Owensboro Community and Technical College: Narrative Description

views updated


4800 New Hartford Rd.
Owensboro, KY 42303-1899
Tel: (270)686-4400; (866)755-6282
Admissions: (270)686-4527
Fax: (270)686-4496
Web Site: http://www.octc.kctcs.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1986. Setting: 102-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $109,305. Educational spending 2003-04: $1348 per student. Total enrollment: 3,664. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 789 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,848 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 1,816 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 2 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 28% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required; ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2760 full-time, $92 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8280 full-time, $276 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Psychology Club, Nursing Club. Major annual events: Fall Fling, Spring Fling, Hanging of Greens. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 18,200 books, 80 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $291,000. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A myriad of items including bread, soybean oil, paper, plastics, and electronic components are made in the Owensboro area. Thirty manufacturers have forty or more employees, including such national firms as Baskin-Robbins, General Electric, and Kimberly Clark. Eight percent of the land is used for farming. The fifth largest city in the state, population 53,549, it is home to the International Barbecue Festival, the International Bluegrass Museum Association, and the world's largest sassafras tree.

About this article

Owensboro Community and Technical College: Narrative Description

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article