Cincinnati Colleges and Schools

Like many cities with a flagship college institution, the residents of Cincinnati are zealous about their beloved Cincinnati Bearcats football team, which began play in 1885. But college football isn't the only game in town — Cincinnati is home to professional baseball, football and hockey teams as well.

Cincinnati also boasts many popular cultural attractions, such as noted museums, the Cincinnati Zoo, and the Cincinnati Riverwalk on the banks of the Ohio River. The "Queen City" is home to more than 20 colleges and universities as well, making it an excellent option for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Fun Facts about Trade and Technical Schools in Cincinnati

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is the largest vocational college in Cincinnati. Cincinnati State offers certificate programs in business technologies, engineering and information technology, to name a few. The college also has transfer agreements with more than 20 four-year colleges for students who wish to earn bachelor's degrees.

Other trade and technical colleges in Cincinnati include the Elite Welding Academy, Empire Beauty School, and the Galen College of Nursing.

Fun Facts about Cincinnati Colleges and Universities

The University of Cincinnati traces its roots back to 1819; however, the university as it's known today was officially chartered in 1870. The university's campus is a diverse mix of historic architecture and contemporary buildings and design. Marketing, speech communications and information technology are among the most widely pursued degree programs at the university.

There are more than a dozen colleges and universities in Cincinnati that offer four-year bachelor's degree programs, including Xavier University and Mount Saint Joseph University. Xavier, founded in 1831 as a Jesuit Catholic University, is the oldest college in Cincinnati. Nursing and psychology are two popular degree paths at Xavier.

Graduate Schools in Cincinnati

Several of the colleges and universities in Cincinnati that offer graduate-level degrees have a religious focus, including Xavier, Cincinnati Christian University and God's Bible School and College.

More than 10,000 graduate students enroll at University of Cincinnati each year. The most popular master's degree programs at the college include architecture, business management, education and mechanical engineering.

To learn more about postsecondary opportunities in Ohio, view our extensive list of Ohio Colleges.


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Education Institutes in Cincinnati
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,
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