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Madisonville Community College was established in 1968 as a member of the University of Kentucky Community College System. A legislative action in 1998 created the Kentucky Community and Technical System, thereby separting Madisonville from its former parent body. The college joined forces with Madisonville Technical College in 2001, expanding both the curriculum and enrollment. The school operates three campuses in the region as well as several extension centers. North Campus and Heath Campus are both located in Madisonville, while the Muhlenberg Campus is in Central City. Madisonville CC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Associate’s degrees, certificates and diplomas are available from Madisonville CC in 19 distinct fields. The associate’s degree programs require two years of steady coursework and completion of specific program requirements. Upon graduation, students can transfer their associate’s degree to virtually any four-year institution and continue working towards the baccalaureate or beyond. Certificates and diplomas are usually more vocationally oriented programs that quickly prepare students for an in-demand career. These programs require less classroom time than the associate’s degree. Many such programs require hands-on training, such as mining technology or nursing.

The Medical Information Technology program offers students a variety of credentials. Students can pursue an associate in applied science (AAS) in one of four areas: administration, insurance coding, medical records and transcription. The AAS programs require from 62 to 67 credit hours each. Diplomas in insurance coding or transcription require as few as 38 credit hours, while a Medical Receptionist Certificate takes just 18 credit hours. These fields have grown rapidly alongside the high demand for skilled nurses and other health care workers.

Distance learning options extend the reach of Madisonville CC’s services. Nearly all of the college’s programs can be fully or partially completed online. The college operates a virtual library and online bookstore. A 24/7 technical support can solve most software difficulties. Madisonville CC also participates in the Kentucky Virtual Campus, a program offering thousands of courses from institutions all across the state.

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The Madisonville Community College application can be turned in at the Admissions Office or completed online. Prospective students should also provide official high-school transcripts or GED scores. Transfer students also need to produce transcripts of previously completed college work.

Placement testing is an important tool that admissions officers use to ensure that incoming students enroll in the appropriate classes. The ACT, ASSET and COMPASS tests all measure proficiency in math, English and reading. The ACT test is the preferred choice, although scores below 18 on any one section may require the applicant to also take the COMPASS test. Applicants are advised to do their best but not panic. No one is denied admission to Madisonville CC because of test scores.

Financial Aid

Financial aid programs make higher education affordable, especially for those at an economic disadvantage. Students begin the process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. This application determines how much a student and his or her family should reasonably contribute towards the expense of education. The purpose of a financial aid package is to make up the difference between the total cost of college and what the student can contribute. A package typically consists of grants and scholarships. A student can also borrow money from the federal government, but this option should be a last resort considering the low cost of a community college like Madisonville.


Pell Grants are the most common form of grant award. Administered by the federal government, Pell Grants are awarded to financially needy students and never have to be repaid. The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is another federal program designed for students with low Expected Family Contributions. Funds for the SEOG are limited, so not every eligible student will receive this award. The state of Kentucky provides grants to residents through the College Access Program (CAP). The conditions for receiving a CAP Grant are similar to those of similar federal programs.

Federal Work-Study

The work-study program is a federally-funded initiative to provide part-time employment to students as part of their total financial aid package. These jobs are limited, so early application is encouraged. The goal of the program is to provide each student with work experience relevant to their future careers.


Students interested in scholarship opportunities should fill out the Madisonville CC scholarship application. The application consists of a one-page essay. Three letters of recommendation must be included with the completed application. Madisonville CC offers a variety of scholarships, some designed for students who have shown high academic achievement, others for students pursuing specific programs.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5073rd for the average student loan amount.
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Madisonville Community College has grown to serve nearly 5,000 students pursuing degree programs or continuing education. Approximately half of all students attend class part-time, and another half fall in the category of non-traditional. One-quarter of all students take classes at the Muhlenberg campus in Central City.

As a commuter campus, Madisonville CC does not offer student housing. However, the North Campus does feature a student center with breakfast and lunch items. Student center hours vary depending on the time of year.

Clubs and Activities

The Student Government Association is one of the most popular student-led groups on campus. Members develop leadership skills and build professional networks that can last a lifetime. Student Ambassadors represent the student body at civic functions and campus events. The job of a Student Ambassador may include giving campus tours or leading orientation sessions for newcomers.

For future teachers, the Kentucky Education Association – Student Program is a professional society that participates in local and national service activities. Several other professional groups on campus encourage the membership of students in many disciplines. The Kentucky Association of Nursing Students, Physical Therapist Assistant Club and the Economics and Finance Club all bring like-minded students together for networking and friendship.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Local Community

The city of Madisonville is home to just under 20,000 citizens. Founded in 1807, the city was named after then-Secretary of State James Madison. The community was contested ground during the American Civil War, as some residents sided with the Union, while others proclaimed Confederate allegiance. The Civil War in western Kentucky was largely a guerrilla affair, with small raids and vandalism rather than pitched battle. Historic markers in and around Madisonville commemorate important places and persons from the past.

Recreational and cultural attractions abound in the region. Mammoth Caves lie to the east, and Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley lie to the west. If big city entertainment is a priority, Indianapolis and Nashville are both a few hours away. In the city of Madisonville, the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts plays host to numerous musicians and performers each year.


The student to faculty ration at Madisonville CC is 14 to 1. A large portion of the faculty are part-time or adjunct status. Distance learning courses are not necessarily taught by Madisonville-based faculty. Online and interactive television courses are frequently hosted at other institutions and offered in Madisonville CC’s class schedule.


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  • Madisonville Community College. Madisonville Community College. 2011. Web. 3 August 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 30th in Kentucky and 1898th overall
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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

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 10 0.05
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 9 0.05
Robbery 5 0.03
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 138 0.70
Larceny 491 2.49
Vehicle theft 27 0.14

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Madisonville, KY 42431
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population26,610 (20,740 urban / 5,870 rural)
Households11,052 (2.35 people per house)
Median Household Income$32,083
Families7,541 (2.87 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2101

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3231st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,456 $3,456 $12,096
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $144 $144 $504
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 $4,456 $4,456 $13,096
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,281 $14,281 $22,921
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,306 $7,306 $15,946

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,240 $3,360 $3,240 $3,360 $11,160 $11,760
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,975(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,850(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,850(N/C)

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 3135th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $53,010 ($57,317 male / $47,256 female)
Number of FT Faculty 104 (32 male / 72 female)
Number of PT Faculty 229
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $3,212,462

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