Cape Cod Community College: Narrative Description

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2240 Iyanough Rd.
West Barnstable, MA 02668-1599
Tel: (508)362-2131
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 120-acre rural campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $3.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $8081 per student. Total enrollment: 4,243. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,179 applied, 98% were admitted. 10% from top quarter of their high school class, 31% from top half. Full-time: 1,470 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 2,773 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 5 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 58% 25 or older, 10% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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. Off campus study at Bridgewater State College, Bristol Community College, Dean College, Massasoit Community College, Stonehill College, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, dental hygiene, physical therapy programs. Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: essay, recommendations. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/10. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $720 full-time, $24 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6900 full-time, $230 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2940 full-time, $98 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 31 open to all. Most popular organizations: Innkeepers Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Senate, Learning Disabilities Support Group, Ethnic Diversity. Major annual events: Spree Day, Commencement festivities, Annual Arts Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Cape Cod Community College Learning Resource Center with 54,342 books, 30,740 microform titles, 705 serials, 6,107 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $588,557. 240 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A rural village in the town of Barnstable on Cape Cod with several museums dedicated to early Americana in the area. The community has excellent facilities for all sports, yacht races and tournaments, and many historic celebrations. Part-time employment is available with exceptional opportunities in the summer. Transportation provided by air and bus. Shopping facilities are excellent.

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