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A Top-tier Regional University

Included in US News and World Report’s annual listing of top colleges and universities as a first-tier regional university

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Award-Winning Learning Outcomes

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EKU received the CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes.

Best for Vets

Recognized by Military Times Edge magazine as second in the nation in the Best for Vets: Colleges’ issue.

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America's Best Colleges

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Forbes Magazine listed EKU as being one of “America’s Best Colleges.”

Great Place to Work

The Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes EKU as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For.”

Nationally Recognized for Community Engagement

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Recognized for community engagement – both curricular and in practice – by the Carnegie Foundation.

The Campus Beautiful

Classic revival style historical buildings. Aesthetic landscaping. Contrasting modern architecture. “It feels like home.”

Best Online Degree Programs

Ranked among the best in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Education Program Rankings for six consecutive years.

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Student Achievement

EKU Mock Trial finished in the top eight in all seven of its tournaments in the season, including a first-place finish at Northwestern University’s Windy City Invitational in Chicago.

Distinguished Student Athletes

80 percent of student-athletes were named Colonel Scholars in recognition of achieving a 3.0 grade point average.

Top 125 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math College

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EKU is recognized as one of the top 125 STEM colleges in the nation and was designated as a STEM Jobs’ Approved College.

Embracing Tradition and Legacy

With 34% of first-generation students EKU meets the needs of the service region and fosters EKU pride for a lasting legacy.

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