Brown Mackie College-Louisville

3605 Fern Valley Road
Louisville, KY 40219-0000
Tel: (502)810-6000
  • Brown Mackie College family of schools provides higher education to traditional and nontraditional students through bachelor's degree, associate's degree, and diploma programs. Our general education courses teach students to think independently and critically, and improve problem-solving abilities. Furthermore, these programs prepare students for career opportunities and broaden their perspectives. The college strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelong and continued education. The college's change-oriented approach to education arms students with the skills and knowledge to help meet the economic needs of communities by preparing students for entry-level positions in business, technical, legal, and allied health careers.
School Highlights
  • Brown Mackie College-Louisville serves 1,120 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 15%.
  • Brown Mackie College-Louisville is one of 7 community colleges within Jefferson County, KY.
  • The nearest community college is Sullivan College of Technology and Design (2.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
Brown Mackie College-Louisville(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty31 staff89 staff
Brown Mackie College-Louisville Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,120 has declined by 43% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,120 students2,416 students
Brown Mackie College-Louisville Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio36:126:1
Brown Mackie College-Louisville Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,120 students574 students
Brown Mackie College-Louisville Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Brown Mackie College-Louisville Enrollment Breakdown KY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
1%
Brown Mackie College-Louisville Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
4%
3%
Brown Mackie College-Louisville Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
35%
8%
Brown Mackie College-Louisville Black (2007-2016)
% White
60%
85%
Brown Mackie College-Louisville White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Brown Mackie College-Louisville More (2011-2013)
Brown Mackie College-Louisville Ethnicity Breakdown KY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.520.27
Brown Mackie College-Louisville Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
40%
29%
Brown Mackie College-Louisville Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2009)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,300$30,100
Brown Mackie College-Louisville Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $12,123 is less than the state average of $16,140. The private state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$12,123$16,140
Brown Mackie College-Louisville In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%97%
Brown Mackie College-Louisville % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$22,142$17,357
Brown Mackie College-Louisville Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,626$6,626
Brown Mackie College-Louisville Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Louisville has a long history dating back to the founding of the first RETS school in 1935 in Detroit in response to the rapid growth of radio broadcasting. RETS Kentucky opened its doors as RETS Institute of Technology in 1972. In 2003, the parent corporation of RETS Institute of Technology was acquired by Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corporation (EDMC), and in 2004, RETS Institute of Technology changed its name to Brown Mackie College ? Louisville. Brown Mackie College ? Louisville believes that it makes an important contribution to the economic growth and social well being of the metropolitan area it serves. The College prepares students for entry-level positions in business, technical, and allied health careers to help meet the economic needs of area communities. The uniqueness of Brown Mackie College ? Louisville is in its dedication to sound business principles that parallel the business principles of the community it serves. The educational process is a change-oriented approach to education that provides the community with graduates who possess the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in existing and emerging occupations. Brown Mackie College ? Louisville is conveniently located at 300 High Rise Drive, Louisville, Kentucky 40213. The College's spacious facility offers a modern, professional environment for study, comprising classrooms, networked computer laboratories, an electronics laboratory, as well as an academic resource center. The labs provide students with hands-on opportunities to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Students are welcome to use the labs when those facilities are not in use for scheduled classes. Brown Mackie College ? Louisville is accredited to award associate's degrees, diplomas, and certificates by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

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