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- Located in Highland Heights, Kentucky
- Within Cincinnati metropolitan area
- Four-year public university
- Founded in 1968
- Accredited by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools
Students: Fall 2012
- Students enrolled: Nearly 16,000
- Undergraduates: 13,344
- Graduate: 1,768
- Law: 548
- Female: 8,767, male: 6,893
- Full-time: 10,760, part-time: 4,900
- Students from 40 states and 54 countries
- From Kentucky: 10,311
- From Boone, Campbell, or Kenton County: 7,900
Faculty: Fall 2012
- Full-time faculty: 550
- Student-faculty ratio: 18 to 1
- All classes taught by full-time or part-time faculty; no graduate teaching assistants
Degree programs and learning: 2011-12
- NKU offers 68 bachelor's degrees, six associate degrees, 23 graduate programs, one Juris Doctor, a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, as well as 29 graduate certificates.
- 320 students participated in study abroad programs in 27 countries worldwide.
- 1,980 bachelor's degrees awarded (2011-12)
- Most popular bachelor's degrees conferred: Business/Marketing, Health Professions, Journalism/Communication, Education, and Visual & Performing Arts.
- 1,849 residence hall spaces
- 14 percent of the undergraduate student population reside in University Housing
- 200-plus campus clubs and organizations
- NCAA Division I athletics, 15 varsity sports
- Member, Atlantic Sun Conference
- Men's soccer team: NCAA Division II National Champions, 2010
- Women's basketball team: NCAA Division II national champions, 2000 and 2008
- Fiscal year 2012-2013 budget: $223,000,000
- Portion of budget from regular state appropriation: $46,835,100 (21%)
- Portion of budget from tuition and fees: $136,900,000 (61.4%)
- Total employees as of November 1, 2012: 2,121
- 95% of spring 2012 senior survey respondents indicated they would recommend NKU to another student