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Eastern Kentucky University (Eastern)

521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY

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Eastern Kentucky University provides a variety of degree programs for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in Richmond, Kentucky and publically funded. Enrollment at EKU is nearly 17,000 yearly.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs EKU offers:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Education
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, students may be required to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school records, which are then studied by admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 1280 to 1620 on the SAT and within the range of 18 to 23 for the ACT exam is common among students admitted to this school. This school admits about 60% of applicants. Of those students accepted, nearly 45% of students enrolled. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The tuition at EKU varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay nearly $7,700 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $21,000 annually. The cost of on-campus housing is about $4,100 per year. Students enrolled at this school may qualify for aid which is usually loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for EKU is the "Colonels", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students who would like to see more about EKU may check out their website at http://www.eku.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates Eastern accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Eastern Kentucky University has a total student population of about 17,000. The student body is made up of 85% undergraduate students and 17% graduate students.

$12,500

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $35 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State: $8,200-$9,800
    • Out-of-State: $18,000-$21,170
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $340-$410 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $740-$880 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships96%$6,812
Receiving Student Loans64%$5,968
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Eastern Kentucky University may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

Eastern Kentucky University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 39%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years17%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics Program
  • Music Program
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Eastern Kentucky University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Basketball (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Track and Field (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Football (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Eastern Kentucky University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

    Engineering Technology

    English Language and Literature

    Family and Consumer Sciences

    Foreign Languages and Literature

    Health and Clinical Professions

    History

    Interdisciplinary Studies

    Legal Professions and Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    70.63%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    97%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    16:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    82

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $6,277