Western Kentucky University: Crime & Safety

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Below Average
ReviewMajors / RatingsTuition / LoansFaculty / SalariesCampus CrimeAdmissions

Western Kentucky University LogoD Western Kentucky University is a public school in Bowling Green, Kentucky with about 20,060 students and 3,070 employees.

Our Safety Report for this school is based on the US Department of Education 2016 public data sets for various categories of violent and non-violent crimes committed both on-campus and off-campus over the last three years.

Safety Evaluation

Based on our analysis of the government numbers, Western Kentucky University is a relatively dangerous place to be in. American School Search gives this school grade "D" on safety.

From our perception of the data, there are some problems with illegal drugs and forcible sex offenses.

Campus Safety: Western Kentucky University and Nearby Schools

Western Kentucky University Safety Chart
If you are an official at Western Kentucky University and you would like to provide additional details or express a different perspective on your college safety, please Contact Us and we will publish your point of view (up to 1,000 characters) on this page.

Get more details and analysis about this college from Western Kentucky University Review. Additionally, you might want to check our ratings for the 100 Safest and for the 100 Most Dangerous colleges in the US or learn about American School Search Safety Reports.

Criminal Offenses at Western Kentucky University in 2013 - 2015

Alleged criminal offenses reported to campus security authorities and/or local police
Does not necessarily reflect prosecutions or convictions for crime


Type of Crime or Arrest
On-campus
Off-campus
Crime Chance*

Murder
0
0
0.0%

Neglient Manslaughter
0
0
0.0%

Forcible Sex Offense
3
0
0.1%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
1
1
0.1%

Robbery
1
0
0.1%

Aggravated Assault
2
1
0.1%

Burglary
68
7
0.6%

Motor Vehicle Theft
4
0
0.1%

Arson
3
0
0.1%

Illegal Weapons Possession
6
0
0.2%

Drug Law Violation
334
0
1.2%

Liquor Law Violation
34
0
0.4%

* Crime Chance is American School Search's subjective and approximate estimate for a student's chance of experiencing this crime during their study at Western Kentucky University based on the present enrollment, past crime history, current crime trend, and an assumption that the school reports accurate numbers to the government. Safety Grade is American School Search's subjective evaluation of Western Kentucky University campus safety based on the same criteria and assumption.

Need to File a Complaint?

If you have been discriminated or abused at Western Kentucky University, or you believe that this college underreports campus crime statistics, then please consider filing a complaint with US Department of Education.

As of May 1st, 2014, fifty five colleges are under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. Many of those schools are frequent guests in our exclusive 100 Most Dangerous Colleges list.

Learn More About Western Kentucky University

ReviewMajors / RatingsTuition / LoansFaculty / SalariesCampus CrimeAdmissions

Kentucky Colleges Offering Similar Degree Programs

Accounting and Finance
Our listing contains 38 accounting and finance schools and colleges in Louisville, Owensboro, Lexington, Paducah, Bowling Green, Georgetown, Columbia, and 19 other cities. About 1,400 accounting and finance diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for accounting and finance programs in KY: $22,200.

Agriculture
We list 15 agriculture schools and colleges in Lexington, Berea, Midway, Wilmore, Frankfort, Murray, Maysville, and 11 more cities. Approximately 700 agriculture diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for agriculture programs in KY: $21,400.

Architecture
Our listing contains 5 architecture schools and colleges in Lexington, Highland Heights, Louisville, and Bowling Green. Around 200 architecture degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition charges for architecture programs in KY is approximately $21,700.

Art
Learn about 26 art schools and colleges in Louisville, Owensboro, Lexington, Columbia, Wilmore, Berea, Hazard, and 17 other cities. About 500 art degrees are granted each year. Average tuition for art programs in KY is roughly $22,200.

Biology
Learn more about 33 biology schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro, Berea, Grayson, Danville, Midway, and 21 more cities. Approximately 1,500 biology diplomas and certificates are awarded each year. Average tuition cost for biology programs in KY - $23,100.

