87%

Acceptance Rate

$8,628

Avg.Financial Aid

001963

FAFSA Code

About Eastern Kentucky University (EKU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

15,815

Website

www.eku.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

EKU is a public institution and has 4 campuses two located in the east region Manchester, Hazard, and one each in Lancaster and Corbin in the central and south region of Kentucky.

Their main campus in 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth.

Purpose/Motive – EKU seeks to provide intellectual and cultural opportunities that will develop habits of scholarship and intellectual curiosity, provide a deep understanding of American democracy and the citizen's role in maintaining its strength and vitality, impart an understanding of humans and their aspirations, enable effective and efficient communication, and prepare productive and responsible citizens.

The University will remain responsive and flexible in order to serve in unique and needed ways.

Within these general responsibilities and purposes, the University is dedicated to three specific functions -- high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. 

Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. The research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in Richmond, Kentucky, was originally established as a normal school in 1906 in the wake of a landmark education law passed by the Kentucky General Assembly. The school was built on a campus that had housed Central University, a southern Presbyterian institution.

Today, EKU continues to offer students a quality education and strives to meet the diverse needs of its student body.

  • The institute offers a total of 131 programs across various majors.

  • Accreditation- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

  • The student population is around 15815.

Online Education at EKU

EKU offers online programs that fit into needs and schedule of a student. The university provides more than 40 graduate, undergraduate, degree, certificate and non-degree programs.

Online programs offered are made affordable and include benefits such as Flat tuition rates, 8-week terms, online tutoring and resources, Dedicated online academic advisors.


Reviews

The university reviews say that professors are available and approachable.

  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 

  • Professors are helpful. 

  • Classes are nearby and easy to get to.

Location & Contact

Address

521 Lancaster Ave

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8596221000
Fax: 8596221000
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Rankings

Eastern Kentucky University was ranked by US News recently in 2020 in the following categories

  • #54 in Regional Universities South (tie)

  • #32 in Best Colleges for Veterans (tie)

  • #57 in Best Value Schools

  • #83 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)

  • #21 in Top Public Schools (tie)

On Forbes list it was ranked

  • #248 In Public Colleges,

  • #160 In The South, and

  • #641 in the category of Top Colleges 2019

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

87%

SAT Range

1020 - 1190

ACT Range

20 - 26

Application Fee

$35

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

All students must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and meet Kentucky college readiness standards in English (18), Math (19), Reading (20) on the ACT subject tests or SAT equivalents. 

Students who do not meet the requirement for full admission may seek enrollment through a Success First initiative or may retest to demonstrate proficiency. For more information on Success First initiative please visit this link https://academicreadiness.eku.edu/success-first#_ga=2.247637703.1387916951.1588227908-286959319.1588227908

ACT, SAT, and GPA are recommended.

Application deadline- August 1, application fee $30 for undergrad, $40 for graduate and doctoral applicants

Admission process

  • Apply to EKU using the online application.

  • Provide an official high school transcript showing a minimum of six semesters of coursework at the time of admission and a final transcript post-graduation. Students who have earned 23 hours or fewer of college credit since graduating high school must also provide an official college transcript.

  • Send official ACT or SAT scores and transcripts to the Office of Admissions.

For assistance with submitting the online application or to request a paper application, please email admissions@eku.edu.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$14,273

Average Annual Cost

$8,996

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$670

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,040

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,800

Total One Year Cost

$23,706

The Net price amounts up to $14,273, The Average annual cost totals around $8996, whereas for books and supplies, room and board, & other fees the costs are $1200, $10,040 and $670 respectively.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

15:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

73%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

24%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$112

Faculty Overview

49%

Male Professors

51%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Criminal Justice and Corrections

336 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

296 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

280 Graduates

Psychology, General

165 Graduates

Quality Control and Safety Technolo...

97 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

80 Graduates

Fire Protection

79 Graduates

Social Work

78 Graduates

Public Health

64 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

63 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

59 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

55 Graduates

Homeland Security

55 Graduates

Biology, General

54 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

51 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

47 Graduates

Marketing

46 Graduates

Chemistry

43 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

43 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

35 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

34 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

33 Graduates

Insurance

32 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

31 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

30 Graduates

Agricultural Production Operations

30 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

30 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

29 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

29 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

28 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

28 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

27 Graduates

Legal Support Services

27 Graduates

History

26 Graduates

Political Science and Government

25 Graduates

Construction Management

25 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

24 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

22 Graduates

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and...

21 Graduates

Air Transportation

20 Graduates

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

20 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

20 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

19 Graduates

Specialized Sales, Merchandising an...

19 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

18 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

18 Graduates

Music

18 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

16 Graduates

Anthropology

14 Graduates

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement,...

13 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

12 Graduates

Sociology

11 Graduates

Computer Engineering Technologies/T...

11 Graduates

Engineering-Related Fields

11 Graduates

Statistics

10 Graduates

American Sign Language

9 Graduates

Journalism

9 Graduates

Economics

8 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

8 Graduates

Mathematics

8 Graduates

Physics

7 Graduates

International/Global Studies

7 Graduates

Philosophy

3 Graduates

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations...

3 Graduates

Applied Horticulture and Horticultu...

3 Graduates

Engineering, Other

2 Graduates

Engineering-Related Technologies

2 Graduates

Graphic Communications

2 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

13,398

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

39%

Full-time

78%

Part-time

22%

Students Gender

Male

42%

US National: 44%

Female

58%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

85% White

1% Unknown

6% Black

3% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

11%

Out Of State

88%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$47,617 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$5,648/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,392/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,392/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Colonels

School Colors

N/A

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Ohio Valley Conference

Total Male Athletes

226

Total Female Athletes

127

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Track and Field

Volleyball

Beach Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$29,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$36,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$12,000

$31,229

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$125 - 324

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

98%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,628

Students Receiving Federal Grants

49%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,619

Students Receiving State Aid

87%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,507

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

60%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,650

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$10,476

$30K - $48K

$10,532

$48K - $75K

$7,889

$75K - $110K

$5,777

> $110K

$5,033

Types of financial aid include:

  • Scholarships

  • Grants

  • Loans

  • Work-Study

  • Veterans Benefits

Total Financial Aid amount a student would be eligible for - The amount of aid an applicant is eligible to receive is determined by the information reported by their family on the FAFSA. The U.S. Department of Education uses a formula to determine each student's EFC (estimated family contribution). The EFC determines if the student is eligible for grants and at what level, as well as the student’s loan eligibility.

The university provides numerous resources to help finance students in college education. Financial aid and assistance are available in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans. At EKU, 71 percent of undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid, and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,059.

Students looking for financial aid and facilities can fill FAFSA form with Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) federal school code is 001963.

Grants need not be repaid by students.  Various type of financial aids offered to the students is given below

  • The Federal-aid provided include Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized loan, Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Work-Study.

  • Institutional Aid includes the EKU Excellence Award, EKU Founders Award, Regents Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship.

  • Military Aid awarded include Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), Vocational Rehabilitation, Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA), Tuition Assistance

  • Kentucky CAP Grant is the State Aid awarded.

Students receiving gift aid

  • percentage - 98%, 

  • average amount - $8628

Federal grant

  • percentage – 49%

  • average amount - $4619

State aid

  • percentage – 87%

  • average amount - $2507

Institutional grant aid

  • percentage – 60%

  • average amount - $6650

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