Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Prestonsburg, KY 41653
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Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) is located in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. This public two-year institution was established in 2003. It offers students the ability to pursue several academic programs. There are associate degree courses in various areas of study. Students will also find many vocational and technical programs that can help them to work toward earning certificates. The certificate programs are often in career-focused courses. BSCTC serves over 4,700 students currently. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

BSCTC also has a very good nursing program that has been helping the community for years. This nursing program trains the next generation of nurses in the most thorough way possible. Students can expect to learn key nursing skills while practicing them in a variety of real-world settings. This helps to prepare nursing students for their lives as members of the medical community. The program offers plenty of practical experience opportunities for nurses that will prove to be invaluable. Nursing students will be able to pursue the following programs: RN, LPN, and CNA.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students4,346
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 7 33
Certificate 0 0
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 6
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.6%


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/2003 - 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, 99% of Big Sandy 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 82% $4,689
Other Federal Grant 10% $792
State Grant & Scholarships 82% $2,087
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 11% $1,531
Federal Student Loans 27% $4,507
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$4,917
$30,001 to $48,000$5,448
$48,001 to $75,000$7,873
$75,001 to $110,000$10,662
Over $110,000$11,248

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kentucky state board of nursing.
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
1 Bert Combs Dr
Prestonsburg, KY 41653

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