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Western Kentucky University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees          
In-state $5,952 $6,416 $6,930 $7,200 3.9%
Out-of-state $14,400 $15,470 $17,088 $17,784 4.1%
Books and supplies $800 $800 $800 $1,000 25.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $5,296 $5,694 $5,747 $6,351 10.5%
Other $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 0.0%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
In-state          
On Campus $13,648 $14,510 $15,077 $16,151 7.1%
Out-of-state          
On Campus $22,096 $23,564 $25,235 $26,735 5.9%

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Map of Western Kentucky University

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,409 3,176 4,233
Percent admitted 94% 94% 94%
Percent admitted who enrolled 47% 48% 47%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2008 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 124 4%
ACT 2,954 96%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 420 550
SAT Math 440 560
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 17 25

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges 1/1/1926 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH) 5/14/1970 -   Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics 2/1/1976 -   Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs 8/1/1993 -   Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels 9/28/2002 -   Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels 9/28/2002 -   Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Community Health Education (CHE) and Community Health/Preventive Medicine (CHPM) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health 6/1/2002 -   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 9/1/1989 -   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 9/1/1948 -   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 7/1/2007 -   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 1/1/1954 -   Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs 12/1/1966 -   Accredited

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