Value for You, and the State

A statewide system of colleges is the most efficient and cost effective way to deliver higher education to Kentuckians.

Without a system, KCTCS colleges would need an additional $50 million and more than 800 additional staff to provide the same level of services.

Additionally, our students would need to pay $31 more per credit hour in tuition. (based on 2016-17 tuition)

How Does it Save Money?

The System saves money for the colleges and the Commonwealth by providing:

  • Significant volume, scope and scale discounts
  • Enhanced level and quality of services
  • Reduced need for college personnel to be specialized in key areas
  • Cost effective services, such as:
    • Information technology systems
    • Software
    • Telecommunications
    • Administrative services
    • Human Resources
    • Financial services
    • Academic and student services
    • Bookstore operations
    • Marketing
    • Legal services