Eastern Kentucky University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,996
5% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$12,659
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
10.2%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
87.4%
9,187 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
16,612
69.1% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
49.3%
940 Graduates

About

Eastern Kentucky University is a higher education institution located in Madison County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Eastern Kentucky University were Registered Nursing (249 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (223 degrees), and General Studies (212 degrees).

In 2017, 3,839 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eastern Kentucky University. 59.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,258 degrees), 19.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (164 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Kentucky University is $8,996, which is $-11,737 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Kentucky University is $8,996, which is $-11,737 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,659.

In 2017, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,996
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Eastern Kentucky University was $8,996. The cost of tuition at Eastern Kentucky University is $-11,737 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$12,659
2017 Value
3.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Eastern Kentucky University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,659. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Eastern Kentucky University grew by 3.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,666
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eastern Kentucky University was of $8,666 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.52% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Eastern Kentucky University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.27% with respect to 2016, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
10.2%
2016 Default Rate
445
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Eastern Kentucky University was 10.2%, which represents 445 out of the 4344 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Eastern Kentucky University received 9,187 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 13.5% annual growth. Out of those 9,187 applicants, 8,027 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.4% acceptance rate.

There were 16,612 students enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University in 2017, and 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eastern Kentucky University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
8,027
Accepted Out of 9,187

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eastern Kentucky University was 87.4% (8,027 admissions from 9,187 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 86.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 13.5%, while admissions grew by 14.9%.

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SAT Scores

3%
Submission Percentage
67
Scores Submitted

3% of enrolled first-time students at Eastern Kentucky University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Eastern Kentucky University has a total enrollment of 16,612 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Kentucky University is 11,485 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,127. This means that 69.1% of students enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eastern Kentucky University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.8% White, 5.65% Black or African American, 2.75% Two or More Races, 2.71% Hispanic or Latino, 0.807% Asian, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0903% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48.9%), followed by White Male (35.7%) and Black or African American Female (3.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (56.3%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Black or African American Female (3.78%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eastern Kentucky University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,612 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Kentucky University is 11,485 and the part-time enrollment is 5,127. This means that 69.1% of students enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2017 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 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Eastern Kentucky University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    13,920
  2. Black or African American
    938
  3. Two or More Races
    456

The enrolled student population at Eastern Kentucky University is 83.8% White, 5.65% Black or African American, 2.75% Two or More Races, 2.71% Hispanic or Latino, 0.807% Asian, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0903% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 424 students (2.55%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 703 more women than men received degrees from Eastern Kentucky University. The majority of degree recipients at Eastern Kentucky University are white (3,258 degrees awarded). There were 19.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (164 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Eastern Kentucky University is Registered Nursing (249 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (223 degrees) and General Studies (212 degrees).

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 Protective Services (650 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (168 degrees), and Education (481 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Kentucky University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,879,240 people), Secondary school teachers (306,271 people), Education administrators (261,593 people), Social workers, all other (209,182 people), and Other managers (165,491 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Kentucky University are Protective Services (650 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (168 degrees), Education (481 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (97 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (119 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Kentucky University are Physicians, Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Marketing managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Eastern Kentucky University are Protective Services (650 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (168 degrees), Education (481 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (97 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (119 degrees).

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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 (2,779,383 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (358,489 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (265,881 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (211,563 people), and Individual & family services (150,045 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Kentucky University are Protective Services (650 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (168 degrees), Education (481 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (97 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (119 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 249 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 223 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 212 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eastern Kentucky University was Registered Nursing with 249 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,568
  2. 2,271

In 2017, 1,568 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Kentucky University, which is 0.69 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,271).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 137 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Kentucky University in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 1.28 times more than the 107 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 386 degrees were awarded to women at Eastern Kentucky University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.66 times more than the 58 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 24% of students graduating from Eastern Kentucky University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Eastern Kentucky University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (60% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.55% of graduates (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,258 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    164 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    125 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eastern Kentucky University is white (3,258 degrees awarded). There were 19.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (164 degrees).

3.26% of degree recipients (125 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,995 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,263 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Eastern Kentucky University is white female (1,995 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,263 degrees).

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Operations

Eastern Kentucky University has an endowment valued at nearly $64.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.91M (4.49%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Eastern Kentucky University had a total salary expenditure of $335M. Eastern Kentucky University employs 204 Assistant professors, 161 Associate professors, and 119 Professors. Most academics at Eastern Kentucky University are Female Assistant professors (110), Male Assistant professors(94), and Male Associate professors (84).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Kentucky University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 304 employees, Management, with 249 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 173 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$64.8M
2017 Endowment
10.8%
growth from 2016

Eastern Kentucky University has an endowment valued at about $64.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Eastern Kentucky University grew 10.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.6M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $21.8M - Federal
  2. $23.9M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Eastern Kentucky University received $21.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $23.9M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$129M
2017 Salaries
6.37%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Eastern Kentucky University paid a median of $129M in salaries, which represents 38.4% of their overall expenditure ($335M) and a 6.37% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.33% growth from 2015 and a 4.96% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42.5M
Instructional Salaries
640
Number of Employees

In 2017, Eastern Kentucky University paid a total of $42.5M to 640 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
204 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
304 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eastern Kentucky University were Assistant professor with 204 employees; Associate professor with 161 employees; and Associate professor with 119 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Kentucky University were Office and Administrative Support with 304 employees; Management with 249 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 173 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eastern Kentucky University was Female Assistant professor with 110 employees, Male Assistant professor with 94 employees, and Male Associate professor with 84 employees.

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

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