Oh say can you see... your academic future at UC? The University of Cincinnati (UC) is a research institution offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional education from its seven campuses in Ohio. The university enrolls some 42,000 students and has more than a dozen colleges. Academic offerings include business, law, medicine, applied science, pharmacy, and music. It has a student-teacher ratio of 15:1. The institution offers about 70 doctoral programs and roughly 240 other degree programs. UC was founded in 1819 and became a state university in 1977; the school has an endowment of close to $1 billion. Notable alumni include former US president William Howard Taft and architect Michael Graves.
The university has a combined faculty and staff of almost 10,000. The school's staff and students engage in experimentation that spans the gamut from basic, clinical, and translational research, to creative works and performance.
In 2011 UC and its research affiliates generated about $418 million in research funding.
UC traces its history all the way back to 1819 when Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio were chartered. In 1870, the city established the University of Cincinnati, which later absorbed Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio. In 1906, UC created the first cooperative education program in the world. In 1977 UC joined the University System of Ohio. Today, UC is classified as a research university (meaning it has "Very High Research Activity") by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America's top 25 public research universities by the National Science Foundation.