AIB College of Business: Narrative Description

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2500 Fleur Dr.
Des Moines, IA 50321-1799
Tel: (515)244-4221; 800-444-1921; Admissions: (515)244-4221; Fax: (515)244-6773; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 2-year, specialized, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1921. Setting: 20-acre urban campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $2322 per student. Total enrollment: 938. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 546 applied, 74% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 21% from top quarter, 34% from top half. Full-time: 750 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 188 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 24% 25 or older, 48% live on campus, 21% transferred in. Core. Calendar: continuous. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements: Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview, ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $8820 full-time, $245 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $240 full-time, $240 per year part-time. College room only: $2775.

Collegiate Environment: Social organizations: 12 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 10% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Business Management Association, Institute of Management Accountants, International Association of Administrative Professionals, Association of Information Technology Professionals, Student Court Reporters Association. Major annual events: Fall Formal, All-Student Seminar, Graduation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, video security. 520 college housing spaces available. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. 5,400 books and 185 serials. Operations spending 2002-03: $102,422. 188 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.