Ashland Community and Technical College

  • Ashland Community and Technical College is a comprehensive institution of higher education that for a diverse population changes lives through education and training. It provides learning experiences for those preparing for an occupation upon graduation, for those transferring to a baccalaureate institution, and for those in the workforce seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills. The comprehensive college offers programs leading to the awarding of continuing education units, certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees. These programs and services are flexible, adaptable, and accessible through partnerships with other institutions and the use of technology.

School Highlights

Ashland Community and Technical College serves 2,598 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 22%.

Top Rankings

Ashland Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Kentucky for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 195 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Ashland Community and Technical College(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty195 staff228 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Ashland Community and Technical College has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The Ashland Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,598 students3,458 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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# Full-Time Students1,295 students1,264 students
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# Part-Time Students1,303 students2,194 students
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% Hispanic
1%
5%
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% Black
1%
9%
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% White
95%
78%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.100.38
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College Completion Rate
39%
35%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,600$29,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,624 is less than the state average of $3,629. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,456 is more than the state average of $12,449. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,624$3,629
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,456$12,449
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%98%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,250$12,168
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,250$6,250
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Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, Drama Club, Multicultural Student Organization, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Sigma Kappa Delta, Student Government Association
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Located in the foothills of eastern Kentucky, Ashland Community & Technical College has been the two-year college of choice for students in the Ashland area for more than 60 years. As a committed partner in community and workforce development and the continuous search for excellence, Ashland Community and Technical College offers diverse learning opportunities from liberal arts education to sophisticated technical programs. The college serves the community at large by offering basic skills education for adults, by supporting economic development through services to business and industry, and by providing programs and services that enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the Tri-State service area. As part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Ashland Community & Technical College offers university-parallel programs for transfer to four-year institutions and career programs for advancement in professional fields. In addition, ACTC responds to the needs of local business and industry for state-of-the-art workforce training. Thousands of people in the tri-state area of Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia visit the ACTC campus throughout the year for life-long learning experiences and cultural programs. Ashland Community and Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Ashland Community and Technical College is Ohio University-Southern Campus (3.9 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Kentucky public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,629 per year for in-state students and $12,449 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,328 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky community colleges have a diversity score of 0.38, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is Ross College-Hopkinsville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.