Western Kentucky University

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#87 Overall Score: 65 Best Online Bachelor's Programs

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Bachelor's Program Overview

Western Kentucky University, a public institution, has been offering online bachelor's degree programs since 1998-1999. All 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 Kentucky University, it's important to note that the deadline is August 1.

Quick Stats

Academic year founded 1998-1999
Total enrollment 2,502
2013-2014 Tuition $445 per credit (in-state)
$445 per credit (out-of-state)
Application deadline August 1
Admissions URL http://www.wku.edu/Info/Admissions/
Admissions e-mail admission@wku.edu

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U.S. News Rankings

Student Engagement rank 169
Student Engagement score 40
Faculty Credentials and Training rank 120
Faculty Credentials and Training score 53
Student Services and Technology rank 47
Student Services and Technology score 59
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1


Application deadline (U.S. residents) August 1
Application deadline (international students) April 1
Priority application deadline August 1
Admissions website http://www.wku.edu/Info/Admissions/
Director of admissions Scott Gordon
Admissions phone (270) 745-2551
Admissions email admission@wku.edu
Denies admittance to qualified applicants No

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Maximum class size 24
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 771
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 430
Average online teaching experience 5 years
Five most popular majors
Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Students enroll as online students Yes, online students take different classes than on campus students
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S. Yes
One-year retention rates N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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Student Body

Total enrollment 2,502
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
New entrants who are first-time freshmen 94%
Average student age 20

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Technology & Support

Required Internet speed 256k
Instructor response expected within (hours) 48
24-7 live tech support No

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Paying for School

In-state, out-of-district tuition for U.S. students (per credit) $445
Out-of-state tuition for U.S. students (per credit) $445
Tuition for international students (per credit) $445
Financial aid available Both institutional and federal aid are available

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