Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY
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Northern Kentucky University Review

Highland Heights, KY, Nunn Drive
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A-
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Northern Kentucky University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 14,699 students and offering 132 degrees in Highland Heights, KY.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Northern Kentucky University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Education and Liberal Arts
620 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Teacher Education
0
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
15
Creative Writing
3
Education
10
Educational Administration and Supervision
0
Educational Leadership and Administration
15
23
Elementary Education and Teaching
64
80
English Language and Literature
63
16
Exercise Physiology
0
Foreign Language Teacher Education
0
French Language and Literature
3
General Studies
0
0
German Language and Literature
2
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
40
Kindergarten/preschool Education and Teaching
8
Liberal Arts
13
55
9
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
25
Public/applied History
13
Secondary Education and Teaching
26
Spanish Language and Literature
15
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
95
9
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
13
0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
0
3
Technical Teacher Education
0
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education
0
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
618 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
70
29
0
Business Administration and Management
30
Commerce
17
81
28
Business/corporate Communications
14
Business/managerial Economics
15
0
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
14
0
Finance
50
0
Financial Planning and Services
0
Human Resources Development
14
0
Information Technology Project Management
0
Marketing/marketing Management
54
Marketing Research
0
Non-Profit/public/organizational Management
5
Organizational Behavior Studies
172
20
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Human and Social Sciences
476 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American Literature (United States)
1
Anthropology
15
History
53
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
10
International Relations and Affairs
18
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
11
Mental Health Counseling/counselor
21
Philosophy
11
Political Science
26
Psychology
100
Public Administration
26
Social Sciences
10
Social Work
91
68
Sociology
15
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Healthcare
413 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Health Nurse/nursing
20
Athletic Training/trainer
25
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences
56
0
Medical Informatics
25
17
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist
22
Nursing Practice
5
Psychiatric/mental Health Nurse/nursing
0
Radiologic Technology/science - Radiographer
0
Registered Nurse
142
86
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist
15
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Computer Technology
241 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
41
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
16
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
1
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management
1
Computer Programming
0
Computer Science
7
Computer Software and Media Applications
1
Information Science/studies
22
Information Technology
84
Management Information Systems
25
25
2
System, Networking, and Lan/wan Management/manager
16
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Legal and Law
232 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Police Science
7
Criminal Justice
82
Law
143
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Art and Design
161 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Commercial and Advertising Art
19
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
47
Fine Arts
62
Music
23
1
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
6
Writing
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Mathematics and Science
134 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology
54
Chemistry
15
Geography
5
6
Geology/earth Science
17
Mathematics
20
Physics
8
Statistics
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Engineering
117 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural Engineering Technology/technician
10
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician
23
Engineering/industrial Management
0
Environmental Science
12
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician
72
0
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting Cad/cadd
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Communication and Media
106 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Broadcast Journalism
46
Journalism
12
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
1
Public Relations/image Management
46
Radio and Television
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Trades and Careers
29 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Construction Management
29
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Northern Kentucky University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Health Nurse/nursing
Business/corporate Communications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Construction Management
Police Science
Criminal Justice
Education
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized institution accreditations:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Nursing (CLNUR) - Clinical Doctorate
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Master of Science Business Informatics, Class of 2013

Career center, alumni events, career fairs

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communications, Class of 1996

the Communications department is strong with many professors having hands-on experience. The University Center provides career training - interviews, resume building, etc free of charge.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology , Class of 2005

not many. maybe some resume writing, internships, co ops.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Anthropology, Class of 1997

Variety of different cultures and ethnicities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communications, Class of 1996

A mix of traditional and non-traditional (read: older) students in a close-knit community. Attracts students from out-of-state and out-of-country but the majority are in-state.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology , Class of 2005

independent. it's a commuter school, lot of students are non traditional. they're already working, come to class and leave.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, Class of 1995

Big University with a small school feel. I met many lifelong friends from my college experience.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Education , Class of 2004

Was pretty basic back in 2004

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master of Science Business Informatics, Class of 2013

nice, mostly new, high tech, wireless

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communications, Class of 1996

Haven't been in a long time, but they've built new dorms and updated several buildings including the dining halls.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology , Class of 2005

Dining halls were decent. computer labs were nice and accessible.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, Class of 1995

Constantly growing and expanding. Always on top of the newest technologies and thoughts. The campus is almost unrecognizable with all the expansion and addition to new buildings, arena's, and student centers.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Communications, Class of 1996

Unsure, as I haven't attended in nearly 2 decades

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology , Class of 2005

I couldn't even tell you. I went to work, class and then home.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communication studies , Class of 2014

Itramural sports and Greek life

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, Class of 1995

The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity was a great organization to meet people on campus and other student organizations. Also, my involvement in the young democrats was a great group to share fellowship and fun activities.

