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Kentucky Wesleyan College Overview

Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Owensboro, Kentucky. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Kentucky Wesleyan College Known For?

142 Undergraduate Awards
$34,385 Avg Cost After Aid
58% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Wesleyan.
  • In 2017-2018, 55% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average Wesleyan student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is Kentucky Wesleyan College?

Location of Kentucky Wesleyan College

Contact details for Wesleyan are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3000 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301
Phone: 270-926-3111

How Do I Get Into Wesleyan?

You can apply to Wesleyan online at:

Admission Requirements for Wesleyan

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Wesleyan?

58% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
11% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 58%, Wesleyan does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 55%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.

Average Test Scores

About 11% of students accepted to Wesleyan submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 560. Math scores were between 460 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kentucky Wesleyan College  ( 480 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Kentucky Wesleyan College  ( 460 to 540 )
Wesleyan received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Kentucky Wesleyan College  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for Kentucky Wesleyan College  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Kentucky Wesleyan College  ( 19 to 26 )

Can I Afford Kentucky Wesleyan College?

$34,385 Net Price
75% Take Out Loans
14.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Wesleyan is $34,385. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Wesleyan, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $5,678 a year. That adds up to $22,712 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wesleyan is 14.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Kentucky Wesleyan College Undergraduate Student Diversity

753 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 830 undergraduate students at Wesleyan, with 753 being full-time and 77 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Wesleyan

Gender Diversity

Of the 753 full-time undergraduates at Wesleyan, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Wesleyan

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kentucky Wesleyan College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Wesleyan Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 95
Hispanic or Latino 15
White 500
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 129

Geographic Diversity

Kentucky students aren't the only ones who study at Kentucky Wesleyan College. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 9 countries are represented at Wesleyan. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Congo, and Kenya.

Online Learning at Kentucky Wesleyan College

31 Took All Classes Online
166 Took At Least One Class Online
12.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 166 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Wesleyan has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 40th most popular in Kentucky for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Wesleyan

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kentucky Wesleyan College was 12.6%. This is the #1,173 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Wesleyan regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Wesleyan majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Psychology 14%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 75%
Liberal Arts General Studies 75%
Psychology 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Wesleyan ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Wesleyan.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Design & Applied Arts #20
Religious Studies #33
Philosophy & Religious Studies #39
Visual & Performing Arts #41
General Psychology #67
General Business/Commerce #75
Psychology #97
Criminal Justice & Corrections #174
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #182
Liberal Arts General Studies #182
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #195
Business, Management & Marketing #460

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Kentucky Wesleyan College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s TOTAL
Health & Physical Education 0 14 14
General Psychology 0 14 14
General Business/Commerce 0 13 13
Health Sciences & Services 0 13 13
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 10 10
Communication & Media Studies 0 8 8
Liberal Arts General Studies 5 3 8
General Biology 0 7 7
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 7 7
Zoology 0 5 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 5 5
Chemistry 0 5 5
Design & Applied Arts 0 5 5
Music 0 5 5
Accounting 0 4 4
General English Literature 0 4 4
History 0 3 3
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 3 3
Fine & Studio Arts 0 3 3
Mathematics 0 2 2
Political Science & Government 0 2 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 2 2
Religious Studies 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0
TOTAL 5 137 142


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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