Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY
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Western Kentucky University Review

Bowling Green, KY, 1906 College Heights Blvd
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups B+
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Western Kentucky University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 20,063 students and offering 199 degrees in Bowling Green, KY.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Western Kentucky University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Education and Liberal Arts
1,082 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
16
2
Adult Development and Aging
3
American Sign Language (Asl)
7
Arabic Language and Literature
3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
5
Art Teacher Education
0
Business Teacher Education
3
Child Care Provider/assistant
11
Chinese Language and Literature
3
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
10
3
Communication Sciences and Disorders
33
Curriculum and Instruction
3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
4
13
1
Education
6
Education/teaching of Individuals with Autism
4
Educational Administration and Supervision
0
Educational/instructional Technology
3
1
Educational Leadership and Administration
20
Elementary Education and Teaching
123
22
English Language and Literature
66
13
Family and Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education
32
French Language and Literature
6
General Studies
78
276
German Language and Literature
2
Health Teacher Education
0
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
27
6
Music Teacher Education
4
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
14
2
Reading Teacher Education
5
Secondary Education and Teaching
28
Spanish Language and Literature
29
Special Education and Teaching
18
37
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
28
7
Sports Studies
59
Student Counseling and Personnel Services
2
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
0
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
31
Teaching English or French As a Second or Foreign Language
1
Technical Teacher Education
9
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Healthcare
712 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Alternative and Complementary Medical Support Services
0
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
87
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
2
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
27
Dental Hygiene/hygienist
9
26
Dietetics/dietitian
8
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (Emt Paramedic)
1
Family Practice Nurse/nursing
4
Gerontology
3
Health and Medical Administrative Services
18
Health Communication
0
Health/health Care Administration/management
20
19
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator
1
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician
22
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences
27
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
78
Nursing Education
0
Nursing Practice
9
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
3
Public Health
21
Public Health Education and Promotion
4
Registered Nurse
87
168
68
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Human and Social Sciences
650 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
26
Asian Studies/civilization
4
Community Organization and Advocacy
7
3
Counseling Psychology
17
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis
0
Cultural Studies/critical Theory and Analysis
14
Folklore Studies
12
History
49
7
International Relations and Affairs
11
Library and Information Science
23
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
0
Political Science
43
Psychology
110
25
Public Administration
24
Religion/religious Studies
18
5
School Psychology
6
Social Sciences
23
Social Work
83
59
Sociology
68
6
Women's Studies
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Business
597 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
48
12
Advertising
30
Applied Economics
10
Business Administration and Management
13
105
50
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
1
Business/managerial Economics
17
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
1
Economics
23
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
6
Executive Assistant/executive Secretary
2
Finance
54
Financial Planning and Services
35
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
2
International Business
32
Management Science
8
Marketing/marketing Management
64
Non-Profit/public/organizational Management
9
Organizational Communication
24
1
Organizational Leadership
7
19
24
Real Estate
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Mathematics and Science
309 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
9
Biological and Physical Sciences
2
Biology
115
21
Biotechnology
0
Chemistry
44
12
Environmental Health
8
2
Geography
13
6
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences
1
Geology/earth Science
12
Mathematics
31
16
Meteorology
7
Molecular Genetics
0
Physical Sciences
4
Physics
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Hospitality
190 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
0
37
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
36
105
12
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Engineering
154 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural Drafting and Architectural Cad/cadd
1
Architectural Technology/technician
18
Civil Engineering
20
Civil Engineering Technology/technician
0
Construction Engineering Technology/technician
25
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
13
Engineering/industrial Management
11
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
3
14
Industrial Technology/technician
14
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician
11
2
Mechanical Engineering
18
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/technician
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Communication and Media
129 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Broadcast Journalism
47
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
2
Journalism
20
Mass Communication
5
Photojournalism
12
Public Relations/image Management
21
0
Radio and Television
22
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Computer Technology
117 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
18
7
3
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
1
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/technician
1
Information Technology
44
Management Information Systems
43
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Art and Design
87 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance
4
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
11
Dramatic/theatre Arts and Stagecraft
6
Fine Arts
38
Interior Design
3
Music
4
Music Performance
21
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Agriculture
76 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Production Operations
3
Agriculture
68
4
Food Technology and Processing
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Trades and Careers
30 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles
27
Quality Control Technology/technician
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
13
Legal and Law
30 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminology
17
3
Legal Assistant/paralegal
10
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Western Kentucky University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Adult Development and Aging
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
Biology
Business Administration and Management
Child Care Provider/assistant
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Community Organization and Advocacy
Computer and Information Sciences
Criminology
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized institution accreditations:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Program in Dietetics Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation Dental Hygiene (DH) American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation English Language (English as a Second Language International)
Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health 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 National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 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 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
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
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Based on 4 Reviews
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A Excellent
Students and Culture
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Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
BS, MA, Class of 1980

Middle class, 20% diversity, as much interested in sports as academics.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 2002

All different cultures and languages spoke @ WKU

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
BS, MA, Class of 1980

Fair. Most attention given to sports facilities.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business, Class of 2001

Labs and classrooms are up to date on technology and computer labs. Dining and dorms could use improvement.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 2002

Various computer labs, many nice updated dorms, lots of new updated classrooms, one dining hall

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
BS, MA, Class of 1980

Little that's unique. Sports and Greeks still primarly.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nursing, Class of 2012

Didn't participate, but I knew they were out there.

Rated January 2016
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