Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond

Richmond, KY

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Eastern Kentucky University offers 525-degree programs and 123 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 74%. The most popular test is SAT - 4% of students submitted it in comparison to 98% of students who submitted ACT. 42.7% are women, and 57.3% are men. 2% percents of international students. Eastern Kentucky University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Eastern Kentucky University is 10686$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $13520 and $19748 per year. 40% of full-time Eastern Kentucky University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $34,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Eastern Kentucky University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Eastern Kentucky University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,483
$30,001 - $48,000$8,997
$48,001 - $75,000$11,561
$75,001 - $110,000$14,285

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4562

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


10916 of Eastern Kentucky University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 78 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Eastern Kentucky University number 4 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Kentucky.

Students at Eastern Kentucky University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Eastern Kentucky University.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Eastern Kentucky University graduation rate is below the national average.

40% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Eastern Kentucky University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Eastern Kentucky University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 71%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 3% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Eastern Kentucky University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 7%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Eastern Kentucky University full-time retention rate is 74% and part-time retention rate is 24%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Eastern Kentucky University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1280 - 1645

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 430 - 550
Math: 430 - 550
Writing: 420 - 545

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Eastern Kentucky University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 25

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 18 - 25
Math: 17 - 24
Writing: 6 - 8

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Eastern Kentucky University is 16:1, that means that for every 16 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Eastern Kentucky University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Eastern Kentucky University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Kentucky.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 521 Lancaster Avenue address in Richmond, Kentucky.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Eastern Kentucky University with 0.44% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Eastern Kentucky University offers 525 programs in total: 291 are for Bachelor's degree, 117 - for Master's degree, 42 - for Associate's degree, 36 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 15 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 15 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 112 universities in Kentucky state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree and Post-master's certificate programs offered. Eastern Kentucky University is one of the few institutions in Kentucky that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 123 distance education programs that are provided in the Eastern Kentucky University: 45 are for Bachelor's degree, 42 - for Master's degree, 21 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 9 - for Associate's degree and 6 are Post-master's certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Kentucky state average data to help you compare.


Eastern Kentucky University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 12007 students with 360211 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1642 with 39404 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 87 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Eastern Kentucky University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Saved my life and set my course for a. better future.

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Overall Rating:

I came to EKU as a transfer student from KCTCS and my two-year experience was excellent. First-rate education at an extremely competitive price for its caliber. Terrific scholarship and financial aid resources, too. Most professors are down to earth and approachable, and all of my classes within my major were taught by Ph.D or Master's level professors themselves (not TAs or grad students). Within three months of graduating with my BA, I landed an excellent job that matches my qualifications.I strongly recommend living on campus. I lived in Burnam Hall my first year and met my best friend there. It's a much richer experience when you actually live in the heart of the university, as opposed to commuting, which I did my second year. Richmond offers nice local eateries but entertainment is limited; however, Lexington is right up the road.I could say more, but for brevity's sake, I'll sum it up here: EKU is an ideal school if you are looking for a quality "most bang for your buck" education with a community-based atmosphere.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Amy Dugan is my mom's name but I've rode my bike here. #gobigE

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Overall Rating:

I spent four of the best years of my life at Eastern Ky Univ. I attended from 1979-1984 and then joined the work force until the fall of 1991when I returned to complete my BA degree in Speech Communication and Human Relations with an Emphasis on Marketing and Management I graduated May 1992

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Parents, students need to know that if u pay $60-$90 for "special" EKU license plate, it pretty much does little good. Student will still NOT be able to park in many areas. Telford dorm is quite dumpy: no water at all at times, no hot water a few times, ceiling tiles and sinks broken; multiple requests for maintenance go unanswered. U will also get stuck with several ridiculous fees that no one tells u about ahead of time: drop class fee, but ur tuition stills goes up if u drop to part-time enrollment. Improper dorm checkout fee, even though dorm wasn't move in ready and not ever kept up to proper living conditions. BEWARE: the orientation and impression they give new students coming in does not jive with the real impression they leave

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Location & Website

Address: 521 Lancaster Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8596221000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: eku.edu

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