U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Cincinnati was again named in the Top Tier of the country's "Best National Universities" and moved up six spots to 129th in the 2015 special issue. In the past four years, UC has jumped a remarkable 27 places on the list, from 156, and is now tied with Ohio University, the University of Kentucky, Arizona State, Louisiana State and University of Utah. (2014-15)

Last year, UC also made the list of the top 13 colleges with the best co-op or internship opportunities.

In addition, UC has numerous programs ranked among the top 100 public universities in the nation. Out of the following 41 UC programs and colleges that are nationally ranked, 35 placed in the top 50.

In particular, the MBA program rose a total of 39 spots for its full-time program and 69 spots for its part-time program. Both rankings exemplified the largest increase of any school in the nation, leading U.S. News & World Report to call the UC move "one of the most noteworthy changes" in the most current rankings.

These are the most recent rankings (2014 for online programs and MBA programs; 2013 for most of the other rankings). All categories are not ranked yearly.

(Note: USN&WR generally ranks only graduate programs. Rankings from other sources are listed below the USN&WR list.)

University-wide rankings

  • Top 13 — Cooperative Education, 2013 ranking still current
  • 63 — Top public school, 2015

 

Colleges

Graduate schools

 

Best online programs

Music and arts graduate programs

  •   3 — opera/voice
  •   3 — interior design
  •   5 — musical conducting
  •   6 — industrial design
  •   6 — music
  •   9 — music composition
  •   9 — orchestra/symphony
  • 37 — drama
  • 46 — creative writing
                            — 2014 rankings still current for all

Medical and health graduate programs

  •   3pediatrics, 2014 ranking still current
  • 32nursing-anesthesia graduate program, 2011 ranking still current
  • 35nursing-midwifery graduate program, 2011 ranking still current
  • 35speech, language pathology graduate program (CAHS), 2012 ranking still current
  • 37audiology graduate program (CAHS), 2012 ranking still current
  • 43 — otolaryngology graduate program, 2014 ranking still current
  • 78College of Medicine's primary-care program, beating out Ohio U., Rutgers; 2014 ranking still current
  • 99physical therapy graduate program, 2012 ranking still current

Science, engineering, business graduate programs

  •   6 — paleontology (2010)
  • 20 — environmental engineering (2014)
  • 31 — aerospace engineering (2014)
  • 48 — civil engineering (2014)
  • 60 — mechanical engineering (2014)
  • MBA:
    • 60 — best full-time program, a 39-spot increase in its rankings over the previous year, the single biggest increase of any school
    • 81 — best part-time program, a 69-spot rise over the previous year, the biggest increase of any school
    • top 10 — greatest financial value upon graduation, based upon highest first-year salaries relative to debt load out of 437 for programs   
                            — 2014 rankings still current for all MBA programs

Misc. programs

  • 10 — accounting undergraduate program, 2014 ranking still current
  • 62 fine arts graduate studies (DAAP), 2012 ranking still current
  • 88Earth sciences/Geology graduate program, 2014 ranking still current
  • 93biological sciences graduate program, 2014 ranking still current
  • 94 sociology graduate program, 2013 ranking still current
  • 96 — chemistry graduate program, 2014 ranking still current