U.S. News & World Report rankings
In September 2016, the University of Cincinnati was again named in the Top Tier of the country's "Best National Universities," placing at 135 in the 2017 special issue. UC is ranked at 64 among top public universities.
Among the nation's elite for co-op and internships: UC's overall emphasis on experiential learning earned the university its spot on the short list of the nation's best 22 schools for co-ops and internships. UC students earn a collective $63 million annually, working in about 6,000 co-op placements for about 1,800 local, regional, national and international employers, including Apple, Boeing, Disney, Duke Energy, Fisher Price, General Electric, HBO, Kroger, NASA, Nike, Toyota and many more.
In addition, UC has numerous programs ranked among the top 100 public universities in the nation. And UC is listed among national universities with substantial economic diversity as measured by the percentage of undergraduates (42 percent) receiving federal Pell Grants for low-income students.
Importantly, UC is also listed among those national universities with a healthy retention rate (86 percent) for the period tracked by these rankings. (UC's current retention rate is now actually higher - at 88 percent.)