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Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University is a Public, 4 Years+ school located in Bowling Green, KY. The 2019 average net price at Western Kentucky University is $12,486. Acceptance rate is 100.00%. The school has a total enrollment of 19,456.
Mission StatementWestern Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive,...
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.


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Top Ranked
Location: Bowling Green, KY
Student Body: 19,456
Education Type: 4 Years+
Funding: Public
Campus Type: Urban
Web Site: www.wku.edu
Acceptance Rate: Open Enrollment

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Enrollment
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • International Students: < 1%
  • Application Fee: $45
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
In State Tuition: $10,512
Out of State/International Tuition: $26,280
In State Grad Tuition: $12,140
Out of State Grad Tuition: $17,980
Room and Board: $8,343
Books and Supplies: $1,000
Other Fees: $0
Net Price In-District/State: $12,486
Net Price Out-of-State: n/a
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 2,934
  • Men / Women Ratio: 1,182 / 1,752
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: 500 - 600
  • Median SAT Math Range: 480 - 590
  • Median ACT Range: 20 - 27
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: n/a
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 6
  • % of International Students: < 1%
  • International Testing: Not Considered
  • Total International Students: 27
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Required
  • Recommendations: Not Considered
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Required
  • Portfolio: Not Considered

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Business, Management, Marketing: 21%
  • Health Professions: 15%
  • Education: 8%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: 7%
  • Social Sciences: 6%

Academic Programs

Western Kentucky University offers 327 Total Programs in Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Certificate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Business, Management, Marketing. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
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Associate's Degree ProgramsWestern Kentucky University offers 11 Associate's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Business, Management, Marketing
  • Business Administration and Management, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Executive Assistant, Executive Secretary Degree
Education
Health Professions
  • Dental Hygiene, Hygienist Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Emergency Medical Technology, Technician (Emt Paramedic) Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Health Information, Medical Records Technology, Technician Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Registered Nursing, Registered Nurse Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bachelor's Degree ProgramsWestern Kentucky University offers 97 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
  • Business Teacher Education Degree
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Elementary Education and Teaching Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Family and Consumer Sciences, Home Economics Teacher Education Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Degree
  • Special Education and Teaching, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Degree
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education Degree
Engineering
Engineering Technology
  • Construction Engineering Technology, Technician Degree
  • Industrial Technology, Technician Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Technician Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
  • Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Technologist Degree
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Degree
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine Degree
  • Dental Hygiene, Hygienist Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Environmental Health Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Health Information, Medical Records Administration, Administrator Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Health Services, Allied Health, Health Sciences, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Health, Health Care Administration, Management Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Registered Nursing, Registered Nurse Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
History
Human Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Parks, Leisure Studues
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsWestern Kentucky University offers 54 Master's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Education
Engineering Technology
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Library Science
Mathematics and Statistics
Parks, Leisure Studues
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Doctorate Degree ProgramsWestern Kentucky University offers 4 Doctorate Degree Programs
Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Health Professions
Psychology
Certificate ProgramsWestern Kentucky University offers 74 Certificate Programs
Agriculture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • College Student Counseling and Personnel Services Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Community College Education Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Counselor Education, School Counseling and Guidance Services Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Curriculum and Instruction Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Education, Teaching of Individuals With Autism Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other Degree
  • Educational, Instructional Technology Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision Degree
  • Learning Sciences Degree
  • Mathematics Teacher Education Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other Degree
  • Teaching English Or French As A Second Or Foreign Language, Other Degree
Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Technician Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Quality Control Technology, Technician Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Health Professions
Human Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Parks, Leisure Studues
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
  • Geological and Earth Sciences, Geosciences, Other Degree
Protective Services
  • Crisis, Emergency, Disaster Management Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics Degree
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Visual and Performing Arts

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 43%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 53%
  • 1st Year Retention: 70%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $35,900
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 19,456
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 78%
  • Black Students: 9%
  • Non-resident, alien: 4%
  • Hispanic Students: 3%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Asian Students: 2%
  • Unknown: 1%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: <1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%

Transfer Agreements

To Program3 Agreements with 21 Colleges
Computer Science
Ashland Community and Technical College
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Gateway Community and Technical College
Hazard Community and Technical College
Henderson Community College
Hopkinsville Community College
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Madisonville Community College
Maysville Community and Technical College
Owensboro Community and Technical College
Somerset Community College
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Education
Ashland Community and Technical College
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Gateway Community and Technical College
Hazard Community and Technical College
Henderson Community College
Hopkinsville Community College
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Madisonville Community College
Maysville Community and Technical College
Owensboro Community and Technical College
Somerset Community College
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
General Agreement
Ashland Community and Technical College
Belmont Abbey College
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Butte College
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Gateway Community and Technical College
Glendale Community College
Hazard Community and Technical College
Henderson Community College
Hopkinsville Community College
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Madisonville Community College
Maysville Community and Technical College
Owensboro Community and Technical College
Rockland Community College
Somerset Community College
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
Utah Valley University
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Western International University
From Program2 Agreements with 2 Colleges
Education
Eastern Kentucky University
General Agreement
Regis University
To College3 Programs
Ashland Community and Technical College
Computer Science
Education
General Agreement
Belmont Abbey College
General Agreement
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Computer Science
Education
General Agreement
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Computer Science
Education
General Agreement
Butte College
General Agreement
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Computer Science
Education
General Agreement
Gateway Community and Technical College
Computer Science
Education
General Agreement
Glendale Community College
General Agreement
Hazard Community and Technical College
Computer Science
Education
General Agreement
Henderson Community College
Computer Science
Education
General Agreement
Hopkinsville Community College
Computer Science
Education
General Agreement
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Computer Science
Education
General Agreement
Madisonville Community College
Computer Science
Education
General Agreement
Maysville Community and Technical College
Computer Science
Education
General Agreement
Owensboro Community and Technical College
Computer Science
Education
General Agreement
Rockland Community College
General Agreement
Somerset Community College
Computer Science
Education
General Agreement
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
Computer Science
Education
General Agreement
Utah Valley University
General Agreement
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Computer Science
Education
General Agreement
Western International University
General Agreement
From College3 Programs
Eastern Kentucky University
Education
Regis University
Business/Management/Marketing
Computer Science