Union Institute & University Overview
Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Union Institute & University is a private not-for-profit institution. Cincinnati is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is Union Institute & University Known For?
- Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Union since the student to facuty ratio is 7 to 1.
- Students at Union have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 5%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest award offered at Union is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 17% 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.
Union Institute & University Rankings
According to our 2022 analysis, Union is ranked #140 out of 2,587 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #3 out of 108 schools in Ohio.
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.
Union has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Union.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Union has earned from around the web.
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|#3||Best Criminal Justice Schools||College Factual|
|#3||Best Child Care & Support Services Management Schools||College Factual|
|#4||Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools||College Factual|
|#6||Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Union Institute & University?
Contact details for Union are given below.
|Address:||440 E Mcmillan St, Cincinnati, OH 45206-1925|
How Do I Get Into Union?
You can apply to Union online at: apply.myunion.edu/
Can I Afford Union Institute & University?
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Union, approximately 100% of students took out student loans averaging $9,500 a year. That adds up to $38,000 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Union is 4.8%. 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
There are also 234 graduate students at the school.
Of the 227 full-time undergraduates at Union, 51% are male and 49% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Union Institute & University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||46|
|Hispanic or Latino||64|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Union has changed over the last few years.
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Union
The following table shows how Union is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#46||#7|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#55||#4|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#55||#4|
Online Affordability Rankings of Union Rankings
The following table shows how Union is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#10||#4|
|Human Development & Family Studies||#10||#10|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#10||#10|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#10||#4|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#13||#13|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#16||#16|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#34||#31|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#34||#28|
|Business Administration & Management||#58||#55|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#72||#69|
Online Growth Rankings of Union
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Union Institute & University was 3.5%. This is the #813 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|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||15%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||15%|
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|
|Cultural Studies & Analysis||#3|
|Agricultural Economics & Business||#13|
|Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies||#35|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||#41|
|Health Sciences & Services||#72|
|Human Development & Family Studies||#121|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#147|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#148|
|English Language & Literature||#158|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#246|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#283|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#336|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#489|
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.
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||146||0||0||0||146|
|Human Development & Family Studies||103||0||0||0||103|
|Business Administration & Management||10||0||36||0||46|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||6||0||14||0||20|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||0||0||0||10||10|
|Mental & Social Health Services||0||1||7||0||8|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||4||0||0||0||4|
|Agricultural Economics & Business||0||0||0||0||0|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||0||0||0||0||0|
|Health Sciences & Services||0||0||0||0||0|
|Cultural Studies & Analysis||0||0||0||0||0|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||0||0||0||0||0|
*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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