Bladen Community College: Narrative Description

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BLADEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 266
Dublin, NC 28332-0266
Tel: (910)879-5500
Admissions: (910)879-5574
Fax: (910)879-5508
Web Site: http://www.bladen.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 45-acre rural campus. Endowment: $72,151. Educational spending 2003-04: $2997 per student. Total enrollment: 1,407. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 78% from top half. 2 class presidents, 6 student government officers. Full-time: 838 students, 78% women, 22% men. Part-time: 569 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 10% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 48% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 62% 25 or older. Retention: 35% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Placement: ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1216 full-time. State resident tuition: $38 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time, $211 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $66 full-time, $25.75 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: Spring Field Day, Christmas Dinner, fall Convocation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 14-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 19,881 books, 36,052 microform titles, 52 serials, 2,364 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $160,321. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Dublin is located 30 miles south of Fayetteville. The principal business is agriculture. Community facilities include 15 churches of various denominations and a public library. Bladen Arts Council frequently sponsors cultural activities in the campus's 1,000-seat auditorium. A golf course, parks, state forest and several lakes provide facilities for excellent fishing and water sports.