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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

2020 Tuition & Fees and 2021 Estimation

For undergraduate school, its 2020 tuition and fees are $4,277 for in-state students and $8,277 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2020 tuition and fees are $7,414 for in-state students and $17,821 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2021 tuition & fees are $4,659 for North Carolina residents and $8,644 for out-of-state students. The estimated 2021 graduate school tuition & fees are $7,467 for North Carolina residents and $17,874 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 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse program shows the highest salary with $56,100 after graduating from Western Carolina University.
2019-20 Tuition & Fees2020-21 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$4,277$8,277
Graduate$7,414$17,821
2019-2020 Tuition Costs Chart
source: IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$4,659$8,644
Graduate$7,467$17,874
Western Carolina 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 Carolina University is 40% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 29%. The average graduation rate is 62%. Total 11,639 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
Acceptance Rate »40%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) »29%
Graduation Rate »62%
Transfer-out Rate27%
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. 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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