From Clifton Ave. to Wall Street: Hughes High School Students Visit the University of Cincinnati

For many, this was their first exposure to the UC campus.


UC Center for Economics Education & Research

received a grant from Citigroup to do some in-depth teacher training and data collection around the area of financial education and investing.


"Our intent is to give teachers tools to make learning real for students,” says John Morris, COO of Center for Economics Education & Research and an associate professor in UC’s College of Business. “It's not just money; most students want to better understand the way to college and a career.”

The students engaged in personal finance learning activities.

The students engaged in personal finance learning activities.

The center has been involved in financial education for 30 years and has used various stock market simulation products for about two-thirds of that time. Staff from the center collected data before and after the students participated in the investment simulations.

“Bringing students onto UC's campus to learn these lessons really gets them motivated and focused on making good decisions and forming a plan for success,” says Morris. “Financial education grabs their attention as they learn how to turn what they earn into what they want.”

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