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University of Cincinnati

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state and one of the largest universities in the United States. Local benefactor, Dr. Daniel Drake, founded the university, originally named Cincinnati College, which lasted only six years before being reestablished in 1835 and has thrived ever since. The main campus sits on 137 acres with 62 buildings, and has been named one of “The World’s Most Beautiful College Campuses” by Forbes magazine.

Online Degrees

The university offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, with 103 undergraduate, 85 master’s, and 67 doctoral degrees. There are several online undergraduate and graduate degrees offered, such as Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Bachelor of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling, among others. Some graduate degrees offered through distance learning include Master’s of Education in School Psychology, Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology, and Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice. The university also has various associate and certificate programs available through distance learning.


To apply for admission to the University of Cincinnati, there is an online application that should be submitted by their deadlines for fall or spring admission. Additional documents such as transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay should also be included in your application. To find a more detailed list of requirements, visit the University of Cincinnati’s website or contact an admissions representative.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees are dependent on whether a student is part-time or full-time, as part-time students pay on a per-credit-hour basis for less than 12 hours, while full-time fees cover 12 to 18 hours a semester for undergraduate students and 10 to 18 hours for graduate students. Students are eligible for a variety of grants, scholarships, and educational loans based on need and academic merit. Questions and more information can be found through the Financial Aid office.

Rankings and Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati is continually ranked as one of the best public universities in the U.S. and is currently ranked number 22 among all public universities. The London Times has ranked the University of Cincinnati among 190th of all of the world’s universities, and several of the university’s programs are ranked nationally. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.