Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), located in Richmond, Kentucky, United States offers 145 degree programs at an undergraduate and graduate level through its colleges of Arts & Science, Business & Technology, Education, Health Sciences, and Justice and Safety.

  • Average Tuition USD 31,462
  • Acceptance Rate 74%
  • Students 16,305
  • International Students 1.7%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 29,234
  • Campus Setting Rural

School Description

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) can trace its roots back to 1874, with the founding of Central University in Richmond. The University as we know today was established in 1906 as Eastern Kentucky State Normal School. In 1922 the school was transformed into a four-year institution and changed its name to the Eastern Kentucky State Normal School and Teachers College, awarding its first degrees in 1925. The school received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1928.

In 1930 Eastern Kentucky State Normal School and Teachers College shortened its name to the Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College. Five years later the College expanded its offering by adding graduate studies; and in 1948, the General Assembly removed the word Teachers from the school’s name, and authorised it to award nonprofessional degrees. In 1966, the College changed its name once again to Eastern Kentucky University. EKU awarded its first doctoral degree – in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in 2010. Today, the University serves over 11,500 students.

  • 01EKU is Ranked 29th in Top Public Schools in the South by U.S. News and World Report.
  • 02EKU Business School is amongst only 5% worldwide holding AACSB accreditation.
  • 03EKU has 1 of 12 nationally accredited Co-Op and Internship programs.

Master Programs

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Art History

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Childhood Education

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teaching including other educational services for infant and preschool aged children with special learning needs or disabilities.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Construction Management

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program prepares students to efficiently and effectively manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from the concept development through the project completion. The program offers courses that focus on the study of facilities management; project planning; budgeting and cost control; logistics and materials management; personnel management and labor relations; site safety; construction contracting; construction processes and techniques; organization and scheduling; and applicable codes and regulations.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Creative Writing

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Criminal Justice

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Criminology

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Education

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Educational Technology

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Educational Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of integrating technology into educational curricula; utilizing technology for assessment, multimedia instruction, web-based instruction, and distance education; and designing and producing educational software and materials.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Engineering Management

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of accounting; engineering economy; financial management; industrial and human resource management; industrial psychology; management information systems; mathematical modeling and optimization; quality control; operations research; safety and health issues; and environmental program management.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Engineering Technology

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of specific engineering techniques; calculus; general physics; technology; computer applications; computer programming; applied mathematics; and emerging technologies.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    English

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    History

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Hospitality Management

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Hospitality Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of hospitality law, international tourism management, hospitality accounting, events management, housekeeping operations, revenue management, and organizational behavior.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Music

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Nursing

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Organizational Psychology

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Organizational Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on employee selection and placement, research methods and data analysis, performance evaluation and feedback, and work motivation.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Psychology

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Public Health

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Public Relations

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Public Relations. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public relations theory; principles of advertising, marketing, and journalism; message/image design; image management; special event management; media relations; community relations; public affairs; and internal communications.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Safety Management

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Social Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the study of economics; political science; human geography; demography; management; psychology; sociology; anthropology; archaeology; jurisprudence; history; and linguistics.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Statistics

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

  • 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

    Teaching

    USD 18,010 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities; diagnosing learning disabilities; developing individual education plans; teaching and supervising special education students; special education counseling; and applicable laws and policies.

See more programs

Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 687
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 637

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 950
  • Minimum ACT 20
  • Average SAT Score 1440

Accreditations

    School Locations

    Other Information

    Established in 1906

    Other

    Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) offers a nationally recognised Mock Trial program.

    Explore Careers of Alumni

    Where they work

      What do they do

        The Location

        521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

        Popular venues

          Social Media Feed

          Student Reviews

          There are no reviews for Eastern Kentucky University yet,
          be the first one to review.

          • Testimony
            1990-1995, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Physical Education

            Beautiful CampusCampus Beautiful is just the right size. Outstanding professors with a very reputable HPER department. I couldn't have chosen a better University. Being a part of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. also provided a life long brotherhood.

          • Testimony
            2011-2014, Bachelor's degree, Occupational Safety and Fire Emergency

            Long Distance StudentEven though I attend school online, EKU has excellent staff members, the professors are available for questions,by email, blackboard posts and even by telephone. My adviser always responds to me if I have any questions or concerns. The library staff has been a great help to me for my research for law cases in order to complete my assignments. I have even made friends throughout the Untied States!

          • Testimony
            2012-2013, Bachelor of Economic, International Marketing

            The best time of my life! Great schoolI come from the Netherlands and did a semester abroad at EKU. Withouth a doubt I can say that it is a great school! The teachers are nice and are willing to help you. Especially for a foreign student it can be difficult to blend in or to find your way around. But with some help from both teachers and students it was a peace of cake ;). At Eastern I made my best memories!