The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is committed to keeping the cost of education within reach. With the lowest tuition in the state, KCTCS opens the door of opportunity for Kentuckians who want to improve their skills and their lives.

The fall semester is just around the corner, and our 16 colleges are ready to prepare students for their future careers or to transfer to a four-year institution. Heres a list of why Kentuckians turn to KCTCS when it comes to higher education.

Top 10 reasons to attend a KCTCS college

1. It saves money. KCTCS is the most affordable higher education institution in Kentucky, offering the lowest tuition. Students pay less than half of what theyd pay at four-year colleges. And we are the only public higher ed institution that did not raise tuition this year.

2. Small class sizes. The average faculty to student radio for the 16 colleges is 16:1.

3. Its close to home. With 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses statewide, a KCTCS campus is within a 30-minute drive of 95 percent of all Kentuckians.

4. KCTCS offers the most choices in online learning. KCTCS students can enroll in more than 77 online credential programs, the largest online learning selection in the state.

5. Outstanding job training programs. KCTCS annually serves more than 5,500 businesses and trains nearly 50,000 employees.

6. Easy transfer. In the 2012-13 academic year, 10,644 KCTCS students transferred to Kentucky four-year colleges and universities. Research shows the majority of KCTCS transfer students perform at the same or higher academic level than students who begin at a four-year university.

7. KCTCS is nationally recognized. In a 2014 ranking by the Aspen Institute, four KCTCS colleges were among the nations top 150 best community colleges. One of our colleges has been in the top three for the last two years.

8. Outstanding academic programs. KCTCS offers more than 700 credit program options that lead to high wage, high demand jobs.

9. Flexible learning. KCTCS students can select convenient options like Learn on Demand and/or Learn by Term to fit their lifestyle.

10. KCTCS is diverse. Inclusion, multiculturalism and engagement are part of our values. KCTCS has received national recognition for its outstanding efforts and commitment to achieving equity in educational program and services.

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