Cape Fear Community College: Narrative Description

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411 North Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401-3993
Tel: (910)362-7000
Admissions: (910)362-7054
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 150-acre urban campus. Endowment: $1.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2786 per student. Total enrollment: 7,073. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,541 applied, 70% were admitted. Full-time: 3,406 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 3,667 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 2 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 14% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.04% international, 11% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, distance learning, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, allied health programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, placement testing. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/18. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time, $211 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $70 full-time, $7 per credit 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. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Nursing Club, Dental Hygiene Club, Pineapple Guild. Major annual event: 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. Cape Fear Community College Library with 47,761 books, 28,400 microform titles, 936 serials, 6,317 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $989,099. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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