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May 23, 2018– Northern Kentucky University has been ranked as one of the best Kentucky universities for return on investment from the website,

NKU ranked third for in-state students and sixth for out-of-state on Payscale’s 2018 Best Value Colleges list. broke down the value of a college education and how it applies to future decisions in the job market.

“Northern Kentucky University is also a worthwhile option to consider. Compared to UK, NKU has a smaller enrollment, at 16,000 students. Even so, NKU still offers the tradition aspects of a large college, including athletics and a Greek life system. Popular majors at NKU include journalism, business, and government,” the review stated.

Three NKU programs have also recently been recognized by websites that review college degrees. Best Colleges ranked the Library Informatics program number three in the Best Online Bachelor’s in Library Science Degree list. In addition to teaching the basic skills, the website noted NKU’s program emphasizes information management and preservation.

The Human Resources program was ranked number four by in its Best Colleges for Human Recourse Degree Programs. used data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics to compile the list of the top HR programs. And the university’s Public Relations program was ranked 16th in College Choice’s Best Bachelor’s in Public Relations Degree list. College Choice is a website that offers free online resources to help students in their college search.

NKU offers more than 70 majors, 22 master’s programs as well as the Chase College of Law. For more information, visit

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