Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.83
Liaison Mary Beth McGrew
Submission Date March 10, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Cincinnati
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.22 / 4.00 Daniel Hart
Sustainability Coordinator
Planning + Design + Construction
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Does the institution have policies and programs to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:
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A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

The Center for Enhancement of Teacing and Learning has many such programs and resources. See, for example, our Teaching for Inclusion program: http://www.uc.edu/cetl/ourwork/inclusion/teaching.html


A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

UC hosts McNair Scholars and the McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program designed to assist undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds to prepare for doctoral studies.

UC also administers an Upward Bound program designed to motivate and provide academic skills for low income or first generation students interested in education beyond high school.


A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

Several scholarships exist for students of low-income or from an underrepresented group. Three different scholarships are available for students transferring from community and technical colleges. Another scholarship, the Darwin T. Turner Scholarship, is available for incoming freshman from an underrepresented group.

In addition to scholarships, UC offers several grant programs based on financial need, including Federal Pell Grants, Ohio College Opportunity Grants, and University Need Grants.


A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
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A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
Yes

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
61

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
63

On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):
48

The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):
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Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students (0-100):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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