Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Lexington, KY 40506
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Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) is located in Lexington, Kentucky. BCTC is a public two-year institution that was established in 2005. This school exists as a result of a combination of two past schools. The Central Kentucky Technical College and the Lexington Community College combined to form this larger school. It is now a part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The school offers a large number of associate degree opportunities for students while also focusing on providing technical and vocational certificate options. There are many ways for students to pursue furthering their career prospects at this institution. BCTC also has a robust online education structure which makes getting a college education even easier for those who need more options.

The BCTC nursing program is very good overall and offers students several options. Three different programs are offered by BCTC currently. Students can pursue the nurse aide program, the practical nursing program, and the associate degree in nursing program. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students9,478
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate54%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 18 85
Certificate 54 312
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 6 65
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 91%
  • NCLEX-RN: 92%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/2005 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1969 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$162/credit
In State Students$162/credit
Out of State Students$567/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,290 $7,290 $25,515
ADN 70 $11,340 $11,340 $39,690
BSN 125 $20,250 $20,250 $70,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 92% of Bluegrass Community and Technical College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 52% $4,241
Other Federal Grant 6% $809
State Grant & Scholarships 76% $1,616
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 6% $2,455
Federal Student Loans 33% $4,491
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,448
$30,001 to $48,000$5,783
$48,001 to $75,000$8,396
$75,001 to $110,000$10,417
Over $110,000$10,829

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kentucky state board of nursing.
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
470 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40506

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