Owensboro Community and Technical College

Tel: (270)686-4400
  • The mission of the college is to educate, lead, and serve all citizens who choose to enhance their lives and community as lifelong learners by pursuing a comprehensive curriculum fulfilling the first two years of a baccalaureate program; a certificate, diploma, and/or associate degree; customized business and industry training; educational opportunities through Adult Basic Education, community service, continuing education, and professional development.
School Highlights
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College serves 4,156 students (39% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 16%.
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College is the only community colleges within Daviess County, KY.
  • The nearest community college to Owensboro Community and Technical College is Harrison College-Evansville (29.5 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 146 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Owensboro Community and Technical College(KY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty146 staff97 staff
Owensboro Community and Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Owensboro Community and Technical College has declined by 40% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Owensboro Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has grown by 34% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,156 students3,252 students
Owensboro Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio28:127:1
Owensboro Community and Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,637 students1,360 students
Owensboro Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,519 students1,892 students
Owensboro Community and Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Owensboro Community and Technical College Enrollment Breakdown KY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
2%
3%
Owensboro Community and Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
3%
8%
Owensboro Community and Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
93%
84%
Owensboro Community and Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Owensboro Community and Technical College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
2%
Owensboro Community and Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown KY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.130.29
Owensboro Community and Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
31%
29%
Owensboro Community and Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,100$30,100
Owensboro Community and Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,624 is less than the state average of $4,996. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,456 is less than the state average of $12,836. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,624$4,996
Owensboro Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,456$12,836
Owensboro Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%97%
Owensboro Community and Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,796$17,357
Owensboro Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,546$6,625
Owensboro Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Owensboro Community and Technical College is located in beautiful Owensboro, Kentucky located along the southern banks of the Ohio River. Owensboro is the industrial and cultural hub of western Kentucky and is the third largest city in terms of population in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Owensboro Community and Technical College includes three campuses and off-site locations in Daviess, Ohio, Hancock and McLean counties. We also serve students from Southern Indiana and other counties in Kentucky. A variety of program -delivery options are available, including evening, weekend, on-line and KET telecourses as well as on-site customized training courses. On it's three campuses, a comprehensive curriculum for technical and career programs is provided leading to certificates, diplomas and associate degrees preparing graduates for employment. OCTC provides two guaranteed transfer Associate Degrees, thirteen Associate in Applied Science Degrees, and twenty-two diploma and certificate programs from which students can choose.

Nearby Schools

Recent Articles
Learn about new sustainability programs designed to educate students on green industries and how students can use those studies to build successful, “green” careers.
Attending college is expensive but there are options for financing beyond just student loans. Keep reading to learn more.
College is expensive enough without the added cost of medical school on top of it. If you're on a pre-med track, consider taking some of your prerequisites at community college. Keep reading to learn more.
Did You Know?
For Kentucky public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,996 per year for in-state students and $12,836 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,961 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky community colleges have a diversity score of 0.29, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is Sullivan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.