Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

Northern Kentucky University

Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099
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Northern Kentucky University Review

A Excellent
4.250025 Based on 7 Reviews
Career Preparation
A-
Students and Culture
A
Facilities
A
Activities and Groups
A-

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Northern Kentucky University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

592 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Teacher Education
 
1
 
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
9
 
 
Creative Writing
 
 
 
10
 
Education, General
 
 
6
 
 
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
19
 
18
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
67
37
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
51
18
 
 
Foreign Language Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
3
 
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
3
 
 
 
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
 
24
 
 
 
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
 
30
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
31
86
6
 
 
Music Teacher Education
 
5
 
 
 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
30
 
 
 
Public/Applied History
 
 
9
 
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
11
 
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
13
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
15
 
 
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
84
4
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
0
 
0
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
 
0
 
2
 
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

574 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
28
 
Athletic Training/Trainer
 
23
 
 
 
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
 
108
22
 
 
Medical Informatics
 
 
24
2
 
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
0
 
 
 
 
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
8
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
0
 
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
 
46
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
175
100
 
 
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
0
38
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

544 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
52
16
0
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
190
 
 
 
Business/Commerce, General
7
27
20
 
 
Business/Corporate Communications
 
 
 
6
 
Business/Managerial Economics
 
11
 
0
 
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
 
0
 
0
 
Finance, General
 
48
 
0
 
Human Resources Development
 
0
 
0
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
26
 
 
 
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
 
 
 
10
 
Organizational Behavior Studies
 
110
21
0
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

460 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American Literature (United States)
 
 
 
0
 
Anthropology
 
18
 
 
 
Health/Medical Psychology
 
 
 
10
 
History, General
 
36
 
 
 
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
 
 
19
 
 
International Relations and Affairs
 
40
 
 
 
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
 
4
 
 
 
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
 
 
18
 
 
Philosophy
 
5
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
23
 
 
 
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
0
 
Psychology, General
 
92
 
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
22
 
 
Social Sciences, General
 
8
 
 
 
Social Work
 
84
70
 
 
Sociology
 
11
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

257 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
 
8
 
 
 
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
41
 
 
 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
 
4
 
Computer Science
 
 
8
 
 
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
 
 
 
2
 
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Information Science/Studies
 
50
23
 
 
Information Technology
 
73
 
 
 
Management Information Systems, General
 
30
0
3
 
System, Networking, and Lan/Wan Management/Manager
 
 
15
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

141 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
74
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
19
 
 
 
Geography
 
5
 
5
 
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
7
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
17
 
 
 
Neuroscience
 
1
 
 
 
Physics, General
 
6
 
 
 
Statistics, General
 
7
 
 
 

122 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Commercial and Advertising Art
 
0
 
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
53
 
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
47
 
 
 
Music, General
 
17
 
0
 
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
 
 
 
1
 
Writing, General
 
 
 
4
 

112 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
20
 
 
 
 
Cad/Cadd Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
 
 
 
5
 
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
 
21
 
 
 
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
 
 
0
 
Environmental Science
 
15
 
 
 
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
 
37
 
14
 

111 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Broadcast Journalism
 
45
 
 
 
Design and Visual Communications, General
 
14
 
 
 
Journalism
 
12
 
 
 
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
 
 
 
0
 
Public Relations/Image Management
 
40
 
 
 

28 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Construction Management
 
28
 
 
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Northern Kentucky University.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
 
 
Business/Commerce, General
 
 
 
Business/Corporate Communications
 
 
 
 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
 
 
Construction Management
 
 
 
 
Criminal Justice/Police Science
 
 
 
 
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
 
 
 
 
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
 
 
 
 
Education, General
 
 
 
 
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
 
 
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
 
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
 
 
 
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
 
 
 
History, General
 
 
 
 
Information Science/Studies
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
 
 
Management Information Systems, General
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
 
 
 
Medical Informatics
 
 
 
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
Organizational Behavior Studies
 
 
 
Psychology, General
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
 
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
 
 
 
 
Sociology
 
 
 
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized Institution Accreditations
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
  • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A- Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

4.1428571428571 Based on 7 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Master of Science Business Informatics, Class of 2013

    Career center, alumni events, career fairs

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communications, Class of 1996

    the Communications department is strong with many professors having hands-on experience. The University Center provides career training - interviews, resume building, etc free of charge.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology , Class of 2005

    not many. maybe some resume writing, internships, co ops.

    4 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.2857142857143 Based on 7 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Anthropology, Class of 1997

    Variety of different cultures and ethnicities

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communications, Class of 1996

    A mix of traditional and non-traditional (read: older) students in a close-knit community. Attracts students from out-of-state and out-of-country but the majority are in-state.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology , Class of 2005

    independent. it's a commuter school, lot of students are non traditional. they're already working, come to class and leave.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, Class of 1995

    Big University with a small school feel. I met many lifelong friends from my college experience.

