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More than 20,000 students grace WKU’s four campus locations in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Glasgow, and Owensboro. WKU Owensboro has been providing access to higher education and improving the quality of life in the communities we serve since 1969. WKU Owensboro is home to many highly ranked and nationally-recognized academic programs and award-winning faculty. WKU Owensboro offers more than 55 bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and certificate programs. Courses are offered in a variety of flexible delivery methods to meet student’s needs: face-to-face, interactive video services (IVS), and distance learning such as online and on demand.

Why Choose WKU Owensboro?

WKU Owensboro offers students an affordable and convenient way to earn a degree close to home. WKU Owensboro provides a friendly and nurturing environment, small class sizes, and personal attention from faculty and staff. The campus is a one-stop shop and student-focused to help students start and finish their degree. Since most of the students at WKU Owensboro are the first in their family to attend college, our faculty and staff are committed to connecting you to the resources necessary to help you succeed in the classroom, on the job, and in life. In fact, our students often tell us that they feel part of a family at WKU Owensboro.

But, don’t take our word for it. Experience the Spirit of WKU Owensboro by visiting campus, sitting in on a class, chatting with students and professors, or talking one-on-one with an academic advisor. Contact us today to schedule a visit. We can talk in person, online or via phone, so let us know how we can assist you. WKU Owensboro is here to help you reach your educational and career goals.

Student Life

At WKU Owensboro, we understand it’s a choice to attend college and it’s a choice of which college to attend. WKU Owensboro has been the university of choice for literally thousands of citizens in the region for a variety of reasons. The campus provides many with the chance to stay close to home saving students time and money while allowing convenient access to family, work, and community commitments. Also, students want and expect high-quality programs and a campus atmosphere that nurtures, challenges and builds camaraderie in and out of the classroom. Whatever their reasons, students are excited to embark on their college journey when they choose to attend WKU Owensboro. They are what make this campus special.

WKU Mission Statement

Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.


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