Calhoun Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 2216
Decatur, AL 35609-2216
Tel: (256)306-2500; Admissions: (256)306-2595; Fax: (256)306-2877; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Alabama College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: suburban campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $1088 per student. Total enrollment: 8,923. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 5,014 applied, 86% were admitted. Full-time: 3,569 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 5,354 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 16 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 19% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 38% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, dental services programs. Required for some: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2160 full-time, $72 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4320 full-time, $144 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $540 full-time, $18 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Black Students Alliance, Phi Theta Kappa, BACCHUS/SADD, VICA. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Fest, comedy club. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Brewer Library plus 2 others with 36,699 books, 65,454 microform titles, 202 serials, 23,948 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $495,698. 160 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

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