- 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.
Southeast Kentucky Community serves 2,505 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 19%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 2,505 students
- In-state tuition: $3,624
- Out-state tuition: $12,456
- Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
- Minority enrollment: 8%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Southeast Kentucky Community ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:
Debt For Students
The teacher population of 232 teachers has grown by 109% over five years.
Southeast Kentucky Community
(KY) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Southeast Kentucky Community has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Southeast Kentucky Community diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has declined by 44% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
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 11% 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 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
- 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 cost?
Southeast Kentucky Community's tuition is approximately $3,624 for In-State students and $12,456 for Out-State students.
What is Southeast Kentucky Community's ranking?
Southeast Kentucky Community ranks among the top 20% of community college in Kentucky for: Least expensive tuition, Percent of students receiving financial aid and Least debt for graduating students.
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