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Central Alabama Community College: Narrative Description


PO Box 699
Alexander City, AL 35011-0699
Tel: (256)234-6346
Fax: (256)234-0384
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Alabama College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 100-acre small town campus. Research spending 2003-04: $34,245. Total enrollment: 1,790. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. Students come from 6 states and territories, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 25% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 52% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, 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. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: 3 recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/9.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2700 full-time, $72 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4830 full-time, $144 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $540 full-time, $18 per hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Cultural Unity, Baptist Campus Ministry, Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Spring Fest. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: evening security. College housing not available. Thomas D. Russell Library with 35,000 books and 455 serials. Operations spending 2003-04: $235,461. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Alexander City (population 13,145) is recognized as a city with great civic pride and a sound business climate. It is a pivotal point of transportation: 78 miles southeast of Birmingham, 55 miles northeast of Montgomery, 123 miles southwest of Atlanta, and 70 miles northwest of Columbus, GA. Childersburg is strategically located on Highway 280, 35 miles southeast of Birmingham, 76 miles north of Montgomery, and 42 miles southwest of Anniston. Both campuses are located in one of the South's principal industrial areas. Industries are diversified yet bolstered by the large payrolls of two leading textile corporations and a leading paper products company. Electrical energy, various foundries, emerging high tech companies, and many small businesses comprise the economic base of the College's service area. Both cities are favored with a mild climate year round, with outstanding recreational and sports facilities. In Alexander City, Lake Martin is the focus of boating, swimming, fishing, and camping. In Childersburg, Logan Martin Lake and Lay Lake allow for sports and recreational activities.

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