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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.

571 Undergraduate Degrees
277 Graduate Degrees
$25,664 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
87% Acceptance Rate

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#77 Most Popular Online Healthcare Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#105 Most Popular Healthcare Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#115 Most Popular Healthcare Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Eastern.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#12 Most Popular Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Value Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Most Popular Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Eastern Kentucky University?

Location of Eastern Kentucky University

Contact details for Eastern are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475-3102
Phone: 859-622-1000

How Do I Get Into Eastern?

You can apply to Eastern online at:

Admission Requirements for Eastern

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Eastern?

87% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
3% Submit SAT Scores
Eastern has the high acceptance rate of 87%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Eastern Kentucky University  ( 480 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Eastern Kentucky University  ( 480 to 570 )
Eastern received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Eastern Kentucky University  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for Eastern Kentucky University  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Eastern Kentucky University  ( 20 to 25 )

Can I Afford Eastern Kentucky University?

$25,664 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
10.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Eastern is $25,664. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

9,908 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,662 undergraduate students at Eastern, with 9,908 being full-time and 2,754 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Eastern

There are also 2,318 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,908 full-time undergraduates at Eastern, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Eastern

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Eastern Kentucky University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Eastern Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 86
Black or African American 589
Hispanic or Latino 338
White 8,341
International Students 131
Other Races/Ethnicities 423

Geographic Diversity

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

3,578 Took All Classes Online
7,132 Took At Least One Class Online
5.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 17 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at Eastern. In 2017-2018, 7,132 students took at least one online class at the school.

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
Registered Nursing #295
Nursing #361

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.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 73 221 0 123 0 417
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 0 76 0 70 14 160
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
Environmental Health 0 23 0 0 0 23
Health Information Management 0 22 0 0 0 22
Athletic Training 0 13 0 6 0 19
Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology 0 17 0 0 0 17
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 0 0 11 0 0 11
Nursing Practice 0 0 0 0 6 6
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0 0 3 0 0 3
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 0 2 0 0 2
Dietetics/Dietitian 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 87 484 16 241 20 848


*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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