Union Institute & University

Overview of Union Institute & University

Union Institute & University, also known as Union, is a private college located in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. It was established in the year 1964. Union began as a consortium of 10 colleges of liberal arts. It specializes in distance learning programs. The university has centers in Los Angeles, California, Montpelier and Brattleboro, Vermont, Miami, Florida, and Sacramento, California. Bachelor and master degrees are offered in various fields of studies such as arts and science, among others. The college's student body enrolls students from all 50 states in the U.S and over 20 countries worldwide.

Union Institute & University's notable alumni are Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica ; Wynona Ward, creator and director of "Have Justice Will Travel" in Vermont; and Lisa Lorimer, president of Vermont Bread Company.

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Union Institute & University
440 E McMillan St
Cincinnati , OH 45206-1925
General Phone: (800) 486-3116

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Union Institute & University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts318English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, social services
Security and Law Enforcement178criminal justice and administration
Education and Teaching103education, educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, early childhood education
Therapy and Counseling57psychology, clinical psychology
Business and Management34business
Fine Arts26fine arts
Family and Social Work26public administration, social work
Medical Support and Technology14health service and sciences
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science
Media0communication studies
Art Studies0art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Union Institute & University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree47717
Master's degree1726
Post-master's certificate61
Doctor's degree1042

Union Institute & University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Union Institute & University had a total enrollment of 1,719 students (2,332 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 25%
Women 75%
Full-Time 75%
Part-Time 25%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 58%
Graduate 42%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 54%
Black 21%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 0%
20-21 1%
22-24 3%
25-29 12%
30-34 14%
35-39 15%
40-49 27%
50-64 20%
65+ 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Hampshire5%
(International Students)5%

Union Institute & University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 40 %
Part-Time 100 %

Union Institute & University Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Cincinnati, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Union Institute & University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Union Institute & University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 10,528
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,528
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Union Institute & University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1092300)

Union Institute & University Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year19$60,15119$64,561
All faculty totalcalendar year19$60,15119$64,561

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Union Institute & University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Psychology, General

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