Eastern Kentucky University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,568

5.13% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,255

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

11.2%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

86.3%

8,091 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

16,881

70% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

45%

949 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 General Studies (253 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (212 degrees), and Registered Nursing (186 degrees).

In 2016, 3,799 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eastern Kentucky University. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,279 degrees), 17.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (183 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Kentucky University is $8,568, which is $-11,592 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Kentucky University is $8,568, which is $-11,592 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,255.

In 2016, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,568

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Eastern Kentucky University was $8,568. The cost of tuition at Eastern Kentucky University is $-11,592 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$12,255

2016 Value

1.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Eastern Kentucky University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,255. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Eastern Kentucky University grew by 1.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,291

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eastern Kentucky University was of $8,291 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.28% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Eastern Kentucky University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.28% with respect to 2015, when 78% 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.

11.2%

2015 Default Rate

518

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Eastern Kentucky University was 11.2%, which represents 518 out of the 4606 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Eastern Kentucky University received 8,091 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 20.8% annual decline. Out of those 8,091 applicants, 6,985 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.3% acceptance rate.

There were 16,881 students enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University in 2016, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eastern Kentucky University has an overall enrollment yield of 37.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

6,985

Accepted Out of 8,091

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eastern Kentucky University was 86.3% (6,985 admissions from 8,091 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 70.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -20.8%, while admissions declined by -3.19%.

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SAT Scores

4%

Submission Percentage

98

Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at Eastern Kentucky University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Eastern Kentucky University has a total enrollment of 16,881 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Kentucky University is 11,822 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,059. This means that 70% of students enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eastern Kentucky University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.2% White, 5.44% Black or African American, 2.54% Hispanic or Latino, 2.43% Two or More Races, 0.806% Asian, 0.237% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0948% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48.6%), followed by White Male (36%) and Black or African American Female (3.22%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (55.7%), followed by White Male (22.2%) and Black or African American Female (3.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eastern Kentucky University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,881 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Kentucky University is 11,822 and the part-time enrollment is 5,059. This means that 70% of students enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

2016 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 74%. 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

    14,214

  2. Black or African American

    918

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    428

The enrolled student population at Eastern Kentucky University is 84.2% White, 5.44% Black or African American, 2.54% Hispanic or Latino, 2.43% Two or More Races, 0.806% Asian, 0.237% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0948% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 460 students (2.72%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 773 more women than men received degrees from Eastern Kentucky University. The majority of degree recipients at Eastern Kentucky University are white (3,279 degrees awarded). There were 17.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (183 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Eastern Kentucky University is General Studies (253 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (212 degrees) and Registered Nursing (186 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 (663 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (164 degrees), and Education (517 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 (1,867,004 people), Secondary school teachers (308,927 people), Education administrators (247,464 people), Miscellaneous managers (198,601 people), and Police officers (142,806 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Kentucky University are Protective Services (663 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (164 degrees), Education (517 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (93 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees).

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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 Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Eastern Kentucky University are Protective Services (663 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (164 degrees), Education (517 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (93 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (33 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 (2,740,524 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (358,387 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (246,906 people), Hospitals (186,538 people), and Construction (108,097 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Kentucky University are Protective Services (663 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (164 degrees), Education (517 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (93 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (33 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. 253 degrees awarded

  2. 212 degrees awarded

  3. 186 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eastern Kentucky University was General Studies with 253 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,513

  2. 2,286

In 2016, 1,513 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Kentucky University, which is 0.662 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,286).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 131 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Kentucky University in General Studies, which is 0.689 times less than the 190 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 318 degrees were awarded to women at Eastern Kentucky University in Registered Nursing, which is 9.64 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 19% of students graduating from Eastern Kentucky University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Eastern Kentucky University is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.421% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,279 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    183 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    95 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eastern Kentucky University is white (3,279 degrees awarded). There were 17.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (183 degrees).

2.5% of degree recipients (95 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,024 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,255 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Eastern Kentucky University is white female (2,024 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,255 degrees).

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Operations

Eastern Kentucky University has an endowment valued at nearly $60.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-612k (-1.01%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Eastern Kentucky University had a total expenditure of $294M. Of that $294M, they spent $126M on salaries and $294M on benefits.

Eastern Kentucky University employs 201 Assistant professors, 185 Associate professors, and 134 Professors. Most academics at Eastern Kentucky University are Female Assistant professors (109), Male Associate professors(95), and Male Assistant professors (92).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Kentucky University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 351 employees, Service, with 266 employees, and Management with 251 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$60.7M

2015 Endowment

2.19%

decline from 2014

Eastern Kentucky University has an endowment valued at about $60.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Eastern Kentucky University declined 2.19% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.9M 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. $20.5M - Federal

  2. $26M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Eastern Kentucky University received $20.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $26M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$126M

Salary Expenditure

$294M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Eastern Kentucky University had a total expenditure of $294M. Of that $294M, they spent $126M on salaries and $294M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Eastern Kentucky University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$126M

2015 Salaries

4.96%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Eastern Kentucky University paid a median of $126M in salaries, which represents 42.8% of their overall expenditure ($294M) and a 4.96% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.689% decline from 2013 and a 0.694% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$45.5M

Instructional Salaries

686

Number of Employees

In 2015, Eastern Kentucky University paid a total of $45.5M to 686 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

201 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

351 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eastern Kentucky University were Assistant professor with 201 employees; Associate professor with 185 employees; and Associate professor with 134 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Kentucky University were Office and Administrative Support with 351 employees; Service with 266 employees; and Management with 251 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eastern Kentucky University was Female Assistant professor with 109 employees, Male Associate professor with 95 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 92 employees.

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

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