University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Tuition & Cost Guide

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Cost to Attend

In State


Ohio Residents

  • Tuition: $9,322
  • Books and Supplies: $1,500
  • Other Fees: $1,678
  • Room and Board: $10,750

Out of State


Non Residents

  • Tuition: $24,656
  • Books and Supplies: $1,500
  • Other Fees: $1,678
  • Room and Board: $10,750

*All tuition data is sourced from the 2015/2016 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Annual Prices

Residents of Ohio pay an annual total price of $27,788 to attend University of Cincinnati Main Campus on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $9,322 for tuition, $10,750 room and board, $1,500 for books and supplies and $1,678 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $43,122 which is 55.2% higher than Ohio residents. The tuition charge is $24,656 while room and board is $10,750, books and supplies are $1,500 and other fees come in at $1,678.

Financial Aid and Student Loans - What does it really cost to attend?

The average reported annual net price for University of Cincinnati Main Campus for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $19,739 in 2014/2015.

Aid Amount Percent Receiving Aid
Average Annual Total Grant Aid $6,917 59%
Average Pell Grant $4,175 23%
Average Annual Federal Student Loan $5,820 57%

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Cincinnati Main Campus, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $72,524. The loan balance of $72,524 is a four year multiple of the $18,131 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $757 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $72,524
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $757.23
Total Interest Paid $18,344.00
Sum of All Loan Payments $90,868.00

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current published cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Cincinnati Main Campus to be $111,152 - assuming graduation in normal time. Our estimation assumes a 1.5% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Ohio Residents $27,788 $28,196 $28,610 $29,030
Non Residents $43,122 $43,755 $44,397 $45,049

Per Credit Hour and Per Class Prices

We estimate the cost for a class at University of Cincinnati Main Campus as follows based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Cincinnati Main Campus versus other colleges.

Cost Per Credit Hour Cost Per Class (3 credit hr) Cost Per Class (4 credit hr)
Ohio Residents $389 $1,167 $1,556
Out of State Residents $1,028 $3,084 $4,112

Historical Tuition Prices

The cost to attend college is continually rising. The table below will provide perspective as to the historical tuition increases reported for University of Cincinnati Main Campus and what it has cost to attend in past years.

Ohio Resident Out of State Annual Percent Change
2010 $9,399 $23,922 0%
2009 $9,399 $23,922 0%
2008 $9,399 $23,922 0%
2007 $9,399 $23,922 5.9%
2006 $8,877 $22,629 5.9%
2005 $8,379 $21,351 9.9%
2004 $7,623 $19,230 9.9%
2003 $6,936 $17,319 19.1%
2002 $5,823 $14,760 9.1%
2001 $5,337 $13,614 6.8%
2000 $4,998 $12,879 5.3%
1999 $4,746 $12,252 8.9%
1998 $4,359 $10,986 5%
1997 $4,152 $10,464 6%
1996 $3,918 $9,873 5%
1995 $3,732 $9,405 4.9%
1994 $3,558 $8,712 5.5%
1993 $3,372 $8,049 8.9%
1992 $3,096 $7,386 9.8%
1991 $2,819 $6,696 5.2%
1990 $2,679 $6,393 5.8%
1989 $2,532 $6,035 12.1%
1988 $2,259 $5,376 8%
1987 $2,091 $4,989 0%

Tuition Payments

Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=201885 IPEDS survey data for University of Cincinnati Main Campus.

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