Brescia University is located in Owensboro, Kentucky, the third largest city in Kentucky. Brescia is the only Catholic university in the area that makes up of the Tri-State region of Illinois, Kentucky, and Indiana. Brescia sets itself apart from the many universities in this area by providing a rich education combined with personal and spiritual support.This Catholic college in Kentucky has seen major growth since being ranked in the top 100 schools by U.S. News and World Report in their 2008 America’s Best Colleges list. With this growth, the University has undergone a major renovation to meet the needs of their growing enrollment and began offering online degrees through their Success Tracks for Adults Returning to School (STARS) program. Open to all faiths, Brescia continues to grow due in part to the added diversity provided by the online programs.
Brescia University is a Liberal Arts School offering degrees at all levels – Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, and Master of Science in Management . They also offer Pre-Professional Certificates and Post Baccalaureate Certificate Programs. As of February, 2011 Brescia began offering a Masters Degree in Education.
The most popular online degree programs at Brescia University include the associate’s degrees in business, human services and liberal arts; bachelor’s degrees in Social Work, Theology and Psychology, and the Master of Science in Management.
Tuition costs at this Catholic college in Kentucky remain very competitive despite their recent growth and expansion. On campus undergraduate tuition is approximately $17, 000 per year. Graduate course tuition is $500 per credit hour and STARS program online courses are $350 per credit hour.
Brescia allows up to sixty-five transfer credits from junior and community colleges and unlimited transfer credits from four year public and private universities and accepts in-state, out of state, and international students. Brescia University enjoys an increase in popularity among Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois residents, and attracts students from many other states as a result of this generous transfer credit program and reasonable tuition.
Brescia University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the United States Catholic Conference Commission on Certification and Accreditation, the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board, and the Council of Social Work Education.
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