CPS Strong

Our city is only as strong as our public schools. And our university is only as strong as its city. That’s why we’ve made a commitment to Cincinnati Public Schools, creating opportunities for CPS students that support college readiness, access and success:


Summer programs for high school sophomores and juniors, specific to academic disciplines they want to explore in college.



Flexible admission requirements and financial aid assistance, including scholarships such as the Cincinnati Pride Grant and the Marian Spencer Scholarship.



Success coaches for CPS students who enroll at UC, helping them stay on track and become career-ready.

CPS students: Talk to your school college counselor to learn more!


CPS Strong Stories

UC, Oyler students partner to tell Lower Price Hill stories

December 20, 2021

As a leading urban public university, UC cultivates opportunities for its students to engage with the community and connect with the local neighborhoods. These connections are designed in part to create pathways to higher education that some students in Cincinnati Public Schools might otherwise not have envisioned. In one such collaboration during fall semester, students in UC’s Digital Media Collaborative teamed with students from Oyler School to create a series of short documentary films about life in the community of Lower Price Hill, an urban Appalachian neighborhood located two miles west of downtown Cincinnati.

Local CPS students see path to college, job skilling first-hand...

September 24, 2021

University of Cincinnati leadership provided an inspiring look at what is possible for a group of Cincinnati Public High School students at the 1819 Innovation Hub, the nerve center of the Cincinnati Innovation District® (CID).  As part of the “My Brother’s Keeper” (MBK) leadership series in Ohio, more than 22 Cincinnati area high school students enjoyed a fun-filled day engaging with leaders at UC’s 1819 Innovation Hub, learning about career opportunities through the CID and how to achieve a college degree in IT or cyber security through UC’s Early IT program.

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