Eastern Kentucky University Healthcare Programs
Eastern Kentucky University is a public institution situated in Richmond, Kentucky. The location of Eastern is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.
Eastern Kentucky University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Eastern has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Eastern.
Where Is Eastern Kentucky University?
Contact details for Eastern are given below.
|Address:||521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475-3102|
How Do I Get Into Eastern?
You can apply to Eastern online at: admissions.eku.edu
Admission Requirements for Eastern
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Eastern?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.
Average Test Scores
About 3% of students accepted to Eastern submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 560. Math scores were between 480 and 570.
Can I Afford Eastern Kentucky University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Eastern, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $5,730 a year. That adds up to $22,920 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Eastern is 10.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Eastern Kentucky University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,318 graduate students at the school.
Of the 9,908 full-time undergraduates at Eastern, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Eastern Kentucky University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||589|
|Hispanic or Latino||338|
Kentucky students aren't the only ones who study at Eastern Kentucky University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 45 countries are represented at Eastern. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and United Arab Emirates.
Online Learning at Eastern Kentucky University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Eastern has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 3rd most popular in Kentucky for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Eastern
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Eastern Kentucky University was 5.1%. This is the #1,462 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Eastern regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Eastern majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Allied Health Professions||28%|
|Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)||29%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Eastern ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Eastern.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing||#9|
|Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)||#14|
|Family Practice Nurse/Nursing||#43|
|Allied Health Professions||#73|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Eastern Kentucky University Healthcare Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Public Health Education and Promotion||0||54||0||0||0||54|
|Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)||14||31||0||0||0||45|
|General Public Health||0||0||0||42||0||42|
|Speech Pathology & Audiology||0||27||0||0||0||27|
|Health Information Management||0||22||0||0||0||22|
|Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology||0||17||0||0||0||17|
|Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene||0||0||11||0||0||11|
|Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing||0||0||3||0||0||3|
|Family Practice Nurse/Nursing||0||0||2||0||0||2|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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