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Eastern Kentucky University

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Rating

Public

Type

18,481

Students

$19,338

Tuition

94%

Acceptance

#2057

Ranking

Distant Town

Campus Setting

Richmond, KY

521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475-3102

Eastern Kentucky University is a large public institution located in Richmond, KY ranked 25th in Kentucky. It has a total of 15,262 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 93.83% of applicants. Eastern Kentucky University offers 161 different majors and is best known for its Forensic Chemistry, Technical Teacher Education, and Quality Control and Safety Technologies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 11th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,266 for in-state students and $19,338 for those from out-of-state, Eastern Kentucky University is reasonably priced. 44.7% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn approximately $36,100 per year, which is 13% below the national median.
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Cost

$19,948
Above Average

Eastern Kentucky University

$19,948

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$34,424

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$26,885

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

94%Acceptance
Not Very Selective

Eastern Kentucky University

94%

National

69%
Sat

990 - 1170

8% of students submit

Admissions Yield

28%

ACT

18 - 25

95% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$35

Application Website

https://admissions.eku.edu

Students

15,262Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

98%

Part-Time

2%
Male

43%

In-state

83%

Female

57%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

18%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
10% Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse6% General Studies6% Psychology, General78% Others

10% Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

6% General Studies

6% Psychology, General

78% Others

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

10%

344 Graduates

General Studies

6%

232 Graduates

Psychology, General

6%

200 Graduates

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

5%

196 Graduates

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other

5%

162 Graduates

Occupational Therapy/Therapist

4%

146 Graduates

Industrial Safety Technology/Technician

3%

106 Graduates

Elementary Education and Teaching

2%

77 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors15:115:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

15

Number of Library Books

389,151

Academic Spend per Student

$7,906

Full-time Retention Rate

73%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$29,800/Year

Eastern Kentucky University

$29,800

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$29,800

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$36,100

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

44%