Eastern Kentucky University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,544
0.973% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,806
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.94%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
64.3%
15,821 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
14,324
71% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
53.5%
1,199 Graduates

About

Eastern Kentucky University is a higher education institution located in Madison County, KY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Eastern Kentucky University were General Psychology (203 degrees awarded), General Studies (164 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (158 degrees).

In 2022, 3,622 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eastern Kentucky University. 61.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,969 degrees), 14.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (200 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Kentucky University is $9,544, which is $−14,452 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Kentucky University is $9,544, which is $−14,452 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,806.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending Eastern Kentucky University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,544
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Eastern Kentucky University was $9,544. The cost of tuition at Eastern Kentucky University is $−14,452 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$10,806
2022 Value
24.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Eastern Kentucky University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,806. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Eastern Kentucky University grew by 24.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,410
Room and Board

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eastern Kentucky University was of $9,410 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 10.2% between 2021 and 2022.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Eastern Kentucky University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.79% with respect to 2021, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.94%
2019 Default Rate
121
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Eastern Kentucky University was 2.94%, which represents 121 out of the 4112 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Eastern Kentucky University received 15,821 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 118% annual growth. Out of those 15,821 applicants, 10,174 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.3% acceptance rate.

There were 14,324 students enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University in 2022. 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eastern Kentucky University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
10,174
Accepted Out of 15,821

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eastern Kentucky University was 64.3% (10,174 admissions from 15,821 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 98.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 118%, while admissions grew by 42.7%..

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SAT Scores

3%
Submission Percentage (2022)
80
Scores Submitted (2022)

3% of enrolled first-time students at Eastern Kentucky University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Eastern Kentucky University had a total enrollment of 14,324 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Kentucky University is 10,169 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,155. This means that 71% of students enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eastern Kentucky University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.5% White, 6.74% Black or African American, 4.69% Hispanic or Latino, 4.41% Two or More Races, 1.46% Asian, 0.216% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.2%), followed by White Male (31.7%) and Black or African American Female (3.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.6%), followed by White Male (21.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.28%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eastern Kentucky University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,324 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Kentucky University is 10,169 and the part-time enrollment is 4,155. This means that 71% of students enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Eastern Kentucky University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Eastern Kentucky University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    11,534 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    966 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    672 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Eastern Kentucky University is 80.5% White, 6.74% Black or African American, 4.69% Hispanic or Latino, 4.41% Two or More Races, 1.46% Asian, 0.216% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 121 students (0.845%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 826 more women than men received degrees from Eastern Kentucky University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Eastern Kentucky University is white (2,969 degrees awarded). There were 14.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (200 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Eastern Kentucky University is General Psychology (203 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (164 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (158 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Eastern Kentucky University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (47 degrees awarded), Protective Services (518 degrees), and Transportation (76 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Kentucky University are Other managers (189,242 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (161,776 people), Police officers (151,491 people), Social workers, all other (118,220 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (83,401 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Kentucky University in 2022 are Applied Sciences (47 degrees awarded), Protective Services (518 degrees), Transportation (76 degrees), Engineering Technologies (179 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (118 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Kentucky University are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Eastern Kentucky University are Applied Sciences (47 degrees awarded), Protective Services (518 degrees), Transportation (76 degrees), Engineering Technologies (179 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (118 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Kentucky University are Elementary & secondary schools (472,251 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (385,493 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (255,696 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (233,045 people), and Outpatient care centers (194,083 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Kentucky University are Applied Sciences (47 degrees awarded), Protective Services (518 degrees), Transportation (76 degrees), Engineering Technologies (179 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (118 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Eastern Kentucky University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 203 degrees awarded
  2. 164 degrees awarded
  3. 158 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eastern Kentucky University was General Psychology with 203 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,398
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,224
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,398 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Kentucky University, which is 0.629 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,224).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 100 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Kentucky University in Industrial Safety Technology, which is 5 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 256 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Kentucky University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.34 times more than the 59 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 33% of students graduating from Eastern Kentucky University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Eastern Kentucky University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.83% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,969 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    200 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eastern Kentucky University is white (2,969 degrees awarded). There were 14.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (200 degrees).

2.82% of degree recipients (102 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,857 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,112 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    117 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Eastern Kentucky University is white female (1,857 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1112 degrees).

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Operations

Eastern Kentucky University employs 157 Professors, 139 Associate professors and 119 Assistant professors. Most academics at Eastern Kentucky University are Male Professor (84), Female Professor (73), and Female Associate professor (71).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Kentucky University are: Management, with 270 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 231 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 190 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$110M
2022 Salaries
2.57%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Eastern Kentucky University paid a median of $110M in salaries, a 2.57% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$35.1M
Instructional Salaries
506
Number of Employees

In 2022, Eastern Kentucky University paid a total of $35.1M to 506 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
157 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
270 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eastern Kentucky University were Professor with 157 employees, Associate professor with 139 employees, and Assistant professor with 119 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Kentucky University were Management with 270 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 231 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 190 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eastern Kentucky University was Male Professor with 84 employees, Female Professor with 73 employees, and Female Associate professor with 71 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Eastern Kentucky University.

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