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Eastern Kentucky University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Eastern Kentucky University at Night

Eastern Kentucky University at Night

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Eastern Kentucky University Description:

Established in 1906, Eastern Kentucky University is a public university located in Richmond, Kentucky, a city of 33,000 residents situated 26 miles southeast of Lexington. The university offers 168 degree programs through its five colleges; professional fields in business, health, and education are quite popular among undergraduates. EKU has a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The university has over 150 student organizations and an active fraternity and sorority system. On the athletic front, the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels compete in the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 15,968 (13,947 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 81% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,536 (in-state); $16,608 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,724
  • Other Expenses: $2,700
  • Total Cost: $18,960 (in-state); $28,032 (out-of-state)

Eastern Kentucky University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 91%
    • Loans: 68%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,972
    • Loans: $5,489

Scholarships for Eastern Kentucky (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, General Studies, Nursing, Psychology, Special Education

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 13%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 37%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Eastern Kentucky University Mission Statement:

mission statement from the Eastern Kentucky University website

"Eastern Kentucky University is a student-centered comprehensive public university dedicated to high-quality instruction, service, and scholarship."

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