School Overview

Western Kentucky University is a Public, 4 years college located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. WKU ranked 10th in Kentucky Colleges and 51st in Federal Region IV.
It has a total enrollment of 16,750 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 18 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 98.48% 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
Admission Information
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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 98.48% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 39.64%. The application fees are $45 for undergraduate programs and $65 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate98.48 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)39.64 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$45
Graduate Application Fees$65

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 16,750 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 3,205 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. WKU has 14,729 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 2,021 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students16,750
Undergraduate Students14,729
Graduate Students2,021
Online Enrollment3,205

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs263 Programs
Number of online programs84 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
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)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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