Somerset Community College

808 Monticello Street
Somerset, KY 42501
Tel: (877)629-9722
7,757 students
Public institution

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Somerset Community College, located in south-central Kentucky, is a comprehensive community and technical college with a mission to provide quality, affordable, and accessible educational and training opportunities that address the needs of its district. The college offers students educational experiences and associated services through traditional campus-based and distance learning modalities that promote intellectual curiosity and lifelong learning and encourage aesthetic awareness and social responsibility.
School Highlights:
Somerset Community College serves 7,757 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 13%.
Somerset Community College is the only community colleges within Pulaski County, KY.
The nearest community college is Saint Catharine College (57.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 226 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
Somerset Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 226 staff
59 staff

Student Body

The student population of 7,757 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 300% over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,757 students
1,282 students
Somerset Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
22:1
Somerset Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,668 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 4,089 students
1,017 students
Somerset Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Somerset Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Somerset Community College Hispanic (2008-2013)
% Black
1%
12%
Somerset Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
95%
57%
Somerset Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Somerset Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Somerset Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Somerset Community College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.08 0.53
Somerset Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,456 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,096 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,456 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,096 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 99%
89%
Somerset Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Somerset Community College has campuses in Somerset and London with centers in McCreary, Clinton, and Russell counties. Somerset Community College provides academic, general education, and technical curricula leading to certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees. It has a general academic curriculum of university-parallel courses and programs meeting requirements of the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. It also offers technical and occupational curricula and provides adult and continuing education. Associated services includes library services, cultural and enrichment opportunities, information technology resources, and appropriate student support services. At Somerset Community College, you will be a part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The community college enjoys full accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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For Kentucky public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,383 per year for in-state students and $11,783 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,861 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Kentucky community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.23, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is Daymar College-Louisville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.