Alamance Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 8000
Graham, NC 27253-8000
Tel: (336)578-2002
Fax: (336)578-1987
Web Site:


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 48-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2493 per student. Total enrollment: 4,627. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,733 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,570 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 3,057 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 3 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 23% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 47% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, allied health programs. Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1136 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6304 full-time, $211 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time, $5 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: 5 open to all. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 22,114 books, 25,837 microform titles, 185 serials, 3,033 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $406,075. 56 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The industrialized economy of Alamance County depends primarily upon textiles, hosiery, electronics, metal cutting and fabricating, packaging and plastics. The bulk of the industries are located here. Planes and buses serve the area. A library, museum, YMCA, hospitals and various civic and service organizations are a part of the community. Some part-time employment is available for students. Recreational facilities include a supervised city recreational program, and many lakes are available for winter sports and outdoor living.

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