ACTC Gets Top National Rating
October 18, 2016
I'm pleased to announce that Community College Week has listed Ashland Community and Technical College as a 2016 Top 100 Two-Year Institution in the number of one-year certificates awarded. This is the fourth consecutive year that we have been listed in that category. ACTC was also rated a Top 50 Two-Year Institution in the number of associate degrees awarded for science technologies / technicians. ACTC has received this recognition for several years and is the only Kentucky college on the list.
The Community College Week ratings published August 31, 2016 were based on the number of credentials and degrees awarded in the 2014-15 academic year by over 5,000 two-year institutions. The report can be seen in its entirety at http://communitycollegejobs.ccweek.com/.
It is always gratifying to receive national recognition for our achievements. It is also gratifying to realize that each one of those certificates and degrees represents a student who has achieved a college goal. The numbers give us a benchmark for measuring our credentials against other institutions, and we are doing well. The numbers also give us a measure of the impact we have on student lives. Their success in earning a credential is our real accomplishment.