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Study at Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University is an undergraduate and graduate teaching and research institution, located in Richmond, Kentucky. The Kentucky General Assembly established the Eastern Kentucky State Normal School as a teacher's college in 1906 and later officially renamed it Eastern Kentucky University in 1966.

EKU consists of 5 colleges, the Graduate School and the John Grant Crabbe Library. It offers more than 160 degree programs in associates, bachelors, and masters degree programs. The colleges are:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Technology
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Justice and Safety
In the 2008 edition, US News and World Report ranked EKU 60th in the Top Southern Masters Universities.

The sports teams of EKU are known as the Colonels.

Profile of Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY is home to Eastern Kentucky University. Richmond is a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Eastern Kentucky University go up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in education and teaching and security and law enforcement.

Eastern Kentucky University Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Eastern Kentucky University has 15, 839 enrolled students .

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Eastern Kentucky University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Ohio Valley Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Eastern Kentucky University is a student-centered comprehensive public university dedicated to high-quality instruction, service, and scholarship. "

Eastern Kentucky University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching698elementary school teaching, elementary/middle school admin, physical education teaching, special ed, education, middle school teaching, school Counselling, industrial arts teaching, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine335registered nursing, EMT paramedic, various nursing
Security and Law Enforcement334criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, corrections, forensic science, security and loss prevention, security services management, security and protective services
Liberal Arts321general studies, history, English, sociology, political science, sign language translation, anthropology, economics, . . .
Business and Management222business, business management, accounting, marketing, finance, MIS, insurance, fashion merchandising
Therapy and Counselling147psychology, community health services, clinical psychology, organizational psychology, school psychology
Family and Social Work124social work, family studies, food and nutrition, public administration, child care provider, housing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy105occupational therapy, parks and recreation management, athletic trainer, dietitian, dietitian assistant
Science100biology, chemistry, geology, ecology, physics, physical sciences, bacteriology
Media96public relations, communication studies, radio and television, journalism, printing management
Engineering Technician76water quality and recycling tech, manufacturing tech, industrial tech, computer systems tech, drafting, quality control tech, architectural engineering tech, computer engineering tech
Medical Support and Technology53audiology and speech pathology, medical assistant, clinical lab tech, medical lab tech
Fine Arts37fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering36computer science, computer and info science
Law28legal assistant
Agricultural Science and Management24agricultural production
Real Estate and Construction Management24construction management, real estate
Medical administration20health care administration, medical office management, medical records tech, medical records admin
Medicine18public health
Mathematics14mathematics, statistics
Transportation13commercial pilot and flight crew
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy
office and Administration10administrative assistant, office management
Conservation and Resource Management6wildlife management
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Landscaping and Horticulture3ornamental horticulture
Engineering2various engineering courses
Construction Trades0home furnishings

Contact: Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University

521 Lancaster Ave

Richmond, KY 40475-3102

General Phone: (859) 622-1000


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