Eastern Kentucky University Overview
Eastern Kentucky University is a public institution located in Richmond, Kentucky. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Richmond draws many to the area.
What Is Eastern Kentucky University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Eastern.
- In 2017-2018, 58% of the faculty were full-time.
Eastern Kentucky University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Eastern has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Eastern.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Eastern has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Eastern Kentucky University?
Contact details for Eastern are given below.
|Address:||521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475-3102|
How Do I Get Into Eastern?
You can apply to Eastern online at: admissions.eku.edu
Admission Requirements for Eastern
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Eastern?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.
Average Test Scores
About 3% of students accepted to Eastern submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 560. Math scores were between 480 and 570.
Can I Afford Eastern Kentucky University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Eastern, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $5,730 a year. That adds up to $22,920 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Eastern is 10.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Eastern Kentucky University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,417 graduate students at the school.
Of the 10,451 full-time undergraduates at Eastern, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Eastern Kentucky University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||605|
|Hispanic or Latino||321|
Kentucky students aren't the only ones who study at Eastern Kentucky University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 45 countries are represented at Eastern. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and United Arab Emirates.
Online Learning at Eastern Kentucky University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Eastern has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th most popular in Kentucky for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Eastern
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Eastern Kentucky University was 5.1%. This is the #1,665 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Eastern regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Eastern majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Allied Health Professions||28%|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||14%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||5%|
|Human Development & Family Studies||22%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||5%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||5%|
|Other Homeland Security||27%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||25%|
|Visual & Performing Arts||22%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Eastern ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Eastern.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Quality Control Technology||#11|
|Other Homeland Security||#14|
|Political Science & Government||#37|
|Legal Support Services||#55|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#57|
|Allied Health Professions||#73|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#77|
|Human Development & Family Studies||#90|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#100|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#110|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#148|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#158|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#202|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#300|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#339|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#374|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#374|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Eastern Kentucky University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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