Aerial view of NKU campus

About Northern Kentucky University

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Welcome to Northern Kentucky University

NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.

Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.

 

 

 

 

 

President Ashish Vaidya

Dr. Ashish Vaidya has served as Northern Kentucky University’s sixth president since July 1, 2018, after being named on Nov. 9, 2017. As NKU’s president, Vaidya is responsible for championing the university’s mission and core values, charting an adventurous course and communicating the strategic priorities clearly with internal and external stakeholders. He works closely with the chair and members of the Board of Regents to achieve those priorities and strengthen the university and the community. Vaidya fosters a collegial and collaborative culture that capitalizes on the richness of the NKU community and furthers its commitment to access and inclusive excellence.



Rise And Shine

It's your time. Whether you're still choosing a path, or you know exactly what lies ahead, NKU will help light your way. It's your time to shine.

 

 

14,500+ STUDENT ENROLLMENT

70+ Majors. 22 Master's Programs. One Law School.

9 YEARS IN A ROW AMERICA'S BEST COLLEGES FORBES

17 DIVISION 1 ATHLETIC TEAMS

3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

19:1 STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO

MORE THAN 300 STUDENTS STUDY ABROAD

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MORE THAN 200 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS NAMED ONE OF THE SAFEST CITIES

 

 

Interactive map & location
 

Northern Kentucky University
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099
(859) 572-5100

Just minutes from Cincinnati
Cincinnati Skyline

Community Engagement

There are countless ways to make an impact, whether it's here at home or across the globe.

Student volunteering for service

The Community

Join fellow students and participate in the annual Spring into Service event or volunteer for Service on Saturday.

Student at philanthropy project

The Region

Experience philanthropic work by signing up for one of several classes that take part in the Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project.

Students helping fishermen in a foreign country

The World

Travel to exotic locales as part of an alternative spring break. Students have provided healthcare to community clinics in Mexico and refurbished schools in the Caribbean.

President Mearns dedicating St. E's healthcare stimulation center

Business

Find the support you need to launch or grow your business. Our faculty, staff, and student resources are at your disposal – let’s build something special, together.

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CAREERS

Join over 2,600 faculty and staff at Northern Kentucky University. Our promise is to put students first, make a lasting impact, and lead with excellence. Come make a difference with us.

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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

NKU’s office of Government, Corporate and Foundation Engagement (GCFE) empowers students, alumni and university friends to use their knowledge and skills to improve the future of our university, our Commonwealth, and our nation.

We advocate and make connections with elected officials at the local, state and federal levels to advance our legislative and administrative priorities.

The GCFE office is comprised of driven professionals striving to tell the story of NKU with one mission in mind: improving opportunity for our students to make a lasting impact. 

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