NKU Named a 2018 Best LGBTQ-Friendly Institution

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July 10, 2018– Northern Kentucky University has been ranked again for its commitment to LGBTQ inclusiveness. SR Education Group has named NKU one of the 2018 Best LGBTQ-Friendly Online Schools and one of the Most Affordable Online Colleges for LGBTQ students.

The ranking incorporated data by Campus Pride, a nonprofit organization that helps colleges improve their support and resources for LGBTQ students. Campus Pride rates schools based on a five-star scale. SR Education Group compiled 60 accredited institutions that offered at least 15 online degrees and earned four stars or higher on the Campus Pride Index. NKU has a 4.5 stars on Campus Pride.

“Northern Kentucky University's Office of LGBTQ Programs and Services goes the extra distance to cultivate inclusion among the student body. Online students benefit from many of the resources that are offered, including the Name Change Form and the P.R.I.D.E Mentor Program,” stated SR Education Group in NKU’s profile.

“It’s an honor to be highlighted for being a LGBTQ-friendly college. I am proud to work with a team that provides the programming and advocacy needed to create a welcoming and inclusive campus community for LGBTQA students,” said Dannie Moore, assistant vice president for Student Affairs

SR Education released the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Online Colleges report on its “Guide to OnlineSchools.com” and the Most Affordable Online College for LGBTQ students” to update “OnlineU.org.” NKU ranked 12th for affordability.

“We want all our student to feel like they belong here, whether they are on campus or taking classes online,” said Kathleen Roberts, senior advisor to the President for Inclusive Excellence. “We prepare our students to appreciate individual uniqueness and foster a culture of inclusiveness.”

NKU offers over 40 online degrees, certificates and diplomas. For more information, visit here.

About SR Education Group: Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, SR Education Group was founded in 2004. The company’s mission is to create authoritative online resources for students seeking an online education program that best suits their budget and career aspirations. SR Education Group is passionate about making quality education attainable for everyone and believes that objective information about education, careers, and educational financing should be free and easily accessible. For more information, please visit sreducationgroup.org/.

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are 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. For more information on our 50th, visit nku.edu/50.

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