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Kentucky Wesleyan College Data & Information Overview

67% Acceptance Rate
10% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Kentucky Wesleyan College Ranked?

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

Wesleyan was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Wesleyan?

67% Acceptance Rate
38% Of Accepted Are Women
11% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Kentucky Wesleyan College is a competitive 67%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 11% of students accepted to Wesleyan submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 455 and 560. Math scores were between 465 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kentucky Wesleyan College  ( 455 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Kentucky Wesleyan College  ( 465 to 580 )
Wesleyan received ACT scores from 73% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Kentucky Wesleyan College  ( 19 to 24 )

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Kentucky Wesleyan College Faculty

12 to 1 Student to Faculty
49% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Wesleyan it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Kentucky Wesleyan College is 49%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  49 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kentucky Wesleyan College

55% Freshmen Retention
35% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Kentucky Wesleyan College this rate is 55%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  55 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan have a four-year graduation rate of 35%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  35 out of 100

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Kentucky Wesleyan College Undergraduate Student Diversity

815 Full-Time Undergraduates
20.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
50.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 887 undergraduates at Wesleyan with 815 being full-time and 72 being part-time.

How Much Does Kentucky Wesleyan College Cost?

$27,750 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
$33,220 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Wesleyan is $27,750. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Wesleyan

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,767 $17,157 $25,880 $37,375 $39,655

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Wesleyan, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Wesleyan, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $8,305 a year. That adds up to $33,220 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wesleyan is 10.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Wesleyan Graduates Make?

$42,366 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Wesleyan with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $42,366 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of Kentucky Wesleyan College

Kentucky State
815 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Located in Owensboro, Kentucky, Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private not-for-profit institution. Owensboro is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Wesleyan are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3000 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301
Phone: 270-926-3111

Kentucky Wesleyan College Majors

24 Majors With Completions
175 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 27 NA
Health & Physical Education 20 NA
General Psychology 18 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 13 NA
Zoology 13 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 12 NA
Chemistry 10 NA
Communication & Media Studies 9 NA
Design & Applied Arts 7 NA
Accounting 6 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Kentucky Wesleyan College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Wesleyan

32% Take At Least One Class Online
11% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 257 students took at least one online class at Kentucky Wesleyan College. This is an increase from the 197 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 257 88
2019-2020 197 58
2018-2019 205 38
2017-2018 166 31
2016-2017 20 20

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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