Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University is a public comprehensive university located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. WKU is in the midst of a transformation – physical, intellectual, cultural, and economic – and is becoming A Leading American University with International Reach. Across the globe, 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, including several international programs as well. As the fastest growing university in Kentucky for over a decade, more than 20,000 students grace our campuses throughout the state. A place where all students can succeed, WKU is the home of the nationally-ranked Gatton Academy for Mathematics and Science for exceptional Kentucky high school juniors and seniors and we are proud to have Kentucky’s first and only independent Honors College, and a Confucius Institute and Chinese Flagship program. We also have a close relationship with Semester at Sea and the Institute of Shipboard Education, which offers students another avenue by which to develop global perspectives and engage in applied learning by taking semester-long voyages around the world led by faculty onboard a floating classroom. 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.

Facts and figures

Web http://www.wku.edu/
Year Established 1906
Total Number of Staff 2351
Number of Academic Staff 776
Number of Students 20063
Focus Areas

- Sustainability and environmental education

- Human-geoenvironmental interactions

- Water and natural resource management

- Rural health and wellbeing

- Service learning and community development