Somerset Community College

808 Monticello Street
Somerset, KY 42501
Tel: (877)629-9722
7,757 students
Public institution
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 state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 19%.
Somerset Community College is the only community colleges within Pulaski County, KY.
The nearest community college is St. Catharine College (57.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 226 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
College 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
61 staff
Somerset Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 7,757 has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 150% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,757 students 1,315 students
Somerset Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
Somerset Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,668 students
815 students
Somerset Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,089 students
1,061 students
Somerset Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Somerset Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Somerset Community College Hispanic (2008-2013)
% Black
Somerset Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Somerset Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Somerset Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
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. 0.10 0.70
Somerset Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,456 is less than the state average of $5,590. 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 $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,456 $5,590
Somerset Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,096 $10,086
Somerset Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 99%
Somerset Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • St. Catharine College
    Private, non-profit
    766 students | 57.10 Mi2735 Bardstown Road
    Saint Catharine, KY 40061
  • 13,000 students | 67.00 Mi470 Cooper Drive
    Lexington, KY 40506
  • 1,284 students | 67.70 Mi2376 Sir Barton Way
    Lexington, KY 40509
  • 279 students | 67.80 Mi2473 Fortune Dr - Suite 180
    Lexington, KY 40509
  • 177 students | 68.60 Mi1575 Winchester Road
    Lexington, KY 40505
Did You Know?
For Kentucky public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,785 per year for in-state students and $12,252 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,847 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 0.33, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is ATA College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.