Western Carolina University

Acceptance Rate 79.42 %
SAT Average 1,145
Tuition & Fees $8,367
Student Population 12,243
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $5,641

Academic Overview

Western Carolina University Campus, Cullowhee, NC
Western Carolina University is a public, four-years institute located in Cullowhee, North Carolina. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The 2022 tuition & fees is $4,367 for North Carolina residents and $8,367 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 12,243 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 79.42% and the graduation rate is 61% last year.
The salary after graduation from Western Carolina University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $41,300. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, Western Carolina's tuition & fees is $4,367 for North Carolina residents and $8,367 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2022 average tuition & fees are $7,480 for in-state students and $17,887 for out-of-state students.
2022 Tuition & Fees
North Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at Western Carolina. The acceptance rate of Western Carolina is 79.42% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 17.69%. The average graduation rate is 61% and the transfer-out rate is 27%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $5,641 and 68% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 12,243 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Western Carolina University is 79.42 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Western Carolina University is 61 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Western Carolina University is 27 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Western Carolina University is 81 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Western Carolina University is 12,243
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Western Carolina University is 17 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $5,641 at Western Carolina University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
AddressHighway 107, Cullowhee, NC 28723-9646
Online Applicationwww.wcu.edu/apply/undergraduate-admissions/apply.aspx
Financial Aidwww.wcu.edu/apply/financial-aid/index.aspx
Net Price Calculatorwww.wcu.edu/apply/financial-aid/facts-and-resources/npcalc.htm
Veterans Tuitionwww.wcu.edu/learn/academic-services/military-student-services/index.aspx
Disability Servicewww.wcu.edu/learn/academic-services/disability-services/

Offered Degrees

Western Carolina offers 118 major programs through online and on-site education where 24 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree658
Post Bachelor's Degree113
Master's Degree3011
Post Master's Degree81
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship20
Doctor's degree - professional practice21

Special Learning Opportunities

Western Carolina University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:4,552)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,706)

Veterans Benefits

Western Carolina University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges