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We currently have 4 open jobs at Western Kentucky University. We've calculated that the average salary at Western Kentucky University is $30K based on 63 user-submitted salaries A total of 10 Western Kentucky University employees gave Western Kentucky University an average happiness rating of 4.2 out of 5.0.

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Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It was founded in 1906, although the institution traces its roots back to 1875, where it started out as the Glasgow Normal School. Normal schools were institutions that would focus on training teachers. Its main mission would be to train new educators until the late 1940s, where additional programs were added.

There are 21,048 students attending Western Kentucky University as of 2012, making it one of the largest institutions of higher learning in the state. Numerous graduate and undergraduate programs are offered, such as the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Physical Therapy. The university offers some certificate and associate degree programs as well. The university's photojournalism program has won numerous awards and over 25 WKU alumni have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

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WKU has 771 full time academic staff and 2,211 administrative staff members. Those wishing to work in a university will find a good number of positions available. The university has been named as one of the best employers in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Benefits for full time employees include a 401(K) plan, health insurance, life insurance and tuition assistance.

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