University of Cincinnati Program Review
The University of Cincinnati aims to provide educational resources and opportunities to the residents of Ohio as well as those all around the nation and world. The school is committed to continuing a tradition of excellence in learning and research as well as creating a diverse academic environment with students, teachers and staff from all walks of life. Through academics, service and leadership, the school hopes to create educational opportunity, develop global citizens, and to enhance local economic and cultural offerings.
The school saw its beginnings in 1819 with the merger of the Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio. The school eventually merged with another local school and became the larger and more comprehensive University of Cincinnati in 1870. Today, it is one of the top 100 largest universities in the United States and offers students over 600 programs of study from the Associates to the Doctoral levels.
Perhaps one of the things UC is best known for is it’s co-operative education program. The school is widely considered to be originator of this method of education, having been started by Herman Schneider, the Dean of the College of Engineering in 1906. Through this program, students will alternate periods of coursework on campus with outside work at a host firm, giving students over one year of relevant work experience by the time they graduate. This program is ranked third in the United States and is the largest co-op program of any in the United States with over 5,000 students participating at internships with 2,000 different companies around the world.
UC has been offering distance learning programs since 1984, and though the method of delivery has changed, the convenience of learning on a personal timetable is still a great benefit. Students can enroll in classes that start four times a year and allow them to study, do homework, and chat with other students and instructors at times that work best for them. Students can earn degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in fields like Criminal Justice, Nursing and Education.