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AddressHighway 107, Cullowhee, NC 28723-9646
Phone828-227-7100
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School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Western Carolina University Campus, Cullowhee, NC
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2021 Tuition & Fees and 2022 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2021 tuition and fees of Western Carolina University are $4,285 for in-state students and $8,285 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2021 tuition and fees are $7,414 for in-state students and $17,821 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2022 tuition & fees are $4,293 for North Carolina residents and $8,293 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years. The estimated 2022 graduate school tuition & fees are $7,414 for North Carolina residents and $17,821 for out-of-state students.
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $41,300. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse program shows the highest salary with $56,100 after graduating.
2020-21 Tuition & Fees2021-22 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$4,285$8,285
Graduate$7,414$17,821
2020-2021 Tuition Costs Chart
*Updated with 2021 tuition data: source: NCES (National Center for Education Statistics)
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$4,293$8,293
Graduate$7,414$17,821
Western Carolina University 2021-2022 Estimated Tuition Costs Chart
The estimation for 2021-2022 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

2021 Key Stats

The Acceptance rate at Western Carolina University is 69% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 28%. The average SAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 1,110.
The average graduation rate is 62%. Total 11,639 students are attending 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 the next table.
2021 Key Academics Statistics
Admission Stats »69% Acceptance Rate / 28% Yield
Test Scores »1,110 SAT / 23 ACT
Graduation Rate »62%
Transfer-out Rate29%
Retention Rate80%(full-time), 33% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio5.88% (17 to 1)
Student Population »11,639 (10,027 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$6,218
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$41,300
Average Salary by Field of Study$19,700 - $56,100

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

Western Carolina University offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCNo
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
It provides several student services including academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services
Remedial servicesNo
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 Western Carolina University. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 4,552. It also offers separate board/meal plans and the annual cost is $4,706.
Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity4,552



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