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Education Profile

College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services

Make a difference
Be the difference. Discover what fulfills you and your dream to help others. The University of Cincinnati’s College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services is the best place to start. Our graduates are teachers, technologists, counselors, sign language instructors, database managers, juvenile advocates, health educators, and substance abuse counselors.

The College is dedicated to making a difference in our communities through outreach, academic programs, and partnerships. Our students and faculty work side-by-side with teachers, athletic trainers, community wellness experts, intervention specialists, and law enforcement officials because we value experiential learning. Current research is incorporated into every course to ensure our graduates are prepared to address the challenges of society.

The College is divided into four academic schools:
•The School of Education offers degrees in Early Childhood, Middle School, Secondary, and Special Education, as well as master’s and doctoral programs in such areas as Curriculum, Literacy, and Educational Leadership.
•A PhD program ranked third in
the nation is just one offering of the School of Criminal Justice, as well as bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree available both online and on campus.
•The School of Human Services focuses on Exercise and Public Health
Education and Sports Administration and offers a bachelor’s degree in Substance Abuse Counseling both on site and online.
•Web Development. Cybersecurity.
Networking. The School of Information Technology includes instruction on those as well as accelerated programs that offer the unique opportunity to earn an IT bachelor’s degree and one of four master’s degrees at the same time.

We encourage innovation. CECH’s Arlitt Child and Family Research and Education Center is one of the oldest demonstration preschools in the US, founded in 1925 as the University of Cincinnati Nursery School.

We embrace diversity. The College’s Center for Hope and Justice Education supports inquiry-based professional development by uniting teachers and students with the community to bring about more humane and inclusive educational practices. We prepare students to have a positive impact and to be contributing members to society.

Top faculty
CECH is home to nationally recognized faculty who have knowledge and expertise in various academic disciplines. With a student-faculty ratio of 18:1, students get the highest level of support—academically and professionally.

Our university
The University of Cincinnati, Ohio’s premier urban research university, is dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; experience-based learning; and research. UC is “among the top tier of the Best National Universities,” according to U.S. News & World Report.

At UC you make a connection between learning and doing. The cooperative education system was started here more than 100 years ago, and today UC co-ops get real-world experience and “earn while they learn.”

We have more than 44,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and our main campus is listed among the world’s most beautiful, according to Forbes magazine.

We hate to brag, but…
• The online Criminal Justice program was ranked 14th in the country by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
• UC’s School Psychology program is the first program in the country accredited by the Association of Behavior Analysis International.
• The Bachelor of Information Technology program was one of the first IT programs to be ABET-accredited in the nation.
• The School of Education was included in the top 100 schools across the country overall by U.S. News & World Report.
• The accelerated program that allows you to earn an IT bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Business Administration is among the first of its kind in the nation.
• The University of Cincinnati
Corrections Institute has trained over 10,332 corrections professionals at 253 agencies around the globe.
• The CECH online master’s degree in Information Technology was recognized as the 38th-best program by
• The School of Information Technology is a national leader in cybersecurity education.




TYPE OF SCHOOL: Urban public research campus world renowned for architectural diversity and beauty; ranked 35th among public universities by the National Science Foundation

STUDENTS: 44,000+ total students from 50 states and more than 110 countries
• Overall percentage of minority students: 21%
• Percentage of students of color in first-year baccalaureate class: 17%
• Percentage of first-generation students in first-year baccalaureate class: 21%
• Percentage of Pell-eligible students among first-year, degree-seeking undergrads: 28%


350+ degree offerings


EARNINGS (Cooperative Education): Last year students earned a collective 65 million by alternating semesters spent in school with paid, professional work experiences related directly to their majors. 

FINANCIAL AID: Multiple scholarships and other forms of support; the University provides close to $50 million annually to undergraduates in merit-, talent-, and need-based aid and scholarships. All told, the University administers close to $500 million in aid to all students in the form of federal, state, institutional, and private support.

COSTS Per academic year:
• Tuition, Ohio resident, undergrad: $11,000
• Tuition, out of state, undergrad: $26,334
• Tuition, Ohio resident, graduate: $14,468
• Tuition, out of state, graduate: $26,210
• Room and board: $10,964–$13,311 (depending on room type and occupancy)


UNDERGRADUATE PROFILE: Incoming first-year students on Uptown Campus boast, on average, an ACT score of 25.7, SAT score of 1163, and high school GPA of 3.58.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES: Enrollment of international students is up 63% since 2009, due to focus on service, support, and retention. Retention of first-year, full-time international baccalaureate students is 93.5%. Independent International Student Barometer survey of students at 172 universities ranks UC in the top five “most welcoming” in the US.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1 is the Early Action deadline for admission to selective programs the subsequent fall. All applications received before the Early Action deadline are guaranteed to be reviewed. After December 1, programs with space continue to review applications on a rolling basis through March 1.