NKU in Top Rankings

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) is a leading public co-educational university located in Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA.

The University has the following Colleges: Salmon P. Chase College of Law; College of Arts and Sciences; Haile/US Bank College of Business; College of Education and Human Services; College of Health Professions; College of Informatics.

The sports business undergraduate program was one of the first of its kind in America. The Haile Digital Planetarium, which opened in 2007, is the first laser projection planetarium system to ever be installed on an educational institution's campus anywhere in the world.

Notable NKU alumni include: Steve Chabot (former U.S. Representative from Ohio's 1st Congressional District), Ken Lucas (former U.S. Representative from Kentucky's fourth congressional district from 1999 to 2005), Tom Luken (former mayor of Cincinnati), Shawn Nordheim (Mrs. Kentucky 2006), etc.

Northern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. NKU Chase College of Law is a law school approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.

University Rankings:

- Ranked 66th among Tier 1 Regional Universities (South) by US News (2011).

- Listed among the top 600 institutions named to Forbes Magazine's 2010 "America's Best Colleges" ranking.

- 167th nationally in the US News ranking of Best Graduate Nursing Program (2008).

- NKU's Fifth Third Bank Entrepreneurship Institute was named one of the 2006 "Top 25" undergraduate programs for entrepreneurship by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review.

- In 2005, NKU was selected as one of 13 universities to advise the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching on the development of an elective classification system based on community engagement. In 2006, it became one of only 76 institutions nationwide to receive such recognition by the Carnegie Foundation, and one of only 66 recognized for both "curricular engagement" and "outreach and partnerships".