Broadcasting
Read information about 15 broadcasting schools and colleges in Lexington, Highland Heights, Richmond, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Louisville, Wilmore, and 11 more cities. About 300 broadcasting degrees are granted every year. Average tuition cost for broadcasting degree programs in KY is about $20,600.

Business
Our listing contains 59 business schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Paducah, Madisonville, Florence, and 33 more cities. About 5,900 business diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for business programs in KY is around $18,000.

Chemistry
Our directory contains 27 chemistry schools and colleges in Louisville, Owensboro, Lexington, Ashland, Frankfort, Murray, Columbia, and 20 more cities. About 600 chemistry degrees are granted every year. Average tuition cost for chemistry degree programs in KY: $23,200.

Communication and Journalism
Our directory contains 27 communication and journalism schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro, Campbellsville, Williamsburg, Barbourville, Highland Heights, and 18 other cities. Around 1,700 communication and journalism diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition cost for communication and journalism programs in KY is approximately $22,700.

Computer Science
Get details on 52 computer science schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Florence, Paducah, Columbia, and 30 more cities. About 3,100 computer science diplomas are granted every academic year. Average tuition cost for computer science programs in KY is around $15,400.

Construction
We list 13 construction schools and colleges in Louisville, Hazard, Somerset, Cumberland, Newport, Lexington, Florence, and 10 other cities. Approximately 300 construction degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition charges for construction degree programs in KY: $14,800.

Criminal Justice
We reviewed 47 criminal justice schools and colleges in Louisville, Owensboro, Lexington, Bowling Green, Florence, Madisonville, Hopkinsville, and 27 more cities. Approximately 2,000 criminal justice degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition charges for criminal justice programs in KY is about $17,800.

Dance and Ballet
We list 4 dance and ballet schools and colleges in Saint Catharine, Barbourville, Columbia, and Bowling Green. Around 100 dance and ballet diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition for dance and ballet programs in KY is approximately $22,300.

Dental
Read information about 10 dental schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Erlanger, Prestonsburg, Bowling Green, Paducah, and Henderson. About 600 dental diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition cost for dental degree programs in KY is roughly $19,800.

Economics
Our listing contains 16 economics schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Morehead, Highland Heights, Crestview Hills, Owensboro, and 10 other cities. Around 700 economics diplomas and certificates are awarded each year. Average tuition for economics degree programs in KY is around $24,500.

Education
Learn more about 57 education schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Elizabethtown, Madisonville, Nicholasville, and 35 more cities. Around 5,400 education degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition cost for education programs in KY is roughly $22,200.

Engineering
Our directory contains 33 engineering schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Florence, Madisonville, Somerset, and 21 other cities. Around 1,700 engineering degrees are granted every year. Average tuition price for engineering programs in KY is around $22,000.

English and Literature
Detailed information about 29 english and literature schools and colleges in Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro, Elizabethtown, Morehead, Wilmore, Columbia, and 21 more cities. About 900 english and literature diplomas are granted every academic year. Average tuition cost for english and literature programs in KY is about $22,900.

Ethnic and Cultural Studies
Detailed information about 15 ethnic and cultural studies schools and colleges in Louisville, Bowling Green, Ashland, Georgetown, Cumberland, Berea, Lexington, and 10 other cities. Approximately 200 ethnic and cultural studies diplomas and certificates are awarded every academic year. Average tuition charges for ethnic and cultural studies programs in KY is about $23,100.

Fashion
Read information about 4 fashion schools and colleges in Wilmore, Bowling Green, Richmond, and Lexington. Around 100 fashion diplomas are granted each year. Average tuition for fashion degree programs in KY: $22,700.

Foreign Languages
Get details on 21 foreign languages schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro, Berea, Wilmore, Frankfort, Pikeville, and 14 more cities. Approximately 500 foreign languages degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for foreign languages degree programs in KY is about $24,500.

General Studies
Read about 47 general studies schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Frankfort, Paducah, Wilmore, and 33 more cities. Approximately 7,000 general studies diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition price for general studies degree programs in KY is approximately $14,200.

Geography
We list 7 geography schools and colleges in Lexington, Morehead, Highland Heights, Louisville, Bowling Green, and Richmond. Approximately 200 geography diplomas are granted each year. Average tuition price for geography degree programs in KY: $22,100.

