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Somerset Community College Overview

Somerset Community College is a public institution situated in Somerset, Kentucky. Somerset is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Somerset Community College Known For?

2,883 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at SCC.
  • In 2017-2018, 95% of the faculty were full-time.

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Somerset Community 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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#63 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#175 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 SCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Most Popular Graphic Communications Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Electronics Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Most Popular Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#141 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#204 Most Popular Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Somerset Community College?

Location of Somerset Community College

Contact details for SCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 808 Monticello Street, Somerset, KY 42501-2973
Phone: 877-629-9722

How Do I Get Into SCC?

You can apply to SCC online at:

Somerset Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Somerset Community College?

27% Take Out Loans
21.8% 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 SCC, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $4,189 a year. That adds up to $16,756 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SCC is 21.8%. 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.

Somerset Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,205 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,644 undergraduate students at SCC, with 2,205 being full-time and 3,439 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,205 full-time undergraduates at SCC, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Somerset Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 21
Hispanic or Latino 54
White 2,070
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 47

Over 6 countries are represented at SCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Thailand, and Canada.

Online Learning at Somerset Community College

2,355 Took All Classes Online
3,889 Took At Least One Class Online
3.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,889 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 7th 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 SCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Somerset Community College was 3.8%. This is the #1,759 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SCC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 27%
Business, Management & Marketing 27%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 21%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 23%
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 21%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SCC 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 SCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Graphic Communications #10
Communications Technologies & Support #15
Electronics Engineering Technology #16
Design & Applied Arts #42
Visual & Performing Arts #84
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #85
Human Development & Family Studies #104
Engineering Technologies #125
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #127
Computer Information Systems #137
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #174
Health & Medical Administrative Services #260
Computer & Information Sciences #311
Criminal Justice & Corrections #327
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #369
Nursing #386
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #414
Liberal Arts General Studies #414

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%.

Somerset Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 269 50 4 323
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 306 0 306
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 216 9 74 299
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 239 0 23 262
Health & Medical Administrative Services 102 39 110 251
Computer Information Systems 200 34 0 234
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 132 0 55 187
Precision Metal Working 157 0 20 177
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 119 29 27 175
Human Development & Family Studies 45 16 22 83
Criminal Justice & Corrections 38 35 0 73
Electronics Engineering Technology 37 14 18 69
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 67 0 67
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 38 0 23 61
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 18 15 15 48
Graphic Communications 17 8 21 46
Allied Health Professions 7 27 11 45
Carpentry 35 0 8 43
Nursing 0 39 0 39
Cosmetology 0 0 30 30
Culinary Arts 20 3 4 27
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 21 5 0 26
Design & Applied Arts 9 0 0 9
Fire Protection 0 1 1 2
Industrial Production Technology 1 0 0 1
Masonry 0 0 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Mining & Petroleum Technology 0 0 0 0
Ground Transportation 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,720 697 466 2,883


*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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