Western Carolina University

NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)


Master's Colleges and Universities I: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. They award 40 or more master's degrees per year across three or more disciplines.

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Study abroad
Teacher certification: Students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certifcation or licensure of teachers

Highway 107, Cullowhee, NC, 28723-9646

(828) 227-7100  






Public, 4-year or above 

First Professional

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children

Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2013 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
In District $6,265 $5,925 $5,387
In State $6,265 $5,925 $5,387
Out of State $15,862 $15,522 $14,984
Books and Supplies $2,181 $2,024 $2,024
On Campus      
Room and Board $7,477 $7,178 $6,650
Other Expenses $2,676 $2,580 $2,686
Off Campus      
Room and Board $10,300 $9,778 $9,253
Other Expenses $3,151 $2,991 $3,430
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $2,580 $2,686

Major NCAA Programs

Sport Conference
Baseball Southern Conference
Basketball Southern Conference
Football Southern Conference
Cross Country/Track Southern Conference

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
39.0 % $4,259
State/Local Grant
46.0 % $2,847
Institutional Grants
70.0 % $1,767
Loans 61.0 % $5,682
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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