Western Kentucky University

General Information

Website www.wku.edu
Address 1906 College Heights Blvd
City Bowling Green
State KY
Zip 42101-1000
Locale City: Small

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 73%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 28.5%
Five-year graduation rate 46.8%
Six-year graduation rate 50.7%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 27.8%

College Characteristics

Sector Public
Carnegie Classification Masters Large
Size: Number of Undergraduates 17,656
Endowment Assets $15,376,469
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency -
Net Price Calculator Website https://www.wku.edu/financialaid/costinfo/calculator.php
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 40%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.27
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 485 (25th - 75th percentile = 430 - 540)
Median SAT Math 490 (25th - 75th percentile = 430 - 550)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 22.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 19 - 26)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 94.0%
In-State Tuition and Fees $9,912
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $24,792
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $20,522
Average Net Price After Grants $11,817
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $6,177
Median earnings 10 years after entry $34,700
Median debt of completers $23,197
Federal Loan Default Rate 9.5%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 39.1%
% Underrepresented Minority 12.5%
% Black 9.2%
% Latino 3.1%
% Native American 0.2%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1%
% Asian 1.5%
% White 76.7%
% Two or More Races 3.1%
% Other 6.1%
% Noresident Aliens 5.2%
% Female 57.1%
% Male 42.9%
% Age 25 and Over 12.8%
% Part-time 25.2%