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High School Students

You have some big decisions to make these days, but attending a KCTCS college is an easy choice.

With 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses across the state, you can get a degree online or on campus, close to home or not so close. It's up to you!

A degree from a KCTCS college will lead you to a high paying career or can be used to complete the first half of a bachelors degree before transferring to almost any 4-year university in Kentucky.

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KCTCS is the lowest tuition in the state!

Worrying about how to pay for college is overwhelming. Over 80 percent of our students receive some kind of financial aid, so let us help you find the aid you need to get your degree.

There's no fee to apply, so fill out an application today!


2 Years = BIG Savings at KCTCS

Expense Average KY University KCTCS
Tuition $19,115 $8,112
Books & Supplies $2,235 $1000
Room & Board $15,929 -
Parking Pass $298 FREE!*
Total Cost $37,577 $9,112
Total Savings - $28,465

Based on 2 year/full-time. Source: College websites.
*Cooper campus requires a parking permit assessed at $296 per year.


Go to College in High School - for Free!

You can take two free classes in one academic year through the Kentucky Dual Credit Scholarship. Find out more on our Dual Credit site.

Lashawn Johnson

"I researched different colleges, and BCTC was the most affordable. The staff helped me find a scholarship I didnt know existed and a work-study position. I appreciate that the staff takes the time to tell me what I need to know."

Lashawn Johnson
- BCTC Student