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

    A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems. Includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, programming, problems of specific computer applications, component and system maintenance and 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

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

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

    Business Administration

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, 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
  • 100 Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099, United States

    Communication

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

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

    Computer Science

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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

    Education

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

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    English

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

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

    Health Informatics

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

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

    Law

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

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

    Leadership

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, 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

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals for the legal profession, for related support professions and professional legal research, and focus on the study of legal issues in non-professional programs.

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

    Nursing

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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

    Public History

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

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

    Social Work

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

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

    Teaching

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in 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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    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.