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Western Carolina University
  • Graduate School
  • CULLOWHEE, NC

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Western Carolina is a public graduate school in Cullowhee, North Carolina. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 1,612 graduate students. Of the 28 graduate programs offered at Western Carolina University, 10 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Western Carolina University are Educational Administration, Nursing, and Human Resources. 53% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
1,612
Part-Time Grad Students
848
Research Assistants
114
Teaching Assistants
126
Racial Diversity
  • White
    78.7%
  • African American
    8.3%
  • Hispanic
    5%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    3.9%
  • Multiracial
    2.2%
  • Native American
    0.8%
  • Asian
    0.8%
  • Unknown
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
Which word or phrase best describes the students at your graduate school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Driven
    23%
  • Down-to-earth
    31%
  • Friendly
    31%
  • Intellectual
    8%
  • N/A
    8%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 13 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    15%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    38%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    46%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
92%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 13 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 13 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree in total?
Based on 13 responses
  • Less than $25,000
    46%
  • $25,000 - $50,000
    31%
  • $50,000 - $75,000
    15%
  • $75,000 - $100,000
    8%
Poll
How much do you make post-graduation?
Based on 13 responses
  • Less than $50,000
    8%
  • $100,000 - $125,000
    15%
  • Did not graduate yet
    77%
92%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 13 responses

Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade unavailable
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$30,722
National
$69,021
Median Rent
$746
National
$1,163
Median Home Value
$376,600
National
$244,900

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