Western Kentucky University

Acceptance Rate 97 %
SAT Average 1,105
Tuition & Fees $26,496
Student Population 19,456
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $6,683

Academic Overview

Western Kentucky University Campus, Bowling Green, KY
Western Kentucky University is a public, 4 or more years institute located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - professional practice. The 2021 tuition & fees are $10,802 for Kentucky residents and $26,496 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 19,456 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 97% and the graduation rate is 48% last year.
The salary after graduation from Western Kentucky University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $38,600. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Western Kentucky University are $10,802 for Kentucky residents and $26,496 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $12,140 for in-state students and $18,340 for out-of-state students.
Western Kentucky University 2021 Tuition & Fees
Kentucky ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at WKU. The acceptance rate of WKU is 97% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 34%. The average graduation rate is 48% and the transfer-out rate is 25%. The average received amount of financial aid is $6,683 and 78% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 19,456 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Western Kentucky University is 97 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Western Kentucky University is 48 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Western Kentucky University is 25 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Western Kentucky University is 71 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Western Kentucky University is 19,456
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Western Kentucky University is 18 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,683 at Western Kentucky University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

WKU offers 251 major programs through online and on-site education where 93 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
Less than one year certificate3714
Associate's Degree116
Bachelor's Degree9715
Post Bachelor's Degree4029
Master's Degree5427
Post Master's Degree71
Doctor's degree - professional practice40
Doctor's degree - other11

Special Learning Opportunities

Western Kentucky University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, 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
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:5,652)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $3,575)

Veterans Benefits

Western Kentucky 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