• Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) is one of the fastest-growing two-year community and technical colleges in the state. Our mission, as a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, is to provide excellence in teaching and learning. Through comprehensive and responsive programs and services, the college sustains a strong partnership with our communities to improve economic vitality and quality of life in the region. BCTC offers daytime, evening and weekend classes at six convenient campus locations. Classes are also offered in Lancaster, Georgetown-Scott County, downtown Lexington and online. We have several academic and technical programs that fit your needs, including two-year associate degrees, certificates and diplomas in dozens of sought-after careers. Whatever BCTC program you choose, you'll benefit from caring, experienced professors, helpful staff, and excellent facilities.

School Highlights

Bluegrass Community and Technical College serves 10,143 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 22%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 10,143 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,704
  • Out-state tuition: $12,536
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 27%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 645 teachers has grown by 36% over five years.
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
645 staff
228 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bluegrass Community and Technical College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Bluegrass Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.45 is more than the state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,143 students
3,458 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,553 students
1,264 students
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# Part-Time Students
5,590 students
2,194 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
407 students
% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
7%
5%
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% Black
12%
9%
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% White
73%
78%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.45
0.38
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College Completion Rate
22%
35%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$27,900
$29,400
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,704 is more than the state average of $3,629. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,536 is more than the state average of $12,449. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,704
$3,629
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,536
$12,449
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
98%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,168
$12,168
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,743
$6,250
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
87%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 10,143 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,704
  • Out-state tuition: $12,536
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 27%
  • 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 $14,328 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.

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