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Union Institute & University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Union Institute & University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Union Institute & University Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Union Institute & University was awarded 74 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is crisis/emergency/disaster management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Union as #247 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Union held the #1,442 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Union also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Ohio ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Union?

Acceptance Rate

Union Institute & University has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Union Institute & University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Union, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 8 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Union Institute & University is 17%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  17 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Union Institute & University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Union Institute & University has a freshmen retention rate of 100%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  100 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Union is 21%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  21 out of 100

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Union Institute & University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 604 undergraduates at Union with 250 being full-time and 354 being part-time.

How Much Does Union Institute & University Cost?

The overall average net price of Union is $16,585. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Union, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 $6,322 a year. That adds up to $25,288 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.

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How Much Money Do Union Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Union with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $42,400 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Union Institute & University make the most money.

Location of Union Institute & University

Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Union Institute & University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Union are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 440 E Mcmillan St, Cincinnati, OH 45206-1925
Phone: 800-861-6400

Union Institute & University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 18 majors graduated from Union Institute & University. Of these students, 367 received undergraduate degrees and 68 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 146 $109,800
Human Development & Family Studies 103 $30,800
Homeland Security 51 NA
Public Health 21 NA
Social Work 12 NA
General Psychology 10 NA
Business Administration & Management 10 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 6 NA
Special Education 4 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 4 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Union Institute & University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Union

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 853 students took at least one online class at Union Institute & University. This is a decrease from the 918 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 853 613
2017-2018 918 638
2016-2017 1,085 367
2015-2016 1,133 965
2013-2014 1,567 989

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Notes and References


*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.


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