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WKU Overview


Overview

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Located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Western Kentucky University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.

In the most recent statistical year 8,957 prospective students applied, and 8,303 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,121 enrolled in the school.  14,180 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,883 attend part time.  In-state tuition for 2016/2017, excluding room and board, is $9,912 plus fees of $0.

WKU is ranked 715 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


Quick Stats


$9,912

In-State Tuition + Fees

20,063

Total Enrollment

 

93%

Percent Admitted

ACT

26

75th Percentile Score

SAT Reading

630

75th Percentile Score

SAT Math

590

75th Percentile Score



Graduation Rate

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Western Kentucky University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Western Kentucky University is worse than average in terms of graduating students.


4 Years

23% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

45% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

50% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157951 IPEDS survey data for Western Kentucky University.