Excellence in education is our first and foremost goal. As one of the first Baccalaureate programs in nursing, UC’s College of Nursing has a proud tradition of providing quality education from its inception in 1889. The College of Nursing was the recipient of the first endowment ever given to a nursing program.

The University of Cincinnati and the College of Nursing are recognized for their commitment to education and research:

  • Top 200 National Universities (U.S. News & World Report 2013 rankings)
  • Ranked among Best Grad Schools in Nursing (U.S. News & World Report 2012 rankings)
  • Ranking in the top 10% of all US nursing programs (US News & World Report)
  • 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
  • No. 5 in women’s athletic opportunities (U.S. News & World Report first annual college sports rankings)
  • First in Ohio for earnings from patents developed on campus (more than $5 million in 2001)
  • Ranked among Best Online Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) Programs (CollegeChoice.net)

For a full list of school rankings, please click here.


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