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Northern Kentucky University is lighting the way to a brighter future for Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. 

NKU is a growing university of more than 15,000 students served by 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus just seven miles south of downtown Cincinnati. We offer a comfortable, safe, and energetic learning environment where faculty and students work together in our small classrooms and beyond to make a lasting impact on their communities and prepare our graduates for success beyond graduation. We offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees as well as certificate programs in six colleges – Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Services, Informatics, Health Professions, and Law.

Living in the Norse Community

Northern Kentucky is a great place to live, work, and play. Come see for yourself!

NKU is nestled in the hills of a safe and quiet Northern Kentucky suburb, just minutes from Cincinnati’s bustling urban core. It’s the best of both worlds – a destination campus with grocery stores, restaurants, banks, and post offices within walking distance and a 10,000 special events center that regularly hosts national entertainment acts. And don’t forget the professional sports teams, skate parks, bike trails, amusement parks, museums, fine arts centers, and concert venues. There is a Fortune 500 company around every corner and an international airport just down the highway.