Eastern Kentucky University: Statistics

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#415 of 2,597 In North America
#373 of 2,496 In the United States
#4 of 38 In Kentucky
#184 of 1,002 For Criminology and Criminal Justice
Top50% For 18 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
98%
Average SAT
1060
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
12,070
Graduates
2,395
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
eku.edu

Eastern Kentucky University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 98% 97% 98%
Applicants 9,206 3,222 5,984
Admissions 9,017 3,131 5,886
Freshmen enrolled full time 2,165 833 1,332
Freshmen enrolled part time 106 36 70

4,603 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,912 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
159 or 7%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 950
or below

75% of them
had 1170
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Eastern Kentucky University are 950-1170 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,078 or 92%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Eastern Kentucky University are 19-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 11777 (81%)
Black or African American 860 (6%)
Hispanic 585 (4%)
Two or more races 516 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 342 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 179 (1%)
Asian 171 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 13 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 12 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,729
Students receiving aid
99%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $9,266$9,900
Tuition in-state $9,266$9,900
Tuition out-of-state $19,338$13,950
Fee in-district $610$550
Fee in-state $610$550
Fee out-of-state $610$550

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 4,094
Combined charge for room and board $10,476
Room charge $5,930
Meal charge $4,546

Eastern Kentucky University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 53 192 118
General Studies 59 163
Psychology, General 209 3
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 179 11
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 74 80 14
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 120
Industrial Safety Technology & Technician 111
Business & Commerce, General 75 7
Elementary Education and Teaching 65 6
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 40 29
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 68
Business Administration and Management, General 63
Biomedical Sciences, General 56
Homeland Security 54
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General 46 6
Social Work 51
Emergency Medical Technology & Technician (EMT Paramedic) 14 34
Special Education and Teaching, General 14 33
Public Health Education and Promotion 46
Accounting 44
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 35 6
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 39
Human Development and Family Studies, General 39
English Language and Literature, General 30 9
Agricultural Production Operations, General 37
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 36
Music, General 24 12
Finance, General 36
Political Science and Government, General 36
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 35
Industrial Technology & Technician 34
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 33
Criminal Justice & Police Science 22 10
Radio and Television 32
Fire & Arson Investigation and Prevention 31
Public Relations & Image Management 31
Computer and Information Sciences, General 27 4
History, General 26 4
Public Administration 29
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 28
Construction Management, General 27
Insurance 27
Chemistry, General 19 7
Engineering & Industrial Management 14 12
Fine & Studio Arts, General 24
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 13 11
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments 24
Public Health, General 24
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 23
Environmental Health 22
Forensic Chemistry 22
Health Information & Medical Records Administration & Administrator 21
Aeronautics & Aviation & Aerospace Science and Technology, General 21
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 21
Management Information Systems, General 20
Computer Engineering Technologies & Technicians, Other 20
School Librarian & School Library Media Specialist 20
Fire Services Administration 19
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 19
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 12 6
Clinical Psychology 12 6
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology & Technician 17
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 17
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 3 13
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 16
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 16
Spanish Language and Literature 14
Fashion Merchandising 14
Sociology, General 14
Nursing Practice 14
Technical Teacher Education 6 7
Art & Art Studies, General 13
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 13
Anthropology, General 13
Curriculum and Instruction 12
Creative Writing 12
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness 11
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 11
Athletic Training & Trainer 9
Geology & Earth Science, General 9
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education 9
History Teacher Education 8
Mathematics and Statistics 8
Agricultural & Animal & Plant & Veterinary Science and Related Fields, Other 7
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 7
Physics, General 7
Mathematics, General 7
Corrections 6
Secondary Education and Teaching 6
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 5
Statistics, General 4
International & Globalization Studies 4
Spanish Language Teacher Education 4
Economics, General 4
Education & Teaching of the Gifted and Talented 4
American Sign Language, Other 3
Family and Consumer Sciences & Home Economics Teacher Education 3
Ornamental Horticulture 3
Journalism 2
Business and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teacher Education 1
Philosophy 1
French Language and Literature 1
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 1
Grand Total 198 2,635 769 45
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 45% 41% 49%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%
  • Part-time retention rate - 45%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,797
Citations
52,126

