Northern Kentucky University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,208
2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$7,259
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.21%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
86%
6,905 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
15,801
54.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
51.7%
1,012 Graduates

About

Northern Kentucky University is a higher education institution located in Campbell County, KY. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Northern Kentucky University were Registered Nursing (662 degrees awarded), General Business (277 degrees), and Social Work (65 degrees).

In 2022, 3,792 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northern Kentucky University. 66.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,074 degrees), 9.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (317 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern Kentucky University is $10,208, which is $−13,788 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Northern Kentucky University is $10,208, which is $−13,788 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,259.

In 2022, 88% of undergraduate students attending Northern Kentucky University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,208
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Northern Kentucky University was $10,208. The cost of tuition at Northern Kentucky University is $−13,788 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$7,259
2022 Value
2.47%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northern Kentucky University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,259. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northern Kentucky University grew by 2.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,454
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northern Kentucky University was of $11,454 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 14% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
35%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Northern Kentucky University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.76% with respect to 2021, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.21%
2019 Default Rate
71
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northern Kentucky University was 2.21%, which represents 71 out of the 3210 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Northern Kentucky University received 6,905 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.04% annual growth. Out of those 6,905 applicants, 5,939 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86% acceptance rate.

There were 15,801 students enrolled at Northern Kentucky University in 2022. 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northern Kentucky University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,939
Accepted Out of 6,905

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northern Kentucky University was 86% (5,939 admissions from 6,905 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 80.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.04%, while admissions grew by 11.4%..

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SAT Scores

8%
Submission Percentage (2022)
138
Scores Submitted (2022)

8% of enrolled first-time students at Northern Kentucky University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northern Kentucky University had a total enrollment of 15,801 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northern Kentucky University is 8,633 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,168. This means that 54.6% of students enrolled at Northern Kentucky University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northern Kentucky University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.7% White, 8.72% Black or African American, 4.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.78% Two or More Races, 2.06% Asian, 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northern Kentucky University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.1%), followed by White Male (31%) and Black or African American Female (4.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.1%), followed by White Male (23.4%) and Black or African American Female (9.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northern Kentucky University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,801 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern Kentucky University is 8,633 and the part-time enrollment is 7,168. This means that 54.6% of students enrolled at Northern Kentucky University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northern Kentucky University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Northern Kentucky University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    12,124 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,378 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    663 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northern Kentucky University is 76.7% White, 8.72% Black or African American, 4.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.78% Two or More Races, 2.06% Asian, 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 346 students (2.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,276 more women than men received degrees from Northern Kentucky University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northern Kentucky University is white (3,074 degrees awarded). There were 9.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (317 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Northern Kentucky University is Registered Nursing (662 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (277 degrees) and Social Work (65 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Northern Kentucky University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (139 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (160 degrees), and History (42 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern Kentucky University are Registered nurses (1,422,572 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (215,983 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (197,193 people), Other managers (190,888 people), and Social workers, all other (188,857 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Kentucky University in 2022 are Legal (139 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (160 degrees), History (42 degrees), Health (1,284 degrees), and English (56 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern Kentucky University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Northern Kentucky University are Legal (139 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (160 degrees), History (42 degrees), Health (1,284 degrees), and English (56 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern Kentucky University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,596,596 people), Elementary & secondary schools (638,370 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (363,438 people), Outpatient care centers (305,776 people), and Offices of physicians (229,191 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Kentucky University are Legal (139 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (160 degrees), History (42 degrees), Health (1,284 degrees), and English (56 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northern Kentucky University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 409 degrees awarded
  2. 274 degrees awarded
  3. 101 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northern Kentucky University was General Business Administration & Management with 409 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,258
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,534
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,258 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Kentucky University, which is 0.496 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,534).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 217 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Kentucky University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.13 times more than the 192 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 796 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Kentucky University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.69 times more than the 140 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 28% of students graduating from Northern Kentucky University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Northern Kentucky University is Female and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.593% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,074 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    317 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northern Kentucky University is white (3,074 degrees awarded). There were 9.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (317 degrees).

0.976% of degree recipients (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,038 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,036 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    233 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northern Kentucky University is white female (2,038 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1036 degrees).

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Operations

Northern Kentucky University has an endowment valued at nearly $120M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 2.47M (2.06%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Northern Kentucky University had a total salary expenditure of 288M. Northern Kentucky University employs 258 Lecturers, 132 Associate professors and 122 Professors. Most academics at Northern Kentucky University are Female Lecturer (157), Male Lecturer (101), and Female Associate professor (78).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Kentucky University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 182 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 167 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 121 employees.

Endowment

$120M
2022 Endowment
7.86%
decline from 2021

Northern Kentucky University has an endowment valued at about $120M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Northern Kentucky University declined 7.86% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $73.2M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.07M - Federal
  2. $3.42M - State
  3. $9k - Local

As of 2022, Northern Kentucky University received $3.07M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.42M from state grants and contracts, and $9k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$109M
2022 Salaries
6.73%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Northern Kentucky University paid a median of $109M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($288M) and a 6.73% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$48M
Instructional Salaries
599
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northern Kentucky University paid a total of $48M to 599 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
258 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
182 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northern Kentucky University were Lecturer with 258 employees, Associate professor with 132 employees, and Professor with 122 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Kentucky University were Office and Administrative Support with 182 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 167 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 121 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Male Lecturer
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northern Kentucky University was Female Lecturer with 157 employees, Male Lecturer with 101 employees, and Female Associate professor with 78 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northern Kentucky University.

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