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Brescia University Overview

Brescia University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Owensboro, Kentucky. The city atmosphere of Owensboro makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Brescia University Known For?

205 Undergraduate Awards
$30,823 Avg Cost After Aid
42% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Brescia University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 42% of the faculty were full-time.

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Brescia University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Brescia University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Human Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Brescia University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#6 Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#11 Best Social Work Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#13 Best Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#17 Best Value Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual

Where Is Brescia University?

Location of Brescia University

Contact details for Brescia University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 717 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301-3023
Phone: 270-685-3131

How Do I Get Into Brescia University?

You can apply to Brescia University online at:

Admission Requirements for Brescia University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Brescia University?

42% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
Brescia University has a fairly low acceptance rate of 42%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 29% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 36%, and the acceptance rate for women is 47%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to Brescia University submitted their SAT scores.Brescia University received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 23. Math scores were between 16 and 23. Composite scores were between 19 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Brescia University  ( 17 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Brescia University  ( 16 to 23 )
ACT Composite Scores for Brescia University  ( 19 to 23 )

Can I Afford Brescia University?

$30,823 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
9.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Brescia University is $30,823. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Brescia University, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $5,809 a year. That adds up to $23,236 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Brescia University is 9.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Brescia University Undergraduate Student Diversity

754 Full-Time Undergraduates
69% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 952 undergraduate students at Brescia University, with 754 being full-time and 198 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Brescia University

There are also 63 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 754 full-time undergraduates at Brescia University, 31% are male and 69% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Brescia University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Brescia University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Brescia University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 94
Hispanic or Latino 50
White 476
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 110

Geographic Diversity

Kentucky students aren't the only ones who study at Brescia University. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 19 countries are represented at Brescia University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Nigeria, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Brescia University

443 Took All Classes Online
443 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at Brescia University. In 2017-2018, 443 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Brescia University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 35th most popular in Kentucky for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Brescia University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Brescia University was -4.2%. This is the #2,433 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Brescia University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Brescia University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Entrepreneurial Studies 20%
General Psychology 62%
Human Services 40%
Psychology 62%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Brescia University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Brescia University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Human Services #55
Social Work #79
Theological & Ministerial Studies #104
Theology & Religious Vocations #157
General Psychology #170
General Business/Commerce #206
Psychology #230
Public Administration & Social Service #234
Accounting #322

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Brescia University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Social Work 0 70 0 28 98
Human Services 25 0 0 0 25
General Psychology 0 21 0 0 21
General Business/Commerce 1 13 0 0 14
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 10 0 0 11
Accounting 0 7 3 0 10
General English Literature 0 7 0 0 7
Communication Sciences 0 7 0 0 7
General Biology 0 6 0 0 6
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 6 6
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 5 5
Special Education 0 5 0 0 5
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 5 0 0 5
General Engineering Technology 4 0 0 0 4
Computer Information Systems 0 3 0 0 3
Health Sciences & Services 3 0 0 0 3
Political Science & Government 0 3 0 0 3
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 2 0 0 2
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 2 0 0 2
History 0 2 0 0 2
Applied Mathematics 0 2 0 0 2
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 2 0 0 2
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 1 0 0 1
Chemistry 0 1 0 0 1
Design & Applied Arts 0 1 0 0 1
Fine & Studio Arts 0 1 0 0 1
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 0 0
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 34 171 3 39 247


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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