Eastern Kentucky University

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School Overview

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
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:admissions.eku.edu
Address:521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475-3102
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:16,881
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):39%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:8,251 (49% 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:$8,868
Out-of-state Tuition:$18,180
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,529

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Eastern Kentucky University Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences12
Biological and Biomedical Sciences11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11101
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs4
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2141
English Language and Literature/Letters12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4
Health Professions and Related Programs23115
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service62103
Legal Professions and Studies211
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12
Mathematics and Statistics22
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies21
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences31
Public Administration and Social Service Professions111
Social Sciences15
Transportation and Materials Moving1
Visual and Performing Arts31
Grand total19139539

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs2122
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service5172
Legal Professions and Studies111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences1
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total1041515

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2,66398%
Grant or scholarship aid2,63897%$7,529
Student loan aid1,62259%$5,685

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid11,31779%$6,569
Federal student loans7,89855%$6,954

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 2017

Number of applicants8,0913,1534,938
Percent admitted100%86%87%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%35%30%

Admissions Considerations

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 2017

Total Enrollment16,881
Undergraduate enrollment14,293
Graduate enrollment2,588

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 Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • 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 (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • 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 (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPB) - 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

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