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Graduation Statistics

50%

graduate within six years
  • 51% within eight years
  • 28% within four years
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2,289 Graduates
Western Carolina University offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

1,044 Faculty
Full Time
  • 605 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 439 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Hannah from Clemmons, NC
  • 5
  • The class size average is about 30 students which is good for student-professor relationships. You are able to get to know your professor in a setting not much different from…

  • Jan-02-2010 Read More
  • Krysta from Kernersville, NC
  • 5
  • The classes are small enough that the teachers give you the attention you need and make themselves available for you if you need extra help. Western also has great departments for…

  • Nov-26-2010 Read More

Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 28 6 -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting 35 22 -
Business Administration and Management, General 70 32 -
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other - 33 -
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 13 - -
Finance, General 15 - -
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 37 - -
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General - 22 -
International Business/Trade/Commerce 4 - -
Management Information Systems, General 23 - -
Marketing, Other 28 19 -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 51 - -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Bachelor Master Doctorate
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric 68 - -
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other 10 - -
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science 7 - -
Education Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art Teacher Education 7 - -
Biology Teacher Education - 1 -
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services - 20 -
Community College Education - 14 -
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - 7 -
Education, General - 45 -
Education, Other - 1 -
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - 28 9
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision - 1 -
Elementary Education and Teaching 89 - -
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 10 - -
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 123 - -
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 50 - -
Mathematics Teacher Education 14 1 -
Music Teacher Education 18 - -
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 24 2 -
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 4 - -
Secondary School Administration/Principalship - 14 -
Social Studies Teacher Education 9 - -
Spanish Language Teacher Education 2 - -
Special Education and Teaching, General 20 - -
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other - 50 -
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor - 5 -
Engineering Bachelor Master Doctorate
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 8 - -
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Bachelor Master Doctorate
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 71 13 -
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 14 - -
Engineering Technology, General 46 - -
Industrial Technology/Technician - 3 -
English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master Doctorate
English Language and Literature, General 41 13 -
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
French Language and Literature - - -
German Language and Literature 1 - -
Spanish Language and Literature 15 - -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Athletic Training/Trainer 12 - -
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 12 - -
Communication Disorders, General 8 21 -
Dietetics/Dietitian 32 - -
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 27 - -
Environmental Health 19 - -
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 13 - -
Health/Health Care Administration/Management - 12 -
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) 106 28 -
Physical Therapy/Therapist - 29 -
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy 13 - -
History Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 39 5 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Bachelor Master Doctorate
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 3 - -
Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
Applied Mathematics - 5 -
Mathematics, General 25 - -
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
International/Global Studies - - -
Science, Technology and Society - - -
Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Science 10 - -
Natural Resources Management and Policy 14 - -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 30 - -
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 31 1 -
Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Philosophy 11 - -
Physical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Chemistry, General 11 5 -
Geology/Earth Science, General 9 - -
Psychology Bachelor Master Doctorate
Psychology, General 40 13 -
School Psychology - 3 -
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Bachelor Master Doctorate
Public Administration 18 19 -
Social Work 40 18 -
Security and Protective Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 142 - -
Forensic Science and Technology 5 - -
Social Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 24 - -
Geography - - -
Political Science and Government, General 19 - -
Sociology 19 - -
Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art/Art Studies, General - - -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 17 - -
Fine/Studio Arts, General 18 6 -
Interior Design 21 - -
Music Performance, General 11 3 -
Music, General 6 - -