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Ashland Community and Technical College Overview

Located in Ashland, Kentucky, Ashland Community and Technical College is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Ashland Community and Technical College Known For?

1,799 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at ACTC is the undergraduate certificate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of the faculty were full-time.

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Ashland Community and Technical College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

ACTC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#281 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at ACTC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Electrical & Power Transmission Installers Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Science Technologies / Technicians Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Culinary Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#252 Most Popular Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#265 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Ashland Community and Technical College?

Location of Ashland Community and Technical College

Contact details for ACTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1400 College Drive, Ashland, KY 41101-3683
Phone: 606-326-2000
Website: https://ashland.kctcs.edu

How Do I Get Into ACTC?

You can apply to ACTC online at: https://ashland.kctcs.edu/admissions/start-your-application

Since Ashland Community and Technical College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Ashland Community and Technical College?

36% Take Out Loans
26.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At ACTC, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $5,018 a year. That adds up to $20,072 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ACTC is 26.7%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Ashland Community and Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,295 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,598 undergraduate students at ACTC, with 1,295 being full-time and 1,303 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  ACTC

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,295 full-time undergraduates at ACTC, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  ACTC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ashland Community and Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of ACTC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 16
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 1,215
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 36

Online Learning at Ashland Community and Technical College

615 Took All Classes Online
1,465 Took At Least One Class Online
1.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,465 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at ACTC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 32nd most popular in Kentucky for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of ACTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Ashland Community and Technical College was 1.5%. This is the #1,931 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ACTC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of ACTC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 13%
Liberal Arts General Studies 13%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at ACTC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at ACTC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants #18
Health Sciences & Services #55
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #98
Human Development & Family Studies #127
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #153
Computer Information Systems #164
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #197
Health & Medical Administrative Services #299
Computer & Information Sciences #367
Criminal Justice & Corrections #369
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #420
Nursing #431
Liberal Arts General Studies #485
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #485

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Ashland Community and Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 225 0 20 245
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 151 0 77 228
Health & Medical Administrative Services 81 27 108 216
Precision Metal Working 178 0 9 187
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 150 0 150
Computer Information Systems 84 11 0 95
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 77 0 11 88
Culinary Arts 26 6 53 85
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 48 9 10 67
Business Administration & Management 40 25 0 65
Nursing 0 61 0 61
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 60 0 60
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 27 0 14 41
Criminal Justice & Corrections 17 16 0 33
Physical Science Technicians 1 31 0 32
Quality Control Technology 30 0 0 30
Human Development & Family Studies 13 5 11 29
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 22 0 6 28
Cosmetology 0 0 16 16
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 15 0 0 15
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 9 0 3 12
Allied Health Professions 0 0 9 9
Environmental Control Technology 7 0 0 7
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0
Ground Transportation 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,051 401 347 1,799

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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