EKU Among Top 5 Best Online Colleges in Kentucky

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Best Colleges compared online degree programs in Kentucky and named Eastern Kentucky University in the Top 5. EKU Online degree programs ranked third in the Commonwealth.

Eastern Kentucky University was recognized for offering a variety of online degree programs in multiple fields, including general studies, business, health care, education, criminal justice and public administration. More than 40 bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and certificates are available in the online format.

EKU also offers many unique opportunities. The graduate nursing programs are ranked in the Top 25 by U.S. News & World Report. The bachelor’s degree in fire, arson and explosion investigation is one of the only programs of its kind in the nation. EKU is also home to a distinctive corrections program with a combined emphasis on adult and juvenile justice.

Reviewers also noted the support services available from EKU Online. Students receive personalized advising from staff who work with them on everything from completing the application to applying for financial aid to mapping out their graduation plan. They also have access to EKU Libraries and the ability to chat virtually with a librarian.

Best Colleges used data from College Navigator and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) to measure quality, affordability and online competency. Ranking factors included retention and graduation rates, as well as the average net price and the number of online programs available.

Published on August 24, 2018