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
Northern Kentucky University Computer Technology Program
UDC Contributor

While not everyone is familiar with the word “informatics,” people certainly are aware of its influence on 21st-century life. As a formal definition, informatics is the study of information technology in a context. In everyday life, this can translate into new apps, effective webpages, better data security, and improvements to healthcare management, to name but a few. To students at NKU, a degree from one of the three departments in the College of Informatics (communication, computer science, and business informatics) means solid, cutting-edge training that provides an advantage when seeking employment. Many students enrich their studies through the College’s outreach arm, the Center for Applied Informatics. Its “virtual co-op” lets students work on projects for real-world clients (some 200 of them during the 2013-14 schoolyear alone) while remaining on campus and being supervised by professional project managers and administrators. The arrangement is particularly attractive to start-ups and non-profits because they can recruit impressive tech talent at an affordable cost. Students get fair pay, course credit, exposure to employers, and experience that will help their resumes shine. It’s not every new college grad who can say he developed an app that alerts people trained in CPR when someone nearby needs assistance or she created a website promoting Cincinnati’s vibrant community of performing artists!

Questions and Answers about Northern Kentucky University

Do you have questions about furthering your education with Northern Kentucky University? People are listening and are ready to help. Plus, we're pretty sure others have the same question you do!

Popular Questions
Who are the notable alumni?
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Television writer Suzanne Fitzpatrick, radio personality Rockin' Ron Schumacher, Cincinnati Reds public-address announcer Joe Zerhusen, E.W. Scripps Company president and CEO Rich Boehne, and former Cincinnati mayor Tom Luken all call Northern Kentucky University their alma mater.

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What is the campus setting like?
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NKU is located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Ky., just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati, Ohio. Buildings vary in style and age, from the five-story poured-in-place concrete Nunn Hall that dates back to 1972 to the 9,400-seat BB&T Arena that opened in 2008. The social hub of campus is the Votruba Student Union, a modern and dramatic building with expansive glass exterior walls and sky lights that create a feeling of openness.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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Whether you are a working registered nurse looking to further your career with a bachelor’s of science degree or a recent high school graduate who would like to pursue collegiate studies while remaining at home, NKU’s online programs fit your interests and schedule. There’s even a program called Gateway 2NKU Online Pathways that allows participants to earn an associate’s degree and then be guaranteed admission to the university to complete a bachelor’s degree. At the graduate level, NKU offers online certificate and degree opportunities in nursing, health, science, education, and informatics.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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The Norse compete in the Horizon League. The university fields teams in men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, soccer, and track and field. There is also a men’s baseball team and women’s volleyball and softball teams. Before advancing to NCAA Division I at the start of the 2012-13 academic year, NKU team had won three national championships and 22 regional titles at the Division II level.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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In 2013-14, the most popular undergraduate majors were organizational leadership, elementary education, communication studies, and accounting. The university has received national recognition for its first-year programs designed to ease the transition from high school to college and provide a solid foundation for success. Exceptional students can apply to the NKU Honors Program, which is known for its innovative, interdisciplinary seminars. Participants also receive super-priority registration, one-on-one mentoring and research opportunities with faculty, and distinction at graduation.

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How are the career opportunities for college graduates in this city?
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Most employment opportunities in Highland Heights tend to be at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) and neighborhood establishments frequented by the college crowd. But Cincinnati, Ohio, is only seven miles away, and data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that its metropolitan area’s economy grew the fastest among major cities in the Midwest in 2014.

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What major companies/industries are hiring what type of graduates/skills in this city?
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Hit the road (Highland Heights is accessible from four major highways) to find opportunities available at large Cincinnati-area employers such as Kroger, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and GE Aviation. In 2014, the metro area enjoyed a 2.5 percent increase in economic output, outpacing the 2.3 percent increase for all U.S. metro areas. Growth in the professional and business services sector (legal, accounting, architecture, engineering, advertising, etc.) is credited with generating that figure.

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Is this city more of a college town or a great place to start a career and family?
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NKU’s website describes Highland Heights as a “sleepy suburb.” It was a rural area before the university was built in 1968, but the town now has about 6,500 residents in addition to the roughly 15,000 students who keep the campus hopping.

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What do the locals in this city like to do for fun?
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Serene, safe Highland Heights is wonderful for bike riders and others who enjoy outdoor activities as it features numerous parks and a four-mile nature trail. Local restaurants and NKU Division I sporting events are popular among students and locals alike. And if the town starts feeling too quiet, people can make the short trip to Cincinnati to check out the latest exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum or cheer on the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

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What's the dating scene like in this city? Will I meet my perfect mate?
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Women somewhat outnumber men both at NKU and in the town itself. Remember, though, that proximity to Cincinnati expands both the dating pool and the places at which to meet new people. (And George Clooney studied broadcast journalism at NKU for a bit, so you never know . . . .)

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