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KCTCS Still Best Educational Value in the State, Students Urged to Enroll Now for Fall

Jun 26, 2014 - | 12:50 PM -

Versailles, Ky. (June 26, 2014) – Although students do not like to think about school during the summer, now is the time to enroll for the fall semester at all Kentucky Community and Technical System (KCTCS) Colleges. Since 1998 KCTCS has provided a quality education that is both affordable and accessible. Nearly half of all undergraduate  s in the Commonwealth attend a KCTCS college.

Students across the state receive a great education without getting dragged down in debt. With tuition set at $147 per credit in the fall, KCTCS has the lowest tuition of any higher education provider in the state. Students pay less than half of what they would pay at four-year institutions. In fact, students who attend community and technical colleges in Kentucky can save $24,995 in two years. 

KCTCS’ 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses offer 700+ certificate, diploma and associate-degree programs that allow Kentuckians to pursue their academic and career aspirations, while also providing business and industry with a highly educated and trained workforce to keep them globally competitive. Programs like business administration systems, dental hygiene, criminal justice, nursing and radiography are just a few of the high wage, high demand programs KCTCS offers.  Additionally, KCTCS is the largest provider of online learning, offering more than 77 online credentials.

When KCTCS students achieve their associate degree, their educational dreams do not stop there. They have the opportunity to easily transfer their earned credits to a four-year institution. KCTCS transfers more than 12,000 students annually to Kentucky four-year colleges and universities.

“Although the number of Kentucky students earning credentials is growing, the state continues to struggle with low educational attainment,” said KCTCS President Michael B. McCall. “Education is the only way to move Kentuckians into careers with family-sustaining wages and improve the state’s economy. There’s no better time to start than right now.” 

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