Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $1,368
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    NO
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO

Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University is a four-year, public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 180 degree programs are offered for associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist and doctoral degrees, of which 50 are offered completely online through WKU Online and WKU On Demand. 

Western Kentucky University Veteran & Military Support Programs

WKU offers the following veteran and military support programs:

Western Kentucky University is a MyCAA approved school.

Message from Western Kentucky University

Welcome to Western Kentucky University, home of the Hilltoppers. Our hilltop campus is a place of beauty and friendliness. It embraces a proud heritage and a bold, ambitious future. WKU is in the midst of a transformation - physical, intellectual, cultural and economic and is becoming A Leading American University with International Reach. Whether in a neighboring community or in a distant country, WKU faculty and students are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems. WKU is home to many highly ranked and nationally-recognized academic programs such as Journalism and Broadcasting, Education, Engineering, Business and our award winning speech and debate team. With steady enrollment growth for 15 consecutive years, more than 21,100 students grace our campuses in Bowling Green,Glasgow, Owensboro and the Elizabethtown area. We also send students each semester to Harlaxton College in Grantham, England and other students circumnavigate the globe with the Semester at Sea program just to name a few. A place where all students can succeed, WKU is the home of the Gatton Academy for Mathematics and Science for exceptional Kentucky high school juniors and seniors. The Academy was named the number one high school in the U.S. in 2012 and 2013 by Newsweek. WKU is proud to have Kentucky's first and only independent Honors College in the Commonwealth. WKU honors students enjoy an intimate scholarly environment on a vibrant campus and are encouraged to become involved in community service, applied research and study abroad. These are among the reasons why WKU is becoming the university of choice in the Commonwealth and the intellectual heartbeat of Kentucky.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ /yr
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ /yr
  • Yellow Ribbon Coverage
    N/A
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ /yr

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH
    $1,368
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    YES
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    YES
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    NO
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    NO
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    YES
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    NO
  • Offers ROTC Program
    YES
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
Financial Support
  • Comply with The Veterans's Choice Act
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    NO
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    YES
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    YES
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $9,482
    In State
    $24,132
    Out of State
  • Graduate
    $10,860
    In State
    $15,260
    Out of State
  • Cost Per Credit
    N/A
    In State
    N/A
    Out of State
  • Textbooks
    $1,000
Student Population
  • Student Count
    17,452
    Undergraduate
    2,719
    Graduate
    826
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    41.9%
    Population
  • Female
    58.1%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
    No ethnic affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    OJT
  • Setting
    Urban
  • Accrediation Type
    REGIONAL
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    SEMESTERS
  • Online Undergraduate
    YES
  • Online Graduate
    YES
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
    505
    SAT Math
    500
    SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
    23
    ACT
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