Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

  • 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 to Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is Mountain Empire Community College (15.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Kentucky for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 111 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,660 students3,252 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio33:127:1
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# Full-Time Students1,818 students1,360 students
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# Part-Time Students1,842 students1,892 students
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% Hispanic
1%
3%
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% Black
2%
8%
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% White
95%
84%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.100.29
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College Completion Rate
29%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,300$29,400
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,456$12,836
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%97%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,179$14,296
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,500
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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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