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AddressHighway 107, Cullowhee, NC 28723-9646
Phone828-227-7100
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School Typefour-years, public
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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2022 Tuition & Fees and 2023 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2022 tuition and fees of Western Carolina University are $4,367 for in-state students and $8,367 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition and fees are $7,480 for in-state students and $17,887 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2023 tuition & fees for prospective students is $7,070 for North Carolina residents and $11,070 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years.
2021-22 Tuition & Fees2022-23 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$4,367$8,367
Graduate$7,480$17,887
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$7,070$11,070
The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the Western Carolina directly. The 2023 graduate tuition & fees is not yet announced or vary by program. The estimation is based on the rate of last year. See the Western Carolina bursar/financial aid page for more information.

Key Stats for Prospective Students

The Acceptance rate at Western Carolina University is 79.42% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 17.69%. The average SAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 1,145.
The average graduation rate is 61%. Total 11,877 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school).
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. Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2022 Western Carolina Key Academics Statistics
Admission Stats »79.42% Acceptance Rate / 17.69% Yield
Test Scores »1,145 SAT / 22 ACT
Graduation Rate »61%
Transfer-out Rate27%
Retention Rate75%(full-time), 48% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio6.67% (15 to 1)
Student Population »11,877 (10,145 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$5,652
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 at Western Carolina
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCNo
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
Western Carolina provides several student services including academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at Western Carolina
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. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 3,815. It also offers separate board/meal plans and the annual cost is $5,029.
Western Carolina Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity3,815



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