About Us

About EKU

Eastern Kentucky University has a 100-year history of providing students with access to an affordable education and is dedicated to three specific functions - high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service and places emphasis on the three in that order. EKU is a nationally recognized public university and has offered online degree programs since 2006 in an effort to make quality education accessible to everyone. Today, EKU Online offers more than 50 programs in various areas of study in a flexible and convenient online format that allows students to work full time or juggle other life priorities and earn a college degree or certificate.

EKU Online Offers:

Affordable, Quality Education
Since its establishment over a century ago, EKU has prided itself as a School of Opportunity, where high-quality education is accessible and affordable. In an effort to help students find a clear and affordable path to a degree, EKU is proud to offer a number of initiatives designed to help students with educational attainment:

     Free textbooks for undergraduate students
     Free application
     Scholarship opportunities
     Generous credit transfer policy

Personalized Support
Dedicated advisors support you from application through graduation with personalized graduation plans to ensure you meet your goals. You will also benefit from free online tutoring, career services assistance, and technical support.

Convenient and Flexible Online Format
EKU’s online programs were developed with working adults in mind. Achieve your educational goals without sacrificing your personal and professional obligations. Benefit from:

     Accelerated 8-week terms
     No campus visits required
     Multiple start dates per year
     Study anytime, from anywhere

Respected History of Supporting Military and Veteran Students
EKU has a long history of providing exceptional delivery of service to veterans, active duty service members, and military dependents. Here are just a few reasons why EKU is VETS Ready:

     Reduced tuition for active duty service members and their spouses
     Maximum credit for military training and experience
     Dedicated services for military and veteran students

EKU Accreditation

Eastern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

EKU also has the following Program Accreditations & Approvals:

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Child and Family Studies:
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)

International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Paralegal Science:
American Bar Association (ABA)

Public Administration:
Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)

Social Work:
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges