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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$17,880 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
8,091 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
70% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,039 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Eastern Kentucky University is $8,568, which is $1,577 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $17,880, which is 208% of the cost for in-state students, and is $496 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,255.

In 2016, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Eastern Kentucky University received 8,091 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 20.8% annual decline. Out of those 8,091 applicants, 6,985 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.3% acceptance rate.

There were 16,881 students enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University in 2016, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eastern Kentucky University has an overall enrollment yield of 37.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Eastern Kentucky University has a total enrollment of 16,881 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Kentucky University is 11,822 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,059. This means that 70% of students enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eastern Kentucky University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.2% White, 5.44% Black or African American, 2.54% Hispanic or Latino, 2.43% Two or More Races, 0.81% Asian, 0.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.09% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31.7%), followed by White Male (23.5%) and Black or African American Female (2.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.68%), followed by White Male (1.07%) and Black or African American Female (0.16%).

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In 2016, 773 more women than men graduated from Eastern Kentucky University. The majority of students graduating from Eastern Kentucky University are White. These 3,279 graduates mean that there were 17.9 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 183 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Eastern Kentucky University is General Studies with 253 graduates, followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 212 graduates and Registered Nursing with 186 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Eastern Kentucky University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Protective Services, with 663 graduates, followed by Engineering Technologies with 164 graduates and Education with 517 graduates.


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Eastern Kentucky University has an endowment valued at nearly $60.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-612,258 (-1.01%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Eastern Kentucky University had a total expenditure of $293M. Of that $293M, they spent $125M on salaries and $46.8M on benefits.

Eastern Kentucky University employs 216 Assistant professors, 167 Associate professors, and 148 Professors. Most academics at Eastern Kentucky University are Female Assistant professors (121), Male Assistant professors (95), and Male Professors (89).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Kentucky University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 323 employees, Service, with 267 employees, and Management with 213 employees.



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