Beaufort County Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 1069
Washington, NC 27889-1069
Tel: (252)946-6194; Admissions: (252)940-6233; Fax: (252)946-0271; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 67-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,756. 1% from out-of-state, 1% Hispanic, 35% black, 0.1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 58% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, medical laboratory technology programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, CPT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/18. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1136 full-time, $35.30 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6608 full-time, $206.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $28 full-time, $14 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Gama Beta Phi, Phi Beta Lambda, Hope Club. Major annual events: Christmas celebration, Thanksgiving, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Beaufort Community College Library with 25,734 books, 214 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Washington, NC is located on the Pamlico River, which affords excellent fishing, boating, and water skiing. North Carolina's finest beach areas are only a short distance away. Year-round golf courses and tennis courts are also easily accessible. Other points of interest include the NC Estuarium, the Beaufort County Arts Council (located in the old Atlantic Coastal Railroad Depot), and the newly renovated Turnage Theater.

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