Choose from a surprising number of practical degrees and prepare for success at EKU. The journey will challenge you, but you’ll find all the support and encouragement you need from caring faculty and new friends. From your first day on campus to the moment you walk across the graduation stage, you’ll be shaped by your Eastern Experience.
EKU Fast Facts
#1 in Kentucky Employment – 75% of EKU degree holders are employed in Kentucky three years after graduation. That’s higher than any other public, four-year institution.
The School of Opportunity – Nearly 65% of EKU students are first-generation, low-income or both.
Affordable – EKU annual in-state tuition is nearly $2,000 – 3,000 less than nearby universities.
Modern – EKU’s 13 new buildings and renovations include suite-style residence halls, the state’s largest science building of its kind, and a massive new recreation and wellness center.
Close to Home – EKU is 20 miles from Lexington — far enough to earn independence but close enough for a quick visit home.
EKU specializes in practical, in-demand degrees taught by world-class experts in their field. Our graduates are nurses, police officers, teachers and firefighters, pilots, game designers, entrepreneurs, CEOs and NASA engineers — and much, much more. See what you can be — browse EKU programs.
Financial Aid at Big E Central
Your college education is one of the best long-term investments you will make. It will pay off in both personal growth and lifetime earning potential. For most students, that requires financing. That can be challenging, but keep in mind, EKU ranks as one of the best-value colleges in the nation, and EKU’s trained financial aid counselors will help you create the best financial aid package for you and your family.
Learn more and contact a financial aid counselor.
Schedule a Visit
A warm welcome, a friendly community and a beautiful campus — that’s what awaits you at EKU. Seeing is believing, so schedule your visit or tour today. Choose your visit option or take a virtual tour.