Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College: Narrative Description

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700 College Rd.
Cumberland, KY 40823-1099
Tel: (606)589-2145; 888-274-SECC
Fax: (606)589-5423
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 150-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.8 million. Total enrollment: 4,519. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.02% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/20. Notification: continuous until 9/3.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2352 full-time, $98 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7056 full-time, $294 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $164 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Professional Business Leaders, Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Black Student Union, Nursing Club. Major annual events: Octoberfest, Swappin' Meetin', Spring on Cloverlick. College housing not available. Gertrude Dale Library with 25,921 books, 200 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $480,000. 46 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Cumberland is a rural town in Harlan County of southeastern Kentucky. The city has Protestant and Catholic churches, and a community hospital and other medical services. Recreation is provided by movie theaters, fishing at Kingdom Come State Park Lake, picnic areas, a lodge and trailer park and a city park. Local merchants employ college students since the town serves an area of approximately 20,000 persons. Various civic, service, fraternal and veteran's organizations, including a Chamber of Commerce, enhance the community spirit.

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