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.  


UC Clermont College: The First 50 Years, 1972-2022

Memorable Moments: Celebration Recap

Thanks to all who joined us for UC Clermont's 50th Anniversary Celebration held on campus Thursday, Sept. 22!

UC Clermont: Then. Now. Next.

UC Clermont 50th Anniversary mark

UC Clermont: 50 Years in Photos

Students hold up merchandise in the UC Clermont Bookstore, 1983.
Woodland Trail ribbon cutting, 2015.
UC Clermont students play volleyball and enjoy a picnic on campus, 1981.

50 Years of Changing Lives


Life-changing diagnosis sparks new calling for UC Clermont...

June 30, 2022

Sarah Hoderlein expected to spend her 21st birthday the way most college kids do, celebrating the highly-anticipated milestone with family and friends. Instead, she spent it in the hospital, having fluid removed from her lungs, where she received a life-changing diagnosis — stage II Hodgkin’s lymphoma.


UC Clermont aviation student charts new course

March 9, 2022

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Seth Cooper’s dream of becoming a pilot started literally in the shadow of aviation pioneers — as a child playing under the Wright brothers’ statue in Carillon Park.

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Total students who have attended UC Clermont since 1972