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Experience life at Eastern Kentucky University, a prestigious institution that offers challenging academic programs along with dynamic student life enrichment opportunities.

Best of both worlds
Whether you’re seeking the peace and quiet of a small town or the buzz of a large city, you can find it here. Our main campus is located in Richmond, Kentucky, a fast-growing but still quiet community of 32,000 where the Bluegrass Region and all its scenic horse farms meet the foothills of the rugged Appalachian Mountains. Just 25 miles north, an easy drive on I-75, is Kentucky’s second-largest city, Lexington, population 305,000. Other large cities within an easy two-hour, all-interstate drive are Louisville, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Knoxville, Tennessee.

Not too big, not too small
You’ll discover that EKU, with 16,000 students, is large enough to offer all the academic choices (108 undergraduate degree programs with many options) and extracurricular activities you expect from a university this size, yet small enough to retain a personal touch. With a student-faculty ratio of 17:1, you’ll be treated as an individual.  Our distinguished faculty and dedicated staff take a personal interest in your success. The emphasis at EKU is on teaching and mentoring, and most of your classes will be taught by full-time faculty. Our accredited cooperative education program can connect you with work internships and co-op jobs that will help build your résumé in your field of study.

Business education at its best
EKU’s School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide and means EKU’s School of Business meets this hallmark of excellence and ranks among the top third of all business programs.

From traditional disciplines like Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing to more specialized degrees such as Professional Golf Management, Music Marketing, and Risk Management and Insurance, you will find outstanding faculty who are dedicated to helping you build the skill sets you’ll need to be successful in the business world. If you’re interested in international business, you can prepare for a career in Global Supply Chain Management(GSCM) while learning from our Executive-In-Residence, Mr. Kirby Easterling. Mr. Easterling has 22 years of GSCM experience at three Fortune 500 companies. The GSCM curriculum at EKU is uniquely designed to focus on all SCOR model variables: operations management, supply chain management, logistics, strategic procurement, supply chain network design, and information systems analysis and design. 

The Internet has revolutionized the world of business, and if you’re intrigued by learning how companies strategically market and selltheir products to consumers, you should consider a career in Market Research and Analytics. The world of Internet marketing has created a high demand for research analysts who can monitor marketing and sales trends and create methods for collecting data to assess the effectiveness of marketing strategies in real time. 

Regardless of the business degree you seek, you will find many career paths available to you through EKU’s School of Business.

Expand your world
Expand your horizons by exploring study abroad opportunities, joining one of our 200 clubs and organizations, or getting fit by playing intramural or club sports or participating in our outdoor adventure programming. You’ll grow from your interaction with a diverse student body that includes nearly 350 international students along with students of diverse backgrounds from across the nation. Whether you want to go Greek or live in one our unique Living and Learning Communities, you will find plenty of opportunities to live, learn, and grow.

See for yourself
Oftentimes seeing is believing, so
plan your visit now to experience firsthand why EKU is a special place that feels like home. Go to admissions.eku.edu/visit to find a time that suits you best. Visit the Virtual Campus Experience at virtualtour.eku.edu to hear from our current students why they chose EKU and what makes it such a great place to begin your educational journey.




EKU invests in you
•Investing in your education is essential toward achieving your lifetime goals.
•The value of a college education is priceless, and we understand this is a major financial commitment for you and your family.
•EKU is committed to helping you fund your education through our scholarship program.
•Visit scholarships.eku.edu to enter your test scores and GPA for an estimate of EKU’s financial commitment to you.

Location: Richmond, Kentucky, with regional campuses in Corbin, Danville, Manchester, and Somerset

Established: 1906

President: Dr. Michael T. Benson

Enrollment: 16,000 (12,000 undergraduate, 4,000 graduate) from every county in Kentucky, all U.S. states, and 40 other countries

Accreditations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), plus numerous program-level national accreditations

Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1

Tuition: Resident undergraduates: $4,075 per semester; non-Kentucky undergraduates: $8,820 per semester

On-Campus Living: 13 residence halls and one efficiency apartment complex

Intercollegiate Athletics: NCAA Division I (I-AA in football)

Athletics Nickname: Colonels