Graduation Rate

Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time
43% vs. 41.9% national median
Graduation Rates for Western Kentucky University
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.

Post Graduation Earnings

Average Salary After 10 Years
$37,100 vs. $34,300 national median
Average salary after attending Western Kentucky University
Years Average Earnings
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.

Student Loan Debt Upon Graduation

Median Student Loan Debt for Graduates
$24,250
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans
49%

Student Loan Repayment

Median Loan Payment
$250 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans
47% vs. 47% national average

If you are having trouble affording your WKU student loan debt, explore your options.

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