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Northern Kentucky University


It all began in 1946 at the Trailways Bus Station in Covington, Kentucky. A handful of students and instructors participated in classes offered through the University of Kentucky’s educational extension services. The students were secretaries, recent high school graduates, and World War II veterans on the G.I. Bill.


Northern Kentucky University students turn their passions into success stories. With more than 72 majors and over 14,000 students, NKU offers something for everyone – rigorous courses, innovative research opportunities, outlets for creative expression and much more. International Student & Scholar Services will support you each step of the way, from admissions to graduation and beyond.


The Institute for Student Research & Creative Activity (ISRCA) engages, supports, enhances and acknowledges the involvement of students and their faculty mentors in research, scholarship and creative activities throughout campus. ISRCA assists in growing the number and breadth of research, scholarship and creative activity opportunities for all NKU students. 


Career Services operates as a centralized resource for the NKU community: students, alumni, parents, faculty/staff and employers. The Career Services team is committed to providing excellent career-related programs, services, and resources. We look forward to working with you!

Distance Learning Courses

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Humanities (1)

Student services

Being a student at NKU means you will have more than a great classroom experience. Enjoy co-curricular learning opportunities from direct leadership training to interpersonal learning through active involvement with student organizations, campus activities and Greek life. Our lively campus community will welcome you and offer you endless opportunities to build lifelong skills, get involved, and create lasting relationships with others in the process. With a calendar that is filled year-round with activities and events, you'll find there's never a dull moment at NKU.

Housing services

Looking for a place to call home during your college career? Residential Living at Northern Kentucky University is just the place. NKU has six different resident halls to choose from: Commonwealth/ Kentucky Halls, Norse Halls, University Suites, Woodcrest Apartments, and Callahan Hall, all of which come furnished with the things you need.

Library services

By focusing on your skills and perspectives, Steely Library will gain recognition for the unique value we provide in preparing individuals to succeed in a global information society.

Campus life

  • Located in Highland Heights, Kentucky 
  • Within Cincinnati metropolitan area
  • Four-year public university 
  • Founded in 1968
  • Accredited by the Southern Association ofColleges and Schools

Sports facilities

The Campus Recreation Center is the place to be for fitness, sports, and socializing day or night! Whether its playing basketball, or running on a treadmill, or swimming laps in the pool, there is something here for everyone. You can workout before or after class, as the Campus Recreation Center is open seven days a week. Campus Recreation Center membership is included in tuition/fees for all NKU students. 

Student clubs

  • Alpha Phi Sigma
  • Lambda Alpha Epsilon
  • Xi Omega
  • Phi Alpha Delta

Northern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. 

Highland Heights, Kentucky, United States

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