mission of Northern Kentucky University is to educate students to
succeed in their chosen life roles; be informed, contributing members
of their communities - regionally, nationally, and internationally; and pursue
satisfying and fulfilling lives. The university will offer a
comprehensive array of baccalaureate and master's programs as well as
law and other selected doctoral programs that meet regional needs.
The university supports multi-dimensional excellence across the full breadth of
its work: teaching and learning, research and creative activity, and
outreach and public engagement. Northern Kentucky University fosters a community
that values openness, inclusion and respect. The university is committed
to intellectual and creative freedom and to the open expression
of ideas in ways that support scholarship and advance the
learning process. The university embraces its regional stewardship role as
reflected in its significant contribution to the intellectual, social, economic,
cultural and civic vitality of the region and the commonwealth.
Northern Kentucky University achieves its mission through outstanding faculty, state-of-the-art
programs and community partnerships. The university prides itself on its
learner focus, entrepreneurial spirit, global perspective, innovative programs, small classes,
technology-enhanced academic programs, co-curricular learning opportunities, and emphasis on active
learning, including student research, internships, co-op programs and service learning.
Northern Kentucky University is the commonwealth’s only regional university located
in a major metropolitan area. The university values its role
as an integral part of the metropolitan region and recognizes
the region as a powerful source of knowledge and experience
that can strengthen, enhance and enrich every aspect of the
university. Regional stewardship informs every dimension of the university's mission.