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 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 [WINDOWS-1252?]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. The Center was named in 2007 in recognition of a lead gift provided by Tom and Skip Shaver in honor and memory of Tom’s parents.
Madisonville Community College (MCC) is one of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation with an enrollment of more than 4,000 students and has been recognized by the prestigious Aspen Institute as one of the top 10% of community colleges in the nation. MCC’s mission as a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System is to offer:
- Associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in a variety of academic programs in health careers, industry focused, and other technical career areas, as well as transfer degrees for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree. The college’s Advanced Industrial Integrated Program prepares students for careers in industry with a unique set of technical skills developed in close consultation with area business partners.
- Technical training and professional development services for business and industry as well as personal enrichment classes for individuals through MCC’s Workforce Solutions Program.
- Arts education and arts entertainment opportunities in the region through the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts in Madisonville.
The business and political leaders of Muhlenberg County, once the leading coal producing county in the nation, decided in the 1990s to move the county forward economically and educationally by investing in the higher education training of its citizens. In cooperation with MCC, the “Muhlenberg Miracle” raised over $3 million of the total $4.2 million project budget needed for the acquisition of land and construction costs of the local campus near Central City. The campus opened for classes in fall 2001 and now has over 700 students taking more than 60 classes each semester.
Muhlenberg County students now also benefit permanently from a $1.5 million estate gift provided by the late Iris Givens, a retired nurse from the U.S. armed forces. The gift funds the School Counts! Workforce and Scholarship program, along with assorted adult scholarships for students majoring in allied health and nursing fields. School Counts is available to all Muhlenberg High School students who agree to participate in program criteria for four consecutive years.
MCC has a very extensive dual credit program for students at the Muhlenberg County High School. Students at the Muhlenberg Career and Technical Center take a variety of career and technical education classes as part of a pathway to programs at MCC. In addition, students take general education classes at the high school their senior year or participate in the MCC Jump Start Early College Program.
Students at the P.A. and Pauline Shaver Education Center can complete course requirements for an associate of arts or an associate of science transfer degree or take the general education core requirements in preparation for the many programs offered at MCC in Madisonville. Plans have been developed for a second building on the campus that will offer students program opportunities. Many county students complete their two year degree programs transfer to one of many 2 + 2 programs offered at the Madisonville Regional Campus of Murray State University, one of the Western Kentucky University campuses within reasonable driving distance, or another four-year school of their choice.
Madisonville Community College offers area businesses one of the state’s premier targeted job training for employees of local businesses through the MCC Workforce Solutions division. Our experienced instructors will come to your factory or office to teach short courses on subjects like computer skills, team building, industrial maintenance technology, mining skills, and advanced businesses applications like Lean Simulations. MCC also offers workforce skills assessments through its Assessment Center.
The Workforce Solutions program also operates the county’s adult education program. The Adult Centers for Educational Excellence (ACE2) Program provides much more than GED training. ACE2 provides the training necessary for area residents to become the best trained and certified workforce in high performance companies located in Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties.
MCC is also a vital part of the Muhlenberg County arts community, especially arts programming related to education; the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts works with local primary and secondary schools to offer arts education and entertainment opportunities locally. Interest income from the Muhlenberg County Endowment for Excellence is used to support arts programming and Muhlenberg County schools continue to participate in the Center’s comprehensive School Days schedule.
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.
Phone Number: (270) 338-2257
Hours of operation: Monday through 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.
GED Orientation and Testing: Wednesday 8:15 a.m.
TABE testing for employment and COMPASS prep
Monday 8:15 a.m.
Tuesday 12:00 p.m.
|-||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||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|
|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.
Muhlenberg County Campus Madisonville Community College
Madisonville Community College
Kentucky Community and Technical College System
Advanced Industrial and Technical Study
Financial Aid Links
Jump Start - Dual Credit Program for High School Students
Murray State Regional Campus
Workforce Training and Adult Education
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts