History, Affiliations, and Rankings
The Journey of the Western State University started in 1876 with the founding of the privately owned Glasgow Normal School and Business College. This name was then changed to Western Kentucky State Normal School in 1906. Finally, the name became Western Kentucky University in 1966. The university is also affiliated with Conference USA, Western Kentucky Universities, and Space Grant colleges. For sports, Western Kentucky University has been affiliated with NCAA Division I-C-USA. US News and World Report have given Western Kentucky University a rank in the range of 299-391 in National Universities, whereas Times Higher Education has given it a global rank greater than 1201.
Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses
Western Kentucky University has a total of 5 regional campuses in Elizabethtown, Fort Knox, Glasgow, Owensboro, and Somerset. Western Kentucky University offers more than 50 courses with the presence of 5 schools namely Potter School of Arts & Letters, Gordon Ford College of Business, Ogden College of Science and Engineering, College of Education & Behavioural Sciences, and College of Health and Human Services. All the courses provided by the university can be taken in the form of Majors or Minors, as well as degree programs.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Since its founding in 1876, Western Kentucky University has had a long road of history and accomplishments. It has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. In 2018, Western Kentucky University won the Hearst Intercollegiate overall award. Many notable alumni like Dr Gene C (Crume, president of Judson University), Matthew Alan (actor and producer), and Chester Hurdle (President of the Baltimore Ravens) have graduated through the Western Kentucky University and paved their way to success
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Over 3% of the student body of Western Kentucky University is comprised of international students which is more than 590 students from around the world. Western Kentucky University is also deeply committed to helping students get better jobs after completing their degrees. They provide many resources and host fairs and events for interaction with employers and companies.