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131 N. Chiles Street, Suite 1
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
P: +1 859-734-2365

Overview

Harrodsburg has long been known as an educational community. It is served by two public school systems and an Adult Education Center. Campbellsville University has the Conover Education Center here in Harrodsburg that serves High school dual credit, Technology and certificate programs and Liberal Arts degrees as well as on-line classes. A two, four or Master's degree is available.  A cosmetology Salon is on site.  There are three post secondary institutions within 10 miles and 11 more within a 45 minute drive.

Enrollment

Mercer County Schools enroll 3,000 students while Burgin Independent Schools enroll 550.

Community Education

The Mercer County Adult Education Center provides a wide variety of options for community education services. Please contact them at (859) 734-4195.

Education and Workforce Partnership Efforts

Industry and education work together to create and sustain a better workforce. Middle school students and high school students are introduced to career choices regularly. Programs such as Senior Seminar and Eighth Grade Industry Day allow the students as well as employers to interact and build relationships.
HMCIDA also hosts a yearly Industry/Education Appreciation Luncheon that gets executives from both sides together for relationship building.

Overview

Mercer County Schools and Burgin Independent Schools serve our area.

Public

Mercer County Schools and Burgin Independent Schools are both unique opportunities for students. Mercer Co. is a large system with an enrollment of 3,000 plus, while Burgin is smaller system with approximately 550 students.  For more information call Mercer Co. Schools at (859) 733-7000 or Burgin Independent Schools at (859) 748-4000.

Preschool

Both school systems offer preschool programs for ages 3-5.

Did You Know?

Overview

We are within a 45 minute drive of over 20 different levels and types of post secondary education entities.

Colleges and Universities

Campbellsville University - In Harrodsburg
University of Kentucky-35 miles
Kentucky State University-45 miles
Centre College-8 miles
EKU-Danville-8 miles
Bluegrass Technical and Community College-8 miles

Community Colleges

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC-Danville) offers Associates Degrees as well as technical certifications.

Vocational & Technical

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC-Danville) offers Associates Degrees as well as technical certifications.

Did You Know?

  • Campbellsville University is beginning to offer classes in Mercer County

Overview

The University of Kentucky is a research institution that has quality programming and offers every field of career readiness.

Data Name Value Percent
Enrollments (ages 3+)
K - 12th grade 3,576 17.26%
College, Undergrad. 806 3.89%
Grad. or Prof. School 169 0.82%
Enrollments (ages 18 to 24)
Enrolled in College or Grad. School 485 31.11%
Attainment (ages 18 to 24)
Less than 9th Grade 46 2.95%
9th - 12th Grade With No Diploma 140 8.98%
High School Diploma 729 46.76%
Some College or Associate's Degree 588 37.72%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 56 3.59%
Attainment (ages 25+)
Less than 9th Grade 1,212 8.10%
9th - 12th Grade With No Diploma 1,090 7.29%
High School Diploma 5,808 38.84%
Some College or Associate's Degree 4,038 27.00%
Bachelor's Degree 1,625 10.87%
Graduate or Professional Degree 1,181 7.90%
Percentage, High School Graduate or Higher   84.61%
Percentage, Bachelor's Degree or Higher   18.76%
Type Count
Public Schools 12
Primary 3
Name Count
Burgin Independent 1
Mercer County 2
Middle 2
Name Count
Mercer County 2
High 4
Name Count
Boyle County 1
Kentucky Tech System 1
Mercer County 2
Other 3
Name Count
Burgin Independent 1
Mercer County 2
Not Specified 0
Private Schools 0
Elementary 0
Secondary 0
Combined 0

College & University Enrollments

An institution could report no enrollments, particularly if it just opened and is now accepting students for a future academic period.

  Type Ugrad Grad Total
No Higher Education Institutions

Majors & Degrees Awarded

Awards are listed if that field of study is available. There may be zeroes if no one graduated with an award in that field. But it is useful to know that study option exists.

Major Assoc BA/BS MA/MS PhD Dr
No Higher Education Institutions

Majors & Awards

Awards are listed if that field of study is available. There may be zeroes if no one graduated with an award in that field. But it is useful to know that study option exists.

Major < 1YR 1 to < 2YR 2 to < 4YR
No Higher Education Institutions