National College-Lexington

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  • National College of Business & Technology is dedicated to the training and educating of men and women for a full life and a successful career in a number of general and particular fields. The College seeks to give students a broad competency in a field of specialization and an understanding of and respect for their own and others' ideas and thoughts.
School Highlights
  • National College-Lexington serves 979 students (46% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 16%.
  • National College-Lexington is one of 3 community colleges within Fayette County, KY.
  • The nearest community college to National College-Lexington is Bluegrass Community and Technical College (4.4 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 100 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
National College-Lexington(KY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty100 staff97 staff
National College-Lexington Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of National College-Lexington has declined by 20% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The National College-Lexington diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment979 students3,252 students
National College-Lexington Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio10:127:1
National College-Lexington Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students452 students1,360 students
National College-Lexington Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students527 students1,892 students
National College-Lexington Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
National College-Lexington Enrollment Breakdown KY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
National College-Lexington Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
National College-Lexington Black (2007-2016)
% White
National College-Lexington White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
National College-Lexington More (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
National College-Lexington Ethnicity Breakdown KY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.560.29
National College-Lexington Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$22,000$30,100
National College-Lexington Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $11,550 is less than the state average of $15,961. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$11,550$15,961
National College-Lexington In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%97%
National College-Lexington % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$27,167$17,357
National College-Lexington Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$6,625
National College-Lexington Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1886 in Roanoke, Virginia, National College of Business & Technology enrolls more than 6,500 students at its 19 campus locations in Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Indiana. National's presence in Lexington can be traced through its predecessors, Fugazzi College, begun in 1915, and Kentucky College of Business, founded in 1941. In April, 2006 the campus moved to a new, spacious 30,000 square-foot campus in Hamburg Place. Fourteen lecture classrooms, five computer labs, plus medical and surgical technology labs are situated on 5.2 acres. The campus includes National's only broadcasting studio, home of its Radio and TV diploma and degree programs. As a collegiate institution offering educational credentials from diplomas to baccalaureate degrees, National strives to develop each student intellectually, culturally and socially. We offer up to four educational levels, starting with several short-term diploma programs that can be completed in just nine months to a year. Associate's degree programs take about two years. Bachelor's degree programs build on the Associate's degree and may require another two years to complete. The Master of Business Administration may be completed in as little as 18 months. Lexington campus of National College of Business & Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and diplomas. Lexington campus of National College of Business & Technology are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and diplomas.

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For Kentucky public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,996 per year for in-state students and $12,836 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,961 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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.