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

WKU Academic Overview

Western Kentucky University Campus, Bowling Green, KY
Western Kentucky University (WKU) 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 2020 tuition & fees of Western Kentucky University is $10,802 for Kentucky residents and $26,496 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and total 19,456 students are enrolled into WKU. 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 major program at area of study page.

WKU 2020 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in academic year 2019-2020, Western Kentucky University tuition and fees are $10,802 for Kentucky residents and $26,496 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2020 tuition and fees are $12,140 for in-state students and $18,340 for out-of-state students.
Western Kentucky University 2020 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] Western Kentucky University 2019-2020 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics at WKU

Next chart illustrates the 2020 key academic stats 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 of scholarship aid. Total 19,456 students are attending WKU including both undergraduate and graduate students and the student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.
[Chart] Western Kentucky University Academic Statistics
Acceptance Rate for Western Kentucky University is 97 %.
Graduation Rate for Western Kentucky University is 48 %
Transfer-out Rate for Western Kentucky University is 25 %
Retention Rate for Western Kentucky University is 71 %
Student Population for Western Kentucky University is 19,456
Student to Faculty Rate for Western Kentucky University is 18 %
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,683 at Western Kentucky University.

Offered Degrees at Western Kentucky University

WKU offers 251 major programs through online and on-site education where 93 programs are available through distance learning. Next table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Programs at Western Kentucky University
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 at Western Kentucky University
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 at Western Kentucky University
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