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Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC)

1400 College Drive, Ashland, KY

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Ashland Community and Technical College, located in Ashland, Kentucky, was founded in 1938 and was originally two separate institutions, Ashland Junior College and Ashland Vocational School. The two schools went through a variety of changes in name and focus, with Ashland Junior College becoming part of the University of Kentucky through a mandate given to the university to form the Community College System.  The two school were merged in 1997 through Higher Education Act which also created the Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges System, replacing the Community College System as the primary body for overseeing the management of two year institutions in the state.

Academics

Ashland Community and Technical College offers a variety of programs that assist students in achieving academic transfer or allowing them to develop skills useful in career building through a technical program. Students pursuing academic transfer will take on a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a four year education. Upon completion, students will choose the school they wish to transfer to and begin the application process, and once accepted will complete the final two years, earning their bachelor's degree. Students pursuing career or technical training will receive an education in the chosen industry or field that allows for a long term career and entry into the workforce as a qualified professional. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate upon completion.

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Admissions and Financial Aid

Ashland Community and Technical College is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that allows any individual to enroll by completing the application for admission and paying all fees. Students are also asked to provide previous transcripts and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Participation in new student orientation and a meeting with a counselor are also encouraged. Financial aid is available in the forms of loans, grants and scholarships, and are awarded based on need as determined by the information provided by a student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $3,400-$4,000
    • Out-of-State: $12,000-$14,110
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $140-$170 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $490-$590 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships93%$4,205
Receiving Student Loans39%$4,773

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 19%.

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Student Services

To help support students, Ashland Community and Technical College may offer student services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for ACTC compared to community colleges located in Kentucky, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 ACTCBoyd CountyKentucky
Graduation Rate22.7%-26.2%
Transfer-out Rate11.2%-10.6%

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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer (A, C)

Construction Trades

Engineering Technology

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Regional Studies (C)

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Child Care Provider (A, C)

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (A)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

  • Welding (C)
  • Machine Shop Technology (C)

Science Technology

  • Chemical Technology (A)

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