Graduate Programs Overview

Northern Kentucky University is a four-years, public school located in Highland Heights, Kentucky. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $10,284 for Kentucky residents and $15,594 for other students in average.

It offers sixty graduate programs: 26 Master's, 7 Doctorate, 25 Post-Bachelor's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 524 students have been conferred Master's degree and 200 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameNorthern Kentucky University
Typefour-years, public
AddressNunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY
Graduate School Students4,704 students
3,877 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$10,284
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 60 Graduate Programs
26 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 27 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Northern Kentucky University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Kentucky residents, the tuition & fees are $10,284 and $15,594 for non-Kentucky residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $550 for Kentucky residents and $845 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$550$845
Books & Supplies$800
Room & Board$11,454 (On-Campus) / $11,454 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,500 (On-Campus) / $5,364 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$25,038$30,348
Off-Campus Total$27,902$33,212
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Northern Kentucky University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 60 major areas - 25 Master's (1 online programs), 3 Doctorate (1 online programs), 24 Post-Bachelor'(2 online programs), 1 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 16,211 students enrolled in Northern Kentucky University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 4,704 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,247 male and 3,457 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,206 full-time and 3,498 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 3,877 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 654 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students1,247
Women Students3,457
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,206
Part-time Students3,498
By race/ethnicity 3,708 White, 553 Black, and 118 Asian students are attending at Northern Kentucky University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races83
21 students are younger than 22 and 1,294 students are older than 65. The school has 1,831 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,558 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under21
40 & Over1,294
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Northern Kentucky University, 3,877 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 654 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment4,704
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,877
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses654
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses173
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,877
Kentucky Resident1,827
Other State In U.S.2,032
Outside of U.S.18

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