Owensboro Community and Technical College

Owensboro, KY 42303
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Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC) is located in Owensboro, Kentucky. This public college has an open-admissions and it is a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The school was formed when the Owensboro Community College and the Owensboro Technical College consolidated.

OCTC offers students many academic opportunities. Students will find several associate degree programs and several technical and vocational certificate opportunities, as well as courses that offer diplomas. OCTC has been serving the community for many years and has gained a reputation as a fantastic school over this time.

OCTC provides an ADN and a bridge program for LPNs who wish to become RNs.  Students have had great success with the NCLEX exam and enjoy passing percentages that are much higher than the national average. The school has great instructors and a program that gives students all that they need to find success as professional registered nurses. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students3,787
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate58%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 28
Certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/2003 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$162/credit
In State Students$162/credit
Out of State Students$567/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,290 $7,290 $25,515
ADN 70 $11,340 $11,340 $39,690
BSN 125 $20,250 $20,250 $70,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of Owensboro Community and Technical College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 62% $3,989
Other Federal Grant 6% $792
State Grant & Scholarships 84% $1,861
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 7% $3,304
Federal Student Loans 22% $4,376
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,239
$30,001 to $48,000$5,539
$48,001 to $75,000$7,162
$75,001 to $110,000$9,952
Over $110,000$10,474

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kentucky state board of nursing.
Owensboro Community and Technical College
4800 New Hartford Rd
Owensboro, KY 42303

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