Private 4 Year

Kentucky Wesleyan College

Owensboro, Kentucky

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Kentucky Wesleyan College overview
Location Owensboro, Kentucky
Online kwc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Kentucky Wesleyan College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Kentucky Wesleyan College, a private liberal arts institution situated in Owensboro, Kentucky, is approximately 32 miles southeast of Evansville, Indiana. Founded in 1858, the college offers a blend of liberal arts and professional education, and is associated with the United Methodist Church. The campus exudes a traditional atmosphere, with its notable antebellum architecture, and offers residential housing for students who prefer to live on-site. While the college has a generally inclusive admissions policy, it maintains a focus on academic achievement. Kentucky Wesleyan is known for its strong programs in business, education, and the sciences. While the college supports various sports, it is not predominantly recognized for its athletic programs at a national level.

In the most recent statistical year 1,434 prospective students applied, and 983 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 220 enrolled in the school.  747 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 66 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $30,040 plus fees of $1,260.












KWC is rated within the lower 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Kentucky Wesleyan College overview
SAT 980/1210
ACT 17/23
GPA 3.3

Applications Accepted

Kentucky Wesleyan College overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Kentucky Wesleyan College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,298
Other Fees$1,260
Room and Board $11,175
Budget for Other Expenses$3,125
Total One Year Cost$46,898

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$38,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

44% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Kentucky Wesleyan College students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 18%
Business 18%
Biology 13%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 8%
Psychology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157076 IPEDS survey data for Kentucky Wesleyan College.

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