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2376 Sir Barton Way
Lexington, KY 40509
p. 859-253-0621
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National College-Lexington

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National College, officially known as National College of Business & Technology, operates 20 campuses across the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and Virginia. It has received accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

National College – Lexington, in Kentucky, offers Associate’s degrees in accounting, management, computer applications technology, information systems engineering, radio and television broadcasting, and surgical technology, among others. Bachelor’s degrees are awarded in business administration accounting, and business administration management. Students can also choose from over 10 diploma programs in fields like medical billing and coding, business administration, pharmacy technology, and radio and television operations.

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National College – Lexington offers admission to both high school graduates and students who have successfully passed a General Education Development (GED) exam. Interested candidates need to fill out an application for admission form and submit it to the college together with the application fee. Following this, the application is reviewed and admission is decided on.

Students wishing to enroll in the Bachelor’s degree programs need to possess an Associate’s degree with a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4.0. National College- Lexington also has a conditional acceptance policy whereby the application of a student, who otherwise does not meet the general admission criteria, is evaluated by the college and decision regarding admission is made.

Transfer students and international students are also accepted by the National College- Lexington. Transfer students need to establish the relevance of their credits on an individual basis. In the case of international students, though the college does not require the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, candidates need to have both written and verbal knowledge of the English language. In addition, they need to submit a sponsor’s letter prior to admission.

Financial Aid

National College- Lexington offers extensive financial assistance to the students. In addition to federal and state grants, loans, and work-study programs, the college offers scholarship programs in collaboration with the State of Kentucky and the U.S. Department of Education. Students can also avail of private scholarships funded by the college. These include the Advanced Studies Scholarship, Alumni Studies Scholarship, Joseph E. Hurn Academic Performance Scholarship, Honors Scholarship, President’s Scholarship, and Chairman’s Scholarship. Students with an above average academic performance are also eligible for the Student Merit Award.

Moreover, international students can take advantage of the Partnership for International Education Grant that is offered by the college. A number of Veteran Assistance programs are also available.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2958th for the average student loan amount.
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The campus of National College – Lexington is situated on 5.2 acres of land and comprises five computer labs, fourteen lecture rooms, medical and surgical labs, as well as a broadcasting studio. However, the college is a non-residential one, and does not offer any housing facilities to the students.

The campus boasts of a vibrant student life with the presence of a number of clubs and organizations. National College – Lexington supports the Greek society of Phi Beta Lambda. Students are also involved in other associations including the Society for Human Resource Management, Toastmasters, Fantasy Book Club, Mystery Book Club, and Wordsmiths.

National College- Lexington publishes a weekly newsletter called the NationalNews. It is available on the web, and can be accessed simply by signing up on the college’s website as a “friend”.

On campus, students are also provided facilities like peer tutoring, academic and career counseling, as well as financial planning assistance. The Lexington campus organizes various events like the Winter Career Fair which draws a large number of well-known employers. The book clubs also host activities like the Murder at Mardi Gras, LAN Halo Tournament, and various other games.

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Student Graduation Demographics

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Lexington, KY 40509
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population20,322 (17,861 urban / 2,461 rural)
Households8,884 (2.26 people per house)
Median Household Income$48,804
Families5,343 (2.85 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private For-profit 4-year Primarily Associate's
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work required2
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2106

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2965th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $11,412 $11,412 $11,412
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $138 $138 $138
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $317 $317 $317
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $14,376 $14,376 $14,376
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $25,232 $25,232 $25,232
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $17,515 $17,515 $17,515

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $11,101 $11,544 $11,101 $11,544 $11,101 $11,544
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $2,304 $2,817
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,355 $5,787
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,887 $6,520
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,204 $3,687

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 141 9 2 226 30 412
Accounting 9 22 2 33
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 4 4
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 16 9 1 27
Business Administration and Management, General 29 2 25 6 64
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 1 1
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General 1 3 4
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration 1 1
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 2 1 3
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 9 1 1 11
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 3 1 1 5
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 10 20 5 36
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 8 3 19 1 31
Medical/Clinical Assistant 25 1 1 52 3 82
Network and System Administration/Administrator 9 1 11 2 23
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 5 16 4 25
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 3 1 2 1 7
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 7 2 2 11
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 25 25
Surgical Technology/Technologist 4 2 12 1 19

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 4420th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $39,852 ($38,354 male / $33,290 female)
Number of FT Faculty 39 (13 male / 26 female)
Number of PT Faculty 189
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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