Somerset Community College

Somerset Community College

Somerset Community College is a two year college located in Somerset, Kentucky. It is a part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The college offers academic, general education and technical curricula leading to various certificates, diplomas and associates degrees.

SCC serves students on two campuses and four centers in south-central Kentucky. It also offers distance learning opportunities through televised courses, online classes and courses at off-campus sites. The college is home to several student clubs and organizations. Some of them are the Anime Club, Criminal Justice Student Organization, Kappa Gamma Theta, Psychology Club and Tennis Club.

Some of the notable alumni of SCC are Tara Conner, Miss USA 2006; and Kara Couch, College Print Winner and Robert F. Kennedy College Journalism Award.

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Somerset Community College
808 Monticello Street
Somerset , KY 42501-2973
General Phone: (877) 629-9722

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Somerset Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts316liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Mechanics and Repair302industrial electronics tech, HVAC, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, aircraft powerplant tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine240registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Administration198medical secretary
Construction Trades141carpentry, electrician
Medical Support and Technology109medical assistant, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, medical lab tech
Business and Management94business management, accounting technology
Production Trades86machine shop assistant, welding
Engineering Technician72engineering technology, drafting
Security and Law Enforcement48criminal justice and administration
Office and Administration35executive secretary
Family and Social Work33child care provider
Media19communications tech
Education and Teaching13teacher aide
Therapy and Counseling13physical therapist assistant
Beauty and Cosmetology4cosmetology
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Somerset Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year94321
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years20620
Associate's degree57518

Somerset Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Somerset Community College had a total enrollment of 7,110 students (3,869 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 95%
Black 1%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 13%
18-19 17%
20-21 12%
22-24 10%
25-29 12%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Somerset Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 39 %

Somerset Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Somerset, Kentucky for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kentucky Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Somerset Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,904
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,360
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Somerset Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 199700)

Somerset Community College Faculty

Somerset Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track126
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4633

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*5$73,893
Assistant professorcalendar year5$67,1231*
Instructorcalendar year1*3$41,220
All faculty totalcalendar year8$65,3829$60,830

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$62,27031$57,498
Associate professoracademic year24$49,15810$46,308
Assistant professoracademic year19$40,2399$38,777
Instructoracademic year11$34,9718$36,080
All faculty totalacademic year70$47,50558$49,710

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Somerset Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Engineering Technology, General

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Communications Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Somerset Community College Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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