U.S. News & World Report ranks UC co-op among nation’s Top 5. Our co-op program promotes paid on-the-job experience and increases career options following graduation.

Our Value

Cooperative education—or co-op for short—allows you to alternate semesters of classroom learning with semesters working full-time at a job in your major and help pay for college. We're ranked in the top 5 for co-op (US News) and students earn a total of $61,000 on average. The best part? You have five different co-op positions to learn what interests you in your field.

More than 90 percent of our students have full-time job offers before graduation and many of those offers come from a former co-op employer.

Real-world Experience 

Choose to stay close-to-campus in Cincinnati or travel the globe for your co-op position. You have more than 1,300 companies to choose from including Tesla, Toyota, Apple, Microsoft, GE Aerospace, Procter & Gamble, and more. 

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Olivia Sieger

Olivia Sieger, | Germantown, MD

Architectural Engineering, Class of ‘26

“Since we get paid on co-op, the program enables me to pay for a lot of my tuition, which was initially a huge concern for me as an out-of-state student. I also love how there is so much to do on and off campus and there are so many ways you can get involved in organizations on campus or even start your own!”

Quinn Graessle,

Quinn Graessle | Ballwin, MO

Architectural Engineering, Class of ‘26

“When I visited and discovered the co-op program, it was a no-brainer decision. I've appreciated the opportunity to sample different career paths and I wouldn't be in the place I am now without it.”

Our City

Our city is a huge part of who we are and what we do. After all, it’s in our name. Cincinnati is home to six Fortune 500 companies and lays claim to one of the most vibrant startup ecosystems in the nation. You'll get the best of both worlds here in Cincinnati by experiencing our thriving city while having a traditional college campus experience. 

Our Campus

Continually recognized as one of the Most Beautiful College Campuses (Forbes), Cincinnati is an urban campus with green space to spare. We think you'll agree with the New York Times that the University of Cincinnati has the "most ambitious campus-­design program in the country."

Getting involved is easy. The University of Cincinnati offers hundreds of student organizations to match your interests, including more than 60 organizations specific to engineering and applied science majors. 

Our College

We offer undergraduate engineering and applied science degrees in: 

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Cybersecurity Engineering 
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

Our ACCEND program (Accelerated Engineering Degree) makes it possible for you to earn both an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree during your five years by taking advantage of college credit earned in high school.