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.4285714285714 Based on 7 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Education , Class of 2004

    Was pretty basic back in 2004

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Master of Science Business Informatics, Class of 2013

    nice, mostly new, high tech, wireless

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communications, Class of 1996

    Haven't been in a long time, but they've built new dorms and updated several buildings including the dining halls.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology , Class of 2005

    Dining halls were decent. computer labs were nice and accessible.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, Class of 1995

    Constantly growing and expanding. Always on top of the newest technologies and thoughts. The campus is almost unrecognizable with all the expansion and addition to new buildings, arena's, and student centers.

    5 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.1428571428571 Based on 7 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Communications, Class of 1996

    Unsure, as I haven't attended in nearly 2 decades

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology , Class of 2005

    I couldn't even tell you. I went to work, class and then home.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communication studies , Class of 2014

    Itramural sports and Greek life

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, Class of 1995

    The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity was a great organization to meet people on campus and other student organizations. Also, my involvement in the young democrats was a great group to share fellowship and fun activities.

    5 Rated January 2016

Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
  • Television writer Suzanne Fitzpatrick, radio personality Rockin' Ron Schumacher, Cincinnati Reds public-address announcer Joe Zerhusen, E.W. Scripps Company president and CEO Rich Boehne, and former Cincinnati mayor Tom Luken all call Northern Kentucky University their alma mater.

    Answered by: Universities.com
What is the campus setting like?
1 Answer
  • NKU is located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Ky., just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati, Ohio. Buildings vary in style and age, from the five-story poured-in-place concrete Nunn Hall that dates back to 1972 to the 9,400-seat BB&T Arena that opened in 2008. The social hub of campus is the Votruba Student Union, a modern and dramatic building with expansive glass exterior walls and sky lights that create a feeling of openness.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
1 Answer
  • Whether you are a working registered nurse looking to further your career with a bachelor’s of science degree or a recent high school graduate who would like to pursue collegiate studies while remaining at home, NKU’s online programs fit your interests and schedule. There’s even a program called Gateway 2NKU Online Pathways that allows participants to earn an associate’s degree and then be guaranteed admission to the university to complete a bachelor’s degree. At the graduate level, NKU offers online certificate and degree opportunities in nursing, health, science, education, and informatics.

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What are the athletic highlights?
1 Answer
  • The Norse compete in the Horizon League. The university fields teams in men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, soccer, and track and field. There is also a men’s baseball team and women’s volleyball and softball teams. Before advancing to NCAA Division I at the start of the 2012-13 academic year, NKU team had won three national championships and 22 regional titles at the Division II level.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
1 Answer
  • In 2013-14, the most popular undergraduate majors were organizational leadership, elementary education, communication studies, and accounting. The university has received national recognition for its first-year programs designed to ease the transition from high school to college and provide a solid foundation for success. Exceptional students can apply to the NKU Honors Program, which is known for its innovative, interdisciplinary seminars. Participants also receive super-priority registration, one-on-one mentoring and research opportunities with faculty, and distinction at graduation.

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How are the career opportunities for college graduates in this city?
1 Answer
  • Most employment opportunities in Highland Heights tend to be at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) and neighborhood establishments frequented by the college crowd. But Cincinnati, Ohio, is only seven miles away, and data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that its metropolitan area’s economy grew the fastest among major cities in the Midwest in 2014.

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What major companies/industries are hiring what type of graduates/skills in this city?
1 Answer
  • Hit the road (Highland Heights is accessible from four major highways) to find opportunities available at large Cincinnati-area employers such as Kroger, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and GE Aviation. In 2014, the metro area enjoyed a 2.5 percent increase in economic output, outpacing the 2.3 percent increase for all U.S. metro areas. Growth in the professional and business services sector (legal, accounting, architecture, engineering, advertising, etc.) is credited with generating that figure.

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Is this city more of a college town or a great place to start a career and family?
1 Answer
  • NKU’s website describes Highland Heights as a “sleepy suburb.” It was a rural area before the university was built in 1968, but the town now has about 6,500 residents in addition to the roughly 15,000 students who keep the campus hopping.

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What do the locals in this city like to do for fun?
1 Answer
  • Serene, safe Highland Heights is wonderful for bike riders and others who enjoy outdoor activities as it features numerous parks and a four-mile nature trail. Local restaurants and NKU Division I sporting events are popular among students and locals alike. And if the town starts feeling too quiet, people can make the short trip to Cincinnati to check out the latest exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum or cheer on the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

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What's the dating scene like in this city? Will I meet my perfect mate?
1 Answer
  • Women somewhat outnumber men both at NKU and in the town itself. Remember, though, that proximity to Cincinnati expands both the dating pool and the places at which to meet new people. (And George Clooney studied broadcast journalism at NKU for a bit, so you never know . . . .)

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