numerous resources to the students in order to assist them in research or degree program assignment or preparing for tests. The resources such as A-Z database, journals, books, eBooks, videos, and many more are provided to the students, as well as the search by keyword, articles, journal feature is available for the students in the online library platform. 

Rankings

  • It is ranked 147 in the list of ‘Regional Universities’, according to the U.S News.

  • It is ranked 75 in the list of ‘Top Public Schools’, according to the U.S News.

  • It is ranked 87 in the list of ‘Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs’, according to the U.S News.

  • It is ranked 102 in the list of ‘Best Colleges for Veterans’, according to the U.S News.

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