Eastern Kentucky University Rankings and Accreditations
A Top Ranked Higher Education
Eastern Kentucky University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS*). This regional accrediting body is recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA**) and the United States Department of Education (USDE).
Regional accreditation is a measurement the US Department of Education uses to ensure that schools meet rigorous and up-to-date standards of education and professionalism. All schools must be accredited, and their curriculum must pass approval with a USDE-approved accreditation board. Because of more defined regional accreditation educational standards, credits for similar courses will usually transfer between schools.
Eastern Kentucky University puts education first, that’s why Forbes Magazine (www.forbes.com) has ranked EKU among “America’s Best Colleges.”
Here are some other rankings for EKU:
*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. 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.
** Council for Higher Education Accreditation: One Dupont Circle N.W., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20036 / Phone: 202-955-6126 / Web: www.@chea.org