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Western Kentucky University

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#1494 / #438
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#559
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About Western Kentucky University

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Harry B. Gray ranks among our Top Influential Chemists Today.

According to Wikipedia, Western Kentucky University is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It was founded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1906, though its roots reach back a quarter-century earlier. It operates regional campuses in Glasgow, Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, and Owensboro. The main campus, which has been undergoing expansion and renovation since the 1990s, sits atop a hill overlooking the Barren River valley.

Western Kentucky University's Online Degrees

Graduate Certificate in Business Sustainability
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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Graduate Certificate in Facility And Event Management
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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Graduate Certificate in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Lean Six Sigma
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Strategic Sport Communications
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Occupational Safety And Health
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Business Core Competencies
  • Required Credits: 16.5
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Data Analytics
  • Required Credits: 18
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MA in Organizational Leadership
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Recreation And Sports Administration
Degree Concentrations
  • Athletic Administration And Coaching
  • Facility And Event Management
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Administration
  • Sports Media And Branding
  • Required Credits: 33
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BS in Management
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BS in Organizational Leadership
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BS in Workforce Administration
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MBA in Business Administration
Degree Concentrations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Six Sigma/Lean Management
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Required Credits: 30-39
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BS in Computer Information Technology
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Emergency Management Disaster Science
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management Disaster Science
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BA in Criminology
  • Required Credits: 121
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Adult Education
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in College And Career Readiness
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Literacy In Post-Secondary Settings
  • Required Credits: 18
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
EdS in Gifted Education And Talent Development
  • Required Credits: 33
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MAT in Teaching
  • Required Credits: 36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
EdD in Educational Leadership
  • Required Credits: 60
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Required Credits: 60
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Instructional Design
  • Required Credits: None Reported
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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Graduate Certificate in Communicating In Healthcare
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Communicating In Organizations
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Family Home Visiting
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Gender And Women'S Studies
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in International Student Services
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Libraries, Informatics, And Technology In Education
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
AS in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Required Credits: 60
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BS in Family And Consumer Sciences
Degree Concentrations
  • Family Studies
  • Child Studies
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BIS in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BA in Sociology
Degree Concentrations
  • Community
  • Environment And Development
  • Family-Gender And Sexuality
  • Inequality And Social Change
  • Research Methods
  • Required Credits: 121
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MA in History
  • Required Credits: 30-36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MSW in Social Work
  • Required Credits: 33-60
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Dietetic Practice
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Long Term Care Administration
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health Promotion
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Required Credits: 17
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MHA in Health Administration
  • Required Credits: 42
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MPA in Public Health
  • Required Credits: 42
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
ASN in Nursing Lpn To Asn
  • Required Credits: 61
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BS in Dental Hygiene
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BS in Healthcare Administration
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BS in Health Information Management
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BS in Health Sciences
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Career Services
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Child And Family Studies
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Biology
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health And Safety
  • Required Credits: 15
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
  • Required Credits: 20
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Biology
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Engineering Technology Management
  • Required Credits: 33
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MS in Environmental And Occupational Health Science
  • Required Credits: 36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
BS in Engineering Technology Management
  • Required Credits: 120
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MA in Mathematics
  • Required Credits: 31-34
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported

Western Kentucky University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation RateMedian SAT ScoreMedian ACT Score
7,25598%54%108022

How Much Does Western Kentucky University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$10,992

How Much Do Western Kentucky University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Western Kentucky University, then you can expect to earn an average of $38,600 per year. You also have a 88% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Western Kentucky University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student BodyUnder-GradsGraduates
14,13712,6961,441

Where is Western Kentucky University?

Western Kentucky University is located at 1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green KY 42101-1000

How Safe is Western Kentucky University?

Western Kentucky University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%. Bowling Green has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Western Kentucky University Known For?

Western Kentucky University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Western Kentucky University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Anthropology
#416
World Rank
#434
Historical Rank
#142
USA Rank
anthropology Degrees
Earth Sciences
#1099
World Rank
#1117
Historical Rank
#258
USA Rank
earth-science Degrees
Mathematics
#1073
World Rank
#1137
Historical Rank
#265
USA Rank
math Degrees
Education
#1159
World Rank
#1161
Historical Rank
#283
USA Rank
education Degrees
Biology
#1183
World Rank
#1218
Historical Rank
#292
USA Rank
biology Degrees
History
#824
World Rank
#841
Historical Rank
#293
USA Rank
history Degrees
Chemistry
#1515
World Rank
#1541
Historical Rank
#297
USA Rank
chemistry Degrees
Business
#1342
World Rank
#1344
Historical Rank
#378
USA Rank
business Degrees
Sociology
#1495
World Rank
#1504
Historical Rank
#429
USA Rank
sociology Degrees
Communications
#1609
World Rank
#1641
Historical Rank
#433
USA Rank
communications Degrees
Political Science
#1882
World Rank
#1890
Historical Rank
#460
USA Rank
political-science Degrees
Literature
#1414
World Rank
#1470
Historical Rank
#465
USA Rank
literature Degrees
Religious Studies
#2078
World Rank
#2100
Historical Rank
#477
USA Rank
religious-studies-hub Degrees
Physics
#2271
World Rank
#2301
Historical Rank
#509
USA Rank
physics Degrees
Economics
#3103
World Rank
#3113
Historical Rank
#520
USA Rank
economics Degrees
Medical
#2048
World Rank
#2052
Historical Rank
#547
USA Rank
medicine Degrees
Engineering
#3279
World Rank
#3287
Historical Rank
#557
USA Rank
engineering Degrees
Nursing
#1586
World Rank
#1587
Historical Rank
#608
USA Rank
nursing Degrees
Psychology
#1697
World Rank
#1709
Historical Rank
#655
USA Rank
psychology Degrees
Criminal Justice
#1226
World Rank
#1231
Historical Rank
#657
USA Rank
criminal-justice Degrees
Computer Science
#3681
World Rank
#3689
Historical Rank
#830
USA Rank
computer-science Degrees
Social Work
#2363
World Rank
#2363
Historical Rank
#979
USA Rank
social-work Degrees

Who Are Western Kentucky University's Most Influential Alumni?

Western Kentucky University's most influential alumni include professors and professionals in the fields of Anthropology, History, and Law. Here are some of Western Kentucky University's most famous alumni:

Harry B. Gray
Harry B. Gray
An American chemist.
Larry Elmore
Larry Elmore
An American artist.
William D. Mounce
An American biblical scholar.
Sue Grafton
Sue Grafton
An American writer .
Danny Jorgensen
An American sociologist.
Kern Alexander
An Education academic .
Michael Rosenbaum
Michael Rosenbaum
An American actor .
Courtney Lee
Courtney Lee
An American basketball player.
Hal Rogers
An American politician.
Jerry Markham
An American academic.
John Carpenter
John Carpenter
An American director, screenwriter, producer, and composer.
Kenny Perry
Kenny Perry
A Professional golfer.

Who Are Western Kentucky University's Most Influential Faculty?

Cuonzo Martin
Cuonzo Martin
An American basketball player-coach.
Ken McDonald
An American basketball player-coach.