Graduates earn 4,618 degrees, certificates from Western Kentucky University


About 19.4 percent of the 4,618 degrees and certificates handed out by Western Kentucky University in 2017-18 were to students in business, management, marketing, and related support services programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Green conferred 562 bachelor's degrees and 191 master's degrees in business, management, marketing, and related support services programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in general studies. Data shows the school gave out 268 bachelor's degrees in general studies, followed by 191 bachelor's degrees in registered nursing/registered nurse and 175 bachelor's degrees in general business administration and management.

The university enrolled 20,257 students for 2017-18, including 17,656 in undergraduate programs and 2,601 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Associates degrees
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Business Administration and Management, General
175
13
65
1
254
Organizational Leadership
41
-
115
51
207
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
86
-
-
-
86
Accounting
54
-
11
-
65
Finance, General
65
-
-
-
65
Management Science
25
-
-
30
55
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
48
-
-
-
48
Management Information Systems, General
34
-
-
-
34
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
-
-
-
21
21
International Business/Trade/Commerce
14
-
-
-
14
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
-
-
-
11
11
Financial Planning and Services
-
-
-
11
11
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
10
-
-
-
10
Business/Managerial Economics
10
-
-
-
10
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
-
-
-
6
6
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
-
-
-
-
-
Real Estate
-
-
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
562
13
191
131
897
19.4
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
191
91
12
-
294
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
-
-
72
-
72
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
37
-
31
-
68
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
39
-
-
-
39
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
28
3
-
-
31
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
30
-
-
-
30
Physical Therapy/Therapist
-
-
27
-
27
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
22
-
-
-
22
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
-
-
-
21
21
Environmental Health
1
-
13
6
20
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
-
17
-
-
17
Public Health, General
-
-
17
-
17
Nursing Practice
-
-
16
-
16
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
-
-
-
9
9
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
-
-
-
7
7
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
-
7
-
-
7
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
-
-
-
6
6
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
-
-
-
4
4
Public Health Education and Promotion
-
-
-
4
4
Medical Informatics
-
-
-
4
4
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
2
-
-
-
2
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
2
-
-
-
2
Dietetics/Dietitian
-
-
-
1
1
Nursing Education
-
-
-
-
-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
-
-
-
-
-
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing
-
-
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Nursing Administration
-
-
-
-
-
Health Services Administration
-
-
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
352
118
188
62
720
15.6
Elementary Education and Teaching
125
-
17
-
142
Special Education and Teaching, General
23
-
13
-
36
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
28
-
-
-
28
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
-
-
22
5
27
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
-
-
22
-
22
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
13
-
8
-
21
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
16
-
5
-
21
Secondary Education and Teaching
-
-
17
-
17
Technical Teacher Education
-
15
-
-
15
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
-
-
4
4
8
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
-
-
8
-
8
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
4
2
2
-
8
Curriculum and Instruction
-
-
-
6
6
Educational/Instructional Technology
-
-
4
1
5
Music Teacher Education
-
-
4
-
4
Reading Teacher Education
-
-
3
-
3
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
-
-
-
3
3
Education, General
-
-
2
-
2
Learning Sciences
-
-
-
2
2
Business Teacher Education
2
-
-
-
2
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
-
-
1
-
1
Community College Education
-
-
-
-
-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
-
-
-
-
-
Mathematics Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
-
-
-
-
-
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
-
-
-
-
-
Art Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
-
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
-
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
-
-
-
-
-
Education total
211
17
132
21
381
8.2
General Studies
268
80
-
-
348
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
268
80
-
-
348
7.5
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
32
-
111
23
166
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
86
-
-
-
86
Sports Studies
48
-
-
-
48
