You can find a complete list of numbers, statistics and other data from the NKU Office of Institutional Research.

To learn more about our campus, go to Campus Terminology.

Campus

  • 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 2017

  • Students enrolled: 14,488
  • Undergraduates: 12,572
  • Graduate: 1,472
  • Law: 444
  • Female: 8,355
  • Male: 6,133
  • Full-time: 9,758
  • Part-time: 4,730
  • Students from 44 states
  • Students from 61 countries
  • From Kentucky: 9,910
  • From Boone, Campbell, or Kenton counties: 7,107

Degree programs and learning: 2017-18

  • NKU offers 90 bachelor's degrees, two associate degrees, 24 graduate programs, one Juris Doctor, a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
  • 2,238 bachelor's degrees awarded (2016-17)
  • Most popular bachelor's degrees conferred: Organizational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work, and Computer Information Technology.

Faculty: Fall 2017

  • Full-time faculty: 568
  • Student-faculty ratio: 19 to 1

Student Life

  • 1,961 residence hall spaces
  • 14.6 percent of the undergraduate student population reside in University Housing (as of Fall 16)(All Students)
  • 19.9 percent of the FULL-TIME undergraduate student population reside in the University Housing (as of Fall 16)
  • Over 220 campus clubs and organizations 
  • NCAA Division I athletics, 15 varsity sports, 17 programs
  • Member, Horizon League Conference
  • Women's soccer team: NCAA Division I Tournament Participant, 2016
  • Men’s basketball team: Horizon League Tournament Champions & NCAA Tournament Participants, 2017; Horizon League Regular-Season Champions & NIT Participants, 2018
  • Three Individual Cross Country Conference Champions - Andrew Schille, 2017; J.J. Webber, 2013 and 2014
  • Horizon League Men’s Golf Individual Champion & NCAA Participant – Jacob Poore, 2018
  • Men's soccer team: NCAA Division II National Champions, 2010 
  • Women's basketball team: NCAA Division II national champions, 2000 and 2008

Other Information

  • Fiscal year 2013-2014 budget: $225,000,000
  • Portion of budget from regular state appropriation: $48,537,600 (20.9%)
  • Portion of budget from tuition and fees: $139,036,300 (62%)
  • Total employees as of November 1, 2013: 2,108
  • 94% of spring 2014 senior survey respondents indicated they would recommend NKU to another student