Points of Pride

At the crossroads of Next

Here, on MainStreet. At the corner of Next and Now. In the hearts of 46,700 Bearcats. Because we don’t wait to change the world. We push innovation forward. All the way forward, to whatever comes next. After all, we’ve been putting education into action for more than 100 years. And the road ahead has never been bigger or brighter.

We invented cooperative education more than 100 years ago. So it only makes sense that we continue to innovate all aspects of experience-based learning—from internships and service spring breaks, to virtual co-ops and undergraduate research projects.

  • Top 5 for co-ops and internships -U.S. News & World Report
  • Co-op earnings: collective $65M per year, working in 22 countries and 44 states for more than 1,300 employers.
  • Average earnings: $10,500 per semester
  • Average student loan debt 12.2% lower than at peer institutions
  • 100% student participation in experience-based learning

Big-city opportunity. Small-town charm. From quaint neighborhood festivals to big-league sports and a world-class arts scene, Cincinnati is more than a part of our name. It’s our source for professional growth, celebration, and culture. No matter who you are or what you’re passionate about, there’s always something going on.

  • Regional population over 2 million
  • Home to 6 Fortune 500 companies: Kroger, P&G, Fifth Third, American Financial Group, Western & Southern, Cintas
  • Vibrant startup ecosystem
  • #1 “Best City for New College Grads” -SmartAsset


University of Cincinnati is the leading Research 1 university in the region. And our commitment to innovation is reflected in the heart of Cincinnati’s innovation district, at the 1819 Innovation Hub, our 100,000 square-foot facility dedicated to collaborative discovery. Through inclusion, innovation, and impact, we’re solving problems that matter.

  • Top 3 % in research expenditures
  • Research 2030: our 10-year plan to invest and grow our research focus
  • Makerspace: 12,000 square-foot makerspace and microfactory
  • Venture Lab: rapidly curated startup opportunities, connecting UC students, faculty, staff, and alumni to talent and funding 
  • Corporate Innovation Spaces: shared facilities and front-door service to UC’s resources, research and talent.