West Kentucky Community and Technical College: Narrative Description

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4810 Alben Barkley Dr.
PO Box 7380 Paducah, KY 42002-7380
Tel: (270)554-9200
Fax: (270)554-6217
Web Site: http://www.westkentucky.kctcs.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University of Kentucky Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: 117-acre small town campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $2042 per student. Total enrollment: 3,545. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 56% from top quarter, 71% from top half. Students come from 12 states and territories, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 41% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Area resident tuition: $98 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $118 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $294 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: women's center. Campus security: 14-hour patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. Paducah Community College Library with 31,339 books, 152 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $358,108. 160 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A busy town with a leisurely atmosphere, Paducah was named for Indian Chief, Paduke, who is buried on the bank of the river. It is an important market for burley and dark tobacco. Diversified industries include boat and barge builders, electronics and chemicals plants. Part-time work is available. Located at the confluence of the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers, average winter temperature is 46.2 degrees, summer, 73.4 degrees. Highways, airlines, and bus lines serve the community. A public library, churches, two hospitals, hotels and motels and many civic organizations are available. Recreation areas include nearby Kentucky and Barkley Lakes and the "Land Between Lakes" area as well as three state parks, several public parks, a swimming pool, golf courses and theatres.

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