Student Population by Gender

Western Kentucky University has a total 19,456 enrolled students. By gender, 7,735 male and 11,721 female students (male-female ratio: 40:60) are attending WKU.
17,030 students have enrolled in undergraduate programs and 2,426 students joined graduate programs at WKU.
Total Student Enrolled In Academic Year 2018-2019 at Western Kentucky University
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total19,45617,0302,426
Men7,7356,930805
Women11,72110,1001,621

Student Distribution by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, 15,350 White, 1,619 Black and 369 Asian students out of total 19,456 are attending at Western Kentucky University. Comprehensive enrollment statistic data by race/ethnicity is shown in next chart.
All Students Undergraduate Graduate
Student Race/Ethnicity Distribution (all students) at Western Kentucky University
Student Race/Ethnicity Distribution (Undergraduate) at Western Kentucky University
Student Race/Ethnicity Distribution (Graduate) at Western Kentucky University

Transfer-in Students (Undergraduate)

Among 17,030 enrolled in undergraduate programs, 945 are transfer-in students. The percentage of transfer-in students is 5.55%.682 students have transferred in as full-time status and 263 students transferred in as part-time status.
Transfer-in Students Population by Attendance Status at Western Kentucky University

Student Age Distribution

All Students Undergraduate Graduate
By age category, 2,753 students are younger than 18 and 32 students are older than 65 at Western Kentucky University. WKU has 15,512 students aged under 25 and 3,944 students aged 25 and over out of 19,456 total students.
Students Age Distribution by Gender at Western Kentucky University
Students Age Distribution by Attendance Status at Western Kentucky University
In undergraduate programs, 2,753 students are younger than 18 and 22 students are older than 65. WKU has 14,875 undergraduate students aged under 25 and 2,155 students aged 25 and over.
Undergraduate Students Age Distribution by Gender at Western Kentucky University
Undergraduate Students Age Distribution by Attendance Status at Western Kentucky University
It has 637 graduate students aged under 25 and 1,789 students aged 25 and over.
Graduate Students Age Distribution by Gender at Western Kentucky University
Graduate Students Age Distribution by Attendance Status at Western Kentucky University

Online Classes (Distance Learning) Enrollment

Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially who want to continue education and work in field. At Western Kentucky University, 3,575 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 4,906 students are enrolled in some online courses.
All StudentsEnrolled Exclusively Online Courses Enrolled in Some Online Courses
All Students19,4563,5754,906
Undergraduate17,0302,3834,499
Graduate2,4261,192407
Online Courses Student Enrollment at Western Kentucky University

Student Location Enrolled Exclusively In Online Courses

2,772 students lived in Kentucky or jurisdiction in which the school is located are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 803 students live in other State or outside of the United States.
Kentucky ResidentsOther States in U.S. Outside of U.S.
All Students2,77277825
Undergraduate1,9983814
Graduate77439721
Student Location Enrolled Exclusively In Distance Learning Course


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