University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0063


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 36,596
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 6,600 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 19,370 applications and 14,803 students were granted admission. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is at the #74 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 93% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 19% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1030 to 1290
ACT23 to 28

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $24,656 and in-state students paid $9,322.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 84% of University of Cincinnati-Main Campus's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 23% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,431 (which is 0% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Cincinnati-Main Campus in 2016-2017, was 2,332, which is 53% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,647 (which is 6.5% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus has enrolled a total of 36,596 students (26,963 students full-time and 9,633 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 36,596 students, 1,338 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 47% men and 53% women and 25,820 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 10,776 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 5,295 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 69%

Non-resident alien: 9%

Black/African American: 7%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Asian: 4%

Hispanic: 3%

Two or more races: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Cincinnati-Main Campus.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 48% 7,259 2061
Engineering 16% 2,516 0
Education 5% 712 439
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 5% 704 0
Architecture And Related Services 3% 473
Legal Professions And Studies 3% 447
Psychology 3% 413 276
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 2% 366
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 2% 324 271
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 2% 231

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of Cincinnati-Main Campus full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of Cincinnati-Main Campus graduates 6 years after enrollment is $34,300. Last year, out of the total 8,563 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 7,878 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 9,250 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 8,140 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $34,300 $39,500
Employment Rate 92% 88%
Total Graduates 8,563 9,250

Campus Location

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