Eastern Kentucky University Graduate Schools

Eastern Kentucky University (referred to as EKU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Richmond, KY. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree- professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Eastern Kentucky University is $10,200 for Kentucky residents and $13,800 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,395 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 14,465 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Eastern Kentucky University (referred to as EKU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Richmond, KY. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree- professional practice.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1928 - Current).
EKU Directory Information
School NameEastern Kentucky University (EKU)
Address521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475-3102
Phone859-622-1000
Webhttps://www.eku.edu
Online Applicationhttps://admissions.eku.edu
Financial Infohttps://finaid.eku.edu
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Eastern Kentucky University is $10,200 for Kentucky residents and $13,800 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,395 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 14,465 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 182 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Professional Practice), and Doctorate (Other). Among them, 52 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$13,800
$10,200 for Kentucky Residents
Student Population2,395
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Professional Practice), and Doctorate (Other)
Number of Programs182 graduate programs
(52 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio15 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Eastern Kentucky University is $10,200 for Kentucky residents and $13,800 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $550 for Kentucky residents and $750 for out-of-state students.
Eastern Kentucky University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Eastern Kentucky University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)52 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Eastern Kentucky University is $10,200 for Kentucky residents and $13,800 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are decreased by -4.83% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Kentucky ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$9,900$370$14,850$370
2018-2019$9,900$670$14,400$670
2019-2020$9,900$550$13,950$550
2020-2021$9,900$550$13,950$550
2021-2022$9,900$300$13,500$300
The graduate school tuition & fees of EKU is relatively inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Kentucky. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Kentucky graduate tuition is $18,360 (public) / $10,904 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Eastern Kentucky University$10,200$13,800
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Kentucky Graduate Schools$10,529$13,306
Public$11,162$18,360
Private$10,904
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $14,010 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Eastern Kentucky University. On-campus living costs are decreased by -8.03% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,010. Off-campus living costs are decreased by -7.07% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$9,728$2,800$9,728$4,600
2018-2019$10,040$2,800$10,040$4,600
2019-2020$10,476$2,800$10,476$4,600
2020-2021$10,476$2,800$10,476$4,600
2021-2022$9,410$2,800$9,410$4,600
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $550 for Kentucky residents and $750 for other students at Eastern Kentucky University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are decreased by -3.23% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Kentucky ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$550$825
2018-2019$550$800
2019-2020$550$775
2020-2021$550$775
2021-2022$550$750

Graduate Programs at EKU

Eastern Kentucky University offers 49 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 906 students have completed their study at Eastern Kentucky University.
Offered Degrees at Eastern Kentucky University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree3712769
Doctor's degree - professional practice2111
Doctor's degree - other3234
Post Bachelor's Degree3035
Post Master's Degree4357
Total4918906
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Eastern Kentucky University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 40 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services (other) program with 162 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Nursing Practice program with 22 completers.
Eastern Kentucky University offers 49 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 906 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 769 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 34 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 11 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Other) program.
  • 35 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 57 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences4-
Education [+] (8 completers) 207 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction12-
Educational Leadership and Administration13$37,400
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration11-
Special Education and Teaching33$37,700
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented4-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments24-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services35$38,900
Elementary Education and Teaching6-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching6-
Secondary Education and Teaching6-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels28-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education9-
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist20-
Engineering Technology [+] 12 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management12-
English Language And Literature [+] 21 completers-
English Language and Literature9-
Creative Writing12-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences6-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 8 completers-
Mathematics0-
Mathematics and Statistics8-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 35 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management6-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science29-
Physical Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Chemistry7-
Psychology [+] (1 completers) 36 completers-
Psychology3-
Clinical Psychology12$46,500
Industrial and Organizational Psychology21-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] (2 completers) 150 completers$31,200
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration11-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies19-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services (other)120$70,000
Human Services [+] 29 completers-
Public Administration29-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 12 completers-
Music12-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 231 completers-
Athletic Training/Trainer9-
Public Health24$36,800
Occupational Therapy/Therapist80-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse118$88,300
Business [+] 7 completers-
Business/Commerce7-
History [+] 4 completers-
History4-
Total769
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology [+] 6 completers-
Clinical Psychology6-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 28 completers-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist14-
Nursing Practice14-
Total34
Doctorate (Other) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 11 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration11-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Nursing Practice0-
Total11
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 24 completers-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments24-
Psychology [+] 8 completers-
Psychology (other)8-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene3-
Total35
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 40 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration40-
Psychology [+] 8 completers-
School Psychology8-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing5-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing4-
Total57

Graduate Student Population at EKU

For academic year 2021-2022, total 2,395 students enrolled into Eastern Kentucky University graduate schools where it has total 14,465 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 682 full-time and 1,713 part-time graduate students. By gender, 726 male and 1,669 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,3957261,669
Full-time682186496
Part-tme1,7135401,173
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,806 White (75.41%), 162 Black/African American (6.76%), 86 Hispanic (3.59%), 50 Asian (2.09%), and 291 students with other races. 47 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,3957261,669
American Indian/Native American101
Asian502030
Black/African American16254108
Hispanic863056
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander413
White1,8064791,327
Two More601743
Un-Known1799584
Non-resident Alien473017
Eastern Kentucky University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,485 graduate students (62.00% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 404 graduate students (16.87% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total2,395
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,485
Enrolled Some Online Courses404
Not in Online Courses506
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Eastern Kentucky University. 614 students are aged 20 to 24 (25.64% of total students), 182 students are aged above 50 (7.60%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Eastern Kentucky University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,3957261,669
Age 20-2132527
Age 22-24582135447
Age 25-29509159350
Age 30-34376139237
Age 35-39320103217
Age 40-49394121273
Age 50-6417462112
Over 64826

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