The University of Cincinnati’s co-op and internship program ranks among the top five universities in the nation, according to the coveted U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” guide. UC’s fifth-ranked co-op program is the third largest in the world and its students earn a collective $75 million annually working for about 1,300 employers. Only Northeastern, Drexel, Georgia Tech, and MIT ranked higher.

The UC program already included a work component allowing students to complete their internships remotely, so the program hasn’t skipped a beat during the COVID era. At UC, students can alternate semesters with paid work directly tied to their majors, giving them experience working for small businesses, major employers, multinational firms, non-profits, and startups.