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Bowling Green Colleges and Schools

If taking a boat ride through Lost River Cave doesn't thrill you, then maybe watching the races at Beech Bend Raceway or hitting a farmers market full of fresh foods will. The truth is that Bowling Green, Kentucky, is full of recreational, historical and even railroad and train attractions, any of which can pique the interest of a college student or someone planning a new career. In fact, students attending Bowling Green colleges and schools can find plenty to do in Bowling Green, which also happens to be the third largest city in the state.

Colleges in Bowling Green, Kentucky

  • Western Kentucky University: Students enrolled at WKU have the chance to pursue education in disciplines such as business, education, journalism, engineering, and more, but also to study abroad in England or to participate in a semester at sea. The school has its own Honors College, as well as Greek life, athletic programs and even distance learning. It also promotes civic engagement and community outreach.
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College: Diploma, certificate and associate degree programs are available at this college, also known as SKYCTC, which has six campuses in Kentucky including one in Bowling Green. The school offers a Learning Center to help with writing or math, has a Student Success Center to help in goal achievement and provides financial literacy programming to help students discover ways to work on graduating debt-free.
  • Daymar College: A variety of career-focused programs are available at this school including in accounting, criminal justice, pharmacy technology and more. Diploma and degree programs are available as well as Career Services workshops. There is an emphasis on small class sizes. If you need to know more about what's happening on campus, just download the school's app.

Fun Facts about Colleges in Bowling Green, Kentucky

  • WKU is home to the "hilltoppers" -- because the school is located on the top of a hill.
  • SKYCTC has a Movie Club.

Sources:

  1. About SKYCTC, Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College, http://southcentral.kctcs.edu/About_Us
  2. About WKU, Western Kentucky University, https://www.wku.edu/about/
  3. Daymar College in Bowling Green, Daymar College, http://www.daymarcollege.edu/locations/kentucky/bowling-green
  4. Visit BGKY, Bowling Green Kentucky, http://www.visitbgky.com/

Education Institutes in Bowling Green
Total Number of Educational Institutes
7
Total Enrollment in all institutes
25,227
Number of Public Educational Institutes
2
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
5
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
N/A
Graduation Rate
11.06%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
1,282
On Campus and Online Programs in Bowling Green
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
N/A
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
1
Number of Institutes Offering both
6
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Bowling Green
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg. In-State Tuition & FeesPrograms Offered
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College4,251At least 2 but less than 4 years$4,08058
Western Kentucky University20,271Four or more years$10,202234
Daymar College-Bowling Green306Four or more years$15,00015
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Bowling Green201At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A5
Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology48At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A3
Ross Medical Education Center-Bowling Green106At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A5
Regina Webb Academy44At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A2
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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