• 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 3,503 students (36% 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 11% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 22%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,503 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,624
  • Out-state tuition: $12,456
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 11%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 232 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
232 staff
228 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 15:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,503 students
3,458 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,264 students
1,264 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,239 students
2,194 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
213 students
254 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,264 students
1,264 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
50 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,239 students
2,194 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
166 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
407 students
% Asian
n/a
1%
% Hispanic
1%
5%
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% Black
1%
9%
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% White
89%
78%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.20
0.38
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.9%
2.21%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.39%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$26,300
$29,400
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Tuition 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 Aid
99%
98%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in KY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$8,000
$11,279
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in KY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,750
$5,953
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in KY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
87%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College cost?

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College's tuition is approximately $3,624 for In-State students and $12,456 for Out-State students.

What is Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College's ranking?

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Kentucky for: Least expensive tuition and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,503 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,624
  • Out-state tuition: $12,456
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 11%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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 $14,418 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.

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