Murray State University
Murray State University is located in the small, charming town of Murray, just south of Paducah, Kentucky. The leading university is home to about 10,000 students. As one of the nation's best public universities, Murray attracts students who are seeking a great education in a personalized, college-town setting. For the past several years, Murray has been rated as a leading university in the state of Kentucky. U.S.News rated Murray State as one of the nation's top public universities. Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine ranked Murray as one of America's Top 40 Public Universities for overall academic quality and affordable tuition, as wells as one of the nation's Top Nine Universities in "Best Out-of-State Deals."
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC), is located in Paducah. WKCTC offers traditional two-year Associate in Arts and Associate in Science transfer degrees, as well as Applied Science (technical) degrees and diplomas, and many certifications.
WKCTC is dedicated to helping students reach their educational goals through program offerings are relevant to today’s workforce needs. Tuition is affordable and the delivery methods of the courses fit almost any lifestyle.