West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah was recently named the number one community college in Kentucky by BestColleges.com for 2020.

"WKCTC is honored to receive this Best Community Colleges recognition along with our sister colleges of KCTCS," said WKCTC President Anton Reece. "It is a continued testament to student success and quality teaching and learning, which is what we all strive to achieve on a daily basis."

WKCTC is part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), and shares the research company's recognition with many of the system's 16 community colleges.

In determining the rankings, BestColleges.com reviewed and evaluated student completion, persistence, and transfer data available through the National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Additional factors included college affordability and the percentage of students who took student loans to help fund their education.