Skip to Main Content
Eastern Kentucky is a public graduate school in Richmond, Kentucky in the Lexington Area. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 2,417 graduate students. Of the 39 graduate programs offered at Eastern Kentucky University, 17 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Eastern Kentucky University are Homeland Security and Disaster Management, Registered Nursing (RN), and Occupational Therapy. 70% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
2,417
Part-Time Grad Students
1,702
Research Assistants
101
Teaching Assistants
90
Racial Diversity
  • White
    77.2%
  • Unknown
    9.6%
  • African American
    5.6%
  • Hispanic
    2.3%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    2%
  • Multiracial
    1.9%
  • Asian
    1.3%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Driven
    40%
  • Down-to-earth
    20%
  • Intellectual
    20%
  • Sub-par
    20%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Competitive and intense
    20%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    20%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    40%
  • Waste of time
    20%

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.5 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 5 responses
  • $25K-$50K
    80%
  • <$25K
    20%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 5 responses
  • <$50K
    20%
  • Did not graduate yet
    80%
80%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.5 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    B+
Median Household Income
$34,532
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$664
National
$949
Median Home Value
$145,800
National
$184,700
Do You Work at Eastern Kentucky University? Claim Your Graduate School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your graduate school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Grad Schools like Eastern Kentucky University
More

Eastern Kentucky University Reviews

22 reviews
Since I am a part of the online program, I rely on a facilitator to answer my questions when I have them. The facilitators are truly the unsung heroes of this program! They do an excellent job of getting back to me quickly, and helping in whatever ways they can!
Start Your Review of Eastern Kentucky University
Rate It!
I am an online graduate student at Eastern Kentucky University, and I have really enjoyed the learning environment. I am studying my Masters in Occupational Safety, Security, and Emergency Management, and have found the program to be highly informative and helpful. Since I am in online classes, I have noticed that some of the videos/lectures are a bit outdated - they've been using them for about 5 years. However, this is not the case with every class.
The professors and advisors I encountered at Eastern Kentucky University were wonderful, but the administration of the university left me feeling distressed several times. From missing my financial aid forms to forgetting to tell me I “missed a credit hour” until I was halfway into my first semester of graduate school, I felt a lot of frustration. The student life and community experience I had was wonderful, but logistics got the best of me at times.