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KCTCS says SCC fall 2009 enrollment number is 8,201

Versailles, Ky. Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) official fall 2009 enrollment number for Somerset Community College (SCC) have just been released, and the number of students attending SCC grew 14.3 percent, to 8,201. The SCC student population increase 1,026 compared to the 2008 Fall Semester.

Overall, enrollment at KCTCS institutions surpassed 100,000 for the first time in history. The number of students attending KCTCS grew 11.6 percent, to 100,348. This is a significant increase compared to the 89,942 students who attended KCTCS in 2008.

This substantial growth in enrollment shows more Kentuckians are receiving the education they deserve as KCTCS continues to not only transform Kentucky, but also transform the lives of Kentuckians by enabling them to seek high growth, high wage jobs, said KCTCS President Michael B. McCall. The increase in non-traditional students shows KCTCS continues to provide real opportunity to real people.

Growth occurred in all age groups, with non-traditional students ages 25 and older experiencing the largest increase, with 14.3 percent more students in this age group attending KCTCS than in 2008. The average age of KCTCS students rose from 27 years in 2008, to 27.3 years in 2009.

Students ages 18-24 had an 11.3 percent increase in enrollment, while the number of students under the age of 18 grew 8.8 percent. Distance education courses were a strong area of growth as well, with a 25 percent increase in enrollment, from 31,292 in 2008 to 41,703 in 2009.

The KCTCS programs with the biggest increases in students are in the following areas: health professions; liberal arts and sciences; business, management and marketing; mechanics and repair technologies; and computer/information sciences/support services.

SCC is the third largest public community and technical college in Kentucky trailing only Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington and Jefferson Community and Technical College in Louisville.

Every year the Kentucky Community and Technical College System provides real opportunity to real people transforming the economy of the entire state by transforming the lives of the people who live in it. Help us continue transforming lives and our states economy by joining the Kentuckians for Community and Technical Colleges at

Somerset Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education. SCC has campuses in Somerset and London, centers in Clinton, McCreary, Casey, and Russell Counties. Call for admission and registration information toll free at 1-877-629-9722.

KCTCS serves the Commonwealth through 16 community and technical college districts that form a seamless system of 62 campuses open or under construction. KCTCS colleges change lives by providing accessible and affordable education and training through academic and technical associate degrees; diploma and certificate programs in occupational fields; pre-baccalaureate education; adult, continuing and developmental education; customized training for business and industry; and distance learning. For more information, visit