Northern Kentucky University

Acceptance Rate 80.29 %
SAT Average 1,097
Tuition & Fees $20,448
Student Population 16,211
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $7,586

Academic Overview

Northern Kentucky University Campus, Highland Heights, KY
Northern Kentucky University is a public, four-years institute located in Highland Heights, Kentucky. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The 2022 tuition & fees is $10,392 for Kentucky residents and $20,448 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 16,211 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 80.29% and the graduation rate is 48% last year.
The salary after graduation from Northern Kentucky University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $41,800. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, NKU's tuition & fees is $10,392 for Kentucky residents and $20,448 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2022 average tuition & fees are $10,284 for in-state students and $15,594 for out-of-state students.
2022 Tuition & Fees
Kentucky ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at NKU. The acceptance rate of NKU is 80.29% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 31.71%. The average graduation rate is 48% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $7,586 and 80% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 16,211 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Northern Kentucky University is 80.29 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Northern Kentucky University is 48 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Northern Kentucky University is 75 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Northern Kentucky University is 16,211
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Northern Kentucky University is 18 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $7,586 at Northern Kentucky University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
AddressNunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099
Online Applicationhttps://nku.edu/admissions.html
Financial Aidinside.nku.edu/financialaid.html
Net Price Calculatorhttps://nku.studentaidcalculator.com/welcome.aspx
Veterans Tuitionveterans.nku.edu/resources.html
Disability Serviceinside.nku.edu/osa.html

Offered Degrees

NKU offers 139 major programs through online and on-site education where 9 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
One but less than two years certificate10
Associate's Degree40
Bachelor's Degree724
Post Bachelor's Degree262
Master's Degree252
Post Master's Degree10
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship10
Doctor's degree - professional practice31

Special Learning Opportunities

Northern Kentucky University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:2,056)
Board/Meal Plan

Veterans Benefits

Northern Kentucky University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges