Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Big Sandy Community and Technical College is a Public, 2-4 years school located in Prestonsburg, KY. The 2023 average tuition & fees is $15,480 over its programs in average.
The school has a total enrollment of 2,576 and it offers 78 programs(17 online programs). By program type, it has 16 12-weeks certificate, 37 1-year certificate, 23 2-years certificate, 2 4-years certificate, and 27 associate programs.
Last year, a total of 1,713 students completed and earned certificate or associate degree at Big Sandy Community and Technical College.
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2023 Tuition & Fees, Living Costs

The average undergraduate tuition & fees at Big Sandy Community and Technical College is $15,480 for academic year 2022-2023. The amount is the average costs over all degree programs and the vocational program tuition may be lower than the average cost.
Big Sandy Community and Technical College offers the alternative tuition plans .
89% of enrolled students have received grants and/or scholarships and the average amount of received financial aid is $5,476 (exclude student loans).
Big Sandy Community and Technical 2023 Tuition & Fees, Living Costs
Tuition & Fees$15,480
Average Financial Amount$5,476

Offered Career / Vocational Programs and Completers

Big Sandy Community and Technical College offers 78 vocational programs for Less than 12-Week Certificate, Less than 1-Year Certificate, 1-2 Years Certificate, and 2-4 Years Certificate programs. The following table lists number of programs by offered type and online availability along with number of completers.
Last year, 1,713 students have completed their career programs.
Offered Career Programs at Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Less than 12 Weeks Certificate163431
Less than 1 Year Certificate379660
2 Years Certificate234192
4 Years Certificate205
Total78161,713

Programs by Award Level

The following table summarizes the number of completers by program and award level.
  • 431 students have earned/completed Less than 12 Weeks Certificate program.
  • 660 students have earned/completed Less than 1 Year Certificate program.
  • 192 students have earned/completed 1-2 Years Certificate program.
  • 5 students have earned/completed 2-4 Years Certificate program.
  • 425 students have earned/completed Associate's program.
Less than 12 Weeks Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 48 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences48-
Engineering Technology [+] 0 completers-
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician0-
Work and Family Studies [+] (1 completers) 8 completers-
Child Care Provider/Assistant8-
Construction Trades [+] 60 completers-
Carpentry/Carpenter0-
Electrician60-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 62 completers-
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology3-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician59-
Precision Production Trades [+] 31 completers-
Welding Technology/Welder31-
Transportation and Materials Moving [+] 2 completers-
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 191 completers-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist0-
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services (other)0-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)0-
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician1-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training190-
Business [+] 29 completers-
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary29-
Total431
Less than 1 Year Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communications Technologies [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Graphic Communications0-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 61 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences61-
Personal and Culinary Services [+] 0 completers-
Culinary Arts/Chef Training0-
Engineering Technology [+] 43 completers-
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician3-
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians (other)25-
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians (other)0-
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology0-
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician15-
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician0-
Work and Family Studies [+] (1 completers) 7 completers-
Child Care Provider/Assistant7-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (2 completers) 19 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration19-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting0-
Cybersecurity Defense Strategy/Policy0-
Construction Trades [+] 180 completers-
Mason/Masonry0-
Carpentry/Carpenter6-
Electrician174-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 158 completers-
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology0-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology14-
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology35-
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician9-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician14-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician86-
Precision Production Trades [+] 40 completers-
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant1-
Welding Technology/Welder39-
Transportation and Materials Moving [+] 0 completers-
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor0-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 28 completers-
Graphic Design28-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 43 completers-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary31-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)0-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist8-
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (other)0-
Community Health and Preventive Medicine4-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide0-
Business [+] 79 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management79-
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary0-
Total660
1-2 Years Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communications Technologies [+] (2 completers) 0 completers-
Graphic Communications0-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects0-
Personal and Culinary Services [+] 2 completers-
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist2-
Culinary Arts/Chef Training0-
Engineering Technology [+] 5 completers-
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians (other)0-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician5-
Construction Trades [+] 46 completers-
Mason/Masonry0-
Carpentry/Carpenter0-
Electrician46-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 46 completers-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology9-
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology7-
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician12-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician18-
Precision Production Trades [+] 12 completers-
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant0-
Welding Technology/Welder12-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 6 completers-
Graphic Design6-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 73 completers-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist8-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary31-
Surgical Technology/Technologist0-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training34-
Business [+] 2 completers-
Business Administration and Management2$15,900
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary0-
Total192
2-4 Years Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Personal and Culinary Services [+] 2 completers-
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist2-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 3 completers-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician3-
Total5
Associate's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 11 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences11-
Education [+] (1 completers) 8 completers-
Teacher Assistant/Aide8-
Engineering Technology [+] 8 completers-
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician4-
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians (other)0-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician4-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] (1 completers) 229 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies229-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (1 completers) 3 completers-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)3-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 16 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration16-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting0-
Cybersecurity Defense Strategy/Policy0-
Construction Trades [+] 23 completers-
Electrician23-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 16 completers-
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology0-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology4-
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology9-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician3-
Precision Production Trades [+] 4 completers-
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant0-
Welding Technology/Welder4-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 6 completers-
Graphic Design6-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 58 completers-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist14-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary11-
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant0-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist8-
Surgical Technology/Technologist0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse25-
Business [+] 20 completers-
Business Administration and Management20-
Total425

Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation

Total 2,576 students are attending at Big Sandy Community and Technical College. There are 81 full-time faculty (instructional/teaching staffs) and 98 part-time faculty teaching for the school.
The students to faculty ratio is 13 to 1 (7.69%). The number of non-teaching staffs is 220 (full-time) and 113 (part-time).
The graduation rate of Big Sandy Community and Technical College is 32% and transfer-out rate is 11%. The retention rate is 61% at the school.
Big Sandy Community and Technical 2023 Key Statistics
Student Population2,576
Graduation Rate32%
Number of Faculty179
Student to Faculty Ratio13 to 1

Student Population at Big Sandy Community and Technical

For the academic year 2021-2022, total 2,162 students enrolled into Big Sandy Community and Technical College. By gender, 849 male and 1,313 female students are attending the school.
The following table summarizes the student population by gender and attending status for Big Sandy Community and Technical College.
Student Population By Gender
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,1628491,313
Full-time1,236527709
Part-tme926322604
There are 2,028 White (93.80%), 18 Black/African American (0.83%), 31 Hispanic (1.43%), 11 Asian (0.51%), and 104 students with other races attending Big Sandy Community and Technical College.
Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Big Sandy Community and Technical College
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,1628491,313
American Indian/Native American431
Asian1174
Black/African American18144
Hispanic311318
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White2,0287831,245
Two More281216
Un-Known411625
Non-resident Alien000
Big Sandy Community and Technical College offers the distance learning opportunities (online classes) for career programs.
1,186 students (54.86% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 581 students (26.87% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The following table summarizes the online student population for Big Sandy Community and Technical College.
Distance Learning Student Population at Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Number of Students
Total2,162
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,186
Enrolled Some Online Courses581
Not in Online Courses395
By age range, at Big Sandy Community and Technical College, 669 students are aged 20 to 24 (30.94% of total students), 901 students are aged below 20 (41.67%), 36 students are aged above 50 (2.41%).
Graduate Student Population By Age at Big Sandy Community and Technical College
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,1628491,313
Under 1827179192
Age 18-19630292338
Age 20-21444179265
Age 22-2422584141
Age 25-2918272110
Age 30-341404991
Age 35-391062878
Age 40-491285078
Age 50-64261115
Over 641055

Directory and Accreditation Information

Big Sandy Community and Technical College is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/2003 - Current).
The following list shows the contact and directory information of Big Sandy Community and Technical College.
1 Bert Combs Dr, Prestonsburg, KY
606-886-3863

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