Enrollment at WKU continues to decline

Enrollment at WKU continues to decline
Western Kentucky University has about 806 less students on campus this year, than this time last year.

BOWLING GREEN, KY (WAVE) - Western Kentucky University continues to face the issue of declining enrollment numbers since the school reached a peak of 21,124 students in the Fall of 2012.

The university that has seen a 4 percent decrease in overall student enrollment since the Fall 2017 semester, which equates to 806 less Hilltoppers on campus.

Some of that decline is due to the new enrollment guidelines.

We figure there’s at least 200 students or more who were not admitted this time around who would have under our old guidelines,” WKU Media Relations Director Bob Skipper told the NBC affiliate in Bowling Green.

Also among decrease in enrollment, are international students, which has equated out to 28.6 percent.

WKU has also seen a decrease in revenue from tuition, although Skipper says it’s not because of lower enrollment numbers, but instead, how current students choose to pay for their education.

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