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AddressNunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099
Phone859-572-5100
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School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Northern Kentucky University Campus, Highland Heights, KY
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2021 Tuition & Fees and 2022 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2021 tuition and fees of Northern Kentucky University are $10,296 for in-state students and $20,256 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2021 tuition and fees are $11,418 for in-state students and $17,358 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2022 tuition & fees are $10,296 for Kentucky residents and $20,256 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years. The estimated 2022 graduate school tuition & fees are $11,418 for Kentucky residents and $17,358 for out-of-state students.
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $41,800. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the program shows the highest salary with $64,300 after graduating.
2020-21 Tuition & Fees2021-22 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$10,296$20,256
Graduate$11,418$17,358
*Updated with 2021 tuition data: source: NCES (National Center for Education Statistics)
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$10,296$20,256
Graduate$11,418$17,358
The estimation for 2021-2022 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

2021 Key Stats

The Acceptance rate at Northern Kentucky University is 90% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 36%. The average SAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 1,130.
The average graduation rate is 46%. Total 14,764 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school). Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2021 Key Academics Statistics at NKU
Admission Stats »90% Acceptance Rate / 36% Yield
Test Scores »1,130 SAT / 23 ACT
Graduation Rate »46%
Retention Rate69%(full-time), 20% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio5.26% (19 to 1)
Student Population »14,764 (11,914 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$7,472
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$41,800
Average Salary by Field of Study$20,500 - $64,300

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

Northern Kentucky University offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has ROTC programs and offers teacher certification programs designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at NKU
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening CollegeYes
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
NKU provides several student services including remedial services, academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at NKU
Remedial servicesYes
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenYes
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of Northern Kentucky University. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 2,056. It also offers separate board/meal plans.
NKU Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity2,056



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