Western Kentucky University Veteran Services & Resources
Is Western Kentucky University a Good School for Veterans?
As someone with prior military experience, it's a good idea to check how well the school services veterans before signing those admission papers. We've assembled this Western Kentucky University veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Western Kentucky University GI Bill® Information
Info in This Veterans Report on WKU:
- Number of Veterans
- Federal Program Participation
- Credit for Military Training
- VA Complaints
How Does WKU Rank for Veterans?
How Many Veterans Go to WKU?
Colleges with a large veteran population are better equipped to support and accommodate those who have had military experience.
The VA reports that there are 847 GI Bill® students at WKU. Since the total enrollment at the school is 17,517, approximately 4.84% of the students at WKU are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. Putting that into perspective, the Student Veterans of America estimates that about three-four percent of all college students in America are veterans.
Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill®, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). This does not include active-duty military personnel who are attending the college via Tuition Assistance. Therefore, the potential total military population could be larger than this.
Federal Veteran Programs at WKU
Western Kentucky University participates in the following federal programs for vets.
|Principles of Excellence||Yes|
|DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)||Yes|
What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.
|Career and Vocational Support|
|Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.|
|Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.|
|Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations|
|Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.|
|Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)|
|Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.|
|Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.|
|Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.|
|Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.|
|Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.|
|Referrals to community organizations as needed.|
Western Kentucky University does have a student veterans group.
Does WKU Give Credit for Military Training?
WKU may consider your military experience and give college credit. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.
WKU Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)
- Air Force
Complaints to the VA About WKU
There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.
Notes and References
- National Center for Education Statistics
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
- College Scorecard
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
- Image Credit: By OPMaster under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
**GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibil.