Student Population by Gender

Western Kentucky University has a total 20,257 enrolled students. By gender, 8,184 male and 12,073 female students (male-female ratio: 40:60) are attending WKU.
17,656 students have enrolled in undergraduate programs and 2,601 students joined graduate programs at WKU.
Total Student Enrolled In Academic Year 2017-2018 at Western Kentucky University
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total20,25717,6562,601
Men8,1847,296888
Women12,07310,3601,713

Student Distribution by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, 15,753 White, 1,739 Black and 323 Asian students out of total 20,257 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 17,656 enrolled in undergraduate programs, 991 are transfer-in students. The percentage of transfer-in students is 5.61%.751 students have transferred in as full-time status and 240 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, 1,843 students are younger than 18 and 54 students are older than 65 at Western Kentucky University. WKU has 15,220 students aged under 25 and 4,843 students aged 25 and over out of 20,063 total students.
Students Age Distribution by Gender at Western Kentucky University
Students Age Distribution by Attendance Status at Western Kentucky University
In undergraduate programs, 1,843 students are younger than 18 and 37 students are older than 65. WKU has 14,559 undergraduate students aged under 25 and 2,751 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 661 graduate students aged under 25 and 2,092 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, 3,335 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 4,840 students are enrolled in some online courses.
All StudentsEnrolled Exclusively Online Courses Enrolled in Some Online Courses
All Students20,2573,3354,840
Undergraduate17,6562,1074,521
Graduate2,6011,228319
Online Courses Student Enrollment at Western Kentucky University

Student Location Enrolled Exclusively In Online Courses

2,673 students lived in Kentucky or jurisdiction in which the school is located are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 662 students live in other State or outside of United States.
Kentucky ResidentsOther States in U.S. Outside of U.S.
All Students2,67364715
Undergraduate1,8252775
Graduate84837010
Student Location Enrolled Exclusively In Distance Learning Course

Members In C-USA

Western Kentucky University is a member of Conference USA (C-USA). Check and Compare to other members.