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US News: NKU Among Top 40 Regional Public Schools in South

Northern Kentucky University is among the top higher education institutions in America, according to new rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

NKU is ranked 80th among regional universities in the South, and ranked 38th among public schools in the South.

The university also made the list of Best Colleges for Veterans and the list of Best Undergraduate Business Programs.

“These rankings reinforce that something special is happening at NKU,” said NKU President Geoff Mearns. “They are also a testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff, who put student success at the center of all that they do.”

U.S. News & World Report uses 16 indicators of academic excellence to formulate its rankings. They include academic reputation, student retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, graduation rates and financial resources.

NKU graduated the largest class in its 48-year history in May, conferring degrees upon more than 1,780 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and law students.

This fall, NKU welcomed the most academically-qualified incoming class in school history, with a median ACT score of 24.

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-Staff report

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