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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.
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.
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).
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: $3,500-$4,200
- Out-of-State: $12,000-$14,830
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $150-$180 per unit
- Out-of-State: $520-$620 per 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||93%||$4,205|
|Receiving Student Loans||39%||$4,773|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 28%.
Admissions, Academics, & 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 in Kentucky, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2000)
- Find all the other nursing programs in Kentucky
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 (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Ashland Community and Technical College.
- Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Mount Gay, WV (54 miles away)
- Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg, KY (55 miles away)
- Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas in De Queen, AR (76 miles away)
- West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg, WV (80 miles away)
- Hazard Community and Technical College in Hazard, KY (90 miles away)