Facts and Figures

The University of Cincinnati, founded in 1819, is a Carnegie-1 research university and innovative inventor of cooperative education located in the Midwestern city of Cincinnati, Ohio.


University Facts

The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research.

We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish.

Enrollment

In 2021-22, the University of Cincinnati is home to students from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) and from 113 countries outside the U.S.  

  • Undergraduate: 35,339
  • Graduate & Professional: 11,371
  • Total Enrollment: 46,710

UC Colleges

Programs of Study

  • Associate (A.A., A.A.S., A.G.S., etc.): 70
  • Baccalaureate (B.S., B.A.,BSW, etc.): 131
  • Master’s (M.A., M.S., MBA, etc.): 129
  • Doctoral (Ph.D., D.Sc., etc.): 83
  • Professional (MD, JD): 5
  • Total: 418  

  • Certificates: 190

International Student Enrollment

UC experienced its largest international enrollment ever in 2021, with overall international enrollment increasing 21% for fall 2021 over fall 2020.

New Student Registration

Registration for new international students.
Type of Student Registered by Year 2021 2020 2019
Undergraduate Students 327 126 329
Graduate Students 861 76 680
Exchange / Visiting Students 36 0 87
Total 1224 202 1096

Five-Year International Enrollment

Five years of international enrollment data by degree type.
International Enrollment 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
Undergraduate 1061 1053 1134 1130 1127
Master's 1343 853 1319 1430 1408
Doctoral 878 793 810 770 749
Overall 3282 2699 3263 3330 3284

Top Countries of Origin

  • India | 1443
  • China | 554
  • Vietnam | 172
  • South Korea | 108
  • Oman | 69
  • Saudi Arabia | 65
  • Nigeria | 63
  • Nepal | 61
  • Taiwan | 48
  • Sri Lanka | 39
  • India | 875
  • China | 718
  • Vietnam | 141
  • South Korea | 104
  • Saudi Arabia | 68
  • Oman | 68
  • Taiwan | 48
  • Nigeria | 45
  • Canada | 40
  • Nepal | 35

Study Abroad Participation

UC study abroad numbers include degree-seeking international students on academic credit programs (excluding co-op to home country) and includes duplicate experiences if a student studied abroad twice in one year.

This data excludes student organization travel and conference travel without academic credit.

Five-Year Participation

Participation in Study Abroad Experiences for Previous Five Years
Participation by Type of Experience and Year 2020-21* 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17
UC Faculty-Led 0 444 1,298 1,367 1,276
UC Semester Exchange 0 69 107 104 124
Non-UC Programs 0 127 218 194 191
Internships / Co-op / Student Teaching 0 80 144 151 151
Total 0 720 1,767 1,816 1,742

*University policy prohibited international travel during the 2020-21 academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Top Destinations

Top destination data is currently unavailable.

  • Germany | 70
  • Mexico | 68
  • China | 66
  • UK | 60
  • France | 60
  • Canada | 53
  • Italy | 42
  • Australia | 32
  • South Africa | 29
  • Chile | 28