Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

Tel: (606)589-2145
  • Founded in 1960, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is a public, comprehensive community and technical college under the governance of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The college serves the KCTCS Southeast district and provides Associate in Art and Associate in Science degree, Associate in Applied Science degree programs, certificate programs, diploma programs, Continuing education, Academic support and developmental education and resources to promote the preservation of the Appalachian culture by stimulating artistic expression.
School Highlights
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College serves 3,660 students (50% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 16%.
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is the only community colleges within Harlan County, KY.
  • The nearest community college is Mountain Empire Community College (15.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 111 teachers has declined by 41% over five years.
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty111 staff97 staff
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,660 has declined by 28% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has grown by 29% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,660 students3,252 students
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio33:127:1
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,818 students1,360 students
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,842 students1,892 students
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Enrollment Breakdown KY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
1%
3%
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Hispanic (2014-2016)
% Black
2%
8%
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
95%
84%
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
2%
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown KY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.100.29
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
29%
29%
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,300$30,100
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical 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 7% 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 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,624$4,996
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,456$12,836
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%97%
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,179$17,357
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,625
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College provides the opportunity to participate in and develop leadership skills through several campus organizations, activities, and intramural sporting events, which promote educational, recreational, social and personal growth. With campuses in Cumberland, Harlan, Middlesboro, Pineville and Whitesburg, the college is able to offer a variety of student activities that accommodate each campuses student population. Transfer Counselors are available to assist student who are preparing to transfer to four year colleges. By completing the Associate in Arts degree or the Associate in Science degree a student will have a completed the transfer block that will meet the general education requirements for Kentucky State universities and colleges.

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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 $15,961 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.