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For over 50 years, WKU has offered its educational resources to adult learners outside of Bowling Green. WKU in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Glasgow, Owensboro and Somerset bring academic programs, non-credit opportunities and student resources to these communities. Our goal is to provide convenient access to higher education opportunities and improve the quality of life within the communities we serve. 

Under the direction of the WKU Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs, we strive to meet the unique needs of each community we serve. Our regional campuses offer a wide variety of academic programs through a combination of in-person, online/on demandand hybrid course delivery formats. 

Education plays a major role in the economic and cultural well-being of a community, and we pledge to remain good community partners. 
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your academic goals.


Regional campuses offer a flexible, convenient option to take classes and earn a degree close to home.

The needs of adult learners are often different from students who seek a more traditional college experience. WKU regional campuses in Etown-Ft. Knox, Glasgow, Owensboro, and Somerset bring WKU to your community, offering unparalleled student support to help you succeed in the classroom, on the job, and in life. 

Degree programs are available in a variety of fields, and courses are conveniently offered in-person, online or through hybrid delivery formats.  

Each campus provides a friendly and nurturing environment, small class sizes, helpful resources and personal attention from faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping you achieve your academic goals. Non-credit workforce training opportunities are also available. 

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Schedule a visit or speak with an academic advisor in person, by phone or online. We are here to help you reach your educational and career goals, so let us know how we can assist you. 

In 1964, WKU began offering graduate classes in Elizabethtown for teachers and school administrators within the region. In 1976, WKU partnered with the Army Continuing Education Center to offer classes at Fort Knox.

Today, WKU in Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox offers courses on the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Campus and at Fort Knox. 

In February 1988, WKU officially opened the WKU Glasgow campus, offering college coursework to the citizens of Barren and surrounding counties. Today, WKU in Glasgow offers a variety of courses and degree programs, as well as workforce development programs. 

WKU first expanded to the Owensboro/Daviess County region in 1969, offering graduate courses on the campuses of two local colleges. Today, WKU in Owensboro provides adult learners and transfer students with access to a variety of courses and degree programs through a combination of convenient course delivery formats. 



Information about accreditation can be found through the Office of the Provost.

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 Last Modified 6/10/24