Campbellsville University, also known as CU, is a private Kentucky school, located in Campbellsville, in Taylor County. It was originally known as Russell Creek Academy, and was founded by and continues to be affiliated with the Baptist Church. Campellsville is a small town with a population of 10,000 and is considered to be a historic city, having a historical district for its downtown area, and many businesses and locations listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is an industrial driven community with agriculture, lumber, textiles, milling, automobiles, education, healthcare and some tourism creating most of the jobs of the region.
More than three-thousand students attend Campbellsville, and though it is a Baptist University, the school welcomes students from all denominations. The classroom atmosphere is small and intimate, with a student-teacher ratio of thirteen to one. Their associate, bachelor and master degree programs are attended by a diverse national and even international student body, represented by over thirty countries and most states. Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities and community service that is Christian oriented for the development of strong moral and ethical character with a commitment to social and spiritual justice and values.
Campbellsville University has been ranked by the U.S. News and World Report in their “Best Colleges” report for the categories of “Great Schools, Great Prices,” “Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South,” and “America’s Best Christian Colleges.” It’s most notable program is the music program, and it has an extensive music library on campus. Some famous alumni of the school include E. Bruce Heilman, author of An Interruption that Lasted a Lifetime: My First Eighty Years, Wallace Wilkinson, former governer of Kentucky, and Rick Stansburt, Mississippi State University head coach for men’s basketball.
Online degree programs include a Master of Business Administration with four concentration tracks: International Business, Human Resource Management, Marketing, and Healthcare Management. Other master level online degrees available are the Master of Arts in Special Education, Master of Science in Counseling, Master of Social Work, Master of Theology, and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. The MSW and the MS in Counseling are blended degree programs, so some of the courses are taken online and others require on campus classroom attendance. Online Associate Degree Programs include Business Administration, Criminal Justice Administration, Christian Studies, and General Studies. There is one online certificate program offered, in Christian Ministry. There are also many online courses students can choose from to augment their classroom learning, and the availability of these is determined by department each semester school is in session.
Associate Program Tuition is $350 per credit hour, and Certificate Tuition is $500 per course. Graduate degree seeking students tuition is determined by the department, and ranges from $275 per credit hour to $395. Campbellsville students have several financial aid options, including State and Federal Aid, Student Employment, Campbellsville University Aid, Kentucky Baptist Scholarships, and Natural Science Scholarships.