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About Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University is a Public, 4 years college located in Highland Heights, Kentucky.
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. The acceptance rate at Northern Kentucky University is 87.00% last year (undergraduate school).
Northern Kentucky University is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
AddressNunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099
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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 87.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 36.00%.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate87.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)36.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$40
Graduate Application Fees$40

Tuition & Fees

The tuition & fees at Northern Kentucky University, for academic year 2019-2020 is $10,296 for Kentucky residents and $20,256 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, the 2020 tuition & fees are $11,418 for Kentucky residents and $17,358 for out-of-students.
Kentucky ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,296$20,256
Graduate Tuition & Fees$11,418$17,358

Student Population

At Northern Kentucky University, total 16,211 are attending classes. Among them, 7,835 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. NKU has 11,507 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 programs145 Programs
Number of online programs25 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)

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Learning opportunities

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