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NKU Nationally Ranked by


Jan. 29, 2020— Northern Kentucky University has been awarded a top ranking status for multiple degree programs by Intelligent, a student-focused comprehensive research guide assessing over 1,600 higher education institutions.

Intelligent’s 2020 rankings were calculated through a unique scoring system that included student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third-party evaluations. The site analyzed hundreds of schools with comparable programs and scored them on a scale of 0 to 100 to easily compare each university’s degree program. 

“Our research found Northern Kentucky University’s degree programs to be ranked among the best across the country,” said Erica Fagien, director of Communications for Intelligent. “This speaks to the amazing work that your faculty is doing, and demonstrates the programs provide top quality education that can help students achieve their career aspirations.”

NKU’s programs were recognized in the following lists:  

Intelligent provides unbiased research to help students make informed decisions about higher education programs. The site offers curated guides which include best degree programs, along with financial aid, internships and even study strategies for all students. 

To learn more about the rankings, visit its website.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 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, visit