Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY, US

Rating Score Valid Through Liaison Submitted Executive Letter
Silver - expired 48.92 Aug. 15, 2015 Leslie North Aug. 15, 2012 Download


Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 17,000
Number of Undergraduate Students 17,827
Number of Graduate Students 3,076
Full-time Equivalent Employees 2,631
Institution type Baccalaureate
Institutional control Public
Endowment size 92,000,000
Percentage of students that are Residential 25.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter Not Available
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter Not Available
Percentage of students that are On-line only Not Available
Gross square feet of building space 5,523,462.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space 724,173.0
Acres of cultivated grounds 88.0
Acres of undeveloped land Not Available
Climate region Hot-Humid

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School Yes Yes
Medical School No No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health Yes Yes
Veterinary School No No
Satellite Yes No
Hospital No No
Farm Yes (780.0 acres) Yes
Agricultural experiment station No No

Additional Details

This submissions includes the WKU main campus and WKU Farm, both located in Bowling Green Kentucky. Student and staff numbers in boundary description may include regional campuses, as many students, faculty and staff attend both main and regional campuses. Within specific credit areas, student and faculty numbers have been revised to reflect main campus only for improved accuracy for the particular credit.

Credit Status
Integrated Pest Management Complete
Native Plants Complete
Wildlife Habitat Complete
Tree Campus USA Complete
Snow and Ice Removal Complete
Compost Complete
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Complete
Innovation 4 Complete

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