NKU Overview


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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 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Graduation Rate

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following 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 worse than average in terms of graduating students.

4 Years

11% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

30% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

37% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157447 IPEDS survey data for Northern Kentucky University.