Somerset Community College

808 Monticello Street
Somerset, KY 42501-2973
Tel: (877)629-9722
  • 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 6,995 students (48% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 15%.
  • Somerset Community College is the only community colleges within Pulaski County, KY.
  • The nearest community college is St. Catharine College (57.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 224 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
Somerset Community College (KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs Four or more years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 224 staff 78 staff
Somerset Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,995 has declined by 25% over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has grown by 33% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,995 students 2,227 students
Somerset Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 0:1 26:1
Somerset Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 3,376 students 565 students
Somerset Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 3,619 students 1,662 students
Somerset Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Somerset Community College Enrollment Breakdown KY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Somerset Community College Hispanic (2009-2016)
% Black
Somerset Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Somerset Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Somerset Community College More (2011-2016)
Somerset Community College Ethnicity Breakdown KY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.08 0.27
Somerset Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Somerset Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $27,700 -
Somerset Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,624 is less than the state average of $4,996. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,456 is less than the state average of $12,836. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,624 $4,996
Somerset Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,456 $12,836
Somerset Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 98% 97%
Somerset Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $13,563 -
Somerset Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $7,117 -
Somerset Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • St. Catharine College
    Private, non-profit
    766 students | 57.10 Mi2735 Bardstown Road
    Saint Catharine KY  40061
  • 10,952 students | 67.00 Mi470 Cooper Drive
    Lexington KY  40506
  • National College-Lexington
    Pivate, for profit
    979 students | 67.70 Mi2376 Sir Barton Way
    Lexington KY  40509
  • 348 students | 67.80 Mi2473 Fortune Dr - Suite 180
    Lexington KY  40509
  • 101 students | 68.60 Mi1575 Winchester Road
    Lexington KY  40505
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Did You Know?
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 $15,781 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.27, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is Sullivan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.