NKU campus in summer

It’s Your

Time To Shine


at nku you will Light the way to a successful career. You will burn bright.


From accounting to visual communication and much more, we can help you find and develop your passion. And when you do, we’re there to provide fuel for your fire, with a 17:1 student-faculty ratio, and a young, energetic campus just minutes from downtown Cincinnati. Ignite your spirit with 17 division one sports teams. Blaze new trails through study abroad in over 40 countries. Visit campus today and get the scoop on NKU.


From Surviving to Thriving

Swazi Nkosi ('12) went from just barely surviving in South Africa to thriving as a senior accounting consultant:

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Episode 9: Tyra Patterson & Criminal Justice Reform

Chase Law Professor David Singleton talks Tyra Patterson, our overwhelmed criminal justice system & NKU's Constitutional Litigation Clinic.

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Celebrating Our May 2017 Graduates 

More than 1,500 graduates will receive a diploma this May, but there are a handful of outstanding graduating seniors who Northern Kentucky University would like to recognize.

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A Path to Curing Parkinson's

Dr. Elmer Price’s new research shows great promise against a debilitating disease

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They Call Me Coach Fields

Derek Fields ('90) learned many lessons on NKU's basketball court. Now he's motivating his team far beyond the three-point line. 

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Bridging the Cultural Divide

The International Friendship Family Program at Northern Kentucky University is crossing oceans to interact with international students before they even step foot on campus. 

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aerial view of campus

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