Muhlenberg Alliance for Progress | Education
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Education in Muhlenberg County Kentucky

The mission of the Muhlenberg County School System, with parent and community support, is to provide a quality education that instills in all students the will and ability to succeed, to be lifelong learners, and to contribute to society.

For the school year 2008-2009, Muhlenberg County Schools had a total enrollment of 5,277. Expenditures per pupil were $9,624 and the teacher to pupil ratio was 14.5 to 1 according to the Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability. For detailed data on Muhlenberg County K-12 schools from the annual Kentucky District Data Profiles, click here to download the PDF.

Madisonville Community College Muhenberg County Campus

Madisonville Community College Named One of the  Nation’s  Top 10% Community Colleges by The Aspen Institute


Madisonville Community College (MCC) is committed to the collaboration with local political, business, and education leaders, to offer additional higher educational opportunities in Muhlenberg County. This partnership was taken to a new level in 2001 with the opening of the Muhlenberg County Campus and programmatically expanded several years later with MCC assuming coordination of the county’s adult education program. The partnership is expected to grow in the future with the planned addition of 25,000 square feet to the P. A and Pauline Shaver Education Center.

MCC’s Mission:

To advance an enduring and enthusiastic commitment to student-centered learning and achievement.

In support of our mission and as a public comprehensive community college and member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Madisonville Community College will:

  • offer two-year associate degree curricula transferable to all colleges and universities in Kentucky;
  • offer two-year associate of applied science, career-oriented technical degree curricula for immediate employment;
  • offer diploma and certificate level programs, not intended for transfer, but designed to meet the changing needs of business and industry;
  • provide flexible customized training opportunities for area employers;
  • provide adult literacy services;
  • provide non-credit personal enrichment programming; and
  • provide arts appreciation and arts education opportunities.


Click here to learn more about Madisonville Community College

The Vision of the Muhlenberg County Career and Technical Center is; “To be an educational system that serves the needs of all students pursuing technical education and skills training.” And, its Mission is; “To develop a versatile individual by providing technical education and skills training in a safe environment.”

The stated goals of the center are

  • Provide technical skills training to secondary students that leads to successful post high school transitions.
  • Enhance career exploration options for secondary students.
  • Collaborate with local school districts to enhance the educational growth of all students.
  • Respond to the training needs of businesses and industry for the community.
  • Become an area center of excellence for continuous improvement of quality technical education for life long learning.

The Muhlenberg County Adult Education Center provides one on one learning for individuals to obtain their GED.   Services offered are GED orientation, TABE testing, and Testing.

Hours of operation:

  • Tuesday and Thursday:   8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (by appointment only)
  • Testing Schedule:   Please call for an appointment

Phone Number:  (270) 338-2257

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 18 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.  At Muhlenberg Job Corps Center their mission is to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.  Job Corps offers training and certifications in the medical and heavy industry sectors.

Click the above link for more info or call (270) 338-5460.

Colleges & Universities Within 60 Miles of Central City


Madisonville Community College, Muhlenberg Campus Central City
21 Madisonville Community College, Health Campus Madisonville
21 Madisonville Community College, Main Campus Madisonville
21 Madisonville Community College, Technical Campus Madisonville
21 Murray State University, Madisonville Regional Campus Madisonville
32 Brescia University Owensboro
32 Daymar College, Main Campus Owensboro
32 Kentucky Wesleyan College Owensboro
32 Owensboro Community & Technical College, Downtown Owensboro
32 Owensboro Community & Technical College, Main Campus Owensboro
32 Owensboro Community & Technical College, Southeastern Campus Owensboro
32 WKU – Owensboro Extended Campus: Downtown Owensboro
32 WKU – Owensboro Extended Campus: Main Owensboro
32 WKU – Owensboro Extended Campus: Southeast Owensboro
34 Daymar College, Russellville Campus Russellville
36 Brown Mackie College – Hopkinsville Hopkinsville
36 Hopkinsville Community College, Main Campus Hopkinsville
36 Murray State University, Hopkinsville Regional Campus Hopkinsville
44 Bowling Green Technical College, KATI Campus Bowling Green
44 Bowling Green Technical College, Main Campus Bowling Green
44 Bowling Green Technical College, Transpark Center Bowling Green
44 Daymar College, Bowling Green Campus Bowling Green
44 44 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green
45 Henderson Community College Henderson
45 Murray State University, Henderson Regional Campus Henderson
50 Bowling Green Technical College, Franklin-Simpson Center Franklin
52 Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN
52 Daymar Institute, Clarksville Campus Clarksville, TN
52 Marion/Crittenden County EdTech Training Center Marion
52 Marion/Crittenden County EdTech Training Center Marion
52 Miller-Motte Technical College, Clarksville Campus Clarksville, TN
52 North Central Institute Clarksville, TN
53 Harrison College – Evansville Branch Evansville, IN
53 Ivy Tech Community College, Evansville Campus Evansville, IN
53 University of Evansville Evansville, IN
53 University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN
Note: Miles are calculated as straight-line distance, not highway miles.
† Denotes enrollment for entire institution, including branch campuses; otherwise, enrollment is for specified campus.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

Muhlenberg County ATC Greenville
Ohio County ATC Hartford
Butler County ATC Morgantown
Webster County ATC Dixon
Russellville ATC Russellville
Christian County CTC Hopkinsville
Warren ATC Bowling Green
Aldwell County ATC Princeton
Henderson County ATC Henderson
Grayson County Area Vocational Education Center Leitchfield
Breckinridge County ATC Harned
Union County ATC Morganfield
Note: Miles are calculated as straight-line distance; not highway miles.
Kentucky Tech secondary schools, called Area Technology Centers (ATC), are operated by the Cabinet for Workforce Development.
Source: KY Cabinet for Workforce Development; KY Dept. of Education.