Northern Kentucky University (NKU)

Newport, KY

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
American Literature (United States)
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Composition
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Professional, Technical, Business and Scientific Writing
Public/ Applied History and Archival Administration
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
Construction Management
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Financial Planning and Services
Human Resources Development
Information Science/Studies
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Marketing Management
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Organizational Behavior Studies

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Broadcast Journalism
Commercial & Advertising Art
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management


Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Business Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Other Educational Administration and Supervision
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Adult Health Nurse / Nursing
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Medical Informatics
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Mental Health / Psychiatric Nurse / Nursing
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences

Social Work

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician


Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences
Information Technology
Other Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

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NKU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

100% of students gave Northern Kentucky University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Academics Rating

Classes are small and welcoming. Most professors are entertaining and hold many classroom discussions vs. straight lectures. Work load varies from class to class but I have yet to enroll in any class that has been a terrible amount of work. There's a lot of reading, but that's to be expected with any psychology major. When fulfilling your gen ed requirements, be sure to take Professor Eric Bates, ANT 230, into to native north americans. Even if this isn't something you're very interested in, you have to fulfill your gen eds somehow and this professor is amazing- and you only have to take two very light tests and write a paper with presentation. Very fun class. Awesome professor.

NKU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 67%
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June, July, August, December, and January.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Weekend College
  • Certificate Programs

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technology
  • Other: communications, pre-engineering, labor relations

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: forestry, engineering, physical therapy, physicians assistant, wildlife management

Class Sizes at Northern Kentucky University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 39%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 3%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 57%
  • 100+ Students: 1%
Fewer than 20 Students 39%
50 - 100 Students 3%
20 - 49 Students 57%
100+ Students 1%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 88
  • Asian: 4
  • Unknown and Other: 4
  • African American: 3
  • Latino: 1
Caucasian 88
Asian 4
Unknown and Other 4
African American 3
Latino 1

Faculty at Northern Kentucky University

Total Faculty 975
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 18
Full-Time Professors 1,599
Male Faculty 458
Part-Time Professors 522
Women Faculty 517

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