About UC

The University of Cincinnati, a Foundation for Excellence

The University of Cincinnati, Ohio’s premier urban research university, traces its origins to 1819: the year in which Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio were chartered. In 1870, the City of Cincinnati established the University of Cincinnati, which later absorbed the earlier institutions. In 1906, the University of Cincinnati created the first cooperative education program in the United States.

For many years, the University of Cincinnati was the second oldest and second largest municipal university in the country. In 1968, UC became a “municipally sponsored, state-affiliated” institution, entering a transitional period culminating on July 1, 1977 when UC joined the university system of Ohio. Today, the University of Cincinnati is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission, and is ranked as one of America’s top public research universities by the National Science Foundation.

The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity as a core value in preparing students for a global society. The talents and perspectives of people from different races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, economic statuses, family structures, disabilities, and religions enrich and empower the community of our vibrant university. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, please click here.

The School of Education resides within the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services and has more than 50 full-time faculty members. All programs in the School of Education meet the rigorous accreditation standards of the State of Ohio and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

For a full list of on-campus programs, please visit the School of Education website

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