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Address1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1000
Phone270-745-0111
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School Typefour-years, public
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - professional practice
Western Kentucky University Campus, Bowling Green, KY
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2022 Tuition & Fees and 2023 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2022 tuition and fees of Western Kentucky University are $10,992 for in-state students and $27,000 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition and fees are $12,140 for in-state students and $18,340 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2023 tuition & fees for prospective students is $11,112 for Kentucky residents and $27,072 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years. The estimated 2023 graduate school tuition & fees is $11,142 for Kentucky residents and $16,830 for out-of-state students.
2021-22 Tuition & Fees2022-23 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$10,992$27,000
Graduate$12,140$18,340
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$11,112$27,072
Graduate$11,142$16,830
The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the WKU directly. See the WKU bursar/financial aid page for more information.

Key Stats for Prospective Students

The Acceptance rate at Western Kentucky University is 98% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 40%. The average graduation rate is 52%. Total 17,517 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school).
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $38,600. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Mechanical Engineering program shows the highest salary with $60,000 after graduating. Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2022 WKU Key Academics Statistics
Admission Stats »98% Acceptance Rate / 40% Yield
Graduation Rate »52%
Transfer-out Rate3%
Retention Rate77%(full-time), 48% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio5.26% (19 to 1)
Student Population »17,517 (15,286 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$7,166
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$38,600
Average Salary by Field of Study$22,000 - $60,000

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

Western Kentucky University offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has ROTC programs and offers teacher certification programs designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at WKU
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
WKU provides several student services including remedial services, academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at WKU
Remedial servicesYes
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenYes
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of WKU. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 5,652. It also offers separate board/meal plans and the annual cost is $3,575.
WKU Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity5,652



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