Geology
We reviewed 6 geology schools and colleges in Murray, Highland Heights, Morehead, Bowling Green, Richmond, and Lexington. About 100 geology diplomas and certificates are awarded each year. Average tuition cost for geology programs in KY is approximately $20,600.

Gerontology
Get details on 3 gerontology schools and colleges in Crestview Hills, Bowling Green, and Lexington. Approximately 100 gerontology degrees are granted every year. Average tuition price for gerontology programs in KY is around $23,700.

History
Read about 26 history schools and colleges in Owensboro, Louisville, Lexington, Danville, Columbia, Williamsburg, Berea, and 19 more cities. Approximately 500 history diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition price for history programs in KY - $22,700.

Industrial Technologies
Detailed information about 27 industrial technologies schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Ashland, Highland Heights, Owensboro, Florence, and 18 more cities. Approximately 3,600 industrial technologies diplomas and certificates are awarded every year. Average tuition price for industrial technologies programs in KY: $13,000.

Interior Design
Get details on 4 interior design schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, and Bowling Green. Around 100 interior design diplomas are awarded each year. Average tuition for interior design degree programs in KY: $20,800.

Laboratory Assistance
We list 24 laboratory assistance schools and colleges in Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Madisonville, Hopkinsville, Richmond, and 13 more cities. Around 600 laboratory assistance diplomas are awarded every academic year. Average tuition for laboratory assistance degree programs in KY - $13,900.

Library and Museum
Our directory contains 7 library and museum schools and colleges in Louisville, Cumberland, Richmond, Lexington, Bowling Green, Murray, and Highland Heights. Approximately 200 library and museum degrees are awarded every year. Average tuition cost for library and museum degree programs in KY is around $21,400.

Management
Read about 61 management schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Madisonville, Florence, Hopkinsville, and 34 more cities. About 5,200 management diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition for management programs in KY - $17,000.

Marketing and Advertising
Our directory contains 14 marketing and advertising schools and colleges in Louisville, Campbellsville, Owensboro, Barbourville, Midway, Highland Heights, Bowling Green, and 10 more cities. Approximately 800 marketing and advertising diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition price for marketing and advertising programs in KY is around $22,300.

Mathematics
We reviewed 25 mathematics schools and colleges in Owensboro, Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Columbia, Midway, Williamsburg, and 19 more cities. Around 400 mathematics diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition charges for mathematics programs in KY is about $23,200.

Medical
Read information about 58 medical schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Florence, Hopkinsville, Paducah, and 30 other cities. Around 3,200 medical diplomas are granted every academic year. Average tuition for medical degree programs in KY is about $19,300.

Medical Assistant
Our directory contains 60 medical assistant schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Florence, Madisonville, Hopkinsville, and 26 more cities. Around 5,200 medical assistant diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for medical assistant programs in KY is around $13,700.

Meteorology
We reviewed 2 meteorology schools and colleges in Louisville and Bowling Green. About 100 meteorology diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition charges for meteorology programs in KY is roughly $24,500.

Music
Our listing contains 23 music schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Columbia, Berea, Grayson, Richmond, Danville, and 16 other cities. Approximately 500 music degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition for music programs in KY is around $23,100.

Natural Resources and Environment
Our listing contains 18 natural resources and environment schools and colleges in Lexington, Louisville, Hazard, Richmond, Danville, Midway, Bowling Green, and 13 other cities. About 200 natural resources and environment diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition cost for natural resources and environment degree programs in KY is around $21,000.

Nursing
Learn about 51 nursing schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Florence, Crestview Hills, Henderson, and 30 more cities. Around 8,000 nursing diplomas are granted each year. Average tuition cost for nursing programs in KY is around $16,100.

Occupational Safety and Health
Detailed information about 7 occupational safety and health schools and colleges in Maysville, Bowling Green, Richmond, Louisville, Ashland, Murray, and Lexington. Around 200 occupational safety and health diplomas are awarded each year. Average tuition price for occupational safety and health programs in KY is about $18,600.

Occupational Therapy
Read about 32 occupational therapy schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Fort Mitchell, Morehead, Wilmore, Campbellsville, Richmond, and 21 other cities. About 1,400 occupational therapy degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for occupational therapy programs in KY is about $22,100.

Office and Clerical Services
Learn more about 26 office and clerical services schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Hopkinsville, Newport, Somerset, Florence, and 13 other cities. Around 900 office and clerical services diplomas and certificates are awarded every year. Average tuition cost for office and clerical services degree programs in KY is around $12,500.

Paralegal
We reviewed 18 paralegal schools and colleges in Louisville, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Madisonville, Fort Mitchell, Florence, Richmond, and 9 other cities. About 300 paralegal degrees are granted every year. Average tuition cost for paralegal degree programs in KY is approximately $18,600.

Photography
Learn more about 2 photography schools and colleges in Louisville and Bowling Green. About 100 photography diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition cost for photography programs in KY - $15,600.

Physics
Detailed information about 17 physics schools and colleges in Lexington, Louisville, Williamsburg, Danville, Paducah, Berea, Morehead, and 12 other cities. Around 200 physics degrees are granted every year. Average tuition cost for physics programs in KY is approximately $24,800.

Political Science
Get details on 25 political science schools and colleges in Louisville, Owensboro, Lexington, Columbia, Morehead, Berea, Highland Heights, and 16 more cities. Approximately 700 political science diplomas and certificates are awarded every year. Average tuition cost for political science programs in KY is around $24,700.

Psychology
Get details on 30 psychology schools and colleges in Owensboro, Louisville, Wilmore, Lexington, Barbourville, Georgetown, Crestview Hills, and 21 other cities. Around 2,400 psychology degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition for psychology programs in KY is around $22,800.

Recreation and Leisure
Our listing contains 7 recreation and leisure schools and colleges in Columbia, Barbourville, Richmond, Campbellsville, Murray, Bowling Green, and Wilmore. Approximately 300 recreation and leisure diplomas are granted each year. Average tuition cost for recreation and leisure programs in KY is around $22,800.

Resort and Hospitality
We list 4 resort and hospitality schools and colleges in Florence, Louisville, Bowling Green, and Lexington. Around 100 resort and hospitality diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition cost for resort and hospitality programs in KY is roughly $22,000.

Retailing and Wholesaling
We reviewed 4 retailing and wholesaling schools and colleges in Lexington, Richmond, Bowling Green, and Louisville. About 100 retailing and wholesaling diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition for retailing and wholesaling programs in KY - $19,600.

Social Work
Get details on 32 social work schools and colleges in Louisville, Owensboro, Lexington, Frankfort, Morehead, Somerset, Crestview Hills, and 23 more cities. About 2,100 social work degrees are awarded every academic year. Average tuition charges for social work degree programs in KY is around $21,100.

Sociology and Anthropology
Get details on 24 sociology and anthropology schools and colleges in Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro, Campbellsville, Wilmore, Barbourville, Grayson, and 17 more cities. Around 600 sociology and anthropology diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition price for sociology and anthropology programs in KY is around $23,500.

Theater and Drama
Detailed information about 22 theater and drama schools and colleges in Owensboro, Lexington, Louisville, Campbellsville, Morehead, Barbourville, Highland Heights, and 14 other cities. Around 200 theater and drama degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for theater and drama programs in KY - $22,300.

Theology and Religion
We list 23 theology and religion schools and colleges in Louisville, Wilmore, Lexington, Owensboro, Campbellsville, Barbourville, Grayson, and 14 other cities. Approximately 1,200 theology and religion degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for theology and religion degree programs in KY - $18,100.

Work and Family Studies
Learn about 25 work and family studies schools and colleges in Lexington, Louisville, Ashland, Frankfort, Maysville, Cumberland, Saint Catharine, and 20 other cities. Around 1,000 work and family studies diplomas are awarded each year. Average tuition price for work and family studies degree programs in KY is approximately $16,000.

Quick College Search

Click to Search Colleges

search by college name, city, or state

Safety in Competing Colleges










Other Nearby Colleges