Fueled by an unstoppable spirit and a passion for knowledge, Northern Kentucky
University students engage and impact their communities, the region, and our world.
The university’s long-standing commitment to academic excellence offers abundant
opportunities for experiential learning in the region’s best facilities, including the new
Health Innovation Center. NKU connects students to their world-changing dreams
through classroom experiences, faculty mentorship, and internships and co-ops with
hundreds of community partners and more than 200 student organizations. We’re also
home to 17 NCAA Division I athletic programs.
We shape driven individuals and create opportunities for our students to succeed
in this knowledge-based economy. We will continue to nurture inclusive and equitable
communities where people want to live, work, and tackle complex challenges.
You belong here.
YEAR FOUNDED: 1968 // CURRENT ENROLLMENT: 15,687 // STUDENT-FACULTY RATIO: 19:1 // UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED: 82 // MASTER’S DEGREES OFFERED: 22 // DOCTORAL DEGREES OFFERED: 3 // DISTANCE FROM DOWNTOWN CINCINNATI: 7.4 miles // IN-STATE TUITION: $413/credit hour // OUT-OF-STATE TUITION: $828/credit hour // PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ON FINANCIAL AID: 93.9% of full-time undergraduates // TOP AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS: Forbes Top College 11 years running • 2020 Safest Colleges Campuses in America list (YourLocalSecurity.com)