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Cecil Community College: Narrative Description


One Seahawk Dr.
North East, MD 21901-1999
Tel: (410)287-6060; Admissions: (410)287-1004; Fax: (410)287-1026; Web Site:

Description: County-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 100-acre small town campus with easy access to Baltimore. Total enrollment: 1,797. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 780 applied, 100% were admitted. full-time: 596 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,201 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 3 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 8% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 38% 25 or older, 0% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $2250 full-time, $75 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4950 full-time, $165 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6300 full-time, $210 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $205 full-time, $10 per credit part-time, $30 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all; national fraternities; 3% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Non-traditional Student Organization, Student Nurses Association, student newspaper. Major annual events: Welcome Back Event, Spring Fling, Chautaugua Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Cecil County Veteran's Memorial Library with 33,881 books, 15 microform titles, 183 serials, 1,093 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 66 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: North East is approximately 5 miles west of Elkton, which is nestled in the valley where the Chesapeake Bay begins. It is within easy reach of the major cities on the East Coast with all forms of major commercial transportation available. Three interchanges on the John F. Kennedy Turnpike and super highways make New York or Washington, D.C., an easy two-hour drive. Elkton, rich in historical sites, has churches, health centers, and good shopping. The area offers hunting, fishing, camping, yachting, and racing and, with its beaches, parks, and marinas, is an ideal spot for vacationing.

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