Allen County Community College: Narrative Description

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1801 North Cottonwood St.
Iola, KS 66749-1607
Tel: (620)365-5116
Fax: (620)365-7406
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kansas State Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1923. Setting: 88-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $1833 per student. Total enrollment: 2,256. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 893 applied, 100% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 16% from top quarter, 29% from top half. Full-time: 824 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 1,432 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 16 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 35% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 76% transferred in. Retention: 56% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/24. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1120 full-time, $35 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $768 full-time, $24 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $3500. College room only: $2500.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: intramurals, Student Senate, Biology Club, student newspaper, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Homecoming, Outstanding Sophomore, Welcome Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access. 190 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Learning Resource Center with 49,416 books, 159 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $134,304. 65 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Iola is a rural area with community facilities that provide a library, hospital, many churches and a fine arts center. Part-time employment is available. Fishing, boating, golf and bowling are some of the recreational activities. The County 4-H Fair is an annual event as is the Farm-City Day Celebration.

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