Union Institute and University, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, began as a consortium between ten colleges to explore non traditional forms of teaching. The consortium became the Union of Research and Experimenting Colleges and Universities in 1969. By 1972 the school received accreditation by the Commission on Institutions of High Education of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and received degree granting status by the Ohio Board of Regents. The school changed its name to the current in 1985. Currently the school enrolls approximately 2000 students per year and has over 15,000 alumni throughout the world.
Union Institute and University challenges students by providing an interdisciplinary education model that forces students to placer studies in a relevant context, utilizing analyses and critical thinking. Undergraduate and graduate programs are available, with undergraduate programs being broken down into Bachelor of Arts concentrations and Bachelor of Science majors. Individuals will be provided with a unique educational experience, developed over time and based on German and British methods. The emphasis on student learning is unique, and is core to the education offered.
Majors and concentrations offered include:
- Psychology and Human Development
- Business Administration
- Criminal Justice Management
- Social Work
Admission and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrolling at Union Institute and University must be a high school graduate or have a GED. Students must complete the application which will be reviewed and used to determine admission to the school. Students will also take placement exams and be required to submit all relevant documents, such as transcripts. Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and work study programs. The school's financial aid office will assist students in applying for aid and additional information may be found on the school's website.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students Union, UI&U accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Life Experience Credits
Union Institute & University has a total student population of about 1,400. The student body is made up of 75% undergraduate students and 0.6% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $12,000-$14,000 per year
- Part time students pay in the range of $500 to $600 per unit
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Union Institute & University may provide services to students including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
Union Institute & University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 31%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||25%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||6%|
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Union Institute & University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Union Institute & University for official up-to-date information.