Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

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Where Students and Learning Come First

Located in Richmond, Eastern Kentucky University is a regional public institution of higher education that offers more than 100 diverse and in-demand degrees and concentrations. EKU provides a high-quality and affordable education to nearly 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Whether they attend EKU's beautiful main campus, a regional campus, or online, students benefit from a tradition of student success and receive one-on-one support from faculty and staff.



Ranked in the top tier of Southern regional universities for 10 consecutive years | U.S. News & World Report


Named one of “America’s Top Colleges” for 12 consecutive years | Forbes


Home to a nationally recognized Honors Program


Named a “Best Bang for the Buck” college for helping students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices | Washington Monthly

Conveniently located in Richmond, Kentucky, about 30 minutes southeast of Lexington
• Nearly 13,000 undergraduate students
• 15:1 student-faculty ratio
• More than 100 degree programs housed within six colleges
• Affordable tuition coupled with a quality education
• Modern campus with a new recreation center, science building, and dining and residence halls
• NCAA Division I athletic teams
• 230 student organizations, plus intramural and club sports teams
• Free online admission application
• Test-optional admission
• On-campus and virtual visits
• Virtual and in-person admission counselor appointments
• Various campus and virtual events
• Merit-based scholarship awards range from $3,000 to full tuition for Kentucky residents based on GPA and test scores; scholarships are available for test-optional admission.
• Our Colonel Commitment Scholarship for Pell Grant–eligible Kentucky residents with a minimum 3.0 GPA covers the full cost of tuition and fees.
• Out-of-state students can expect an affordable, competitive tuition rate in addition to merit scholarship options.
• To see a full list of scholarships and eligibility criteria, visit scholarships.eku.edu/types-scholarships.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “EKU professors know what their students are capable of, and they don’t want to see any less. My professors helped me grow and made me better.”

    • Robert Kellems
      Criminal Justice
  • “Eastern feels like a home away from home for me because of the friends I’ve made. I’ve made friends I’ll be close to for the rest of my life.”

    • Calvin Andries
      Wildlife Management
  • “The community is really open. It still feels like the same friendly environment as when I came here for my first campus tour.”

    • Latrell Floyd
      Public Administration