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Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky

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Overview

Student Population
14,465
Eastern Kentucky University overview
Location Richmond, Kentucky
Online eku.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Eastern Kentucky University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Richmond, Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 9,206 prospective students applied, and 9,017 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,271 enrolled in the school.  10,254 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,211 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $9,266 plus fees of $610. Eastern is ranked 797 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

4/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
3/10
Value

Eastern is rated within the lower 35% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Eastern Kentucky University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
Eastern Kentucky University overview
SAT 950/1170
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.39
Applications Accepted
97.9% 
Eastern Kentucky University overview
Applications Due Jul 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Kentucky Resident Tuition
$9,266
In State Costs for Eastern Kentucky University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$610
Room and Board $10,476
Budget for Other Expenses$2,800
Total One Year Cost$24,352
Out of State Resident Tuition
$19,338
Out of State Costs for Eastern Kentucky University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$610
Room and Board $10,476
Budget for Other Expenses$2,800
Total One Year Cost$34,424

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$37,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
38% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Eastern Kentucky University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 16%
Education 16%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 14%
Business 9%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=156620 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Kentucky University.

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