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AddressHighway 107, Cullowhee, NC 28723-9646
Phone828-227-7100
WEBwww.wcu.edu
Admissionwww.wcu.edu/apply/index.aspx
Online Applicationwww.wcu.edu/apply/undergraduate-admissions/apply.aspx
Financial Aidwww.wcu.edu/apply/financial-aid/index.aspx
Net Price Calculatorwww.collegeportraits.org/aag/NC/WCU/templates
Veterans Tuitionwww.wcu.edu/learn/academic-services/military-student-services/index.aspx
Disability Servicewww.wcu.edu/learn/academic-services/disability-services/
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

2019 Tuition & Fees and 2020 Estimation

For undergraduate school, its 2019 tuition and fees are $3,926 for in-state students and $7,926 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2019 tuition and fees are $7,361 for in-state students and $17,768 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2020 tuition & fees are $2,235 for North Carolina residents and $3,633 for out-of-state students. The estimated 2020 graduate school tuition & fees are $7,361 for North Carolina residents and $17,768 for out-of-state students.
The average earning in 10 years after graduation of the school is $41,300.
2018-19 Tuition & Fees2019-20 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$3,926$7,926
Graduate$7,361$17,768
2018-2019 Tuition Costs Chart
source: IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$2,235$3,633
Graduate$7,361$17,768
Western Carolina University 2019-2020 Estimated Tuition Costs Chart
The estimation for 2019-2020 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

2019 Key Stats

The Acceptance ratio at Western Carolina University is 40% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 29%. The average graduation rate is 59%. Total 11,034 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.
2019 Key Academics Stats
Acceptance Rate »40%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) »29%
Graduation Rate »59%
Transfer-out Rate24%
Retention Rate79%(full-time), 58% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio5.88% (17 to 1)
Student Population »11,034 (9,406 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$6,218
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$41,300

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

Western Carolina University offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCNo
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
It provides a number of 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

Special Characteristics

Next table illustrates special characteristics of Western Carolina University.
Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity4,552

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