Eastern Kentucky University

Overview


Acceptance Rate
87%
Acceptance Rate by Gender
Percent of Applicants
SAT Score Range
930 - 1140
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
20 - 25
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Tuition & Fees
$18,250
Average Salary in 10 Years
$39,300

Note: 10 years after enrolling at Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University is located in Richmond, Kentucky. It is a large public school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 14,143 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is selective as the acceptance rate is 87.4%.

Popular majors include Health Professions and Related Programs, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, and Education. 44% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $32,700.

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About


🗺 521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, Kentucky 40475
State Kentucky
🌐www.eku.edu

Test Score Range


What test scores do you need to get into Eastern Kentucky University?
SAT Score Range
930 - 1140
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
20 - 25
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Median SAT Score
1035
Out of 1600
Median ACT Score
23
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown
SAT Total Score Ranges
SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges
SAT Math Score Ranges
SAT Writing Score Ranges
ACT Score Breakdown
ACT Total Score Ranges
ACT English Score Ranges
ACT Math Score Ranges
SAT Writing Score Ranges

SATs or the ACTs?


Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?
Students Submitting SATs
3%
Students Submitting ACTs
98%

Admissions


Eastern Kentucky University has around 9,187 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 32% decide to enroll at Eastern Kentucky University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 9,187 applicants 41% are men and 59% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 145 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 69 men.

Eastern Kentucky University's acceptance rate is 87.4%. The acceptance rate for men is 86.9% and the acceptance rate for women is 87.7%.

Applicants


Who applies to Eastern Kentucky University?
Number of Applicants
9,187
Number of Applicants per Spot
4
per spot
Male Applicants
41%
Female Applicants
59%

Acceptance Rate


Getting into Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Kentucky University Acceptance Rate
87.4%
Getting in
Less Selective
Male Acceptance Rate
86.9%
Female Acceptance Rate
87.7%

School Popularity


Do Students Want to Go to Eastern Kentucky University?
Eastern Kentucky University Admissions Yield
32%
of accepted students choose to go to Eastern Kentucky University
Male Admissions Yield
34%
Female Admissions Yield
31%

Application


Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
44%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
38%
Women Graduation Rate
49%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend Eastern Kentucky University?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$11,150
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$18,250
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$28,872
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$19,094
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$23,125

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$246
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
48%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Eastern Kentucky University Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
55%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Eastern Kentucky University you can visit finaid.eku.edu.

Eastern Kentucky University Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $28,872
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $19,094
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University?

Eastern Kentucky University students, on average, make $39,300 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 5% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Eastern Kentucky University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Eastern Kentucky University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
4.7%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Eastern Kentucky University.
Median Earnings of Students from Eastern Kentucky University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Eastern Kentucky University.
Male Students: Average Earnings from Eastern Kentucky University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Eastern Kentucky University.
Female Students: Average Earnings from Eastern Kentucky University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Eastern Kentucky University.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Eastern Kentucky University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Eastern Kentucky University.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Eastern Kentucky University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.4x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Eastern Kentucky University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Eastern Kentucky University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.3x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Eastern Kentucky University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Eastern Kentucky University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
16
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$79,621
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at Eastern Kentucky University?
Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
85%
Undergrads
14,143
Total Students
16,612
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
16%
Students over 25
22%
Student Median Household Income
$47,617
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
57%
of undergraduates
Men
43%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
Slightly More Women

Eastern Kentucky University has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 75 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 133 women.

International Students
1%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at Eastern Kentucky University
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Where are Students from?
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at Eastern Kentucky University study?
Eastern Kentucky University Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Eastern Kentucky University are:

  1. Health Professions and Related Programs
  2. Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
  3. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  4. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  5. Education
Approximately 61% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at Eastern Kentucky University?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
73%
Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate
23%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Eastern Kentucky University has a retention rate of 73% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
952
7% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Medium-Low

Eastern Kentucky University has around 952 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 7% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Eastern Kentucky University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in Richmond, Kentucky


City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000
262
in 2017
Source: FBI
City Rape Rate per 100,000
68
in 2017
Source: FBI

Politics in Kentucky


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Republican

Politically, Kentucky tends to be More Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 33% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 63% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.

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Return on Education
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