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Highland Heights, Kentucky (KY) Colleges and Universities

Only one school offers postsecondary education in Highland Heights, Kentucky, but an additional nine institutions provide programs within 25 miles of the downtown area. Explore the area's traditional schools based on factors such as size and cost.

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There are many options for students seeking higher education at traditional schools within the Highland Heights area. Prospective students can learn how institutions in the Highland Heights area compare based on the criteria provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Highland Heights, Kentucky

The majority of schools closest to Highland Heights are 4-year institutions. Two of these institutions offer graduate degree programs in addition to undergraduate programs.

  • Northern Kentucky University (1.2 miles from downtown)
  • Daymar College-Bellevue (5.7 miles from downtown)
  • Brown Mackie College-Northern Kentucky (7 miles from downtown)
  • Thomas More College (7 miles from downtown)
  • Beckfield College-Florence (11.3 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Highland Heights, Kentucky

Although there are not many large institutions over 1,000 students, the Highland Heights area does offer some variation in student populations with less than 100 students to more than 10,000 students. The two largest schools are public institutions, and the rest of the schools in the area are private.

  • Northern Kentucky University (15,090 students)
  • Gateway Community and Technical College (4,594 students)
  • Thomas More College (1,655 students)
  • Beckfield College-Florence (712 students)
  • Brown Mackie College-Northern Kentucky (306 students)

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  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
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  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Lowest Net Price

Prices at Highland Heights area schools (including specialty schools) range from just under $7,000 per year to more than $26,000 for 2014-2015. The net prices are based on subtracting the average scholarship and grant aid received by full-time undergraduate students from the total expenses for full-time, first-time freshmen.

  • Gateway Community and Technical College ($7,644)
  • Northern Kentucky University ($9,173)
  • Thomas More College ($18,567)
  • Beckfield College-Florence ($26,842)

Highest Graduation Rate

Most of the colleges and universities near Highland Heights have graduation rates of below 50% for 2015. The following traditional schools have some of the highest graduation rates in the area, according to the NCES, which calculates the graduation rate as the percentage of full-time undergraduate students who finish in no more than one and a half times the normal required period of study (for example, those who finish their 4-year degree in six years).

  • Daymar College-Bellevue (55% graduation rate)
  • Thomas More College (48% graduation rate)
  • Northern Kentucky University (40% graduation rate)
  • Brown Mackie College-Northern Kentucky (34% graduation rate)
  • Beckfield College-Florence (32% graduation rate)

The Highland Heights, KY, area is home to both public and private schools that differ in graduation rates, price, size, and location to help meet the needs of interested students.

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