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 Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY

1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000

General information:(270)745-0111
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Associate's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Doctor's degree - other
Award of less than 1 academic year
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:21,036(17,970 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $7,200 $7,560 $8,084 -6%
Out-of-state $17,784 $18,840 $20,016 -6%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,351 $6,543 $7,320 -11%
Other $1,600 $1,687 $1,600 5%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $16,151 $16,790 $18,004 -11%
Off Campus $8,200 $8,560 $9,084 -11%
Off Campus with Family $8,200 $8,560 $9,084 -11%
Out-of-state
On Campus $26,735 $28,070 $29,936 -3%
Off Campus $18,784 $19,840 $21,016 -10%
Off Campus with Family $18,784 $19,840 $21,016 -10%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,084
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $20,016
Out-of-state fees $0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,900
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $9,780
Out-of-state fees $0
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 3,168 96% --
Grant or scholarship aid 3,008 92% $18,114,664 $6,022
Federal grants 1,484 45% $7,033,732 $4,740
Pell grants 1,483 45% $6,324,314 $4,265
Other federal grants 934 28% $709,418 $760
State/local government grant or scholarships 2,520 77% $5,786,070 $2,296
Institutional grants or scholarships 893 27% $5,294,862 $5,929
Student loan aid 1,958 60% $11,161,319 $5,700
Federal student loans 1,946 59% $10,701,654 $5,499
Other student loans 60 2% $459,665 $7,661
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 13,294 75% $77,763,203 $5,849
Pell grants 7,460 42% $30,180,526 $4,046
Federal student loans 9,938 56% $69,691,962 $7,013

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $9,729 $10,433 $11,077
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $9,401 $9,890 $10,641
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,929 $14,121 $14,335
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,971 $14,576 $15,668
$75,001 - $110,000 $13,674 $14,050 $6,992
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 21,036
Undergraduate enrollment 17,970
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,016
Graduate enrollment 3,066
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,993 3,471 4,522
Percent admitted 92% 93% 92%
Percent admitted who enrolled 93% 42% 43%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 95 3%
ACT 3119 92%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 430 550
SAT Math 430 580
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 18 25
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 75 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 5554
Baseball 33-
Basketball 1515
Football 115-
Golf 1211
Soccer -27
Softball -22
Swimming and Diving 3333
Tennis 149
Volleyball -12

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1926 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

02/01/1976 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/14/1970 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

08/01/1993 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/28/2002 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

09/28/2002 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

06/01/2002 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1989 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation

Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/2011 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1948 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2007 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

12/01/1966 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession132
Drug law violations42116 129
Liquor law violations71630
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 304556
Liquor law violations 123
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 615
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 003
Aggravated assault 112
Burglary 797132
Motor vehicle theft 401
Arson 010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 615
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 766525
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 010
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate12.1%
Number in default486
Number in repayment3,993

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00200200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Associate's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Doctor's degree - other Award of less than 1 academic year Post-master's certificate
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Production Operations, General--1-----
Agriculture, General18------
Category total7381-----
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architectural Technology/Technician13-------
Category total13-------
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Folklore Studies-14------
Women's Studies---10----
Category total-14-10----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry4-------
Biology/Biological Sciences, General316------
Biotechnology1-------
Molecular Genetics3-------
Category total12416------
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting2---1---
Business Administration and Management, General36521-----
Business/Managerial Economics12-------
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies5-------
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary--10-----
Finance, General3-------
Financial Planning and Services------8-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General48-1-----
International Business/Trade/Commerce1-------
Management Information Systems, General1-------
Management Science4-------
Marketing/Marketing Management, General2-------
Organizational Leadership-10-4421---
Category total43475324422-8-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising35-------
Broadcast Journalism1-------
Journalism1-------
Mass Communication/Media Studies6-------
Organizational Communication, General47--1----
Photojournalism17-------
Public Relations/Image Management21---1---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric416------
Category total23916-11---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General1220------
Information Technology33-------
Category total4520------
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-15------
Art Teacher Education-1------
Business Teacher Education6-------
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-14------
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-1------
Curriculum and Instruction---1----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1199-----
Education, General-2------
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism---3----
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-19------
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-----5--
Educational/Instructional Technology---1----
Elementary Education and Teaching17955------
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education42-------
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching18------
Music Teacher Education-7------
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching2431------
Reading Teacher Education-6------
Secondary Education and Teaching-13------
Special Education and Teaching, General1149------
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other---5----
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels4-------
Technical Teacher Education--10-----
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education4-------
Category total3422301910-5--
Engineering Colleges
Civil Engineering, General18-------
Electrical and Electronics Engineering10-------
Mechanical Engineering1-------
Category total54-------
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD--1-----
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician17-------
Engineering/Industrial Management-6------
Industrial Technology/Technician20-------
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician10-------
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician1-------
Category total4861-----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General610------
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other24-------
Category total6710------
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textiles, General31-------
Child Care Provider/Assistant----17---
Category total31---17---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
American Sign Language (ASL)----14---
French Language and Literature3-------
German Language and Literature2-------
Spanish Language and Literature11-------
Category total26---14---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-77------
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist5-------
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General31-------
Community Health and Preventive Medicine19-------
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist24-12-----
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)--1-----
Environmental Health7--1----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-------4
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician--9-----
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General6-------
Health/Health Care Administration/Management3012------
Nursing Administration---1----
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene----2---
Public Health, General-42------
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1124084-----
Category total23417110622--4
History Colleges
History, General383------
Category total683------
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal--10-----
Category total--10-----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies278-41-----
Category total278-41-----
Library Science Colleges
Library and Information Science-66------
Category total-66------
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General16------
Category total166------
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-1------
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis4-------
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-3------
Category total44------
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science47-------
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General157------
Sports Studies15-------
Category total8457------
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies9-------
Category total32-------
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General268------
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other------3-
Geology/Earth Science, General1-------
Meteorology6-5-----
Physics, General1-------
Category total9385---3-
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology-57------
Psychology, General820------
School Psychology-12------
Category total9389------
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-33------
Social Work5155------
Category total5188------
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology3-------
Applied Economics-13------
Criminology-6------
Economics, General2-------
Geographic Information Science and Cartography1--2--14-
Geography211------
International Relations and Affairs3-------
Political Science and Government, General5-------
Social Sciences, General12-------
Sociology173------
Category total24233-2--14-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2-------
Dance, General5-------
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General6-------
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other7-------
Fine/Studio Arts, General32-------
Music Performance, General20-------
Music, Other1-------
Category total78-------
Grand total18392021569565254