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Union Institute & University Overview

Union Institute & University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Union Institute & University Known For?

403 Undergraduate Awards
  • Union has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Union.
  • In 2017-2018, 18% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Union bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $42,400 a year. That's about 4% more than their peers at other schools.

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Union Institute & University Rankings

Out of the 119 colleges in Ohio, Union is ranked at #2.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Union.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Homeland Security Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Homeland Security Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Human Development & Family Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Human Development & Family Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Union has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#1 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual
#1 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#1 Highest Paid Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Graduates College Factual

Where Is Union Institute & University?

Location of Union Institute & University

Contact details for Union are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 440 E Mcmillan St, Cincinnati, OH 45206-1925
Phone: 800-861-6400
Website: https://www.myunion.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myunion
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uiuNews

How Do I Get Into Union?

You can apply to Union online at: apply.myunion.edu

Union Institute & University has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Union Institute & University?

100% Take Out Loans
5.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Union, approximately 100% of students took out student loans averaging $6,322 a year. That adds up to $25,288 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Union is 5.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Union Institute & University Undergraduate Student Diversity

250 Full-Time Undergraduates
71% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 604 undergraduate students at Union, with 250 being full-time and 354 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Union

There are also 256 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 250 full-time undergraduates at Union, 29% are male and 71% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Union

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Union Institute & University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Union Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 37
Hispanic or Latino 88
White 83
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 38

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Union Institute & University. At this time, 7 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Union Institute & University

638 Took All Classes Online
918 Took At Least One Class Online
2.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 14 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Union. In 2017-2018, 918 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Union has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 23rd most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Union

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Union Institute & University was 2.9%. This is the #150 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Union regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Union majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Homeland Security 21%
Mental & Social Health Services 10%
Public Administration & Social Service 6%
Social Work 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Union ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Union.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Education #4
Interdisciplinary Studies #5
Human Development & Family Studies #9
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #12
Special Education #14
Homeland Security #16
Social Work #18
Public Health #23
Mental & Social Health Services #24
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #26
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #33
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #33
Liberal Arts General Studies #33
Teacher Education Grade Specific #39
General Psychology #40
General Business/Commerce #42
Psychology #45
Public Administration & Social Service #54
Criminal Justice & Corrections #67
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #69
Education #71
Health & Medical Administrative Services #72
Business Administration & Management #91
Health Professions #99
Business, Management & Marketing #99

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Union Institute & University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Criminal Justice & Corrections 183 0 0 0 183
Human Development & Family Studies 103 0 0 0 103
Homeland Security 56 0 0 0 56
Business Administration & Management 13 0 36 0 49
Public Health 19 3 0 0 22
Social Work 18 0 0 0 18
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 17 0 17
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 17 17
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 10 0 10
General Psychology 10 0 0 0 10
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 5 5
Educational Administration 0 0 0 2 2
Special Education 1 0 0 0 1
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 403 3 63 24 493

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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