Academic Rankings, In addition, WKU was named #1 Value College in the Top Best Online Colleges in Kentucky. The most popular majors at Western Kentucky University include: General Studies; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration and. The WKU Fact Book is an annual publication designed for anyone seeking detailed information about WKU. In 1966, Western Kentucky State College became Western Kentucky University. WKU is best known for their broadcasting and photojournalism programs.