University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH 45221
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students37,155
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate86%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 71 392
Master's degree 0 59
Post-master's certificate 9 50
Postbaccalaureate certificate 1 9
Doctor's degree - professional practice 2 9
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1 6
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 84.5%

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8 miles away
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Miami University-Oxford
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Wright State University-Main Campus
51 miles away
Maysville Community & Technical College - Mt. Sterling
52 miles away
Maysville Community & Technical College - Licking Valley
53 miles away
Indiana University-East
55 miles away

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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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1120 to 1340
ACT23 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
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) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $65

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$389/credit
In State Students$389/credit
Out of State Students$1,028/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$640/credit
In State Students$640/credit
Out of State Students$1,227/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $17,505 $17,505 $46,260
ADN 70 $27,230 $27,230 $71,960
BSN 125 $48,625 $48,625 $128,500
FNP 50 $32,000 $32,000 $61,350
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 82% of University of Cincinnati-Main Campus's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 20% $4,223
Other Federal Grant 5% $1,069
State Grant & Scholarships 12% $1,580
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 54% $5,474
Federal Student Loans 52% $5,704
Private Loans 6% $15,552


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$17,047
$30,001 to $48,000$18,470
$48,001 to $75,000$22,657
$75,001 to $110,000$25,427
Over $110,000$26,061

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
2624 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45221

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