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1 Northern Kentucky University “Working to expand economic development and quality of life for Northern Kentucky individuals and communities”

2 Northern Kentucky University will become a preeminent, learner- centered, metropolitan university recognized for its contributions to the intellectual, social, economic, cultural, and civic vitality of its region and of the Commonwealth. Vision

3 NKU Profile Current enrollment of nearly 14,000 students Current year enrollment increased by nearly 7% Enrollment is projected to grow to 14,600 students by 2006! 75% of NKU students are from the Northern Kentucky area 90% of NKU’s 31,000 alumni live in the region  1,500 new alums every year!  We are your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors! NKU has grown 46% since 1985, making it the fastest growing University in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

4 Academic Programs 76 degrees now offered! Associate degrees in 12 areas and 52 bachelor’s degree programs Graduate degrees in 12 academic areas Only MPA program in Greater Cincinnati Constantly adding innovative new programs to meet community need:  New undergraduate degrees in Nursing and Environmental Science  New graduate programs in Computer Science, Information Systems and Teaching (MAT)  Established a new College of Education

5 Academic Quality Small, personal classes: average class size of 23 Recent surveys of seniors indicate a 95% employment rate 95% of the seniors surveyed last year rated NKU instructional quality as excellent or good Endowed professor positions have been established in Integrated Science, Music, Bio-Computing, and Art NKU’s first endowed chair has been established for the College of Education

6 Honors program attracts exceptional students from all over the country:  Student involvement has increased 350% over the past 3 years  A minimum ACT score of 26 is required for acceptance; many have 30+ ACT scores 100% of premed graduates accepted into medical school of choice for each of the last 3 years Chase Law School:  86% of Chase College graduates passed 2002 Kentucky Bar Exam as compared with statewide average of 78% College of Education students exceeded both area and national scores on the 2001 National Teachers’ Exam Academic Successes

7 Residential Life NKU houses over 1,000 students on campus Due to a waiting list, 400 new housing spaces will be available by 2003 Of the nearly 200 area students living on campus:  29% list Boone County as their permanent residence  23% list Campbell County as their permanent residence  47% list Kenton County as their permanent residence

8 Norse Athletics NKU competes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference of NCAA Division II More than 50% of student-athletes earned a 3.00 GPA or higher Winner of consecutive All-Sports Awards Over 220 students are involved in NKU athletic programs 2000 Women's Basketball National Champions 80% of student-athletes are home-town athletes Photo courtesy of The Kentucky Post/Jim Osborne

9 The Arts Summer Dinner Theater in 21 st Season, with many sellout performances Newly renovated galleries $2.0 million from Patricia Corbett to establish a new Strings Program Amernet String Quartet celebrating 10 th anniversary World renowned instruction by Ukrainian pianist Sergei Polusmiak

10 Accessibility Distributed Learning Centers in several regional areas  Covington Campus Grant County  Pendleton County Carroll County  Covington Schools Urban Learning Center  International Airport Maysville  N. KY Technical College Internal Revenue Service  Cabinet For Families Dixie Heights High School  Campbell County High School Classes offered days, nights, and weekends  Special services through NKU Adult Learners Center  Open Monday through Friday 3-8, Saturdays 8-2  Web-based learning “Reaching Out to Students”

11 Innovative Initiatives Environmental Resource Management Center Marketing Research Partnership Program (MRP2) Center for Civic Engagement Kentucky Virtual University Metropolitan Education Training Services (METS) Institute for New Economy Technologies (iNET) Center for Integrative Natural Sciences (CINSAM)

12 National Program of Distinction that fosters interdisciplinary science and math studies that strengthen P-12 partnerships with the university and emphasizes connections with industry New Natural Science Center 172,000 sq. ft.

13  NKU consultant recommended enhancing Information Systems program to support Northern Kentucky economy  Using NKU technological, human and programmatic resources to attract technology-based businesses to the Northern Kentucky region  Covington E-Zone, Airport area, locations near NKU  Investing over $8 million in new campus technology, including creating 100 smart classrooms by 2003  Introduced new graduate degrees in Information Systems and Computer Science  Focus on high level of student internship Institute for New Economy Technologies (iNET)

14 Metropolitan Education and Training Services (METS) is an employee based public service partnership that has served over 2000 employees in just 2 years of existence. METS enhances workforce readiness across the entire metropolitan region. METS Center - 43,600 sq ft state-of-the-science corporate learning center, located in Boone County, at I-275 and Mineola Pike, schedule to open in January, 03 Brings any training or educational program from anywhere in the world to Northern Kentucky See: www.useMETS.orgMETS

15 Fidelity Financial Service’s only college-based service center is hosted by NKU, and employs 162 students  Fidelity Executives teach Finance Courses 5/3 Bank, has established an Entrepreneurship Institute involving over 300 students in the last year Ashland Inc. has donated over $1 million dollars to fund the Summer Science and Mathematics Camps for P-12 students and the Scientific Instrumentation Fund The Nursing Department has partnered with Health Alliance to fill the critical shortage of nurses Community Partnerships

16 NKU Fountain Image Master Plan Update “Creation of an inspiring and inviting campus image and appearance”

17 A Greener and More Accessible Campus Enhanced Landscaping More Trees Focusing upon the educational needs of the growing metropolitan area through creation of a learner- centered environment

18 Athletics Locate athletic and recreational facilities within attractive “park like” open spaces across Johns Hill Drive

19 Regional Special Events Center Cost to Build -- $42.9 million * Pursuing $4.3 million in naming rights * $100 million non- recurring economic impact * $4 million recurring economic impact

20 Coming Soon To NKU New Student Union  $27.5 million project, already supported by $11.8 million from NKU students  Additional $15.65 million to complete  Current facility designed for 4,000 students; today’s enrollment is nearly 14,000 New Welcome Center  Creates an open and friendly environment to greet visitors to the university community Renovation of Old Natural Science Building  Investment in structure upgrades and conversion to more usable classroom space will increase NKU’s classroom capacity

21 Annual Economic Impact NKU’s direct economic impact is an estimated $162.2 million NKU’s estimated total economic impact is $324.4 million NKU is the 11 th largest employer in Northern Kentucky - providing nearly 1,700 jobs NKU generates more than 9,500 jobs in the Northern Kentucky-Greater Cincinnati area through direct spending

22 Private Support $22 million raised against university’s $40 million Comprehensive Campaign goal Major donors include: –Ashland Inc. –The Proctor and Gamble Company –Bank of Kentucky –Fifth Third Bank –The Drees Company –Scripps Howard Foundation –Patricia A. Corbett –Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation –Delta Air Lines, Inc. –Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati

23 Public Funding NKU receives less state funding than any other public university in the Commonwealth Fees and tuition account for 50% of NKU’s public funding, compared to 27- 40% for the other public universities For each dollar paid by NKU students the Commonwealth matches 97 cents In contrast, for each dollar paid by students from another state university the state matches between $1.51 and $2.74

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