Daymar College

Daymar College
Daymar College
Established 1963
Type Private, 2 year
Location Owensboro, Kentucky, USA

Daymar College is a for-profit career training school based in Owensboro, Kentucky, USA. Founded in 1963 and operated as Owensboro Business College until 2001, Daymar offers over 35 career tracks in 13 different academic programs. Daymar College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).



Daymar College opened its doors as Owensboro Business College in 1963, with a focus on general business studies. In 2001, Owensboro Junior College of Business changed its name to Daymar College. The name change accompanied the opening of additional locations outside of Owensboro. The Louisville South campus was then opened to students in October 2001, followed by the opening of the Louisville East campus in 2009.

In 1970, Daymar College obtained national accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools, and is supported by accreditations from the state level.

In June 1999, Daymar College outgrew its old building and moved into a free-standing, one-story structure built for the growth of Daymar College students. Located on 6.4 acres (26,000 m2) of land at 3361 Buckland Square in the Heritage Park Development of Owensboro, Kentucky, the facility comprises 17,000 square feet (1,600 m2) of space.

By 2000, Daymar College was chosen as a Microsoft Authorized Academic Training Program (AATP) member, and became a Prometric Testing Center and a Microsoft Office Specialist test site.


The primary campus of Daymar College is located in Owensboro, Kentucky. In 2001 Daymar opened a branch campus in Louisville, Kentucky, and in 2008 an Online Campus was created for distance learners. Today, Daymar College also maintains campuses in:

Chillicothe, Ohio

Jackson, Ohio

Lancaster, Ohio

New Boston, Ohio

Paducah, Kentucky

Albany, Kentucky

Bellevue, Kentucky

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Scottsville, Kentucky

Russellville, Kentucky

Rockport, Indiana

Clarksville, Tennessee

Corporate affiliation

Daymar College campuses are overseen by their corporate parent entity Daymar Colleges Group. Daymar Colleges Group is a private, for-profit company owned by brothers Mark and Damien Gabis. The enterprise also owns Daymar Institute in Kentucky and Tennessee, and other junior colleges in southeastern Ohio.

Legal trouble

In 2011, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway filed suit in Daviess County against the owners and operators of Daymar College, charging that the college violated Kentucky's Consumer Protection Act.[1] The complaint further claims that some Daymar's programs do not meet the standards of its accrediting body and that the college enrolled students who did not meet the general admission criteria for college students or the college's own admissions criteria.[1]


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