Western Kentucky University

Acceptance Rate 98.48 %
2023 Tuition & Fees $27,000
Student Population 16,750
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $7,973
Graduation Rate 54 %

Academic Overview

Western Kentucky University Campus, Bowling Green, KY
Western Kentucky University is a public, four-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 2023 tuition & fees is $11,111 for Kentucky residents and $27,000 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $12,140 for Kentucky residents and $18,340 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 16,750 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 98.48% and the graduation rate is 54% 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.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, WKU's tuition & fees is $11,111 for Kentucky residents and $27,000 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $12,140 for in-state students and $18,340 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Kentucky ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at WKU. The acceptance rate of WKU is 98.48% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 39.64%. The average graduation rate is 54% and the transfer-out rate is 3%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $7,973 and 82% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 16,750 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 98.48 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Western Kentucky University is 54 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Western Kentucky University is 3 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Western Kentucky University is 73 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Western Kentucky University is 16,750
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 $7,973 at Western Kentucky University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1000
Online Applicationwww.wku.edu/admissions/
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 263 major programs through online and on-site education where 84 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
Doctorate (Practical)40
Doctorate (Other)10
Less Than 1 Year Certificate399
Post-Bachelor's Certificate4332
Post-Master's Certificate71

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:4,942)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $3,964)

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