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,040 / 12,931
Psychology
774 / 22,320
Medicine
670 / 11,754
Business
337 / 5,428
Environmental Science
301 / 6,493
Political Science
252 / 1,085
Social Psychology
235 / 11,148
Sociology
234 / 4,213
Computer Science
225 / 3,696
Mathematics
183 / 2,195
Biology
182 / 6,368
Health Science
174 / 1,519
Art & Design
168 / 1,274
Criminology and Criminal Justice
149 / 2,683
Education Majors
146 / 1,573
Math Teachers
136 / 1,238
Economics
133 / 1,449
Ecology
133 / 2,737
Clinical Psychology
129 / 5,799
Child Psychology
126 / 3,000
Occupational Therapy
125 / 1,468
Engineering
117 / 2,758
Communications and Public Relations
108 / 1,895
Nursing
107 / 979
Chemistry
100 / 4,031
Demography
97 / 1,382
Geography and Cartography
93 / 851
Law
89 / 366
Physical Therapy
89 / 1,442
History
83 / 58
Physics
67 / 3,392
Public Policy / Administration
63 / 1,362
Healthcare Management (MHA)
62 / 506
Law Enforcement
57 / 914
Psychiatry
53 / 1,741
Cognitive Science
53 / 829
Gender Studies
48 / 993
Occupational Safety and Health
44 / 745
Geology
42 / 1,844
Zoology
42 / 434

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 31 117
1992 29 166
1993 39 265
1994 30 208
1995 28 266
1996 22 260
1997 36 264
1998 46 271
1999 36 310
2000 38 382
2001 52 450
2002 67 553
2003 59 600
2004 62 716
2005 74 984
2006 89 1189
2007 82 1428
2008 100 1503
2009 109 1843
2010 131 2097
2011 192 2633
2012 205 2884
2013 201 3370
2014 217 3890
2015 204 4567
2016 187 4449
2017 153 4778
2018 158 4741
2019 147 5213
2020 137 6154
2021 153 6433

Eastern Kentucky University alumni

  1. Lee Majors

    Lee Majors
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Enrolled in Eastern Kentucky University
    In 1962 graduated with bachelor's degree in physical education and history
    Occupations
    actorsingerfilm actortelevision actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Lee Majors is an American actor. Majors portrayed the characters of Heath Barkley in the American television Western series The Big Valley (1965–1969), Colonel Steve Austin in the American television science fiction action series The Six Million Dollar Man (1973–1978), and Colt Seavers in American television action series The Fall Guy (1981–1986).

  2. Thaksin Shinawatra

    Thaksin Shinawatra
    Born in
    Thailand Flag Thailand
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politicianentrepreneur
    Biography

    Thaksin Shinawatra, also known by Thai netizens as Tony Woodsome, is a Thai businessman, politician and visiting professor. He served in the Thai Police from 1973 to 1987, and was the Prime Minister of Thailand from 2001 to 2006.

  3. Sam Champion

    Sam Champion
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    weather presenter
    Biography

    Samuel James Champion is an American weather anchor who is best known for his combined 25-year career on the ABC flagship station WABC-TV and Good Morning America. He formerly co-anchored AMHQ: America's Morning Headquarters and 23.5 Degrees With Sam Champion on The Weather Channel.

  4. Jessamyn Duke

    Jessamyn Duke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    mixed martial arts fighterThai boxerprofessional wrestler
    Biography

    Jessamyn Laurel Duke is an American professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist. As a wrestler, she worked with WWE as part of their NXT brand. She formerly competed for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Invicta Fighting Championships in the women's bantamweight division.

General info

Alternative names Eastern
EKU
Founded 1906
Motto Where Students and Learning Come First
Colors maroon, white
Academic Calendar August to May. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff 1,887
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond, Kentucky, 40475-3102
United States
City population 35,000
Phone 8596221000
Fax +1 (859) 622 1020

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