UC Clermont Celebrates
50 Years

Then. Now. Next.

In the late 1960s, Clermont County community founders and University of Cincinnati leaders envisioned economic growth along the Appalachian corridor — and a college to provide academic and technical training for residents.

These early visionaries recognized the need for an educated workforce and partnerships between local business and education. They knew the community-based college needed to be an open-access institution, and that it must take an active role in removing social and financial barriers that would prevent students from enrolling.

On Sept. 25, 1972, Clermont General and Technical College opened its doors with 97 full-time and 184 part-time students. Fifty years later, UC Clermont College (the name was officially changed in 1987) boasts more than 2,300 students and 60 academic programs, including associate, bachelor, certificate and transfer pathways.

Read more about college's five decades of serving students.  

Celebrate with Us

This year, UC Clermont is celebrating its proud history and service to the community by hosting the 50th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 22. Follow us on social and check back here soon for more details!

UC Clermont 50th Anniversary mark

UC Clermont: 50 Years in Photos

Students in the UC Clermont Bookstore in thee late 1970's
A ribbon cutting at the Woodland Trails on the UC Clermont campus
UC Clermont students playing volleyball on campus in the 1980's