Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University is located in North Carolina, Raleigh.

It is ranked as #37 in Best Regional University in South Coast.

Kiplinger ranking is 75.

It is a public University.

Western Carolina University offers following types of degrees and certificate programs:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree in research
  • Doctor's degree for professional practice

Acceptance rate at Western Carolina University for undergraduate program was 39.66%.

Last year, 19344 students applied for undergraduate program and 7672 got accepted.

Acceptance rate of 39.66% makes it moderately competitive to get admission.

1612 enrolled in graduate programs, which includes on campus and online Master's programs.

688 are reported as enrolled exclusively in distance education and 294 are enrolled in at least one distance education course, but not all distance education.

Western Carolina University had 10449 students enrolled in undergraduate programs.

370 students were enrolled in top 6 Masters degree programs.

Western Carolina University offers 35 graduate programs specialization.

Western Carolina University does not have an open admission policy. It’s admission process is moderately competitive.

In the past, the association has helped students get jobs, brought in speakers, played a part in fundraising for the business school, taken part in community service projects, and planned many fun events. Jobs in human resources are available in the corporate world, all levels of government and non-profits. The human resources field also offers diverse job descriptions such as working in payroll, risk management and hiring. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states the average salary for human resources managers is $114,140 and projects the job field will grow 13% by 2022. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states the average salary for business executives is $101,650 and predicts job opportunities will increase by 11% by 2022.


Western Carolina University has been ranked 37.

Washington College rankings place Western Carolina University at number 275

Kiplinger College Outstate rankings rank Western Carolina University at 75

and Kiplinger College instate rankings Western Carolina University at 67


Acceptance Rate: 39.66%


Tuition for Graduate Programs: $14,842

Under Graduate Program Tuition: $5,000

Financial Aid

Average Amount of Financial Aid Awarded: $6,218

Average Amount of Institutional Aid Awarded: $2,059

Western Carolina University most popular Master's Degree programs with respect to student count are

Registered Nurse : 65
Human Resources Management : 39
Communication Sciences and Disorders : 33
Physical Therapy and Therapist : 33
Education : 32

Western Carolina University most popular under graduate programs with respect to student count are

Registered Nurse : 206
Criminal Justice, Safety Studies : 153
Business Administration and Management -MBA : 148
Psychology : 97
Biology and Biological Sciences : 82