Madisonville Community College has been at the forefront of America’s two-year colleges in obtaining private and public resources which help us better recruit, advise, educate, and graduate students. From 2003 through 2010 the college is the nation’s only two-year college to operate two U.S. Department of Education Title III grants simultaneously, and these grant awards have greatly increased our ability to educate and train our students for rewarding careers. We also offer an array of financial aid resources and award over 300 scholarships each academic year. Madisonville Community College is one of 16 college districts across the Commonwealth of Kentucky that is a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. MCC has served the Pennyrile region of western Kentucky since 1968, and now operates three campuses in two counties. MCC is regionally recognized for its excellence in associate degree programs, most notably Nursing, Advanced Industrial Integrated Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, and other allied health degree areas. The college was the first in the Kentucky system to construct a multi-service fine arts center and also the first to incorporate a Workforce Development Office that serves local business and industry
Murray State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees. Murray State University offers a full-service office in Madisonville for students enrolled in the University’s courses and programs. There are a variety of courses and programs available for students who do not have access to the University’s campus in Madisonville.
Hopkins County Schools serves 6,817 students in kindergarten through 12th grade . The district has seven elementary schools, three middle schools, one P-8 school, two high schools, a career and technology center, and two alternate schools. The blended KERA preschool/Head Start program serves 267 students.
The Dawson Springs Independent School District is fully accredited by the Kentucky Department of Education and serves approximately 700 students. The school district boundaries include the Tradewater River to the south and west, the railroad line to the east and the West Kentucky Parkway to the north. Students from other school counties and school districts are accepted for enrollment with the approval of the Administrative Staff and the agreement of the School District where the student lives.