Union Institute & University

440 E McMillan St, Cincinnati, OH 45206-1925

School Details

Union Institute & University is a private non-profit institution that was founded in 1964. The main campus of UI&U is located in Cincinnati, OH, and UI&U also has campus locations in Brattleboro, VT, Montpelier, VT, Sacramento, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and North Miami Beach, FL. Union Institute & University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The origin of Union Institute & University dates back to 1964, when a group of liberal arts colleges joined to form a consortium known as The Union for Research and Experimentation in Higher Education, and consisted of a group of colleges that were experimenting with alternative education in the 1960’s. In 1969, The Union for Research and Experimentation in Higher Education changed its name to The Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities and focused on offering educational opportunities to non-traditional students. The Union for Experimenting Colleges eventually founded a graduate school, known as The Union Graduate School. In 1986 the school’s name changed to The Union Institute and purchased Vermont College. In 2001, The Union Institute became Union Institute and University.

Approximately 2,000 students are currently enrolled at UI&U, and the school employs over 400 faculty and staff members. To accommodate the busy schedules of its adult students, UI&U offers students the option of attending classes in campus classrooms, online and they also have the option of attending through the use of a low-residency model. Students attending classes on campus are able to enhance their learning experience through interacting with faculty and other students in a small classroom environment while using state of the art technology. Flexible class times make it easier for students to attend on campus classes. All of the undergraduate programs offered at UI&U are available in a low-residency model, which offers students the chance to enroll in courses that work best with their schedule and location. Students participating in the low-residency model can communicate with fellow students by telephone, email, online and through use of CampusWeb, UI&U’s e-learning platform. UI&U offers several of its undergraduate programs through an online format. Students not only nationwide, but worldwide as well can attend UI&U through the use of the online program and are able to communicate with fellow students and faculty at their convenience by email, phone, online and through CampusWeb.

UI&U offers the following programs to its students:


  • Arts, Writing & Literature
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Child Development
  • Criminal Justice Management
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Services Management
  • Environmental Studies & Sustainability
  • Exceptional Student Education
  • Global Studies, History & Cultural Leadership
  • Maternal Child Health: Lactation Counseling
  • Psychology & Human Development
  • Secondary Education
  • Self Designed
  • Social Work
Master’s Programs
  • Counseling Psychology (M.A.)
  • Master of Arts Online (M.A) with concentration areas in Creative Health Studies & Wellness, History & Culture, Leadership, Public Policy & Social Issues and Literature & Writing
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
  • Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D)
In addition to the undergraduate, master and doctoral degrees available at UI&U, opportunities for lifelong learning are also available. Online certificate programs, community workshops, a Center for Workplace Advancement and other available resources make lifelong learning through UI&U a possibility.

The academic year at UI& U is based on a trimester calendar, and annual cost of tuition and fees is $14,190.




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    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctorate degree
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