Eastern Kentucky University Overview
Located in Richmond, Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University is a public institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Richmond draws many to the area.
What Is Eastern Kentucky University Known For?
- The highest award offered at Eastern is the doctor's degree.
- 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.
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 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 97%, and the acceptance rate for women is 98%.
Average Test Scores
About 7% 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 590. Math scores were between 470 and 580.
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
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Eastern, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $6,188 a year. That adds up to $24,752 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Eastern is 10.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Eastern Kentucky University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,395 graduate students at the school.
Of the 9,572 full-time undergraduates at Eastern, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Eastern Kentucky University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||558|
|Hispanic or Latino||388|
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Eastern
The following table shows how Eastern is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Other Homeland Security||#1||#3|
|Quality Control Technology||#1||#4|
|Legal Support Services||#10||#40|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#19||#16|
|Political Science & Government||#25||#25|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||#31||#22|
|Human Development & Family Studies||#36||#36|
|Allied Health Professions||#40||#31|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#43||#40|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#55||#46|
Online Growth Rankings of Eastern
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Eastern Kentucky University was 1.7%. This is the #1,644 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|
|Business, Management & Marketing||12%|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||47%|
|Curriculum & Instruction||8%|
|Political Science & Government||42%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||5%|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||5%|
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|
|Other Homeland Security||#21|
|Political Science & Government||#92|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||#101|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#182|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#278|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#374|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#454|
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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