University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services

Don’t wait to change the world
Discover your passion for helping others—and start making a difference today. The University of Cincinnati’s College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) helps teachers, technologists, counselors, and juvenile advocates make their mark. CECH is committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service, addressing real-world challenges to create positive social change.

Experience is calling
Our dedication to the community is evident before students graduate. Students and faculty work side-by-side with teachers, athletic trainers, community wellness experts, intervention specialists, and law enforcement officials to gain valuable experience.

This emphasis on experience-based learning is part of the University of Cincinnati’s DNA—we invented cooperative education in 1906, and we’ve never stopped reinventing it. This kind of “roll-up-your-sleeves” immersion means Cincinnati students graduate with a résumé, readyto make an impact on day one thanks to UC’s Bearcat Promise—a commitment to our students that they will graduate with a degree in one hand and a career plan in the other.

A “beyond the classroom” approach to education goes hand-in-hand with UC’s cutting-edge campus, which The New York Times called the “most ambitious campus design program in the country.” Our A+ architecture, state-of-the-art labs, and pedestrian-friendly green spaces have all been designed to support intellectual curiosity and promote a healthy social culture. More than 45,000 students call our award-winning campus “home.”

Recognition and rankings
CECH embraces five key values: innovation, partnership, diversity, leadership, and support. The College is divided into four academic schools: the School of Education, School of Criminal Justice, School of Human Services, and School of Information Technology. Many of CECH’s programs are highly ranked and have been recognized for excellence.

The School of Education was included in the top 100 schools across the country overall by U.S. News & World Report. The online graduate Criminal Justice program was ranked seventh. UC’s School Psychology program is the first program in the country accredited by the Association of Behavior Analysis International, and the School of Information Technology is a national leader in cybersecurity education—home to an NSA National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense as well as the Ohio Cyber Range.

UC proudly embraces diversity. CECH’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 of society. 


The University of Cincinnati is an urban public research institution world-renowned for architectural diversity and beauty and ranked 37th among public universities by the National Science Foundation.
• Founded in 1819
• Global birthplace of co-op
• 45,000+ total enrollment; students representing all 50 states and 120+ countries
• 22.1% minority students
• 21.5% first-generation students
• 229 National Merit, National Achievement, and National Hispanic Scholars
• Top five most welcoming schools for international students (International Student Barometer)
• 26.36 average ACT score; 1258 average SAT score
• 400+ programs of study in 14 colleges
• 16:1 student-faculty ratio
• 100% participation in experience-based learning (co-ops, internships, study abroad, research, community engagement, performances, student teaching, and leadership development)
• 300,000+ living alumni
• $1 billion raised in most recent capital campaign
• $11,660 in-state undergraduate tuition ($14,468 graduate)
• $26,994 out-of-state tuition ($26,210 graduate)
• $84 million awarded annually to undergraduates in merit-, talent-, and need-based aid and scholarships
• $500 million in aid to all students in the form of federal, state, institutional, and private support
• 85.9% overall first-year, full-time baccalaureate retention rate
• December 1: Early Action deadline for admission to selective programs; all applications received before December 1 are guaranteed to be reviewed. After
December 1, programs with space continue to review applications on a rolling basis through March 1.

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