WKU sees records in freshman class growth and quality

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-Despite the pandemic’s impact on education, Western Kentucky University has seen some encouraging numbers involving the class of 2024.

WKU announced a record in the growth of the freshman class, that’s according to enrollment data released to the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education.

The freshman class grew by 16.4% over fall of 2019. That’s a 446-student increase specifically, which is the largest in over three decades. The average grade point average is 3.44, which is the highest on record.

The class of 2024 also includes the highest number of underrepresented minority students at 690, and an increase of 413 students from Kentucky over fall 2019.