Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) is a public university located in Highland Heights, Kentucky. NKU offers 67 bachelor's degrees, as well as 23 master's degree programs. Some of these programs include Accountancy, Health Science, Legal Studies, MBA, Computer Science, and Social Work.Northern Kentucky University (NKU) is a public university located in Highland Heights, Kentucky. NKU offers 67 bachelor's degrees, as well as 23 master's degree programs. Some of these programs include Accountancy, Health Science, Legal Studies, MBA, Computer Science, and Social Work.

  • Average Tuition USD 18,000
  • Acceptance Rate 66%
  • Students 15,114
  • International Students 3.3%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 26,906
  • Campus Setting Town

School Description

Northern Kentucky University has its campus located in the hills of a suburb in Northern Kentucky. There are many amenities and services which are walking distance for students, that includes grocery stores, banks, and restaurants. The campus location is just seven miles south of downtown Cincinnati, where students can go during their off time to enjoy the many bars. Just ten minutes away from campus, students can go to Newport on the Levee, where they can enjoy a movie or do some shopping.

Northern Kentucky University has over 15,000 students that come from 55 different countries. NKU offers its students 1961 residence hall spaces. Students at NKU have a choice of over 220 clubs and organizations for them to be involved in. Some of the facilities available to student on campus includes the Student Union which houses food courts and multipurpose activity areas, where students can hang out, play video games, or find a quiet place to study.

Master Programs

  • 100 Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099, United States

    Computer Information Technology

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Information Systems. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architecture; the application of computers in a business environment; the analysis and design of business information systems; programming; challenges of specific computer applications; component and system maintenance; inspection procedures; hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair; and report preparation.

  • 100 Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • 100 Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

  • 100 Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099, United States

    Business Informatics

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of information management, information systems, and electronic business.

  • 100 Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099, United States

    Communication

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • 100 Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • 100 Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099, United States

    Education

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • 100 Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099, United States

    English

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • 100 Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099, United States

    Health Informatics

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

  • 100 Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099, United States

    Law

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Law. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of criminal law, contract law, constitutional and administrative law; mooting; and drafting legal documents.

  • 100 Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099, United States

    Leadership

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the leadership skills required in a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. The program offers courses that focus on the study of organizational planning; the dynamics of leadership; team building; conflict resolution and mediation; communication; and other management skills.

  • 100 Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099, United States

    Legal Studies

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    The program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Legal Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of law and management.

  • 100 Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099, United States

    Nursing

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

  • 100 Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099, United States

    Public History

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • 100 Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099, United States

    Social Work

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

  • 100 Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099, United States

    Teaching

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities; diagnosing learning disabilities; developing individual education plans; teaching and supervising special education students; special education counseling; and applicable laws and policies.

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    SchoolApply Ranking 685
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    Forbes (USA) 633

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 525
  • Minimum SAT 1360
  • Minimum ACT 19

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    Established in 1968

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    Northern Kentucky University has the Haile Digital Planetarium, which is the first laser projection planetarium system to be installed on an educational campus in the world.

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          • Testimony
            2002-2007, BS, Psychology

            The RIGHT choice in education!

            NKU, and their amazing staff/faculty, helped me reach my full potential. It wasn't my first choice when evaluating colleges/universities, but it was the right choice. During my tenure there, I forged lasting relationships with both students and professors, felt inspired by the level of education received, and found a home. NKU truly has continued to be the beacon of innovation and strives to diversify their educational portfolio into and beyond the 21st century. They are a major contributor to the successes of the region and I'm proud to be part of Norse Nation.

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            1984-1988, BA, Graphic Design

            This is the launch pad for a lifetime of opportunities

            My time at NKU began as a Biology major which evolved into a BA in Graphic Design. During that time I worked as the Northerner's editorial cartoonist, lived on campus for a bit and made lifelong friendships. The professors, administration, and the overall campus community helped me discover a principle of learning that has been a foundation of continued growth throughout my career. A university education will be one of the biggest investments in your life. From my experience NKU is an investment that will give you positive educational, and social returns every year you are a student and for many years after your graduation.

          • Testimony
            2011-2012, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

            Computer Information Technology

            I graduated from NKU in December 2012. During my job search, employers were impressed with the CIT program and did not question my skill set. I was able to acquire a job, in my field of study, almost immediately after graduation. I was an out of state student and the cost of my education was comparable to the price for in-state tuition at a local school.