Northern Kentucky UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Highland Heights, Kentucky Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$10,296

Avg in-state tuition

$20,256

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University is a large public university located on a suburban campus in Highland Heights, Kentucky. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,664, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 90%. The university offers 69 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 46%, and a student-faculty ratio of 18:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $10,296, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $20,256.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

90% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 90%

Retention Rate 72%

Graduation Rate 46%

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1020-1240

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 20-26

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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62%

Female Student Population

18:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

16k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

81%

Black

7%

Hispanic

3%

Two or more races

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Asian

2%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

35% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

36%

State Grant Aid

70%

Institution Grant Aid

83%

Pell Grant

35%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $5,491
State Grant Aid $2,380
Institution Grant Aid $6,222
Pell Grant Aid $4,995
Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.