School Overview

Western Kentucky University is a Public, 4 years college located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. WKU ranked 352nd in National Universities and 17th in Kentucky Colleges.
It has a total enrollment of 17,517 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree- professional practice. WKU's acceptance rate is 98.00% last year (undergraduate school).
Western Kentucky University is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
Contact Information
Address1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1000
Phone270-745-0111
WEBwww.wku.edu/
Admission Information
Admissionwww.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/
Athleticcatalog.wku.edu/undergraduate/university/notices/
Disability Servicewww.wku.edu/sarc/
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree- professional practice

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of Western Kentucky University is 98.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 40.00%. The application fees are $45 for undergraduate programs and $55 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate98.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)40.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$45
Graduate Application Fees$55

Tuition & Fees

WKU's 2022 tuition & fees is $10,992 for Kentucky residents and $27,000 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $12,140 for Kentucky residents and $18,340 for out-of-students.
Kentucky ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,992$27,000
Graduate Tuition & Fees$12,140$18,340
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 17,517 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 4,127 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. WKU has 15,286 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 2,231 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students17,517
Undergraduate Students15,286
Graduate Students2,231
Online Enrollment4,127

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs243 Programs
Number of online programs46 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
Associate
Bachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Master's
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Doctorate (Other)

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
ROTC
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification