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Northern Kentucky University


Overview

Student Population
14,699
Best Colleges National Rank
#856
 Location Highland Heights, Kentucky
 Online nku.edu 
School Type Public 4 Year
Size Mid-size
Profit Status Non-profit
On campus housing Yes
Degrees Offered Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Highland Heights, Kentucky, Northern Kentucky University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 7,397 prospective students applied, and 6,797 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,266 enrolled in the school.  10,011 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,688 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2016/2017, excluding room and board, is $9,000 plus fees of $384. NKU is ranked 856 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2018 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
Test Scores
SAT ACT GPA
SAT1000/1250
ACT20/26
GPA3.24
Applications Accepted
91.9%
Applications DueJul 1, 2018
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Cost to Attend

Kentucky Resident Tuition
$9,000
In State Costs for Northern Kentucky University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$384
Room and Board $9,526
Budget for Other Expenses$2,500
Total One Year Cost$22,210
Out of State Tuition
$18,000
Out of State Costs for Northern Kentucky University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$384
Room and Board $9,526
Budget for Other Expenses$2,500
Total One Year Cost$31,210

Outcomes

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
37% within 6 years
Graduation Rates for Northern Kentucky University
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
in 4 years 11% earned a bachelor degree
in 5 years 30% earned a bachelor degree
in 6 years 37% earned a bachelor degree

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Northern Kentucky University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Northern Kentucky University is less effective than average in terms of graduating students.