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Metrics and Progress

Metrics can be seen as the bridge between the Vision of the institution and the Execution of the strategic plan. Monitoring and assessment of progress towards our strategic goals requires a combination of qualitative and quantitative evaluations. Our focus on these metrics will further our quest to become a student centered University. Following are the metrics for the three pillars of our Success by Design Strategic Framework. Download: Print Friendly Version
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Access


NKU will expand programs, services, and delivery options to increase access and become a preferred destination for learners across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the nation, and the world.
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Completion


NKU will align the institution so more learners, particularly first-generation, post-traditional, low-income, and underrepresented individuals, earn highly-valued degrees, certificates, and credentials.
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Career & Community
Engagement


NKU will increase its contributions to the economic, social, and civic prosperity of the region through talent development, research and innovation, and the stewardship of place.
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Definitions:

  • Under-Represented Minority (URM) students are students that identify as one of five race or ethnicity categories. These categories are: Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and students that identify with Two or More Races.
  • First Generation students are students where neither parent completed a bachelor’s degree or higher (i.e., Master’s or Doctorate).  
  • Low Income students are students who received a Pell grant. 
  • School-Based Scholars (SBS) is a dual enrollment program for high school students that allows them to earn college credit. NKU continues to track these students as previous SBS participants in this program even after they enter NKU as new freshmen.
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