Big Sandy Community and Technical College

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College provides learning experiences for those preparing for immediate entry into the workforce upon graduation, for those transferring to a baccalaureate institution, and for community members seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills.
School Highlights
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College serves 4,638 students (51% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 16%.
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College is the only community colleges within Floyd County, KY.
  • The nearest community college to Big Sandy Community and Technical College is Hazard Community and Technical College (38.1 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 139 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Big Sandy 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 Faculty139 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Big Sandy Community and Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Big Sandy Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,638 students3,252 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio33:127:1
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# Full-Time Students2,385 students1,360 students
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# Part-Time Students2,253 students1,892 students
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% Hispanic
1%
3%
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% Black
-
8%
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% White
96%
84%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.080.29
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College Completion Rate
20%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,800$29,400
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,456$12,836
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%97%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,543$14,296
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • With four campuses located in Hager Hill, Paintsville, Pikeville and Prestonsburg, BSCTC is conveniently located to all of the Big Sandy area. The College offers programs and courses of study in general, developmental, technical, and career education; student development; community and public service; and lifelong learning. Through these programs and courses, the College awards continuing education units, diplomas, certificates, and associate degrees consistent with the comprehensive nature of the institution. Students earn associate degrees, diplomas and certificates at BSCTC, which is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). BSCTC has partnered with business and industry to provide training at all of our campuses in a wide array of short term and industry specific classes. The College provides an environment for students, faculty, staff, and the community that encourages effective communication; freedom of expression; cultural awareness and enrichment; professional and intellectual growth; personal assessment; informed decision-making; problem solving; environmental awareness; and analytical, critical, and ethical thinking.

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