University of Cincinnati (UC), established in 1819, is a public research university that is part of the University SYstem of Ohio. It is currently ranked 156th by the US News and World Report in its 2011 Best Schools in North America. It was also ranked in 2007 to be among the top 20 public research universities in the United States. UC is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Higher Learning Commission.
UC offers distance learning options to serve the needs of adult learners. The most prominent and popular delivery method for its distance learning programs is online. UC’s online programs include undergraduate degree programs in Early Childhood Education, Fire Science, Clinical Laboratory Science, Health Information Management, Special Education – Sign Language Interpreting Track (completion program), and Substance Abuse Counseling. They also offer Master’s degree programs in Speech-Language Pathology, Criminal Justice, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nursing, and in Education. Their Master’s in Education programs offer majors in Curriculum and Instruction (with specializations in Teaching & Learning, and in Medical Education), in Educational Leadership, and in Special Education. They also offer online certificate programs, and professional development & continuing education programs.
Admission requirements vary per program, so it is advised that you visit the specific web page for the distance learning program you are interested in.
Tuition for online programs also vary by program with the exact cost also varying depending on the number of units enrolled at. Part-time tuition is assessed for those enrolled in less than 12 hours per quarter, while discounted full-time tuition is assessed for 12 hours and more.
Financial aid is available to qualified online students of UC, in the form of grants, scholarships, and educational loans.