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The Power of Maroon. EKU: A Comprehensive university. 1906: Founded as Eastern Kentucky State Normal School 1922: Became Eastern Kentucky State Normal School and Teachers College (4-year) 1925: First degree awarded 1935: Added first graduate degree (M.A.Ed.)

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The power of maroon

The Power of Maroon

EKU: A Comprehensive university


History

  • 1906: Founded as Eastern Kentucky State Normal School

  • 1922: Became Eastern Kentucky State Normal School and Teachers College (4-year)

  • 1925: First degree awarded

  • 1935: Added first graduate degree (M.A.Ed.)

  • 1966: Became Eastern Kentucky University

  • 2010: First doctoral degree awarded (Ed.D)

History


Mission

Current Mission Statement:

Eastern Kentucky University is a student-centered, comprehensive public university dedicated to high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service.

Mission:

  • New Mission Statement:

  • As a comprehensive public institution, Eastern Kentucky University prepares students to lead productive, responsible, and enriched lives. To accomplish this mission, the University emphasizes:

  • Student Success,

  • Regional Stewardship, and

  • Critical and Creative Thinking and Effective Communication.


Locations

  • Main Campus – Richmond

  • 5 Regional sites

  • Corbin

  • Danville

  • Manchester

  • Somerset

  • Lancaster

lOCATIONS


By the numbers students

  • Total Enrollment: 16,567 (Fall 2010)

  • Undergraduate Enrollment: 14, 396 (Fall 2010)

  • Graduate Enrollment: 2,171 (Fall 2010)

  • Credentials Awarded (2009-10):

  • 17 Certificate

  • 203 Associate

  • 2,126 Bachelor

  • 1 Post-bacc certificate

  • 1 Post Master’s certificate

  • 697 Master

  • 8 Specialist

  • 1 Doctorate

By the numbers: Students


By the numbers students1

  • Most students come from Kentucky

  • EKU’s “service region” is a 22-county area in southeastern and south central Kentucky

  • Just over 50% of first-time, full-time freshmen are first-generation college students

  • Average ACT score for first-time freshmen: 21.3

  • Student/Faculty ratio: 16.7:1

By the numbers: Students


Programs

  • 5 Colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business & Technology, Education, Health Sciences, and Justice & Safety

  • 24 Associate Degree

  • 134 Bachelor Degree

  • 35 Master Degree

  • 1 Specialist

  • 2 Doctorate

Programs


By the numbers faculty 2009

  • 573 Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty*

  • 447 Part-time Faculty

  • 353 Tenured (151 Professor, 139 Assoc. Prof., 63 Assist. Prof.)

  • 209 Tenure track (10 Professor, 26 Assoc. Prof., 146 Assist. Prof)

  • 118 Full-time Not on tenure track

    *Includes Model Lab faculty

By the numbers: Faculty (2009)


By the numbers faculty

  • Teaching Load: 4/4 or 3/3

  • Maximum pre-tenure term – 6 years

By the numbers: Faculty


Areas of concern

  • Graduation Rate: 37.7%

  • Retention

  • Diversity

  • Revenue streams

Areas of concern


Priorities

  • Online learning

  • “The Essential Eastern”

  • Undergraduate/graduate research

  • International education

  • Cooperative education/internship

  • Service learning/community engagement

  • Leadership experience

priorities


Initiatives capital projects

  • CRAFT (Center for Renewable and Alternative Fuel Technologies)

  • Noel Studio for Academic Creativity

  • Center for the Performing Arts

  • Science Building

Initiatives/Capital projects


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