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College Deliberately: Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University is a large, public, four or more years University that emphasizes culture, research and character located in the city of Bowling Green, KY. It is known for General Studies, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse and Elementary Education and Teaching.

Western Kentucky University

place 1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1000
phone Phone: (270) 745-0111
web Web: http://www.wku.edu
  • Western Kentucky University is also known as:
    Western Kentucky University, WKU, HILLTOPPERS

Accreditation

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AgencyType / Program
Campus StatusInitial Accreditation date
Western Kentucky UniversityMusic (MUS) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1948
Western Kentucky UniversityArt and Design (ART) – Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1989
Western Kentucky UniversityPublic Health Programs (PHPG) – Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
Council on Education for Public HealthProgramAccredited2002
Western Kentucky UniversityTheatre (THEA) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited2007
Western Kentucky UniversityDance (DANCE) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited2011
Western Kentucky UniversityPhysical Therapy (PT) – Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramPreaccredited2013
Western Kentucky UniversityDietetics (DIETI) – Dietetic Internship
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramPreaccredited2013
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
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Links

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Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.

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12
Associate degree
142
Bachelor’s degree
55
Master’s degree
5
Doctor’s degree – professional practice
2
Doctor’s degree – other
 

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Western Kentucky University is in NCAA Division I-Football Bowl Subdivision. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 127
Baseball Men’s 43
Soccer Women’s 26

The complete list of sports at Western Kentucky University is available for members.

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