Somerset Community College, located in Somerset, Kentucky, formed from the consolidation of Laurel Technical College, Somerset Community College, and Somerset Technical College in 2002. The school became a comprehensive community college through the consolidation and currently operates six campuses to provide quality service to the various communities and areas served by the school.
SCC is one of sixteen that comprise the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, and is dedicated to providing services, educational opportunities through modern facilities and consistently reviewed and updated programs. Somerset CC aims to provide assistance to students in the fulfillment of their goals.
Somerset Community College offers a large number of programs that allow students to choose the career or academic transfer program that best suits their future plans and goals. Career programs provide the skills necessary to enter the workforce as a professional, typically in high demand field reflective of community needs.
Degree programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate, diploma or associate degree, demonstrating competency in that area of study. Having gained the experience and knowledge required through practical and classroom courses, students may pursue employment opportunities after graduation.
Academic transfer programs allow for the completion of the freshman and sophomore of a four year education at low cost, followed by transfer to a four year institution. Transfer to public Kentucky institutions is made easier through agreements that allow for ease of admission based on completing transfer guidelines.
Students may opt to choose out of state or private colleges with varying admissions requirements. As such, it is suggested to meet with a counselor to form a curriculum that best meets the requirements of the student's desired school or schools.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Somerset Community College is an open enrollment institution that allows any student who submits an application to be admitted. Students are asked to provide transcripts and to complete all placement exams, financial aid applications, and orientation prior to registration. Students are encouraged to meet with counselors to plan their education during their enrollment at SCC. Tuition and fees are due shortly after the start of each semester.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships, awarded based on need as determined through a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students in need of assistance will have their FAFSA reviewed and a financial aid packet put together by the school. Students may be asked to provide additional information prior to the release of funds to ensure the FAFSA's accuracy.
Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year. External scholarships may be pursued by students through application to overseeing bodies. Such scholarships may be awarded for a variety of reasons, and students should find and apply to those they find applicable to themselves.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. 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||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||97%||$5,090|
|Receiving Student Loans||32%||$4,369|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Somerset Community College may provide student services like:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
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 this school compared to community colleges in Kentucky, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Somerset Community College||Pulaski County||Kentucky|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1994)
- 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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Somerset Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(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
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Somerset Community College.
- Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington, KY (67 miles away)
- Hazard Community and Technical College in Hazard, KY (80 miles away)
- Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in Elizabethtown, KY (82 miles away)
- Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Cumberland, KY (90 miles away)
- Walters State Community College in Morristown, TN (95 miles away)