Somerset Community College

  • Somerset Community College, located in south-central Kentucky, is a comprehensive community and technical college with a mission to provide quality, affordable, and accessible educational and training opportunities that address the needs of its district. The college offers students educational experiences and associated services through traditional campus-based and distance learning modalities that promote intellectual curiosity and lifelong learning and encourage aesthetic awareness and social responsibility.

School Highlights

Somerset Community College serves 5,644 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is same as the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 22%.

Top Rankings

Somerset Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Kentucky for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 381 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Somerset Community College(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty381 staff228 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Somerset Community College has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
The Somerset Community College diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,644 students3,458 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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# Full-Time Students2,205 students1,264 students
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# Part-Time Students3,439 students2,194 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
5%
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% Black
1%
9%
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% White
93%
78%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.130.38
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College Completion Rate
28%
35%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,700$29,400
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Tuition Cost 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 Aid99%98%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,985$12,168
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,000$6,250
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Somerset Community College has campuses in Somerset and London with centers in McCreary, Clinton, and Russell counties. Somerset Community College provides academic, general education, and technical curricula leading to certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees. It has a general academic curriculum of university-parallel courses and programs meeting requirements of the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. It also offers technical and occupational curricula and provides adult and continuing education. Associated services includes library services, cultural and enrichment opportunities, information technology resources, and appropriate student support services. At Somerset Community College, you will be a part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The community college enjoys full accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Somerset Community College is Bluegrass Community and Technical College (67.0 miles away).
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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.