NKU Ranked Among Nation's Safest Campuses

Northern Kentucky University ranks among the nation's safest campuses, according to a list compiled by Rent College Pads.

Each year, the website, which is used as a resource for students to find off-campus housing, crunches data from the U.S. Department of Education safety statistics to compile the rankings. Criminal offenses on-campus from the years 2011-2015 were analyzed and compared with the institution size to determine the school’s Crime Index (Crime Index = Institution size/number of criminal offenses on campus).

On this year's list of the 25 safest, Rent College Pads places NKU at number 15 with a crime index of 449:1.

Here's what the site wrote about NKU:

Located in Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles from Cincinnati—is Northern Kentucky University. The youngest of Kentucky’s eight statewide universities, NFU has a total enrollment of just over 14,000 students.

Students say that the campus is quiet, and the community never feels unsafe. Additionally, students say that NKU values safety and security, which is often listed as a reason why they love the campus. And the data agrees; from 2011-2015, on-campus crime averaged about six cases per year.

The University of Louisville also made the list at number 24.

The safest campus, according to the list, is Pace University-New York.

-Staff report