Aiken Technical College: Narrative Description

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PO Drawer 696
Aiken, SC 29802-0696
Tel: (803)593-9231
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1972. Setting: 88-acre rural campus. Endowment: $539,800. Educational spending 2003-04: $3608 per student. Total enrollment: 2,339. 1,155 applied, 100% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 12% from top quarter, 39% from top half. Full-time: 1,048 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 1,291 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 2 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 40% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at University of South Carolina-Aiken.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: essay. Placement: SAT recommended; ACT, ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $2616 full-time, $109 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2856 full-time, $119 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7,534 full-time, $313.92 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $110 full-time, $60 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: student government, Phi Theta Kappa, student newspaper. Major annual events: Field Day, Health Fair, Orientation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Aiken Technical College Library with 32,118 books, 425 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $258,703. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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