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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 Ranks for Best Occupational Therapy Programs

Recently, EKU ranked No. 22 in Best Occupational Therapy Programs for 2024 Best Health Schools by U.S. News & World Report, moving up from a previous No. 29 position.

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Graduation Speaker Encourages Class of 2024 to Embrace “Firsts” in Life

Honors Scholar Gracy Kelley stood before her fellow EKU graduates encouraging them to embrace the “firsts” in life at EKU’s spring commencement ceremony.

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EKU is Breaking Barriers with Free Textbooks

EKU’s expanded free textbook initiative is a game-changer, considering that the average undergraduate spends over $1,200 annually on books and materials – a cost that often influences students’ degree choices.

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2024 Spring Commencement

Congratulations Spring 2024 graduates! We celebrated 2,217 graduates during three commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 10th. Classmates, friends, and families gathered in Alltech Arena at The Kentucky Horse Park to honor graduates from EKU’s six academic colleges. Graduates — welcome to the Eternal Colonels family!

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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.

Learn more about EKU’s MBA program.