Center for Continuing Education and 
   Academic Outreach
   John Yates, Dean
   303 Sparks Hall

 The University has a responsibility to provide education access to the people of the region who desire educational opportunities. Extending the reach of the University throughout the region by providing opportunities for working professionals to pursue advanced degrees is a high priority. A number of graduate degree programs are made available through our network of regional campuses and through various distance learning methodologies. The Center for Continuing Education and Academic Outreach is a member of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE).

Distance Learning
  For students who cannot attend traditional classes either on-campus or at one of the regional campuses, the University has developed an extensive program of distance learning classes delivered through the Internet. Murray State University utilized the Blackboard course management software to deliver these courses and works with the Kentucky Virtual University to further extend the outreach of the University through distance learning. Information about distance learning opportunities can be found through the KYVU web-site, or from Murray State as referenced to the right.

Economic Development
  Continuing Education/Academic Outreach coordinates regional development activities through the new Regional Center for Emerging Technologies (RSET). The RSET coordinates economic development activities and provides a window to the university for business, industry, and governmental organizations. The RSET is heavily involved in maximizing university resources to create technology-based start-up businesses to aid economic development in the region. For more information, call 270-762-4220.

Regional Campuses
  The primary service area of Murray State University encompasses 18 counties in far west Kentucky. To extend the outreach of the University throughout the service area, regional campuses have been established in Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, and Paducah. Programs are also offered at Ft. Campbell, as well as other sites throughout the region. Information concerning programs available at each site, admissions and registration procedures, and class schedules are published each semester in the Murray State University Schedule of Classes. This information is also available by calling toll-free, 800-669-7654 or online at http//

Henderson Regional Campus
328 Seventh Street
Henderson, KY 42420

Hopkinsville Regional Campus
West Regional Postsecondary Education Center
5305 Ft. Campbell Boulevard
Hopkinsville, KY 42241

Madisonville Regional Campus
Madisonville Community College
333 Academic Building
2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY 42431

Paducah Regional Campus
Crisp Regional Higher Education Center
3000 Irvin Cobb Drive
Paducah, KY 42003

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