Best colleges in Cincinnati

A Homerun Education

Learn from more than just books

Cincinnati is celebrated for baseball, but you may not know that this city knocks it out of the park in higher education. With more than 30 public and private colleges spread over six unique neighborhoods, you will easily find an area of study that suits your interests. Careers in the business, education, and health care industries employ over 30% of the city. and as the home to 9 Fortune 500 companies and 2 Fortune 100 companies, as well as a lower-than-average unemployment rate of 4.9%, there's a vibrant job market within your reach here in Cincy.

When it's time to put the books down, you'll find plenty to do in Cincinnati. Arts, culture, and history are scattered around every block. If arts aren't your thing, sit back and enjoy the Cincinnati Reds or take part in the Flying Pig Marathon. Take a ferry at the Cincinnati USA Riverfront or have dinner roofside while overlooking the city at Incline Public House. Just know that no matter the season, wherever your interests, Cincinnati has got it — and your future alma mater, too.

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Best Four Year Universities in Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus offers 525 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 10,755 students graduated with students earning 5,792 Bachelor's degrees, 3,007 Master's degrees, 1,132 Certificates, 779 Doctoral degrees, and 45 Associate's degrees.

Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH

Xavier University offers 168 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,893 students graduated with students earning 1,106 Bachelor's degrees, 751 Master's degrees, 16 Doctoral degrees, 11 Associate's degrees, and 9 Certificates.

Gods Bible School and College offers 27 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 42 students graduated with students earning 24 Bachelor's degrees, and 18 Associate's degrees.

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The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers 4 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 316 students graduated with students earning 242 Bachelor's degrees, and 74 Associate's degrees.

Union Institute & University offers 50 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 493 students graduated with students earning 403 Bachelor's degrees, 63 Master's degrees, 24 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Certificates.

Mount Saint Joseph University offers 74 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 539 students graduated with students earning 269 Bachelor's degrees, 208 Master's degrees, 54 Doctoral degrees, 7 Certificates, and 1 Associate's degree.

Art Academy of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Art Academy of Cincinnati offers 10 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 46 students graduated with students earning 43 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Associate's degrees.

Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science offers 4 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 123 students graduated with students earning 104 Associate's degrees, and 19 Bachelor's degrees.

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science offers 2 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 114 students graduated with students earning 66 Associate's degrees, and 48 Bachelor's degrees.

Athenaeum of Ohio
Cincinnati, OH

Athenaeum of Ohio offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 39 students graduated with students earning 30 Master's degrees, and 9 Certificates.

Best Community Colleges in Cincinnati

Fortis College-Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Fortis College-Cincinnati offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 190 students graduated with students earning 179 Certificates, and 11 Associate's degrees.

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Galen College of Nursing-Cincinnati offers 2 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 189 students graduated with students earning 189 Associate's degrees.

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Cincinnati State Technical and Community College offers 169 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 1,641 students graduated with students earning 1,105 Associate's degrees, and 536 Certificates.

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Antonelli College-Cincinnati offers 10 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 45 students graduated with students earning 27 Certificates, and 18 Associate's degrees.

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List of all colleges in Cincinnati

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Logo University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
3/5
28 : 1 39,263
Xavier University Logo Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
5/5
18 : 1 6,973
Gods Bible School and College Logo Gods Bible School and College Cincinnati, OH
2/5
17 : 1 347
The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Logo The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cincinnati, OH
4/5
22 : 1 938
Union Institute & University Logo Union Institute & University Cincinnati, OH
3/5
28 : 1 860
Mount Saint Joseph University Logo Mount Saint Joseph University Cincinnati, OH
5/5
21 : 1 2,100
Moler Hollywood Beauty Academy Logo Moler Hollywood Beauty Academy Cincinnati, OH     67
Art Academy of Cincinnati Logo Art Academy of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
5/5
24 : 1 219
Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science Logo Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science Cincinnati, OH
4/5
11 : 1 351
Elite Welding Academy LLC Logo Elite Welding Academy LLC Cincinnati, OH     48
Fortis College-Cincinnati Logo Fortis College-Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
3/5
35 : 1 563
Paul Mitchell the School-Cincinnati Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH     264
Great Oaks Career Campuses Logo Great Oaks Career Campuses Cincinnati, OH     246
Galen College of Nursing-Cincinnati Logo Galen College of Nursing-Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH   31 : 1 682
Empire Beauty School-Cincinnati Logo Empire Beauty School-Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH     168
Ross Medical Education Center-Cincinnati Logo Ross Medical Education Center-Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH     120
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Logo Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
2/5
54 : 1 7,890
Ohio Media School-Cincinnati Logo Ohio Media School-Cincinnati Norwood, OH     177
Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science Logo Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science Cincinnati, OH
4/5
23 : 1 92
Athenaeum of Ohio Logo Athenaeum of Ohio Cincinnati, OH   27 : 1 192