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WKU Owensboro Chancellor


Gene TiceOver 1,200 students attend WKU Owensboro and enrollment continues to grow with the expansion of our programs, course offerings and technology. We offer 27 bachelor's degrees and 17 on-line master's degree programs. We continue to add majors and programs to meet the workforce needs in Daviess County and the surrounding area.

WKU Owensboro has established a joint admissions agreement with Owensboro Community & Technical College, Madisonville Community College, Madisonville Community College Muhlenberg Campus, Henderson Community College and Hopkinsville Community College. This joint admissions agreement allows for more efficient advising and a more seamless transfer to WKU Owensboro to complete a four-year degree. This agreement allows students to build upon their associate degree offered from these institutions and expand them to applicable and competitive bachelor's degrees, maximizing their community college credits. Academic advisors at WKU Owensboro will evaluate transcripts, assist in selecting a major and create a plan to complete a degree in the most efficient and affordable manner. Higher education is very affordable when you complete your associate degree at the community college and your bachelor's degree at WKU Owensboro.

There are over 70 part-time and full-time Owensboro and Bowling Green faculty teaching 200 classes at WKU Owensboro each year. More classes and degrees are being added every semester to meet the educational needs of the community. Our new and competitive programs include Social Work, Family Studies, Investigative Biotechnology, Systems Management and Computer Information Technology.

Our facility is totally wireless and classes are delivered face-to-face, through interactive video and on-line. Our facility has 16 classrooms, two computer labs, faculty offices and a conference room to host WKU Owensboro and community events. WKU Owensboro also houses a WKU book and apparel store, an added convenience for students preparing for classes. Each room is equipped with advanced educational technology, making the most of the teaching and learning experience. The building was ready for students in January 2010 and has been successfully serving students since our opening. We look forward to continuing our quest to increase WKU's presence in Owensboro by expanding the campus from one building to the full, five-building design in the future.

A bachelor's degree is more important today than any other time in our history. Research clearly shows that salaries increase with more education. The economy in Daviess County is changing from a manufacturing economy to a knowledge-based economy. Again, higher education is essential in the new economy. The county has set a goal to increase the percentage of bachelor's degree holders from 15% to 20% of the population. Help us reach this community goal. WKU Owensboro is your "Access to Success."

Gene Tice

Regional Chancellor of WKU Owensboro

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