Anne Arundel Community College: Narrative Description

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101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012-1895
Tel: (410)647-7100
Admissions: (410)777-2240
Fax: (410)541-2245
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 230-acre suburban campus with easy access to Baltimore and Washington, DC. Endowment: $2.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2836 per student. Total enrollment: 14,290. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Full-time: 4,780 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 9,510 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 19 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 12% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 43% 25 or older, 19% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for certain allied health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1992 full-time, $83 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3816 full-time, $159 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6768 full-time, $282 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $232 full-time, $8 per credit hour part-time, $20 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, student association, Black Student Union, International Student Association, Chemistry Club. Major annual events: Activities Fair, family performances, dramatic/theatrical performances. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Andrew G. Truxal Library with 144,694 books, 7,875 microform titles, 403 serials, 8,060 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $273,173. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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