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University of Cincinnati-Main Campus – Tuition & Success Analysis

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 24,846

Average annual cost of attendance: $22,002

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $22,500

Campus Setting: Large City

Religious Affiliation: None

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University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $15,768

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $18,178

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $21,751

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $24,572

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $24,998


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by University of Cincinnati-Main Campus. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 64%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 88%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $42,300

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 67%

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Admissions

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Acceptance Rate: 76%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 520 to 650

SAT Critical Reading: 510 to 640

SAT Writing: 490 to 620

ACT English: 22 to 28

ACT Math: 23 to 28

ACT Writing: 7 to 8

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to University of Cincinnati-Main Campus actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 23%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 49%

Typical student debt: $22,500

Typical monthly loan payment: $239

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Majors at University of Cincinnati-Main Campus


These are the most popular areas of study offered at University of Cincinnati-Main Campus:

  • Architecture and Related Services – 2%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 5%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 16%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 8%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 2%
  • Education – 7%
  • Engineering – 9%
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields – 1%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 1%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 2%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 17%
  • History – 1%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 4%
  • Legal Professions and Studies – 1%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 2%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 1%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 2%
  • Physical Sciences – 2%
  • Psychology – 5%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 1%
  • Social Sciences – 4%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 7%

For more information about the various majors at University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, visit their website.

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Diversity


Overall Composition at University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend University of Cincinnati-Main Campus full time:  86%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend University of Cincinnati-Main Campus part time:  14%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at University of Cincinnati-Main Campus:  15%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 3%

Black: 7%

Hispanic: 3%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Unknown: 4%

White: 75%

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.9

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 1.9

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 14.7

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.

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