Wherever you stand in your academic career, Cincinnati offers families high-quality educational choices and a variety of academic programs. Cincinnati Public Schools serves about 36,000 students (preschool to 12th grade) in 65 schools. In addition, there are 128 top private schools, serving 33,854 students spread across a 91-square-mile district in southwest Ohio. Cincinnati also provides students with a multitude of options when it comes to higher education. With more than 30 public and private colleges spread over six unique neighborhoods, you will easily find an area of study that suits your interests.

Secondary Education

  • The top ranked public schools in Cincinnati, OH are Madeira Elementary School, Elm Avenue Elementary School and Montgomery Elementary School.
  • The top ranked public high schools in Cincinnati, OH are Walnut Hills High School (#1 in Cincinnati, OH Metro Area Rankings. #112in National Rankings), Indian Hill High School (#1in Cincinnati, OH Metro Area Rankings. #149 in National Rankings) and Wyoming High School (#3 in Cincinnati, OH Metro Area Rankings. #228in National Rankings).
  • 6 Public Blue Ribbon Schools and 13 Private Blue Ribbon Schools within the greater Cincinnati area.
  • The Cincinnati Public School district includes 16 high schools, each accepting students on a citywide basis.
  • The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati accounts for several high schools in metro Cincinnati, ten of which are single-sex: four all-male, and six all-female.
  • The Springer School and Center is a regional school “devoted entirely to the education of children with learning disabilities.”
  • St Rita School for the Deaf educates students up through high school and vocational school.
  • Clark Montessori is the first public Montessori high school in the United States.

Higher Education

Cincinnati is also home to many top-tier colleges and universities, including:

University of Cincinnati

  • The University of Cincinnati is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 46,000 students and has been named “Among the top tier of the Best National Universities,” according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks UC’s co-op program in the Top 3 in the country (Number 1 among public institutions).
  • The National Science Foundation places UC in the top 40 among America’s public research universities.
  • The University of Cincinnati offers 414 degree programs and 262 minors and certificates.

Xavier University

  • Xavier University is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation and one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities nationwide.
  • 86 percent of Xavier’s pre-medical graduates have been accepted into professional schools, compared to 45 percent nationally.
  • Xavier’s three colleges offer 90+ undergraduate majors, 60+ minors and 40+ graduate programs to approximately 6,500 total students, including 4,500 undergraduates.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Xavier with the #1 graduation rate in the Midwest.

Miami University

  • 17,327 undergraduates and 2,607 graduate students study in Oxford, about 4,600 on the regional campuses and nearly 200 students per year in Luxembourg. Miami students come from all 50 states and 79 countries.
  • On the Oxford campus, Miami offers bachelor’s degrees in over 120 areas of study. Graduate students choose from more than 70 master’s and doctoral degree programs.
  • Miami’s four-year graduation rate is ranked No. 1 among Ohio public universities and No. 26 among publics nationally.
  • Miami is ranked No. 1 among top-quality national universities for operating efficiency by U.S. News & World Report.

Northern Kentucky University

  • Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
  • NKU offers 90 bachelor’s degrees, two associate degrees, 24 graduate programs, one Juris Doctor, a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
  • Ranked 9 years in a row in Forbe’s list of America’s Top Colleges