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
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Security And Protective Services
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
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.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||97%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||96%||$6,812|
|Receiving Student Loans||64%||$5,968|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo 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
Eastern Kentucky University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 39%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||17%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||15%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||6%|
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
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)
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,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Public Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Eastern Kentucky University.
- University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY (24 miles away)
- Kentucky State University in Frankfort, KY (44 miles away)
- Morehead State University in Morehead, KY (56 miles away)
- University of Louisville in Louisville, KY (86 miles away)
- Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY (90 miles away)
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