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?
- 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?
Contact details for Wesleyan are given below.
|Address:||3000 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301|
How Do I Get Into Wesleyan?
You can apply to Wesleyan online at: https://kwc.edu/application-for-admissions/
Admission Requirements for Wesleyan
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Wesleyan?
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.
Can I Afford Kentucky Wesleyan College?
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
Of the 753 full-time undergraduates at Wesleyan, 52% are male and 48% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kentucky Wesleyan College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||95|
|Hispanic or Latino||15|
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
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|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||75%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||75%|
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|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#39|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#41|
|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.
|Health & Physical Education||0||14||14|
|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|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||0||7||7|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||0||5||5|
|Design & Applied Arts||0||5||5|
|General English Literature||0||4||4|
|Non-Professional General Legal Studies||0||3||3|
|Fine & Studio Arts||0||3||3|
|Political Science & Government||0||2||2|
|Drama & Theater Arts||0||2||2|
*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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