School Overview

Northern Kentucky University is a Public, 4 years college located in Highland Heights, Kentucky. NKU ranked 6th in Kentucky Colleges and 9th in Federal Region IV.
It has a total enrollment of 16,211 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. NKU's acceptance rate is 80.29% last year (undergraduate school).
Northern Kentucky University is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
Contact Information
AddressNunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099
Admission Information
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School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of Northern Kentucky University is 80.29% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 31.71%. The application fees are $40 for undergraduate programs and $40 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate80.29 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)31.71 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$40
Graduate Application Fees$40

Tuition & Fees

NKU's 2022 tuition & fees is $10,392 for Kentucky residents and $20,448 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $10,284 for Kentucky residents and $15,594 for out-of-students.
Kentucky ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,392$20,448
Graduate Tuition & Fees$10,284$15,594
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 16,211 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 7,835 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. NKU has 11,507 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 4,704 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students16,211
Undergraduate Students11,507
Graduate Students4,704
Online Enrollment7,835

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs139 Programs
Number of online programs9 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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