For many students, college would not be possible without ECTC's lower tuition, convenient campuses, and expansive network of academic and social support. For others, ECTC is the link to better jobs and important careers.
For the community, ECTC is integral to ensuring a highly qualified workforce and is a significant driver of economic development for the region. Through the generous support of donors, ECTC students have access to programs, scholarships, equipment, and facilities that would not be possible otherwise.
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College enjoys a remarkable heritage of educational excellence. This is a testament to the dedication of those who have worked diligently through the years to help provide for a strong, vibrant community of learners. Today, the North Central Kentucky region continues to look to ECTC for meeting the needs of the community and workforce.
ECTC is funded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky for its basic operations. However, gifts from individuals, businesses and industry, foundations, and other organizations provide the ability to:
Donations from contributors are what have made ECTC the outstanding academic institution that it is today.
Community and technical colleges in Kentucky enroll nearly half of all undergraduate students but historically receive only 21 percent of state tax appropriations to higher education.
While state appropriations provide funding for basic operations, the types of academic opportunities that make Elizabethtown Community & Technical College truly exceptional must come from private sources.
Private support of ECTC is more important than ever to prevent placing an increased financial burden on students as state appropriations have decreased. Private resources enable ECTC to fulfill its mission to enhance the quality of life and employability of our community's citizens.
Interested in giving to ECTC? Find out how to give, or contact the Institutional Advancement Office.