Graduate Programs Overview

Western Kentucky University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $12,140 for Kentucky residents and $18,340 for other students in average.

It offers one hundred seventy-eight graduate programs: 55 Master's, 73 Doctorate, 42 Post-Bachelor's, 8 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 804 students have been conferred Master's degree and 414 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWestern Kentucky University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY
Graduate School Students2,231 students
1,335 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$12,140
Out-of-State$18,340
Student to Faculty19:1 (5.26%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 178 Graduate Programs
55 Master's, 8 Doctorate, 50 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Western Kentucky University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Kentucky residents, the tuition & fees are $12,140 and $18,340 for non-Kentucky residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $607 for Kentucky residents and $917 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$12,140$18,340
Cost per Credit$607$917
Books & Supplies$1,000
Room & Board$10,044 (On-Campus) / $10,044 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,086 (On-Campus) / $4,238 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$25,270$31,470
Off-Campus Total$27,422$33,622
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$11,400$11,780$12,140$12,140$12,140
Out-of-State$16,320$16,260$17,980$18,340$18,340

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Western Kentucky University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 394 major areas - 54 Master's (23 online programs), 5 Doctorate , 41 Post-Bachelor'(27 online programs), 7 Post-Master'(1 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total80441415119
Men270203683
Women5342118316
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
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Graduate Student Population

Total 17,517 students enrolled in Western Kentucky University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,231 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 796 male and 1,435 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 829 full-time and 1,402 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,335 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 469 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total2,231
Men Students796
Women Students1,435
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total2,231
Full-time Students829
Part-time Students1,402
By race/ethnicity 1,736 White, 244 Black, and 25 Asian students are attending at Western Kentucky University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total2,231
American Indian /
Native American
3
Asian25
Black244
Hispanic83
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
4
White1,736
Two or more races53
Un-Known24
26 students are younger than 22 and 437 students are older than 65. The school has 1,158 students aged between 22 and 30 and 610 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total2,231
21 & Under26
22-24632
25-29526
30-34311
35-39299
40 & Over437
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Western Kentucky University, 1,335 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 469 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,231
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,335
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses469
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses427
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,335
Kentucky Resident834
Other State In U.S.486
Outside of U.S.15



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