Brescia University, which was founded by the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph in 1950, was initially known as Brescia College. In 1998, it began offering graduate degree programs, and was renamed Brescia University. This coeducational, private, Catholic institute is located in Owensboro, Kentucky.
Brescia University awards the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Social Work degrees. Graduate degree programs are also available in management, curriculum and instruction, and business administration. The academic divisions of the university are:
The sports teams of Brescia University, nicknamed the Bearcats, participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball. The athletics department is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division I, and the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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