Northern Kentucky University

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General Information

Admission Office

Administrative Center 401, Northern Kentucky University

Nunn Drive

Highland Heights, KY 41099

(859) 572-5220

(800) 637-9948

Fax: (859) 572-6665



Contact: Melissa Gorbandt

Director of Admissions – Outreach
Main Address

Nunn Drive

Highland Heights, KY 41099

(859) 572-5100

www.nku.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 13,003

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,143

Degree-seeking undergrads: 12,296

Graduate enrollment: 1,508

Setting

Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 78%

Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 67%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General A,B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resource Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B
Information Technology B

Education

Business Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Physical Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Drafting C
Architectural Engineering Technology A,B,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Industrial Technology B
Manufacturing Technologies C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Studies C

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Health Services – General B
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Mental Health Services Technology B
Nursing (RN) A,B
Respiratory Therapy A

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Police Science A

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Northern Kentucky University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (859) 572-5100
Website: www.nku.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://nku.edu/admissions.html
Address: Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 14,764
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 38%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,197 (49% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $10,032
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,680
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,941

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Northern Kentucky University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Northern Kentucky University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 121114
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 151
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 753
Education 31151
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 412
English Language and Literature/Letters 411
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 3274
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 111
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 221
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 12
Social Sciences 26
Visual and Performing Arts 15
Grand total 40771241

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Northern Kentucky University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $10,032
Out-of-state $19,680
Books and supplies $800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $11,418
Out-of-state $17,358

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,057 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,026 97% $8,941
Student loan aid 1,212 58% $5,480

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 9,371 76% $7,472
Federal student loans 5,709 46% $6,403

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Northern Kentucky University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Northern Kentucky University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,995 2,228 3,767
Percent admitted 100% 89% 89%
Percent admitted who enrolled 33% 37% 31%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Northern Kentucky University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 14,764
Undergraduate enrollment 11,914
Graduate enrollment 2,850

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Northern Kentucky University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (CLNUR) - Clinical Doctorate
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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