Becoming a Bearcat

The University of Cincinnati Online understands the demands of a busy life.

A UC degree on your terms

University of Cincinnati Online provides high-quality, online academic programs from a premier research and higher learning institution located in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. The University of Cincinnati was one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do.

Our flexible programs allow you to create an academic path that suits your lifestyle and career goals.

UC Online Experience


Create an academic path that suits your lifestyle and goals.

Nationally Renowned Faculty

As a University of Cincinnati Online student, you’ll connect with peers from around the country, learn from some of the nation’s best and brightest faculty and participate in innovative interdisciplinary academic programs. Our faculty are active on national boards, frequently getting published and often practicing in the fields where they are teaching.

Flexibility: 100% Your Way

Our completely online programs enable you to earn your degree without quitting your current job. Designed for students of all ages, these programs help you complete a degree, expand upon your associate’s degree or earn that bachelor’s degree you’ve been talking about for years.

Start-to-Graduation Support

Juggling school, a career and sometimes a family can be difficult. University of Cincinnati Online provides Enrollment Services Advisors and Student Success Coordinators who understand the demands of a busy life. We will guide you through each step of the admissions process, assist you with course selection, answer your questions and keep you on your path toward degree completion.

The University of Cincinnati Online Student Body

Over 300,000 alumni with approximately half (more than 140,000) residing in the greater Cincinnati area.

Total undergraduate enrollment at UC is over 26,600, with a gender distribution of 51% male students and 49% female students.

77% of students live off campus

Student Testimonials
“As a mom of four children, a flexible online education was the best choice. I chose University of Cincinnati Online because it allowed me to set up my clinicals close to home. I was pleasantly surprised by the experience. The faculty made time to meet with me one-on-one using Skype and I could schedule time with proctors for my tests.”

Wendi R.
MSN Nurse Midwifery, Class of 2015

“As a physician champion without an IT background, I realized that I wasn't prepared for the role. I enrolled in the Master of Health Informatics program. It delivered the skill sets I needed to be a health IT leader and to go on to become board certified in Clinical Informatics. I highly recommend University of Cincinnati's Master of Health Informatics program.”

Micheal A.
MS Health Informatics, Class of 2017

“I wouldn’t be in the position I am today without University of Cincinnati Online's MS Sport Administration degree. High school athletics require crazy schedules. The professors relate because they know it from personal experience. They do a tremendous job making the online format as accessible as possible. ”

Brandon S., MS Sport Administration, Class of 2018
Assistant Athletic Director at Roger Bacon High School

“The flexibility of the program allows me to get a degree while on active military duty.”

A. Pickett
BS Respiratory Therapy, Current Student

Portrait of Anthony M, BS Health Sciences graduate
“When I returned to civilian life, I decided to get my master's in occupational therapy. I needed a flexible program that would fit with my work schedule, meet the prerequisites of the graduate programs I was looking at, and allow me to complete my bachelor’s degree relatively fast. I found the University of Cincinnati's fully online degree, which met all my criteria. ”

Anthony M.
BS Health Sciences: Behavior & Occupation Studies, Class of 2017


UC Online Accreditation & Rankings

University of Cincinnati Online offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. UC is a public research university that has been named “Among the top tier of Best National Universities,” according to U.S. News & World Report. You’ll find the University of Cincinnati on numerous rankings and lists. You’ll also find that UC programs are accredited nationally and regionally.

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The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral.

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