Founded in 1950, Brescia University is a coeducational Catholic university located in Owensboro, Kentucky, USA.

The University has the following Divisions and Schools: Division of Fine Arts; Brescia Division of Mathematics and Natural Science; Humanities Division; School of Education; Social And Behavioral Sciences; William H Thompson School of Business.

The Division of Fine Arts offers course work in music and theatre. The student in art may earn any one of the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Art (with concentration in one or more of the following areas: ceramics, drawing, painting or printmaking); Bachelor of Arts in Art Education; or Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. In the Humanities Division, students explore literature, language, philosophy, history, ministry and theology. Programs offered in the Brescia Division of Mathematics and Natural Science prepare students for a wide variety of career opportunities in hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, etc.

Brescia University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Ministry Formation Program was granted candidacy accreditation in March 1997 by the United States Catholic Conference (USCC) Commission on Certification and Accreditation. The Bachelor of Science in Social Work Program was fully accredited by the accrediting body, Council on Social Work Education, in June of 2000. The Teacher Education programs are accredited by Kentucky’s Education Professional Standards Board.

Brescia University is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Ranking Profile:

- Ranked 31st in Tier 1 among Regional Colleges (South) by US News 2011.

- It was chosen by U.S.News & World Report for a top 30 ranking in its 2010 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” in the category “Baccalaureate Colleges in the South”. In the category Brescia was ranked in, the focus is on undergraduate education, granting fewer than 50 percent of their degrees in liberal arts.

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