WKU's Regional Campuses are in Glasgow, Elizabethtown-Fort Knox and Owensboro.
WKU also offers Distance Learning Degrees: The WKU Honors College became the first Honors College in the Commonwealth of Kentucky on July 1, 2007.
WKU also operates a satellite campus in Bowling Green (WKU South Campus Academic Wing) and regional campuses in Glasgow, Elizabethtown-Fort Knox and Owensboro.
The roots of Western Kentucky University go back to 1876 with the founding by A. Mell of the privately owned Glasgow Normal School and Business College in Glasgow, Kentucky.
The project is based on the University of North Texas's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science.
The school accepts roughly 100 high school juniors each year.
The Honors College serves over 1,300 active Honors students with the 2016 incoming freshman class ACT/SAT average ranking among the top 6% in the nation.
The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky opened in the Fall of 2007.
It was founded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1906, though its roots reach back a quarter-century earlier.
In the fall 2011 semester, enrollment was approximately 21,000.
10 among public master's universities in the South, up from No. According to Forbes 2009 rankings of America's top 600 colleges, Western Kentucky University is ranked No.