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Over 1,200 students attend WKU-O and enrollment continues to grow with the expansion of our programs, course offerings and technology. We offer over 20 bachelor's degrees and several master’s degree programs, offered both face-to-face and online. We are continually adding majors and programs to meet the educational needs of people in Daviess County and the surrounding area.
WKU-O has established a joint admissions agreement with Owensboro Community & Technical College, Madisonville Community College, Henderson Community College and Hopkinsville Community College. This joint admissions agreement allows for more efficient advising and a more seamless transfer to WKU-O for a four-year degree. This agreement allows students to build upon most associate degrees offered from these institutions and expand them to applicable and competitive bachelor’s degrees, maximizing their community college credits. Academic advisors at WKU-O 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-O.
There are over 40 part-time and full-time faculty teaching over 200 classes at WKU-O 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, Food Processing & Technology, Systems Management, Computer Information Technology, and Nursing RN to BSN completion.
Our new facility is totally wireless and classes are delivered face-to-face, through interactive video, and online. WKU-O contains 16 classrooms, a computer lab, ample faculty offices and a conference room to host WKU-O and community events. WKU-O 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 for over one year. WKU-O looks forward to continuing its quest in establishing 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. It also shows that layoffs are correlated with a lack of education. The economy in Daviess County is changing from a manufacturing economy to a knowledge-based economy. Again, higher education is essential in this 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-O is your “Access to Success.”
Regional Chancellor of WKU-Owensboro