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Northern Kentucky University is a co-educational public university situated in Highland Heights, Kentucky. It has an undergraduate, liberal arts college, and also offers graduate programs. The university offers Enrolment to more than 14, 000 students. It is the 2nd largest university in Greater Cincinnati. NKU has 6 colleges under it:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • College of Informatics
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • School of Nursing and Health Professions
NKU mascot is Norse, and its colors are black, white and gold. The university has volleyball, golf, tennis, cross country, soccer, basketball, softball and baseball teams. Suzanne Fitzpatrick, television writer; Gary Webb, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist; Shawn Nordheim, Mrs. Kentucky 2006; Jenny Robertson, actress; and actor George Clooney are among the notable alumni of the university.

Profile of Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University can be found in Highland Heights, KY (a large suburb). The school is a public institution. The Post-Master's certificate is the highest degree at Northern Kentucky University.

Northern Kentucky University Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 440 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at Northern Kentucky University centered around 448 to 550, but ranged both higher and lower.


A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 14, 785 students were enrolled in Northern Kentucky University.

Student Life

The school student athletes compete in Great Lakes Valley Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Northern Kentucky University is to educate students to succeed in their chosen life roles; be informed, contributing members of their communities - regionally, nationally, and internationally; and pursue satisfying and fulfilling lives. The university will offer a comprehensive array of baccalaureate and master's programs as well as law and other selected doctoral programs that meet regional needs. The university supports multi-dimensional excellence across the full breadth of its work: teaching and learning, research and creative activity, and outreach and public engagement. Northern Kentucky University fosters a community that values openness, inclusion and respect. The university is committed to intellectual and creative freedom and to the open expression of ideas in ways that support scholarship and advance the learning process. The university embraces its regional stewardship role as reflected in its significant contribution to the intellectual, social, economic, cultural and civic vitality of the region and the commonwealth. Northern Kentucky University achieves its mission through outstanding faculty, state-of-the-art programs and community partnerships. The university prides itself on its learner focus, entrepreneurial spirit, global perspective, innovative programs, small classes, technology-enhanced academic programs, co-curricular learning opportunities, and emphasis on active learning, including student research, internships, co-op programs and service learning. Northern Kentucky University is the commonwealths only regional university located in a major metropolitan area. The university values its role as an integral part of the metropolitan region and recognizes the region as a powerful source of knowledge and experience that can strengthen, enhance and enrich every aspect of the university. Regional stewardship informs every dimension of the university's mission. "

Northern Kentucky University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management529business, marketing, accounting, organizational behavior, business management, MIS, finance, non-profit management, . . .
Education and Teaching388elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, education, educational admin and supervision, physical education teaching, secondary teaching, school Counselling, business teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts300English, liberal arts and sciences, history, political science, speech and rhetoric, social services, anthropology, international relations, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine263registered nursing, nurse practitioner, adult health nursing, pediatric nursing, mental health nursing, various nursing
Engineering Technician127architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, engineering technology, industrial tech, manufacturing tech
Media104public relations, radio and television, journalism
Medical Support and Technology101mental health services tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech
Security and Law Enforcement96criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Family and Social Work90social work, public administration
Therapy and Counselling83psychology, organizational psychology
Science62biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Fine Arts37fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering37computer and info science, information technology, computer science, computer programming
Drama and Performing Arts25drama
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy21sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Music15music, music performance
Photography and Commercial Art13commercial art
Transportation10aviation operations
Religion and Philosophy9philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science

Contact: Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University

University Dr

Highland Heights, KY 41099

General Phone: (859) 572-5100


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