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Address1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1000
Phone270-745-0111
WEBwww.wku.edu
Admissionwww.wku.edu/atwku/admissions.php
Online Applicationwww.wku.edu/atwku/admissions.php
Financial Aidwww.wku.edu/financialaid/
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.wku.edu/financialaid/costinfo/calculator.php
Veterans Tuitionwww.wku.edu/veteran/
Athleticwww.wku.edu/registrar/notification_of_rights.php
Disability Servicewww.wku.edu/sarc/
School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - professional practice

2020 Tuition & Fees and 2021 Estimation

For undergraduate school, its 2020 tuition and fees are $10,802 for in-state students and $26,496 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2020 tuition and fees are $12,140 for in-state students and $18,340 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2021 tuition & fees are $11,100 for Kentucky residents and $26,714 for out-of-state students. The estimated 2021 graduate school tuition & fees are $12,140 for Kentucky residents and $18,707 for out-of-state students.
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 Mechanical Engineering program shows the highest salary with $60,000 after graduating from Western Kentucky University.
2019-20 Tuition & Fees2020-21 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$10,802$26,496
Graduate$12,140$18,340
WKU 2019-2020 Tuition Costs Chart
source: IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$11,100$26,714
Graduate$12,140$18,707
Western Kentucky University 2020-2021 Estimated Tuition Costs Chart
The estimation for 2020-2021 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

2020 Key Stats

The Acceptance rate at Western Kentucky University is 97% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 33%. The average graduation rate is 45%. Total 19,456 students are attending at the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school). Key academic stats for the school are listed in next table.
2020 Key Academics Stats at WKU
Acceptance Rate »97%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) »33%
Graduation Rate »45%
Transfer-out Rate29%
Retention Rate71%(full-time), 26% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio5.56% (18 to 1)
Student Population »19,456 (17,030 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$6,683
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 which designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers . 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 a number of 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

Special Characteristics

Next table illustrates special characteristics of Western Kentucky University.
WKU Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity5,652

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