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
-
-
-
36
36
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
166
-
111
59
336
7.3
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
46
-
6
-
52
Broadcast Journalism
46
-
-
-
46
Public Relations/Image Management
33
-
-
3
36
Radio and Television
33
-
-
-
33
Advertising
32
-
-
-
32
Organizational Communication, General
25
-
-
1
26
Journalism
9
-
-
-
9
Photojournalism
9
-
-
-
9
Mass Communication/Media Studies
1
-
-
-
1
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
-
-
-
-
-
Health Communication
-
-
-
-
-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
234
-
6
4
244
5.3
Criminology
46
-
3
-
49
Sociology
28
-
2
-
30
Political Science and Government, General
29
-
-
-
29
Geography
19
-
6
-
25
Economics, General
24
-
-
-
24
Anthropology
16
-
-
-
16
Applied Economics
-
-
15
-
15
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
12
-
-
1
13
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
2
-
-
9
11
International Relations and Affairs
9
-
-
-
9
Social Sciences, General
9
-
-
-
9
Social Sciences total
194
-
26
10
230
5
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
28
-
-
92
120
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
31
-
-
-
31
Industrial Technology/Technician
22
-
-
-
22
Engineering/Industrial Management
-
-
17
-
17
Quality Control Technology/Technician
-
-
-
1
1
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
81
-
17
93
191
4.1
Psychology, General
129
-
25
-
154
Counseling Psychology
-
-
24
-
24
School Psychology
-
-
3
-
3
Applied Behavior Analysis
-
-
-
-
-
Psychology total
129
-
52
-
181
3.9
Social Work
70
-
58
-
128
Community Organization and Advocacy
-
-
10
-
10
Public Administration
-
-
7
-
7
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
70
-
75
-
145
3.1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
122
-
12
-
134
Biochemistry
5
-
-
-
5
Biotechnology
-
-
-
-
-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
127
-
12
-
139
3
Fine/Studio Arts, General
39
-
-
-
39
Music Performance, General
24
-
-
-
24
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
20
-
-
-
20
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
10
-
-
-
10
Music, Other
8
-
-
-
8
Dance, General
7
-
-
-
7
Interior Design
-
-
-
1
1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
1
-
-
-
1
Visual and Performing Arts total
109
-
-
1
110
2.4
Mechanical Engineering
38
-
-
-
38
Civil Engineering, General
30
-
-
-
30
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
26
-
-
-
26
Engineering total
94
-
-
-
94
2
Agriculture, General
81
-
4
-
85
Agricultural Production Operations, General
-
4
-
-
4
Food Technology and Processing
-
-
-
1
1
Food Science
-
-
-
-
-
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences total
81
4
4
1
90
1.9
Computer and Information Sciences, General
26
-
25
-
51
Information Technology
37
-
-
-
37
Computer Support Specialist
-
-
-
-
-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
-
-
-
-
-
Information Science/Studies
-
-
-
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
63
-
25
-
88
1.9
Chemistry, General
35
-
9
-
44
Geology/Earth Science, General
13
-
-
-
13
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
-
-
-
11
11
Meteorology
9
-
-
-
9
Physical Sciences
4
-
-
-
4
Physics, General
4
-
-
-
4
Physical Sciences total
65
-
9
11
85
1.8
English Language and Literature, General
42
-
6
-
48
Creative Writing
-
-
5
-
5
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
5
-
-
-
5
English Language and Literature/Letters total
47
-
11
-
58
1.3
Apparel and Textiles, General
33
-
-
-
33
Child Care Provider/Assistant
-
-
-
14
14
Family and Community Services
-
-
2
-
2
Housing and Human Environments, General
-
-
-
-
-
Adult Development and Aging
-
-
-
-
-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
33
-
2
14
49
1.1
Mathematics, General
27
-
19
-
46
Statistics, Other
-
-
-
1
1
Mathematics and Statistics total
27
-
19
1
47
1
Spanish Language and Literature
15
-
-
-
15
Chinese Language and Literature
11
-
-
-
11
Arabic Language and Literature
5
-
-
-
5
French Language and Literature
2
-
-
-
2
German Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
33
-
-
-
33
0.7
Architectural Technology/Technician
32
-
-
-
32
Architecture and Related Services total
32
-
-
-
32
0.7
History, General
25
-
6
-
31
History total
25
-
6
-
31
0.7
Library and Information Science
-
-
30
-
30
Library Science total
-
-
30
-
30
0.7
Folklore Studies
-
-
9
-
9
Asian Studies/Civilization
5
-
-
-
5
Women's Studies
-
-
-
5
5
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
2
-
-
-
2
Deaf Studies
-
-
-
-
-
Canadian Studies
-
-
-
-
-
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
-
-
-
-
-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
7
-
9
5
21
0.5
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
7
-
-
-
7
Biological and Physical Sciences
-
-
3
-
3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
2
-
-
-
2
Gerontology
-
-
-
2
2
Sustainability Studies
-
-
-
1
1
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis
-
-
-
1
1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
9
-
3
4
16
0.3
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
8
3
-
-
11
Legal Professions and Studies total
8
3
-
-
11
0.2
Religion/Religious Studies
9
-
2
-
11
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
9
-
2
-
11
0.2

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