Also raises tuition
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (May 1, 2017) — Western Kentucky University’s Board of Regents on Friday approved consolidating the Engineering, Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences and Computer Science departments into the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Provost David Lee said combining the departments would lead to the creation of new programs and better serve students and the region. The new school would allow departments to share resources and improve efficiency.
“These departments have significant potential to partner with regional industry and develop partnerships that support academics through work on joint projects to solve real world problems,” Lee said.
The board also approved a $145 undergraduate tuition increase per semester, a 3 percent increase, to $5,101 for residents for the 2018 fiscal year. Non-resident undergraduate tuition will increase $360 per semester to $12,756.
Ann Mead, senior vice president for Finance and Administration, said the tuition increase is needed to address projected fixed cost increases and selected strategic priorities.