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Big Sandy Community and Technical College Overview

Big Sandy Community and Technical College is a public institution located in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Prestonsburg is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Big Sandy Community and Technical College Known For?

1,369 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Big Sandy Community and Technical College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 88% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Big Sandy Community and Technical College?

Location of Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Contact details for Big Sandy Community and Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Bert Combs Dr, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Phone: 606-886-3863
Website: https://bigsandy.kctcs.edu/

How Do I Get Into Big Sandy Community and Technical College?

You can apply to Big Sandy Community and Technical College online at: https://students.kctcs.edu/psc/stdsaprd/EMPLOYEE/SA/c/COMMUNITY_ACCESS.K_OLA_LANDING_FL.GBL?&Campus=BSC&

As long as you submit the requested materials to Big Sandy Community and Technical College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Big Sandy Community and Technical College?

26% Take Out Loans
23.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Big Sandy Community and Technical College, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $4,474 a year. That adds up to $17,896 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Big Sandy Community and Technical College is 23.7%. 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.

Big Sandy Community and Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,792 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,375 undergraduate students at Big Sandy Community and Technical College, with 1,792 being full-time and 2,583 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,792 full-time undergraduates at Big Sandy Community and Technical College, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Big Sandy Community and Technical College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 16
White 1,700
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 59

Online Learning at Big Sandy Community and Technical College

1,014 Took All Classes Online
2,234 Took At Least One Class Online
11.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,234 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Big Sandy Community and Technical College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 26th 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 Big Sandy Community and Technical College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Big Sandy Community and Technical College was 11.5%. This is the #1,235 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Big Sandy Community and Technical College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Big Sandy Community and Technical College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 11%
Business, Management & Marketing 11%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Big Sandy Community and Technical College 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 Big Sandy Community and Technical College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Graphic Communications #4
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants #6
Environmental Control Technology #7
Communications Technologies & Support #7
Electronics Engineering Technology #8
Design & Applied Arts #21
Human Services #27
Visual & Performing Arts #44
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #46
Business Support & Assistant Services #48
Human Development & Family Studies #52
Engineering Technologies #62
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #63
Computer Information Systems #77
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #94
Public Administration & Social Service #107
Health & Medical Administrative Services #154
Computer & Information Sciences #169
Criminal Justice & Corrections #188
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #202
Liberal Arts General Studies #202
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #213
Nursing #262
Health Professions #429
Business, Management & Marketing #492

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%.

Big Sandy 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
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 253 0 253
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 119 30 100 249
Health & Medical Administrative Services 37 20 86 143
Business Administration & Management 100 21 6 127
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 92 2 18 112
Electronics Engineering Technology 64 1 3 68
Computer Information Systems 55 10 0 65
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 14 7 23 44
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 32 5 6 43
Human Services 3 28 0 31
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 18 5 6 29
Criminal Justice & Corrections 16 12 0 28
Carpentry 22 0 4 26
Dental Support Services 0 12 12 24
Nursing 0 23 0 23
Design & Applied Arts 10 6 6 22
Allied Health Professions 10 10 0 20
Precision Metal Working 16 1 3 20
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 14 0 0 14
Cosmetology 0 0 9 9
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 3 1 0 4
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 4 0 4
Masonry 2 0 1 3
Civil Engineering Technology 0 2 0 2
General Engineering Technology 2 0 0 2
Public Health 2 0 0 2
Graphic Communications 0 0 1 1
Teaching Assistants 0 1 0 1
Agricultural Production 0 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Mining & Petroleum Technology 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0
Culinary Arts 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0
Ground Transportation 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 631 454 284 1,369

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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