Eastern Kentucky University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Richmond, KY

$9,266

Avg in-state tuition

$19,338

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 14,465, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 98%. The university offers 95 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 $9,266, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $19,338.

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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

98% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 950-1170

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-25

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

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14k

Students Enrolled

59%

Online Student Enrollment

15:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
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

81%

Black

6%

Hispanic

4%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

60%

Socio-economic diversity

47% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

32

Total Online Enrollment

8,515

Student Location Breakout

59% 41%

Percent of Programs Online

80% On-campus

20% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates 55% online

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's 4% online

Graduate Certificate 50% online

Master's 33% online

Doctorate 60% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $9,266 $19,338
Graduate $9,900 $13,950

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $10,476
On-campus other expenses $2,800
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,476
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $4,600
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,600

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $23,742 $33,814
Off-campus without family $25,542 $35,614
Off-campus with family $15,066 $25,138

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

47%

State Grant Aid

84%

Institution Grant Aid

77%

Pell Grant

47%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,838
State Grant Aid $2,646
Institution Grant Aid $6,584
Pell Grant Aid $4,563

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), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPEDS 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.