Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Kentucky


Student Population
Northern Kentucky University overview
Location Highland Heights, Kentucky
Online nku.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Northern Kentucky University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study 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 5,995 prospective students applied, and 5,351 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,980 enrolled in the school.  9,503 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,261 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $9,648 plus fees of $384. NKU is ranked 960 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
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SAT 990/1230
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.24
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jul 1, 2020
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Kentucky Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Northern Kentucky University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$384
Room and Board $9,912
Budget for Other Expenses$2,500
Total One Year Cost$23,244
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Northern Kentucky University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$384
Room and Board $9,912
Budget for Other Expenses$2,500
Total One Year Cost$32,892

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$39,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
37% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Northern Kentucky University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 26%
Health Professions 11%
Education 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%
Social Sciences 6%

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