From the beginning ...
1819: Founding of Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio.
1870: The city of Cincinnati establishes the University of Cincinnati, which later absorbed the earlier institutions.
1906: The University of Cincinnati creates the world’s first cooperative education program through its College of Engineering. (Read UC Magazine article on co-op.)
1968: UC becomes a “municipally sponsored, state-affiliated” institution. During this time, the University of Cincinnati is the second-oldest and second-largest municipal university in the country.
July 1, 1977: UC becomes one of Ohio’s state universities, the culmination of a transitional period that began in 1968.
Today: As the 18th largest university in the nation, UC offers more than 300 academic programs to more than 42,500 students. (Read UC's numerous rankings.)