Accreditation & Rankings

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EKU is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS*), which is the highest level of accreditation available.

This regional accrediting body is recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA**) and the United States Department of Education (USDE). Students can be confident that credits earned at one regionally accredited school will transfer to other regionally accredited universities.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Eastern Kentucky University. The Commission on Colleges should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

Program Accreditations & Approvals

EKU’s dedication to excellence is also demonstrated by recognition at the program level. These additional accreditations are a testament to the quality of education provided by our faculty and staff.

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

Education:
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Emergency Medical Care:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs  (CAAHEP)

Fire:
International Fire Service Accreditation Congress  (IFSAC)
The Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology degree is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology  (ABET)

Nursing:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education  (CCNE)

Paralegal Science:
American Bar Association (ABA)

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

 

Rankings and Accolades

EKU Online

Award Year

Awarding Body

Award/Accolade

 

 

 

2016

U.S. News & World Report

Top 100 “Best Online Degree Programs: Bachelor’s”

2016

AffordableCollegesOnline.org

#7 “Military Friendly Online Programs”

2016

Victory Media and Military Friendly School®

“Top 25 Online Universities”

2016

AffordableCollegesOnline.org

#1 “Best Online Colleges in Kentucky”

2015

U.S. News & World Report

Top 50 “Best Online Degree Programs: Bachelor’s”

2015

U.S. News & World Report

“Best Online for Vets”

View a complete list of EKU Awards and Accolades.

EKU Online Programs

Award Year

Awarding Body

Award/Accolade

 

 

 

2016

U.S. News & World Report

Top 100 “Best Online Programs,” Online Graduate Programs in Education

2016

U.S. News & World Report

Top 100 “Best Online Programs,” Online Graduate Programs in Nursing

2016

AffordableCollegesOnline.org

“Best Online Criminal Justice Degrees”

2016

AffordableCollegesOnline.org

“Best Online RN to BSN Programs”

2016

Nonprofit Colleges Online

#2 Best Online Doctorates in Occupational Therapy, Students Before Profits Award

2016

U.S. News & World Report

Top 50 “Best Online Programs,” Online Graduate Programs in Education

2015

U.S. News & World Report

Top 50 “Best Online Programs,” Online Graduate Programs in Nursing

View a complete list of EKU Awards and Accolades.

** Council for Higher Education Accreditation: One Dupont Circle N.W., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20036 / Phone: 202-955-6126 / Web: www.chea.org

Published on January 03, 2012