Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Tel: (606)886-3863
  • 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 is Hazard Community and Technical College (38.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 139 teachers has declined by 34% 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
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,638 has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has grown by 102% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,638 students3,252 students
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio33:127:1
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,385 students1,360 students
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,253 students1,892 students
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Enrollment Breakdown KY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
1%
3%
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Hispanic (2012-2016)
% Black
-
8%
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Black (2007-2012)
% White
96%
84%
Big Sandy Community and Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Big Sandy Community and Technical College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
2%
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown KY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.080.29
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
20%
29%
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,800$30,100
Big Sandy 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
Big Sandy Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,456$12,836
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%97%
Big Sandy Community and Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,543$17,357
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,625
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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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.