WKU Student OutcomesBowling Green, Kentucky
Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time43% vs. 41.9% national median
|Years||Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree|
|within 4 years||23% earned a bachelor degree|
|within 5 years||45% earned a bachelor degree|
|within 6 years||50% earned a bachelor degree|
A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These 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 less effective than average in terms of graduating students.
Average Salary After 10 Years$37,100 vs. $34,300 national median
|after 6 years||$30,000 per year|
|after 7 years||$31,100 per year|
|after 8 years||$33,900 per year|
|after 9 years||$36,000 per year|
|after 10 years||$37,100 per year|
10 years after enrolling, the average income of former Western Kentucky University students who are working and no longer in school is $37,100, which is 8% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.
Median Student Loan Debt for Graduates$24,250
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans49%
Median Loan Payment$250 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans47% vs. 47% national average
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157951 IPEDS survey data for Western Kentucky University.