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Higher Education

The University of Cincinnati (UC) is our region's largest public institution of higher learning. It is ranked among the top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report and is a national leader in providing rigorous, relevant, student-centered learning, bringing significant benefit to both our regional and international communities. UC is redefining what it means to be an urban research university by offering more than 30 nationally ranked programs, including top-tier programs in medicine, entrepreneurship, architecture, criminal justice, and the arts. Their award-winning co-op program is one of the nation's most comprehensive, allowing students to earn valuable professional experience while they complete their degrees. UC's affiliated colleges and satellite campuses provide numerous opportunities for student enrollment at convenient locations.

Source: Focus on Education, August 2008

Awards and Recognition

  • U.S. News & World Report - Top 5 Co-op program
  • Lombardi Program on University Performance - One of the Top 20 Research Universities.

Source: Focus on Education, August 2008

Primary and Secondary Education

The Cincinnati MSA has 71 school districts and 56 private schools from which to choose. The Cincinnati Public School (CPS) district is Ohio's 3rd largest and Hamilton County's largest. CPS' 62 district schools service approximately 35,000 students in grades pre-K through the 12th grade. There are 16 high schools with specific focuses; 19 magnet elementary schools with programs in the arts, foreign language, and Montessori and Paideia teaching styles. Also, there is a great selection of neighborhood elementary schools. In 2007-2008 and for the 4th year in a row, the Ohio Report Card awarded CPS the Continuous Improvement rating.

Under the $1-billion Facilities Master Plan (FMP), CPS will replace antiquated learning facilities with state-of-the-art buildings. These new buildings all feature the use of natural lighting, classrooms which are technically ready for the 21st century, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, and common areas for “gathering spot” use by students and surrounding communities. Neighborhood reinvestment of over $300 million has also been dedicated to redevelopment and beautification efforts of these neighborhoods. CPS is midway to the goal having every CPS student in a new or newly renovated school building by 2013.

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Enrollment in area Colleges, Universities
University of Cincinnati41,250
Miami University22,369
Northern Kentucky University15,800
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College10,995
Xavier University7,019
Ivy Tech Community College Southeast6,128
Gateway Community and Technical College4,700
College of Mount St. Joseph2,324
Thomas More College1,886

Source: 2011 Book of List Business Courier

map: Colleges & Universities

Educational Attainment
High School Graduates465,390
Some College270,773
Associates Degree100,130
Bachelor Degree248,208
Graduate or Professional Degree141,027


Population Ages 25 & Over
**U.S. Census Bureau Rolling 5 Year Survey 2010

College & University Enrollment: 200 mile radius from downtown Cincinnati
Enrollment 2009-2010
Total Enrolled1,223,591


College & University Graduates: 200 Mile Radius from Downtown Cincinnati
Graduates 2008-2009
Masters & Doctors45,055
Total Annual Graduates193,928

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

336 Colleges and Universities within a 200 mile radius
Total Enrollment - 1,097,688



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