The Northerner

How NKU fights its shrinking enrollment

There are 1,250 less students enrolled at NKU now than in 2011. For every 13 that enrolled then, only 12 enroll now.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

October 24, 2018

Continued decline in enrollment could lead to further shortfalls, which means less spending on everything. This year’s shortfall occurred because NKU estimated the enrollment decline on historic data— but is there a precedent?

Outcomes-based funding top priority for Mearns

Only 28 percent of NKU's yearly budget is provided by state funding, significantly less than all other universities in the state.

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2016

 NKU President Geoffrey Mearns addressed the Student Government Association at their Monday meeting on Jan. 25, calling for them to aid in the battle against Frankfort to change the decades old funding model used to fund state universities. “What I’m talking about is that for probably about 20 years ther...

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Outcomes-based funding