|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Student to faculty ratio||18:1|
|Dormitory capacity||5,298 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Western Kentucky University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 9,693 applications and 9,113 students were granted admission. Western Kentucky University is at the #92 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 95% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 8% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||860 to 1090|
|ACT||19 to 26|
Western Kentucky University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $24,792 and in-state students paid $9,912.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 94% of Western Kentucky University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 37% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,310 (which is 2.8% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Western Kentucky University in 2016-2017, was 1,570, which is 51% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,409 (which is 2% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Western Kentucky University has enrolled a total of 20,271 students (14,161 students full-time and 6,110 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 20,271 students, 1,029 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 41% men and 59% women and 17,595 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,676 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 3,216 students for distance studies.
Black/African American: 9%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Western Kentucky University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||39%||2,174||668|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||17%||954||274|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||8%||449||0|
|Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields||4%||232||66|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||3%||191||129|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies||3%||152||120|
|Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences||2%||114||6|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Western Kentucky University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Western Kentucky University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $27,100. Last year, out of the total 4,836 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 4,352 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 5,338 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 4,697 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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