Eastern Kentucky University is an undergraduate and graduate teaching and research institution, located in Richmond, Kentucky. The Kentucky General Assembly established the Eastern Kentucky State Normal School as a teacher's college in 1906 and later officially renamed it Eastern Kentucky University in 1966.
EKU consists of 5 colleges, the Graduate School and the John Grant Crabbe Library. It offers more than 160 degree programs in associates, bachelors, and masters degree programs. The colleges are:
In the 2008 edition, US News & World Report ranked EKU 60th in the Top Southern Masters Universities.
The sports teams of EKU are known as the Colonels.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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