University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
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- Top 150 public universities (U.S. News & World Report 2013 college rankings)
- Top 100 “Elite Values” in higher education (Money Magazine)
- Top 50 research libraries (Association of Research Libraries)
- 11th largest endowment of 569 institutions surveyed (Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Top 15 underrated gems (College Match)
- Featured in The Best 201 Colleges for the Real World: Get In. Get Out. Get a Job.
- Top 20 public research universities nationally (Lombardi Program on Measuring University Performance Annual Report)
- Classified as a Doctoral/Research – Extensive University, by the Carnegie Commission; one of only 151 in the nation of nearly 4,000 institutions of higher education
- First program of cooperative education – Herman Schneider (1906)
- First oral polio vaccine – Albert Sabin
- First observations leading to the National Weather Service
- First antihistamine, Benadryl – George Rieveschl
- First electronic organ – Winston Kock
- First use of YAG laser to remove brain tumor
- First bachelor’s degree program in nursing
- First emergency medicine residency program
- First safe anti-knock gasoline
- First degree program offered via satellite
- First, Benadryl – George Rieveschl. George Rieveschl (1916-2007) invented Benadryl, the first antihistamine. He earned three degrees at the University of Cincinnati: A.B. (1937), M.S. (1939), and Ph.D. (1940). While conducting research at UC, he developed a number of potential antispasmodic compounds. Benadryl, one of these compounds, showed promise as an anti-allergy drug and was first marketed in 1946 by Parke Davis. Rieveschl was named to the International Science and Engineering Hall of Fame in 1995.
- First electronic organ – Winston Kock. Too young to be admitted to the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering, Winston Kock first enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Music, and never regretted it. When he turned sixteen he transferred to engineering and his undergraduate thesis revolutionized the music world. It was the invention of the electronic organ, the first to generate sound through small vacuum tubes, rather than massive pipes. This feat put an organ within reach of nearly every family that ever dreamed of owning one. His patent for the organ was the first of over eighty that he would receive throughout his career.
- Joseph B. Strauss: Designer of the Golden Gate Bridge. An 1892 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Joseph Strauss astonished the audience at graduation exercises by proposing to bridge the Bering Straits. After working in other firms, he formed his own company in 1902, eventually building more than 500 bridges, and earning 100 patents along the way. The Golden Gate project was the culmination of his career, and, for a time, it was the longest bridge in the world. Strauss placed a brick from UC’s original McMicken Hall in the bridge’s south anchorage. The bridge was completed in 1937. Strauss died in 1938.
- First oral polio vaccine – Albert Sabin. Dr. Albert Sabin, developer of the oral, live virus polio vaccine, began his career in biomedical research in 1926 while still a student at New York University where he received his M.D. degree. He worked at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research from 1935-1939. From 1939 through 1969, Dr. Sabin was successively Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Research Pediatrics, and Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and The Children’s Hospital Research Foundation.
- Big East Conference
- Online Bachelor of Science – Respiratory Therapy
University of Cincinnati’s accelerated 100% online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy completion program is designed to allow students to graduate in as few as 20 months of part-time study. The accelerated program is designed for working respiratory therapists who are seeking an advanced clinical and research-based curriculum. The accelerated format allows RTs to continue their important efforts in their own community. The courses allow students to apply the latest research from the field to influence patient care and clinical practice. You will learn to develop advanced practice skills that can lead to roles in pediatrics, sleep and diagnostics, management opportunities, and many more.
- Online Master of Education – Educational Leadership
UC’s Educational Leadership program is built for teachers seeking to strengthen their leadership skills or take on the challenging role of a principal. The program can be completed online in about 5 semesters (21 months).
- Online Master of Education – Special Education
UC’s Special Education program is designed for classroom teachers who are passionate about not only improving learning outcomes, but also the quality of life for children with special needs. The program can be completed online in as few as two years.
- Online Master of Education – Curriculum & Instruction
• Gifted, Creative, and Talented
UC’s Curriculum & Instruction programs focus on planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating educational initiatives that have a positive impact on student learning in a K-12 setting. The program offers a general track and four concentration areas that can be completed online in as few as two years:
• National Board Preparation
• Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
• Teacher Leader
- Online Master of Health Administration
The UC MHA program was designed not just by expert educators, but active leaders in the health care field. Working professionals have an opportunity to earn their degree completely online in just over 2 years, and gain the knowledge and skills needed to effectively lead and manage health care organizations today and into the future. No GRE is required.
- Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice
University of Cincinnati’s School of Criminal Justice is ranked among the Top 3 Criminal Justice programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and it’s the only one of those with an online master’s degree. The MSCJ program has nearly 2,000 graduates in its 10 year history. You can choose from 1 or 2 year options and three different concentrations: Analysis of Criminal Behavior, Law Enforcement & Crime Prevention, or Corrections & Offender Rehabilitation.
- Online Master of Science in Health Informatics
The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Health Informatics program serves the ever-growing demand for highly skilled health informatics professionals. The goal is to produce well-rounded professionals who can lead improvements in the quality of systems which ultimately affect population health. This is achieved by offering a curriculum built around CAHIIM competencies and perfectly balanced between information technology, patient care, and health. Business, healthcare, and IT professionals will be exposed to innovative technologies, project management, health law & ethics, data analytics, and business intelligence practices in a balanced effort between the expert faculty of UC’s College of Allied Health Sciences and College of Business. This experience is delivered 100% online with one of the most affordable tuition rates in the country, and offered as a one or two year program.
- Online Master of Science in Nursing – Adult-Gero Clinical Nurse Specialist
The Adult-Gero Clinical Nurse Specialist is a multifaceted role focusing on patient/family, nurse/nursing practice, and organization/system. The UC AGCNS program prepares nurses to become expert clinicians in specific areas of specialization, such as adult health/gerontology, or critical care. This program is ideal for the nurse seeks to be the expert in their clinical field, a peer mentor, and influence organizational processes and decisions. The AGCNS program can be completed in as few as 2 years, and graduates are eligible to sit for certification.
- Online Master of Science in Nursing – Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
The Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner specialty is for the registered nurse interested in primary or specialty care. Students receive expert training in diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute and chronic illness in patients over the age of 13. Individuals drawn to this specialty are life-long learners, seek more responsibility and independence in their career, and aspire to improve the quality of life of countless adults. The AGNP program can be completed in as few as 2 years, and graduates are eligible to sit for certification.
- Online Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse –Midwifery
A Nurse-Midwife offers an alternative to the traditional medical model of care. This program focuses on skills to provide primary care for women throughout life stages including health promotion and disease prevention; health education and counseling; contraceptive management; gynecological care; pre-conception, prenatal, intrapartum, and post-partum care. The MSN in Nurse-Midwifery can be completed in as few as 2 years, and graduates are eligible to sit for certification.
- Online Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
The Nursing Administration specialty is designed for RN’s interested in healthcare leadership. This program is 100% online, allowing students to maintain their career while pursuing an advanced degree. Coursework is completed in an easy-to-use online learning environment, and clinical experiences are tailored to meet the needs of the student’s professional goals. The curriculum focuses on clinical reasoning, health care policy, management, finance, strategy, HR, and leadership. The MSN in Nursing Administration can be completed in as few as 2 years, and graduates are eligible to sit for certification.
- Online Master of Science in Nursing – Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
A Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner provides holistic, comprehensive healthcare for women across their lifespan. The WHNP’s scope of practice includes health promotion, evaluation, diagnosis, and management of common and some complex medical conditions. UC’s MSN in Women’s Health program can be completed in as few as 2 years, and graduates are eligible to sit for certification.
- Type of Institution: Public
- Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 28,369
- Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,703
- Average Age Undergraduate: 23.5
- Average Age Graduate: 30.4
- Average High School GPA: 3.10
- Percent of Undergraduate Enrollment by Gender:
- Percent of Graduate Enrollment by Gender:
- Male: 42.4%
- Female: 57.6%
- Percent of Undergraduate who are full-time students: 76.2%
- Percent of Undergraduate who are part-time students: 23.8%
- Percent of Graduate who are full-time students: 59.3%
- Percent of Graduate who are part-time students: 40.7%
- Percent of Undergraduate Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity:
- American Indian: 0.3%
- Asian: 2.5%
- Black: 11.0%
- Hispanic: 1.5%
- Minorities: 15.3%
- White: 76.5%
- Non-res. Alien: 6.8%
- Percent of Graduate Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity:
- American Indian: 0.3%
- Asian: 2.6%
- Black: 7.1%
- Hispanic: 1.6%
- Minorities: 11.5%
- White: 62.4%
- Non-res. Alien: 19.2%
- Other/Unknown: 6.9%