Kentucky Wesleyan College provides a variety of degree programs for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Owensboro, KY and operated as a private institution. The United Methodist affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and vision that defines the school. KWC, with only around 800 students enrolled, provides a low student to teacher ratio and hands on instruction as part of its commitment to students.
Students may choose from a few areas of study, including:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- Security And Protective Services
The admissions process will include the submission of an application, school records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Either the ACT or SAT exam must be taken in order to apply to this school. Scores between 19 to 24 on the ACT or 1243 to 1543 on the SAT are recommended to greatly increase the chance of admission. Approximately 50 percent of all students that applied were admitted at KWC, with 18 percent of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at kwc.edu.
The cost of tuition is nearly $21,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to visit the school's price of attendance calculator to better estimate their cost of attendance. Housing may be available for students that would like to live on-campus for a cost of $3,400 per year. Kentucky Wesleyan College may offer financial aid for students that are eligible as loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
The KWC Panthers participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Athletic programs that are available include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division II)
- Basketball (NCAA Division II)
- Football (NCAA Division II)
- Golf (NCAA Division II)
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give you an idea of the students Kentucky Wesleyan College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Kentucky Wesleyan College has a total student population of about 690, where graduate students make up roughly 26% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $25,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- For part-time students, charges are between $640-$770 per unit
- The average estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is listed to be around $9,800, the cost includes fourteen meals each week
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$15,250|
|Receiving Student Loans||93%||$2,990|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Kentucky Wesleyan College may offer services to students like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
Kentucky Wesleyan College has an overall graduation rate which is around 38%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||25%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||11%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Wesleyan is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (371)
- Basketball (371)
- Football (Great Lakes Valley Conference)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Kentucky Wesleyan College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
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- University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, IN (34 miles away)
- Indiana University - Southeast in New Albany, IN (82 miles away)
- Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN (85 miles away)
- Kentucky State University in Frankfort, KY (127 miles away)
- Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN (140 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Kentucky Wesleyan College for official up-to-date information.