Bluegrass Community and Technical College

  • 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 9,525 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 23%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 404 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Bluegrass Community and Technical College(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty404 staff111 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bluegrass Community and Technical College has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The Bluegrass Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.46 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has grown by 52% over five years.
Total Enrollment9,525 students2,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:125:1
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# Full-Time Students4,271 students1,066 students
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# Part-Time Students5,254 students1,855 students
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% Asian
2%
1%
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% Hispanic
5%
4%
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% Black
12%
9%
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% White
72%
77%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.460.39
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College Completion Rate
19%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,900$29,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,704 is less than the state average of $4,128. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,536 is more than the state average of $12,429. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,704$4,128
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,536$12,429
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%97%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,320$11,458
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,763$6,030
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Bluegrass Community and Technical College is American National University-Lexington (4.4 miles away).
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    Lexington, KY 40509
    (859) 253-0621
    4.40299
  • Midway University
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    Midway, KY 40347
    (859) 846-4421
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  • 4,189 students | 55.90 Mi1755 U.S. Hwy 68
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  • ATA College
    Private for-profit
    352 students | 59.40 Mi10200 Linn Station Rd Ste 125
    Louisville, KY 40223
    (502) 371-8330
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  • Sullivan University
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    Louisville, KY 40205
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Did You Know?
For Kentucky public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,128 per year for in-state students and $12,429 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,380 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky community colleges have a diversity score of 0.39, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is American National University-Lexington. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.