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Accreditation & Accolades


Northern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees
AACSB International
The Haile/US Bank College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
Undergraduate and graduate nursing programs in the College of Health Professions are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)


  • Ranked among "America's Top Colleges" by Forbes magazine for nine years in a row
  • Recognized by as having the greatest lifetime return on investment among Kentucky colleges and universities
  • Ranked among the "Best Regional Universities South" by U.S. News & World Report
  • Designated a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media as well as a top school in the Military Advanced Education & Transition Guide to Colleges & Universities 2016
  • Ranked among the top colleges for future service members by The College Database
  • The Haile/US Bank College of Business was recognized in the top 75 "Best for Vets: Business Schools 2016" by Military Times and is among the top 296 business schools in the nation, according to The Princeton Review
  • Ranked #28 in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report, 2018
  • The Bachelor of Science in Health Science program has been ranked one of the top 25 degree programs of its kind in the country by
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