• Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college committed to providing quality, affordable, and accessible educational and training opportunities to all persons. The college collaborates with other organizations to provide programs and services that prepare individuals to live and to work in a constantly changing world.

School Highlights

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College serves 6,648 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 22%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,648 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,624
  • Out-state tuition: $12,456
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 17%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 322 teachers has grown by 28% over five years.
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
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
322 staff
228 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,648 students
3,458 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,254 students
1,264 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,394 students
2,194 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
407 students
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
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% Black
5%
9%
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% White
83%
78%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.30
0.38
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College Completion Rate
33%
35%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,400
$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 7% 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 6% 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%
98%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,714
$12,168
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$6,250
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
87%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) is a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), which includes 16 districts. The college provides accessible and affordable education and training through academic and technical associate degrees; diploma and certificate programs in occupational fields; pre-baccalaureate education; adult, continuing and developmental education; customized training for business and industry; and distance learning. Elizabethtown Technical College (ETC) was founded in 1965 through a bond issue by the Elizabethtown Independent School Board. The Commonwealth of Kentucky provided equipment for the facility and assumed responsibility for its operation. In 1972 the state purchased the land and building from the Elizabethtown Independent School Board. In 1998 ETC became a technical college under the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs, Associate in Applied Science degree, diploma, and certificate programs, Continuing education and Developmental education courses. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is accredited to award Associate Degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,648 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,624
  • Out-state tuition: $12,456
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 17%
  • 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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