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Central Community College-Grand Island Campus: Narrative Description


PO Box 4903
Grand Island, NE 68802-4903
Tel: (308)398-4222
Admissions: (308)398-7406
Fax: (308)398-7398
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Central Community College. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1976. Setting: 64-acre small town campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $2566 per student. Total enrollment: 2,756. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. Full-time: 495 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 2,261 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 1 other country, 4% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.04% international, 57% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters plus six-week summer session. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: 3 recommendations, interview. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS recommended; ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1392 full-time, $58 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2088 full-time, $87 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $96 full-time, $4 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Mid-Nebraska Users of Computers, Student Activities Organization, intramurals. Major annual events: Christmas Party, Spring Picnic, Halloween Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 40 college housing spaces available; 12 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Central Community College-Grand Island Campus Library with 5,700 books, 94 serials, 150 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $80,609. 156 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Grand Island is located in Central Nebraska and is a leading agricultural center for retailing and industry. Due to agricultural production, industry has quickly expanded, with a resulting rapid population growth. There are many recreational opportunities available to residents and visitors, including swimming, golfing, horse racing, bowling, hunting, and a variety of health-related activities. A large museum complex is located at Grand Island and reflects the Old West tradition. More than 40 churches, two hospitals, a children's zoo and a major library are available.

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