Eastern Kentucky UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Richmond, KY

$9,876

Avg in-state tuition

$19,948

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Eastern Kentucky University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Eastern Kentucky University is a medium-sized public university located on a rural campus in Richmond, Kentucky. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,980, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 94%. The university offers 89 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 45%, and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $9,876, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $19,948.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

94% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 990-1170

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 20-26

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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15k

Students Enrolled

44%

Online Student Enrollment

15:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

83%

Black

6%

Hispanic

4%

Two or more races

3%

Unknown

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

59%

Socio-economic diversity

45% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

45%

State Grant Aid

85%

Institution Grant Aid

65%

Pell Grant

45%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,607
State Grant Aid $2,530
Institution Grant Aid $6,357
Pell Grant Aid $4,467

Financial Outlook

$33k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.