Western Kentucky University

Acceptance Rate 98 %
SAT Average 1,080
Tuition & Fees $27,000
Student Population 17,517
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $7,166

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 2022 tuition & fees is $10,992 for Kentucky residents and $27,000 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 17,517 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 98% and the graduation rate is 52% 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.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, WKU's tuition & fees is $10,992 for Kentucky residents and $27,000 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2022 average tuition & fees are $12,140 for in-state students and $18,340 for out-of-state students.
2022 Tuition & Fees
Kentucky ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at WKU. The acceptance rate of WKU is 98% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 34%. The average graduation rate is 52% and the transfer-out rate is 3%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $7,166 and 81% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 17,517 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 98 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Western Kentucky University is 52 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Western Kentucky University is 3 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Western Kentucky University is 71 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Western Kentucky University is 17,517
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 $7,166 at Western Kentucky University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1000
Online Applicationwww.wku.edu/atwku/admissions.php
Financial Aidwww.wku.edu/financialaid/
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.wku.edu/financialaid/costinfo/calculator.php
Veterans Tuitionwww.wku.edu/veteran/
Disability Servicewww.wku.edu/sarc/

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