Western Carolina University

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#34 Overall Score: 79 Best Online Bachelor's Programs

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Bachelor's Program Overview

Western Carolina University, a public institution, has been offering online bachelor's degree programs since 2001-2002. The majority of the online classes are recorded and archived, so students can access lecture material at their own convenience. When applying for the online programs at Western Carolina University, it's important to note that the deadline is rolling.

Quick Stats

Academic year founded 2001-2002
Total enrollment 1,367
2013-2014 Tuition $144 per credit (in-state)
$468 per credit (out-of-state)
Application deadline Rolling
Admissions URL http://www.wcu.edu/admissions
Admissions e-mail admiss@email.wcu.edu

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U.S. News Rankings

Student Engagement rank 66
Student Engagement score 67
Faculty Credentials and Training rank 27
Faculty Credentials and Training score 77
Student Services and Technology rank 4
Student Services and Technology score 83


Application deadline (U.S. residents) Rolling
Application deadline (international students) Rolling
Priority application deadline N/A
Admissions website http://www.wcu.edu/admissions
Director of admissions Phil Cauley
Admissions phone (828) 227-7317
Admissions email admiss@email.wcu.edu
Denies admittance to qualified applicants N/A

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Maximum class size N/A
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 78
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 29
Average online teaching experience 5 years
Five most popular majors
Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S. No
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Student Body

Total enrollment 1,367
Student gender distribution
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New entrants who are first-time freshmen N/A
Average student age 33

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Technology & Support

Required Internet speed DSL
Instructor response expected within (hours) 48
24-7 live tech support Yes

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Paying for School

In-state, out-of-district tuition for U.S. students (per credit) $144
Out-of-state tuition for U.S. students (per credit) $468
Tuition for international students (per credit) $468
Financial aid available Both institutional and federal aid are available

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