• Address: 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

  • Phone Number: (859) 622-1000

  • Website: http://www.eku.edu/

About

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is a public co-educational university offering general and liberal arts programs. The Eastern Kentucky General Assembly enacted the establishment of Eastern Kentucky State Normal in the year 1906. The university is dedicated to three specific functions i.e., high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service

The university has a total enrollment of 16,881 with a student-faculty ratio of 16:1

University's acceptance rate is about 86% and has a graduation rate of 41%.

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.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Richmond, Kentucky

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001963

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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC

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Programmatic Accreditation

AACSB, AOTA

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.eku.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

Eastern Kentucky University meets the standards of Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and is accredited to the same.

Some of the programmatic accreditations are as follows.

  • Business Management, administration, accounting, and marketing degrees are accredited by AASCB International.

  • Behavioral Sciences Programs are accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (AOTA).

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 16: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 74 % Part Time: 29 %
Total Population 16,881
Student Population Full Time: 11,822 Part Time: 5,059
Gender Division Male: 42 % Female: 58 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 36 %

The College Monk

Female: 45 %

Total Graduation Rate: 41 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) offers 63 online programs across 15 Majors

Nursing

Offering 9 programs accross 4 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Human Services

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 19 programs accross 4 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Safety

Offering 5 programs accross 2 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Paralegal Studies

Offering 3 programs accross 3 degrees

Health Science

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Homeland Security

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Political Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Psychology

Offering 8 programs accross 2 degrees

Business Management

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Sociology

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Acceptance Rate is 86%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $35
Graduate Application Fee $35

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 8,091
Total Applicants Admitted 6,985
Applicants Enrolled 2,595
Full time Applicants Enrolled 2,526
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 69
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 98
Number of students submitting ACT scores 2,530
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 4%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 97%
SAT Math 490 average 430 - 550 range
SAT Critical Reading 490 average 430 - 550 range
SAT Writing 482 average 420 - 545 range
ACT Composite 22 average 19 - 25 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid

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.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $5,500 Undergraduate. Accepted as a Regular student. June 30th, 2018
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $542 Undergraduate. Accepted as a Regular student. June 30th, 2018
TEACH Grant $542 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,280 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,280 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans $5,280 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Perkins Loans $5,280 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $5,280 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Kentucky CAP Grant $2,365 Kentucky resident. Demonstrate Financial need. October 1st, 2018

Data Source: http://www.eku.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
EKU Excellence Award $9,000 Full-time Student. GPA 3.0. Varies
EKU Founders Award $40,000 Full-time Student. GPA 3.0. Varies
Regents Scholarship $24,000 Full-time Student. GPA 2.5. Varies
Presidential Scholarship $14,000 Full-time Student. GPA 3.0. Varies

Data Source: http://www.eku.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $7,146 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Montgomery GI Bill Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Varies Reserve called to active duty in response to a war or natural disaster. Varies
Vocational Rehabilitation Varies Service-connected Disabilities. Varies
Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance Program (DEA) Varies Service members who are permanently disabled or died. Varies
Tuition Assistance $2,688 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: http://www.eku.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $8,467
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,497
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,851
$75,001 - $110,000 $13,907
Over $110,000 $14,060

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 41% $4,188
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 97% $7,529
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 47% $4,575
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 51% $6,155
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 59% $5,685
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 59% $5,280
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 12,255
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 569 $7,065
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 467 $7,146
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 102 $6,695

Data Source: http://www.eku.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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