Western Kentucky University, also known as WKU, is a large public university located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. WKU boasts a student body of roughly 21,000 students and operates a satellite campus in Bowling Green and regional campuses in the towns on Glasgow, Elizabethtown/Fort Knox and Owensboro in addition to its main College Heights campus. It is the second-largest public university in the state.
Western Kentucky University is accredited to award associate, bachelors, masters and specialist degrees as well as the doctor of education by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Various WKU programs are also accredited by discipline-based agencies such as the American Bar Association, Kentucky State Board of Nursing, National Association of Schools of Music, and the Society of Human Resource Management.
WKU’s invigorating mottos are “The Spirit Makes the Master” and “Life, More Life!” In 2010, the university was ranked 31st in the nation for universities offering master’s degrees in the South by U.S. News and World Report.