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Owensboro Community and Technical College Overview

Owensboro Community and Technical College is a public institution located in Owensboro, Kentucky. The rural area surrounding Owensboro Community and Technical College is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

What Is Owensboro Community and Technical College Known For?

2,161 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Owensboro Community and Technical College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of the faculty were full-time.

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Owensboro Community and Technical College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Owensboro Community and Technical College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Building Management & Inspection Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Owensboro Community and Technical College?

Location of Owensboro Community and Technical College

Contact details for Owensboro Community and Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4800 New Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303
Phone: 270-686-4400
Website: https://owensboro.kctcs.edu

How Do I Get Into Owensboro Community and Technical College?

You can apply to Owensboro Community and Technical College online at: https://students.kctcs.edu/psc/stdsaprd/EMPLOYEE/SA/c/COMMUNITY_ACCESS.K_OLA_LANDING_FL.GBL?&Campus=OWC

Owensboro Community and Technical College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Owensboro Community and Technical College?

17% Take Out Loans
15.8% Loan Default Rate

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 Owensboro Community and Technical College, approximately 17% of students took out student loans averaging $3,877 a year. That adds up to $15,508 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Owensboro Community and Technical College is 15.8%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Owensboro Community and Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,519 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,940 undergraduate students at Owensboro Community and Technical College, with 1,519 being full-time and 2,421 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Owensboro Community and Technical College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,519 full-time undergraduates at Owensboro Community and Technical College, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Owensboro Community and Technical College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Owensboro Community and Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Owensboro Community and Technical College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 50
Hispanic or Latino 43
White 1,338
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 70

Online Learning at Owensboro Community and Technical College

737 Took All Classes Online
1,873 Took At Least One Class Online
2.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,873 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Owensboro Community and Technical College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 15th 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 Owensboro Community and Technical College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Owensboro Community and Technical College was 2.3%. This is the #1,879 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Owensboro Community and Technical College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Owensboro Community and Technical College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Support & Assistant Services 59%
Computer & Information Sciences 6%
Computer Information Systems 6%
Construction Trades 22%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 14%
Health Professions 19%
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 17%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 16%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 22%
Liberal Arts General Studies 22%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Owensboro Community and Technical College 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 Owensboro Community and Technical College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants #16
Electronics Engineering Technology #20
Human Services #39
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #92
Human Development & Family Studies #120
Business Support & Assistant Services #121
Engineering Technologies #144
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #145
Computer Information Systems #157
Public Administration & Social Service #183
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #191
Health & Medical Administrative Services #286
Computer & Information Sciences #351
Criminal Justice & Corrections #358
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #407
Nursing #413
Liberal Arts General Studies #471
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #471

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%.

Owensboro Community and Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 300 53 109 462
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 392 0 392
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 139 35 35 209
Precision Metal Working 163 11 30 204
Computer Information Systems 152 19 0 171
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 52 32 19 103
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 82 7 9 98
Business Administration & Management 59 28 10 97
Health & Medical Administrative Services 47 16 33 96
Electronics Engineering Technology 42 8 9 59
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 52 0 0 52
Allied Health Professions 2 22 8 32
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 31 0 0 31
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 15 5 10 30
Nursing 0 29 0 29
Building Management & Inspection 10 4 9 23
Human Development & Family Studies 8 6 5 19
Business Support & Assistant Services 12 3 2 17
Fire Protection 5 5 4 14
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 7 0 7
Agricultural Production 0 5 0 5
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 5 0 5
Fine & Studio Arts 0 5 0 5
Human Services 0 1 0 1
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0
Carpentry 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,171 698 292 2,161

References

*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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