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Western Carolina University Student Outcomes


Graduation Rate

Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time
58% vs. 41.9% national median
Graduation Rates for Western Carolina University
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
within 4 years 29% earned a bachelor degree
within 5 years 47% 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 Carolina University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Western Carolina University is less effective than average in terms of graduating students.

Post Graduation Earnings

Average Salary After 10 Years
$39,100 vs. $34,300 national median
Average salary after attending Western Carolina University
Years Average Earnings
after 6 years $31,300 per year
after 7 years $32,400 per year
after 8 years $35,500 per year
after 9 years $37,000 per year
after 10 years $39,100 per year

10 years after enrolling, the average income of former Western Carolina University students who are working and no longer in school is $39,100, which is 14% 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
$22,010
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans
58%

Student Loan Repayment

Median Loan Payment
$227 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans
58% vs. 47% national average