University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH 45221

The main campus of the University of Cincinnati (UC) is in Cincinnati, Ohio. The university is a public institution with both undergraduate and graduate degree programs and part of the University System of Ohio. Along with the main campus, there are nine other campuses throughout the state. The university was founded in 1819, making it the oldest institution of higher learning in Cincinnati. It currently has an annual enrollment that exceeds 44,000 students, which also makes it one of the largest universities in Ohio. It was recently ranked as the 133rd-best university in a national ranking by US News & World Report.

The university offers a wide selection of undergrad and graduate-level nursing programs. These CCNE-accredited programs include traditional BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, accelerated MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, Ph.D., and BSN to Ph.D. programs. These programs are offered at the College of Nursing, which was founded in 1889. When enrolled in the traditional BSN program, students are required to complete general education courses during their first year. During their sophomore year, students begin completing their clinical rotations at local healthcare facilities and clinics. The RN to BSN program offers flexible scheduling for working registered nurses.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate88%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated MSN
  3. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  4. Doctoral degrees (DNP, PhD, BSN to PhD)
  5. Accelerated BSN
  6. RN to BSN
  7. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 501
Nursing Education Postbaccalaureate certificate 16
Nursing Administration Master's degree 10
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 40
Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Master's degree 3
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 10
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery Master's degree 24
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 8
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 385
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 21
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 174
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 2
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 5
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 5
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 30
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 7
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 4
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 19

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Northern Kentucky University
7.5 miles away
University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College
9.3 miles away
Miami University-Hamilton
17.21 miles away
Miami University-Oxford
28.6 miles away
Wright State University-Main Campus
50.84 miles away
Maysville Community & Technical College - Mt. Sterling
51.92 miles away
Maysville Community & Technical College - Licking Valley
52.84 miles away
Indiana University-East
54.54 miles away
Kentucky State University
66.8 miles away
University of Kentucky
75.63 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses (Nurse-Midwifery College of Nursing and Health)
09/30/1996 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/10/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
11/01/1952 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading510 to 640
SAT: Math520 to 650
SAT: Writing490 to 620
ACT Composite23 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$15,768
30k to 48k$18,178
48k to 75k$21,751
75k to 110k$24,572
Over 110k$24,998
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $389.00 $1,028.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $640.00 $1,227.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
2624 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45221

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