COLLEGE CLOSED

Big Sandy Community and Technical College and Morehead Extended Campus at Prestonsburg will be CLOSED today February 21st due to rising waters. 

Student Achievement

Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) uses its graduation rate, retention rate, and the number of transfers each academic year to document student success.

GraduaTion Rate

  • Definition: Cohort of first-time, full-time, credential-seeking undergraduates who complete their program within 150% of normal time as reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
  • Goal: Increase graduation rate by 1.0 percentage point each year.
Year Graduation Rate
2013-14 26.7%
2014-15 11.8%
2015-16 10.0%
2016-17 21.4%
Target 2016-17 13.2%
Target 2017-18 15.9%
Target 2018-19 17.3%
Target 2019-20 18.7%
Target 2020-21 20.1%
Target 2021-22 21.5%

Retention

  • Definition: Fall-to-fall retention rates of first-time, credential-seeking students as reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
  • Goal: Increase retention by an average of 1.0 percentage point each year.
Year Retention
Fall 2013 to Fall 2014 42.9%
Fall 2014 to Fall 2015 50.0%
Fall 2015 to Fall 2016 29.4%
Fall 2016 to Fall 2017 60.0%
Target Fall 2016 to Fall 2017 53.0%
Target Fall 2017 to Fall 2018 54.0%
Target Fall 2018 to Fall 2019 55.0%
Target Fall 2019 to Fall 2020 56.1%
Target Fall 2020 to Fall 2021 57.1%

Total Number of Transfers

  • Definition: Number of students in cohort who transferred to a 4-year institution after the last term a student was enrolled at KCTCS through the following academic year. These totals are pulled from the National Student Clearinghouse tracking system which pulls transfers nationwide.
  • Goal: The number of transfers will equal the BSCTC full-time equivalency (FTE) of KCTCS transfers. 
Year Transfers
2015-16 488
2016-17 458
Target 458