Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is a leading teaching and research institution located in Richmond, Kentucky, USA.

EKU has the following Colleges: College of Arts and Sciences; College of Business and Technology; College of Health Sciences; College of Education; College of Justice and Safety.

Eastern Kentucky University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. EKUBusiness has received accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) for its undergraduate and graduate programs in business administration. The BBA in Accounting program is nationally accredited and it opens the door to many professional possibilities including Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), and others.

EKU’s Fire & Safety Engineering Technology bachelor’s degree program is accredited by IFSAC, the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.


- Ranked in the top tier of Regional Universities in the South in the 2011 edition of “Best Colleges” (US News). It is placed 59th among 90 universities in the top tier.

- Ranked 56th in Tier 1 in the Category "Universities-Master's (South)" by US News & World Report (2010).

- The Master's Degree program in Occupational Therapy was ranked 24th in the country in the US News “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2009” edition.

- Forbes.com ranked EKU among “America’s Best Colleges”. Of the 569 public and private colleges and universities recognized nationwide, EKU is placed 428th. It is in third position among Kentucky’s public universities.

- Eastern Kentucky University was designated as one of America’s most Veteran Friendly campuses by GI Jobs magazine.

- It is among only 175 of America’s 5,000 colleges and universities to be recognized for community engagement (both curricular and in practice) by the Carnegie Foundation.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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