University of Cincinnati

Ranked #4 for co-op and internships (U.S. News), University of Cincinnati is a global leader in experience-based learning. Alternating between paid work directly tied to their majors with traditional academic terms, UC co-op students earned a collective $58M in 2020-21; individually averaging $10,500 per semester. This “earn while you learn” approach contributes to an impressive ROI, with 12.2% lower student loan debt than peer institutions. And 100% of UC students participate in some aspect of experience-based learning, from study abroad to undergraduate research.