Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Northern Kentucky University delivers innovative, student-centred education and engages in impactful scholarly and creative endeavours, all of which empower their graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives, while contributing to the economic, civic, and social vitality of the region. At NKU, sustainability is defined as the practice of shared stewardship of resources, both natural and man-made, to create and maintain healthful, equitable, liveable, and fiscally responsible communities both locally and globally. Environmental Sustainability is the responsibility of all members of the campus community and is fundamental to the University's mission of education, scholarship and engagement.
It all began in 1946 at the Trailways Bus Station in Covington, Kentucky. A handful of students and instructors participated in classes offered through the University of Kentucky’s educational extension services. In 1976, the institution became a university. The campus continued to expand, with enrolment topping 8,000 students in 1980 and 10,000 students less than a decade later. Year after year, the University responded to increasing student demand by establishing new academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the doctoral degree. From its first days, NKU would be a place where faculty and staff put students at the centre of learning and made student success their life’s work. This University is a place where the flame within each student is fuelled and the dream within each person is realized. Northern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—they have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While they are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, their professors still know their students' names. NKU has several offices that provide activities for their students. From clubs and organizations, mentoring programs, and celebrations to tutoring, workshops and conferences and honour societies.
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