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Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

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Founded in 1906, Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is a public institution residing on 675 rural acres in Richmond, Kentucky. The school offers a variety of degrees in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. EKU is also widely known as a military-friendly school, and is therefore very popular with veterans.

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Quick Facts

521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475

2013-2014 Tuition

$16,608 Tuition and Fees


13947 undergraduate students
45% male / 55% female


August 1 application deadline
60% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1906

Programs Offered

associate degree, bachelor's degree, certificate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Agricultural Business and Management, General, Farm/Farm and Ranch Management, Agricultural Production Operations, General, Ornamental Horticulture, Horticultural Science, Printing Management, Computer and Information Sciences, General, Information Science/Studies, Computer Science, Special Education and Teaching, General, Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness, Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments, Elementary Education and Teaching, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching, Art Teacher Education, Business Teacher Education, Foreign Language Teacher Education, Health Teacher Education, Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other, Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, Industrial Technology/Technician, Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Sign Language Interpretation and Translation, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General, Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General, Housing and Human Environments, General, Human Development and Family Studies, General, Child Development, Family and Community Services, Legal Assistant/Paralegal, English Language and Literature, General, General Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Environmental Biology, Mathematics, General, Statistics, General, Environmental Studies, Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General, Philosophy, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Corrections, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Forensic Science and Technology, Criminal Justice/Police Science, Security and Loss Prevention Services, Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other, Social Work, Anthropology, Economics, General, Geography, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, Commercial and Advertising Art, Interior Design, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Music, General, Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Medical Office Management/Administration, Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, Medical Staff Services Technology/Technician, Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), Athletic Training/Trainer, Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling, Environmental Health, Health Services Administration, Occupational Therapy/Therapist, Dietetics/Dietitian, Business/Commerce, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Office Management and Supervision, Accounting, Business/Managerial Economics, Finance, General, Tourism and Travel Services Management, Management Information Systems, General, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Real Estate, Insurance, Fashion Merchandising, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Mass Communication/Media Studies, Journalism, Radio and Television, Public Relations/Image Management

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 13,947
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 11,219
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 2,157
Percent of male undergraduates: 45%
Percent of female undergraduates: 55%
Percent of international undergraduates: 2%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, health service
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, career, minority student, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook

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