• 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 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)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 232 teachers has grown by 109% over five years.
Southeast Kentucky Community
(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
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 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,505 students
2,541 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,004 students
1,129 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,501 students
1,501 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
176 students
253 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,004 students
1,129 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
39 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,501 students
1,501 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
167 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
407 students
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
1%
5%
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% Black
2%
8%
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% White
92%
81%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
3%
1%
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Diversity Score
0.15
0.33
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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 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
$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%
97%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,000
$11,279
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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 average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
80%
Source: 2021 (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 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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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)

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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 0.33, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is American National University-Pikeville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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