Eastern Kentucky University

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General Information

Admission Office

SSB CPO 54, 521 Lancaster Avenue

Richmond, KY 40475-3102

(859) 622-2106

(800) 465-9191

Fax: (859) 622-8024

Contact: Steve Byrn

Director of Admissions
Main Address

521 Lancaster Avenue

Richmond, KY 40475

(859) 622-1000


Total undergrads: 13,839

Degree-seeking undergrads: 12,710


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 72%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticulture, Ornamental B
Turf Management B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Canadian Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Ceramics B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Drawing B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Interior Design B
Music – General B
Painting B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biology B
Ecology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Fashion Merchandising B
Finance/Banking B
Insurance/Risk Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Office Management B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Communications Technologies

Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Data Processing Technology A


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Education of Deaf/Hearing Impaired B
Education of Speech Impaired B
Elementary Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
Geography Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B


Engineering Science B

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology B
Drafting and Design Technology A
Manufacturing Technologies B
Water Quality/Treatment B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Housing Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B
Institutional Food Production A

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Sign Language Interpretation A,B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A,B
Emergency Medical Technology A,B,C
Health System Administration B
Medical Assistance A,B
Medical Laboratory Assistance B
Medical Records Administration B,C
Medical Records Technology A,B
Nursing (RN) A,B
Nursing – Preoperative/Surgical B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Computer Installation/Repair A

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources Management/Policy B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A,B
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,B,C
Forensic Technologies B
Law Enforcement Administration A
Police Science B
Security/Loss Prevention B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Eastern Kentucky University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (859) 622-1000
Website: www.eku.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: admissions.eku.edu
Address: 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475-3102
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 14,980
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 49%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 8,319 (56% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,876
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,948
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,608

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Eastern Kentucky University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Eastern Kentucky University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 12
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 191
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Education 211515
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 2131
English Language and Literature/Letters 12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
Health Professions and Related Programs 3295
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 6173
Legal Professions and Studies 111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mathematics and Statistics 22
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 32
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 41
Psychology 213
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 111
Social Sciences 15
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 31
Grand total 1988940

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Eastern Kentucky University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,876
Out-of-state $19,948
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,450
Out-of-state $14,500

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,325 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,313 98% $8,608
Student loan aid 1,411 60% $6,243

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 10,889 81% $7,539
Federal student loans 6,761 50% $6,629

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Eastern Kentucky University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Eastern Kentucky University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 8,975 3,454 5,521
Percent admitted 100% 93% 94%
Percent admitted who enrolled 26% 29% 25%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Eastern Kentucky University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 14,980
Undergraduate enrollment 12,662
Graduate enrollment 2,318

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Eastern Kentucky University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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