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 3,345 students (50% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 16%.
  • Ashland Community and Technical College is the only community colleges within Boyd County, KY.
  • The nearest community college to Ashland Community and Technical College is Ohio University-Southern Campus (3.9 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 138 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Ashland Community and Technical College(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty138 staff97 staff
Ashland Community and Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Ashland Community and Technical College has declined by 31% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Ashland Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has grown by 92% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,345 students3,252 students
Ashland Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio24:127:1
Ashland Community and Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,683 students1,360 students
Ashland Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,662 students1,892 students
Ashland Community and Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Ashland Community and Technical College Enrollment Breakdown KY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
1%
3%
Ashland Community and Technical College Hispanic (2009-2016)
% Black
1%
8%
Ashland Community and Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
92%
84%
Ashland Community and Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Ashland Community and Technical College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
4%
2%
Ashland Community and Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown KY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.150.29
Ashland Community and Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
20%
29%
Ashland Community and Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,600$29,400
Ashland Community and Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,624 is less than the state average of $4,996. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,456 is less than the state average of $12,836. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,624$4,996
Ashland Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,456$12,836
Ashland Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%97%
Ashland Community and Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,780$14,296
Ashland Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,500
Ashland Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)

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: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Kentucky public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,996 per year for in-state students and $12,836 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,961 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky community colleges have a diversity score of 0.29, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is Sullivan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.