• 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 2,426 students (57% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 19%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,426 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,624
  • Out-state tuition: $12,456
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 6%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Big Sandy Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 251 teachers has grown by 80% over five years.
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
251 staff
228 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Big Sandy Community and Technical College has declined by 44% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The Big Sandy Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,426 students
2,630 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,391 students
1,129 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,035 students
1,501 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
192 students
253 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,391 students
1,129 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
39 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,035 students
1,501 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
167 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
407 students
% Asian
n/a
2%
% Hispanic
1%
5%
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% Black
1%
8%
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% White
94%
81%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
1%
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Diversity Score
0.12
0.33
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
30%
38%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.39%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,800
$29,400
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Tuition 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 11% 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 9% 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 Aid
98%
97%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,719
$11,279
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,048
$5,953
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
80%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Big Sandy Community and Technical College cost?

Big Sandy Community and Technical College's tuition is approximately $3,624 for In-State students and $12,456 for Out-State students.

What is Big Sandy Community and Technical College's ranking?

Big Sandy Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Kentucky for: Least expensive tuition.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,426 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,624
  • Out-state tuition: $12,456
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 6%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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 $14,418 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky community colleges have a diversity score of 0.33, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is American National University-Pikeville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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