Local Colleges & Universities

Owensboro is home to the main campus of the Brescia University & Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro Community & Technical College, and Western Kentucky University - Owensboro Campus. The Hampton Inn by Hilton Owensboro is located a short drive away from the heart of Owensboro, Kentucky's vibrant Downtown business, entertainment and dining district.

If you are in town visiting your alma mater or dropping off your favorite new freshman, the Hampton Inn by Hilton hotel is the place to stay. Our hotel is located South of Downtown Owensboro placing us in central location of all colleges and universities in town.

Upon finishing your campus visit, take advantage of the best restaurants, night clubs, and family fun you can find in Owensboro's Downtown Waterfront. If you prefer to stay in, you can dine right in the hotel at the Lure Seafood Restaurant or in the comfort of your room by ordering from our room service. At dusk, the guestroom view really comes into its own - relax and enjoy the beautiful views overlooking the Ohio River, Smothers Park, and RiverPark Center.

When in town for a Bearcats or Panthers game, watch fans go sports mad in Owensboro while staying at our Hampton Inn hotel conveniently located near the Owensboro SportscenterBrescia Campus CenterKentucky Wesleyan Panthers Field, Kamuf Park, Moreland Park or many of the fields for youth sports. Our friendly staff can help you with transportation from our hotel to the sports venue for game day. 

Owensboro Univerisites & Colleges

Brescia University

Brescia University traces its roots to Mount Saint Joseph Junior College for Women founded in 1925 by the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph at Maple Mount, a rural area outside Owensboro. Coeducational extension courses were started in Owensboro and eventually grew into its own campus. In 1951, it was renamed Brescia College and it attained university status in 1998 with the addition of Master's degree programs in Management, Curriculum and Instruction.

Kentucky Wesleyan College

Kentucky Wesleyan College was founded in 1858 by the Kentucky Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. At first, it was a training school for preachers but soon business and liberal arts classes were added to the curriculum. In 1890 the school was moved to Winchester and soon after women began to be admitted for the first time. In 1951, the school moved to its present location in Kentucky's fourth largest city, Owensboro. In 2008, Kentucky Wesleyan College celebrated its 150th year of existence.

Owensboro Community & Technical College

Owensboro Community & Technical College is a public, two-year, open admissions college accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission. It is also one of the sixteen colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS). The college values innovation, is focused on student learning, and is responsive to economic trends.  With 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses across Kentucky, KCTCS brings first-rate education to every corner of the state. It’s easy to move from one college to another, and many courses are offered in the evening or online.

Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University in Owensboro has been educating students for over 40 years. Thanks to the community of Daviess County, WKU Owensboro now has a local campus and an innovative administrative and classroom building. WKU Owensboro continues to grow student enrollment and program offerings of associate degree and pursue a four-year degree. Higher education is very affordable when you complete your associate degree at an area community college and your bachelor's degree at WKU Owensboro. WKU Owensboro also offers 16 graduate programs and numerous certificates through flexible class offerings. There are over 40 part-time and full-time faculty teaching over 200 classes at WKU Owensboro each year. More classes and degrees are being added every semester.

Whether you're coming Owensboro, Kentucky for graduation, homecoming, visiting your alma mater or dropping off your favorite new freshman, choose the Hampton Inn by Hilton Owensboro located South of Downtown Owensboro. Book your reservations with us online today and receive Our Best Rates. Guaranteed! Click here to check rates and availability for our hotel near Brescia University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro Community College and Western Kentucky University.