- 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.
Owensboro Community and Technical College serves 3,901 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 19%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 3,901 students
- In-state tuition: $3,624
- Out-state tuition: $12,456
- Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
- Minority enrollment: 10%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Owensboro Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:
Debt For Students
The teacher population of 243 teachers has grown by 66% over five years.
Owensboro Community and Technical College
(KY) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Owensboro Community and Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Owensboro Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $3,624 is less than the state average of $3,629. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,456 is more than the state average of $12,449. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Owensboro Community and Technical College cost?
Owensboro Community and Technical College's tuition is approximately $3,624 for In-State students and $12,456 for Out-State students.
What is Owensboro Community and Technical College's ranking?
Owensboro Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Kentucky for: Least expensive tuition and Least debt for graduating students.
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