Online Program Overview

Western Kentucky University is a four-years, public school located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For the academic year 2022-2023, the tuition & fees are $11,112 for Kentucky residents and $27,000 for other students on average.

It offers 263 degree programs. Of that, the distance learning opportunity is given to 84 programs - 5 Associates, 15 Bachelors, 22 Masters, 33 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters Certificate.
Online Degrees / Programs Overview
School NameWestern Kentucky University
Typefour-years, public
Address1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY
Online Students3,205 Enrolled Online Exclusively
6,291 Enrolled in Some Online Courses
Undergraduate Tuition & FeesIn-State$11,112
Graduate Tuition & FeesIn-State$12,140
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Online Degree Programs
Total84 Programs
Associates5 Programs
Bachelors15 Programs
Masters22 Programs
Post-Graduate33 Programs

2023 Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2022-2023 tuition & fees and costs trends over last 5 years at Western Kentucky University . Each cost is an average amount over the all offered programs. For Kentucky residents, the tuition & fees are $11,112 and $27,000 for non-Kentucky residents. For graduate programs, the 2023 tuition & fees is $12,140 and $18,340 for out-of-state students.
The costs per credit hour for part-time students or overload credits of full-time students is $463 for Kentucky residents and $1,125 for out-of-state students for undergraduate programs. The costs per credit hour for graduate programs is $607 for Kentucky residents and $917 for out-of-state students.
Updated with 2022-2023 tuition (Last update: Feb. 27, 2023)
Tuition & feesCost Per Credit HourTuition Change Chart
Tuition Changes (2019-2023)
Undergraduate (In-State)$10,512$10,802$10,802$10,992$11,112
Undergraduate (Out-of-State)$26,280$26,496$26,496$27,000$27,000
Graduate (In-State)$12,140$12,140$12,140$12,140$12,140
Graduate (Out-of-State)$17,980$18,340$18,340$18,340$18,340
Tuition Changes (2019-2023)
Undergraduate (In-State)$438$450$450$458$463
Undergraduate (Out-of-State)$1,095$1,104$1,104$1,125$1,125
Graduate (In-State)$607$607$607$607$607
Graduate (Out-of-State)$899$917$917$917$917
Tuition & Fees Trends last 5 years

Online Programs By Area of Study

Western Kentucky University offers 263 degree programs through Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate programs. Of that, 84 programs can be conferred by distance learning - 5 Associates, 15 Bachelors, 22 Masters, 33 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters. The following table summarizes the number of degree programs by degree types.
Total Number of Online Degree Programs
CertificateAssociatesBachelors MastersDoctorate Post-Graduate
Online ProgramsNOT OFFERED515 22NOT OFFERED33
Overall ProgramsNOT OFFERED11102 56550
The next tables list each online program with offered degrees. The number on each column denotes the conferred degree of the program. It includes the completers through on-campus classes and hybrid on/offline classes as well as completely online classes. Only in Classroom means that the program is offered only on-site classes and not offered denotes that the school does not offer the program.

You may want to see all online schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities
Library Science
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Distance Learning Program Student Population

At Western Kentucky University, there are 16,750 students including in both undergraduate and graduate schools, with full-time and part-time status. Of that, 9,496 students were attending classes through distance learning (3,205 students are enrolled exclusively and 6,291 are enrolled in some online courses).
Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment16,750
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,205
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses6,291
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses7,254
By student location, out of a total of 3,205 enrolled exclusively in online courses, 2,409 Kentucky Residents were enrolled in online classes exclusively, 778 students living in the U.S. States other than Kentucky, and 18 non-U.S. students enrolled in online courses.
Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,205
Kentucky Resident2,409
Other State In U.S.778
Outside of U.S.18
Distance Learning Enrollment By Degree
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,205
Distance Learning Enrollment Undergraduate Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Undergraduate Online Courses2,084
Degree/Certificate Seeking1,416
Non-Degree/Certificate Seeking668

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