Dean's Welcome

Welcome from Dean Jeff Bauer


As Dean of the University of Cincinnati’s Clermont College, it is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to our website and our beautiful campus. UC Clermont serves approximately 3,000 students whose studies encompass more than 50 bachelor’s and associate degree programs across our five academic departments.

Our tuition is a great value – about half of the cost of other colleges and universities – which makes earning your college education affordable and within reach. We are much more than a community college. We are a regional college of the University of Cincinnati in your community. Our students enjoy access to all of the same perks available at UC’s main campus, just 25 miles away, with the advantages of attending a regional college. That means small class sizes with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, expert faculty whose focus is on teaching and who possess doctorate degrees in their disciplines or extensive practical preparation and certification and a student-centered staff who offer personalized attention.

Our commitment to helping you achieve your goals doesn’t end there. UC Clermont is an open access college, because we believe everyone should be able to further their education. We meet you where you are on your academic journey and help you to complete your education at your pace.  We offer classes at convenient times, including fully face-to-face classes, fully online classes and hybrid classes, which combine face-to-face instruction with online learning. We also provide substantial financial assistance to our students in the form of scholarships and financial aid. We award nearly 100 scholarships totaling more than $185,000  each year through the backing of our generous donors. Support is never far away for a UC Clermont student, whether it be a trip to our Learning Center with full-time tutors on staff, some quiet studying time or research in our 21st century library or a stop by our career services or disability services offices.

Our students graduate ready to work and easy to hire. Internships and practicums, domestic and international study programs and leadership development and training allow you to advance your critical thinking and analytical skills through rigorous foundational coursework and undergraduate research, expand your view of the world through cultural and social enrichment programs and gain professional experience through real-world experiential learning programs.

While academics are the heart of the college, our students are its soul. That’s why we offer national championship collegiate athletics like volleyball, baseball, softball, basketball and soccer, along with a wealth of student activities like student government, cheerleading and faith-based and academic clubs.

UC Clermont also strives to be a resource for our community. Our Park National Bank Gallery supports the arts by bringing in local exhibits and artists’ work from all over the country and the world. Our Calico Children’s Theater provides acting classes and summer theater camps as well as performances for children of all ages. Our testing center provides CLEP and Pearson VUE testing opportunities for the community. Our shared facility at UC East offers assessment, training, continuing education and enrichment programs.

Our 91.2 acre campus provides a wonderful environment to learn, relax and collaborate with your instructors and peers. We continue to invest in sustainability projects to enhance the campus environment, including a new reflective white roof for our buildings, the addition of 40 trees each year on Earth Day and the development of campus walking trails.

No matter what your walk in life, UC Clermont is here to help you take your first step toward a better and brighter future. If you’re ready for the challenge of the educational opportunities and rich experiences presented by UC Clermont, I encourage you to schedule a campus visit or apply online today.

Best Wishes,

Jeff Bauer

Jeffrey C. Bauer, D.B.A.
Dean, UC-Clermont College