Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky


Graduation and Retention

The graduation rate for undergraduate students at Western Kentucky University is 48%. The graduation rate for male undergraduate students is 42% compared to 54% for female undergraduate students.

The retention rate for undergraduate students at Western Kentucky University is 73%. Retention rate is the percentage of first-time undergraduate students who return to continue their studies the following fall semester.

Graduation Rate

48%

Graduation Rate by Gender

42%

42% men

54%

54% women

Retention Rate

73%

Graduation by Ethnicity

The distribution of graduation rates by ethnic diversity at Western Kentucky University comprises of the highest graduation rate of 55% for "White, non-Hispanic" followed by 45% for "Race/ethnicity unknown", 45% for "Nonresident Alien", 43% for "American Indian or Alaska Native", 41% for "Asian", 40% for "Hispanic", 40% for "Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander", 38% for "Two or more races", 33% for "Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander" and 25% for "Black, non-Hispanic".

Graduation Rate by Ethnicity

41%

41% Asian

40%

40% Hispanic

45%

45% Nonresident Alien

38%

38% Two or more races

25%

25% Black, non-Hispanic

55%

55% White, non-Hispanic

45%

45% Race/ethnicity unknown

43%

43% American Indian or Alaska Native

40%

40% Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

33%

33% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Graduation by Year

Graduation rate of students varies by number of years taken to complete degree. 31% of the undergraduate students at Western Kentucky University graduated in 4 years, 48% in 5 years and 52% in 6 years.

Graduation Rate by Year

YearsGraduation Rate
within 4 years31%
within 5 years48%
within 6 years52%