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NKU Demographics & Diversity

Highland Heights, Kentucky

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at NKU are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 18% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Northern Kentucky University students
Race Percent of Students
White 82%
Black 7%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 3%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 50% more female students than male students enrolled at Northern Kentucky University with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NKU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Northern Kentucky University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Northern Kentucky University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,899
Women 8,865

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

NKU serves a low number of students outside of Kentucky, with 72 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Northern Kentucky University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 72%
Out of State 27%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$63,568 per year

38% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
14,764
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 21.4%
Part time Undergrads 18.4%

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