About Owensboro

Brescia University is located in Owensboro, Kentucky, the fourth largest city in the Commonwealth. Owensboro is a hidden gem nestled on a scenic bend of the Ohio River whose signature barbecued mutton and burgoo and bluegrass music roots make it the culinary and cultural hub of Western Kentucky. Owensboro hosts more than 20 annual festivals, including the world-famous International Bar-B-Q Festival, ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival, Big O Music Fest, and the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden Daylily Festival.

The University’s campus is within walking distance of the revitalized downtown area, the RiverPark Performing Arts Center, the Daviess County Public Library, and the Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, as well as numerous restaurants, churches and parks. Many Owensboro industries and professional organizations partner with Brescia University to provide enriching off-campus learning opportunities for students, particularly in the areas of business, education, social work, the arts, speech and hearing, and special education.

Owensboro is designated as Sports Illustrated Magazine’s #1 Sportstown in Kentucky and is well known for athletic and recreation options. With outstanding sports complexes hosting numerous tournaments and individual options like ice skating, disc golf and trail biking, Owensboro is one of the best places in Kentucky and the U.S. to participate in or be a spectator of sporting activities.

Owensboro is located 32 miles southeast of Evansville, Indiana; 123 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee; 109 miles southwest of Louisville, Kentucky; 203 miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri; and 205 miles southwest of Cincinnati, Ohio. Explore everything Owensboro has to offer when you visit campus!