Northern Kentucky University

Men's D1
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11,914 Undergrads / 14,764 Students
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$9,412 Net Price
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90% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Horizon League

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
19 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
26% / 48%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • United States
  • Cincinnati Ohio Area
  • Louisville Kentucky Area
  • Lexington Kentucky Area
  • Columbus Ohio Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Dayton Ohio Area
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Indianapolis Indiana Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Nashville Area TN
Where Grads Work
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Kroger
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • Procter & Gamble
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Great American Insurance Group
  • U.S. Bank
  • Total Quality Logistics
  • The Christ Hospital Health Network
  • Boone County Schools
  • TriHealth
  • Humana
What Grads Do
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Business Development
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare Services
  • Support
  • Administrative
  • Community and Social Services
  • Finance
  • Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Arts and Design
  • Media and Communication
  • Program and Project Management
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
440 - 590
510 - 640
950 - 1230
20 - 27
19 - 26
20 - 26

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

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Applicants 6,080 2,282 3,798
% Admitted 90% 91% 89%
% Admits That Enroll 36% 40% 33%
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Majors / Programs

Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

Business (24%)
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (11%)
Business Administration and Management, General (9%)
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (8%)
Computer & Information Sciences (8%)
Communication & Journalism (8%)
Education (7%)
Visual & Performing Arts (6%)
Organizational Behavior Studies (5%)
Psychology, General (4%)
Psychology (4%)
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (4%)
Liberal Arts & Sciences (4%)
Social Work (4%)
Human Services, General (4%)
Speech Communication and Rhetoric (3%)
Social Sciences (3%)
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Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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Sticker Price

Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

On Campus
Tuition & Fees$10,296 $18,384
Books & Supplies$800 $800
Cost of Living$10,046 $10,046
Personal Expenses$2,500 $2,500
Sticker Price$23,642 $31,210

Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

99% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

Receiving Aid %
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship98%$8,981
Federal Grants36%$5,491
Pell Grants35%$5,114
Other Federal6%$2,875
State & Local Grants70%$2,380
Institutional Grants83%$6,222
Student Loans57%$6,053
Federal Loans56%$5,224
Other Loans5%$9,493

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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

Total Amount
Per Student
Financial Assets $105 Million $7,130

Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $24,914.

Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

Total Principal
Monthly Payment
10 Year Repayment $14,500 $265

Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 7.4%

Avg. rate for colleges with basketball is 5.1%.

Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 6,457 students.


Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $37,500

Earnings of former students working by percentile.

Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


How long until this college investment pays off: 5.61 years.

Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 26% of students graduate on time.

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Campus Safety
On Campus
In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape 5 5
Fondling 1 1
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery 1 1
Aggravated Assault 1 -
Burglary 4 3
Motor Vehicle Theft - -
Arson - -

In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Carnegie Classifications
Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Single program-Education
Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily nonresidential

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