About UC


The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. Each year, this public, research-focused university graduates 5,000 students, adding to more than 200,000 living alumni around the world.

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati has positioned itself as a leader in groundbreaking contributions to society. These honors and discoveries include the first antihistamine (Benadryl – George Rieveschl), co-op education, observations leading to the creation of the National Weather Service, the first electronic organ (Winston Kock), the first use of YAG laser to remove brain tumor, the first bachelor’s degree in nursing, the first degree program offered via satellite, and the oral polio vaccine.

The University is categorized at the highest level of higher education, as a Doctoral/Research University – Extensive by the Carnegie Commission, which recognizes the notable achievements of its outstanding faculty, research, novel curriculum, and program accreditations. UC encompasses 4 campuses totaling 473 acres in Cincinnati, Ohio. The university is the largest employer in the Cincinnati region, with an economic impact of more than $3 billion.

The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity as a core value in preparing students for a global society. The talents and perspectives of people from different races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, economic statuses, family structures, disabilities, and religions enrich and empower the community of our vibrant university. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, please click here.

The UC College of Nursing traces its history back to 1889. The college has over 1500 active students in programs ranging from pre-bachelor level through doctorate. Focused on academic excellence and research, most of the faculty are active, practicing nurses. The respected programs they have developed have helped earn the College of Nursing CCNE accreditation. Other notable achievements:

  • Awarding over $1 million in scholarships for the 2008 – 2009 academic year
  • Ranking in the top 10% of US nursing programs according the US News & World Report
  • Receiving over $2.6 million in research awards during the 2009 fiscal year
  • Developing partnerships with over 300 clinical sites in order to provide students flexibility and diversity in clinical experiences

For a full list of on-campus programs, please visit the College of Nursing Web site.

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