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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY— The Wall Street Journal has recognized 鶹ýӳ as one of the top universities in the country for exceptional value and putting graduates on the path to lucrative careers. 鶹ýӳ ranks 40th of out 400 universities around the country when it comes to best value. 

The study looked at how quickly a degree from 鶹ýӳ pays for its cost through the salary earned by students after graduation. According to the study, it takes 鶹ýӳ graduates an average of one year and two months to pay off the net price of a degree. 鶹ýӳ is the only public university in the region and the Commonwealth that made The Wall Street Journal’s top 100 rankings.

“鶹ýӳ is an engine for social mobility and this report just confirms that the hard work we are doing to remain affordable while simultaneously providing a high-quality education for students in our region, is working,” remarks Interim President Bonita Brown in reaction to the release of the study. “We have been successful at preparing students for their desired career paths and will continue to do so while keeping affordability and ROI as top priorities.” 

In the last 5 years 鶹ýӳ’s graduation rates have increased and the time-to-degree has decreased. 鶹ýӳ students are graduating sooner and spending less. Brent Cooper, President and CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce states, “鶹ýӳ’s commitment to providing high-quality education at an affordable cost only serves to further strengthen our region’s workforce and economy. This accolade reflects 鶹ýӳ’s dedication to excellence and affordability. 鶹ýӳ continues to be an invaluable asset for the Northern Kentucky metro region.”  

About 鶹ýӳ: Founded in 1968, 鶹ýӳ is an entrepreneurial state university of over 16,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus nestled between Highland Heights, Kentucky and bustling downtown Cincinnati. We are a regionally engaged university committed to empowering our students to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives. While we are one of the fastest-growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit .

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