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Located in Louisville, Kentucky, Brown Mackie College—Louisville is a career oriented school offering Business and Technology, Healthcare and Wellness, Legal Studies, Nursing, and Veterinary programs with a variety of degrees. This nonresidential commuter campus is a place where students can enjoy the culture, restaurants, and nightlife of a big city while benefiting from the attention a small school has to offer.

Like all Brown Mackie campuses, students enrolled in the Louisville school take part in the One Course a Month program, where just one subject is focused on in order to better master the content before moving on. In addition, a brand new program involving switching over to iPad tablets and using eTextbooks is available to students. This innovative endeavor will allow participants to have quick access to class notes, communicate readily with other students and faculty, and not have the burden of carrying heavy textbooks.


The programs here are designed to help students develop knowledge and professionalism to launch a new career or prepare for growth opportunities in a current profession.


The school offers a Practical Nursing diploma that informs students on the structure and function of the human body, instruction and practice on administering medications and dosage calculations, critical thinking, and information on how to treat health problems. Those earning the diploma are prepared for an entry level nursing job in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and other medical facilities.

Healthcare and Wellness

The Healthcare Administration associate in applied science degree prepares students for entry level jobs in hospitals, clinics, insurance agencies, home healthcare, and public health. Courses included are ethics in healthcare, automated scheduling and billing, and professionalism and communication in a healthcare setting.

The Medical Assistant diploma, offering courses in the structure and function of the body, routine procedures for a physical exam, and automated scheduling and billing procedures, prepare students for entry level jobs under the direct supervision of a physician or medical office manager.

An associate of applied science degree is offered upon completion of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. This degree will prepare graduates to work under the supervision of a full therapist as rehabilitative treatments are performed on disabled patients to improve the quality of life.

Earn a bachelor of science degree in Health Care Management and learn to become a manager of a healthcare facility. This degree will prepare you for a career on the administrative side of medicine.

The associate of applied science degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology prepares students for a career in maintaining, installing, and repairing medical equipment.

Business and Technology

The General Business diploma offers courses on business ownership, marketing, personnel, and finance, accounting theories and principles, and computer operations and programs. The diploma prepares students to be executive assistants, bookkeepers, customer service and banking representatives, and sales assistants.

The Business Management associate of applied science degree offers the same courses plus accounting and business decision-making and development of small business courses. Graduates are prepared for jobs as an office manager, human resources or marketing associate, and account representative. The office management associate degree offers instruction on applying software products to business problems, general business courses, and effective communication for an office setting, preparing students for entry level jobs in human resources, or as an office manager, account representative, or marketing associate.

The Business Administration bachelor of science degree combines the Business Management courses with specialized classwork in business law, human resources, and small business management. This degree will prepare graduates for entry-level management positions and even more advanced leadership positions in a large or small business.

The associate in applied business degree in Computer Networking & Applications provides coursework in computer information systems to prepare students to work as helpdesk technicians, system analysts, and computer and network support technicians.

Students earning a certificate in Computer Networking will help students gain a job in the computer infrastructure field. To be admitted into this program, students have to already be employed as a information technologist or have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in this field.

The Electronics associate of applied science degree gets students ready to work in a broad field that includes computer repair.

Veterinary Tech

The Veterinary Technology associate of applied science degree provides courses in roles and responsibilities of veterinary technicians, management, diseases, and veterinary and nursing skills of animals, and surgical preparation and assistance, pre-and post-operative care, and maintenance of the operating room and supplies. Graduates can find entry level employment in veterinary clinics and related fields.

Legal Studies

The Criminal Justice Specialist associate in applied business program offers courses in guidelines for law enforcement officers, criminal law, and legal research and writing. Those who earn the certificate can go on to a criminal justice degree, or if the student already has a degree or work experience, it can be used for a career change.

The Criminal Justice bachelor in science provides training in guidelines for law enforcement officers, criminal and other areas of law, and an understanding of police agencies, defense and prosecution, and judge and juries. Those earning this degree are qualified for jobs in corrections, investigations, juvenile law, and security.

The Paralegal associate in applied business degree offers courses in legal research and writing, application of the principles of law, and drafting basic contracts and other legal documents. Paralegals are prepared for entry level jobs under the supervision of an attorney and perform much of the background work for a law firm or agency.

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One Course a Month

This innovative program offers a unique method of course delivery by scheduling just one course a month for each student. The college understands the demands of everyday responsibilities, like work and family, and how busy in general students are, so this format is a manageable way to fit coursework into a demanding schedule. The flexibility allows students to immerse themselves and learn the material, one course at a time.


There are general requirements for admission such as documentation showing proof of high school graduation or documentation of a high school graduation equivalency is required. Other factors considered for admission are based on educational records and career interests. Various admission requirements are also available for military and those wishing to be readmitted.


Opportunities are available for students desiring to return to school. The first step in the re-enrollment process is to complete the Request to Return Form, which is available online. If a student withdraws voluntarily or has an administrative withdrawal from a location, they may re-enroll only once in any nine month period. If a student withdraws a second time, he or she must wait nine months from the last date of attendance to resume enrollment.

Financial Aid

Some possible sources of financial assistance offered are student loans, the federal work study program, and federal and state aid. Since some aid is limited, opportunities for financial assistance are better for those students who apply early. Therefore, it is advised that students apply for financial aid as soon as enrollment is confirmed.

Please be sure when filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that the code for the Louisville campus is used.


Special attention to those military persons desiring admission is given. They provide assistance to determine eligibility for veteran’s benefits, such as the Yellow Ribbon GI Enhancement Program, or other military-specific benefits. The college’s financial aid staff also provides guidance through the process of identifying other appropriate grants and/or loans for those who served.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4396th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Kentucky.


Career Services provides graduates with employment leads and helps to obtain interviews. Proven tips and techniques are also provide which include enhancing graduates’ skills in writing resumes, networking and interviewing. For those looking for career opportunities while still in school, job search assistance is available that can help students search for employment while they complete their program of study. Due to their experiences, career services can provide students with insight into what skill sets employers are looking for. Additional services include notices of career placement conferences and guidance to help students address practical concerns such as childcare, transportation, and wardrobe development.

Housed in the college’s resource center are classrooms, networked computer laboratories, an academic resource center, and an electronics laboratory. The facility is spacious and offers an environment that’s a great place for students to study. And the labs provide students with hands-on opportunities to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.


Students are encouraged to become active, responsible, and successful learners. Therefore, if it’s been a while since you’ve been a student—or maybe this is your first experience in college—the school has designated time for tutoring by school faculty at no additional charge to students.

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Louisville, KY 40219
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population36,933 (36,933 urban / N/A rural)
Households14,831 (2.47 people per house)
Median Household Income$37,078
Families10,228 (2.95 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private For-profit
Undergraduate PopulationHigher full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2103

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3327th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $11,304 $11,304 $11,304
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $810 $810 $810
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $12,714 $12,714 $12,714
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $24,403 $24,403 $24,403
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $20,897 $20,897 $20,897

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $11,108 $12,024 $11,108 $12,024 $11,108 $12,024
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,500 $650
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,613 $5,541
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $6,327 $6,249
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $8,358 $8,252

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3182nd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $52,562 ($51,009 male / $45,934 female)
Number of FT Faculty 16 (4 male / 12 female)
Number of PT Faculty 104
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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