Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) was founded in 1968 and is part of the metropolitan area of greater Cincinnati. NKU is a learner-centered institution committed to lifelong public access to education with an emphasis on high quality, affordable education. We promote a culture that fosters and celebrates excellence in all that we do. We will engage in honest, fair, and ethical behavior, with integrity at the heart of every decision and action. Ours will be a community that embraces inclusiveness, diversity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work. We will approach our work how we teach, engage, and serve with creativity and innovation. And we will maintain a climate of collegiality built on respect and characterized by open communication and shared responsibility. Sixteen major buildings are of modern, contemporary architectural design and are set on 400 acres of rolling countryside. Adjacent to campus, the BB & T Area, a 9,400 seat arena and convention center is a new addition to campus since Fall 2008. In Fall 2011, Griffin Hall opened which is the new state-of-the-art home to the College of Informatics. NKU has an enrollment over 12,000 students and employs 1,049 full-time staff and 569 full-time faculty. NKU offers 79 bachelors degrees, three associate, 22 graduate, a juris doctorate, a doctorate in Education Leadership and a doctorate in Nurse Practitioners. NKU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). There are more than 200 student organizations and clubs. In Fall 2016, NKU athletics moved to the Horizon League, a Division I conference.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1968 N/A Semester $89.6 million + Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099 (859) 572-5100
overall score total score state city online paying global
47 100.0 Kentucky Highland Heights 467