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Discover your true calling at EKU. Choose from a variety of in-demand and nationally recognized academic programs, from associate to doctoral degrees. 

The School of Opportunity

At Eastern Kentucky University, we take pride in providing an excellent educational experience for students from all walks of life. With comfortable and convenient campus housing options, competitive financial aid packages, and an abundance of student life experiences, you are sure to find your place at EKU.
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Virtual Tour

Experience EKU at your convenience using our Virtual Tour. You’ll find information about campus housing, academic buildings, athletic facilities and so much more. After taking the virtual tour, be sure to schedule a time to visit campus and apply for admission.


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EKU Stories

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EKU Retention Reaches Historic High

From Fall 2022 to Fall 2023, EKU reached its highest retention rate in history at 79.62%. With a total enrollment of more than 15,000 for the Fall 2023 semester, the university has been experiencing steady growth over the past two years, consistent with statewide trends.

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Students Choose EKU for Manufacturing Engineering

“We are now proudly a destination for engineering students in the region, across the Commonwealth and around the country. We look forward to fueling industries with skilled graduates for many years to come,” says EKU President David McFaddin.

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EKU Earns Top Two Ranking for Military FriendlyⓇ Schools

EKU proudly holds the No. 2 ranking nationwide for Military Spouse Friendly Schools, further solidifying its dedication to providing comprehensive support to the military community.

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2023 Fall Commencement

Congratulations Fall 2023 graduates! We celebrated over 1,300 graduates during two fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 2. Classmates, friends and families gathered in the Baptist Health Arena at Alumni Coliseum to honor graduates from the university’s six academic colleges.

Graduates—welcome to the Eternal Colonels family; we wish you the best in your future endeavors! Enjoy these celebratory moments from the fall commencement ceremonies, captured by Ben Keeling.

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EKU's Master of Business Administration

EKU’s Master of Business Administration program is a game changer for career advancement.

As the School of Opportunity, EKU focuses on creating well-rounded professionals and individuals. Students in EKU’s MBA program learn from industry experts with real-world experience and deep knowledge of the current business world.

Ten years after graduation, EKU business master’s graduates earn median wages of more than $95,000 in Kentucky, according to KYSTATS.

Set yourself apart with an MBA degree from EKU – on campus or 100% online.

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