#6 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky

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Student Population
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 7,251 prospective students applied, and 7,131 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,493 enrolled in the school.  9,958 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,026 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $9,452 plus fees of $300. Eastern is ranked 869 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Eastern is rated within the lower 32% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Eastern Kentucky University overview
SAT 950/1180
ACT 18/24
GPA 3.39
Applications Accepted
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
In State Costs for Eastern Kentucky University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$300
Room and Board $9,410
Budget for Other Expenses$2,800
Total One Year Cost$21,962
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Eastern Kentucky University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$300
Room and Board $9,410
Budget for Other Expenses$2,800
Total One Year Cost$32,234

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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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