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Central Texas College: Narrative Description


PO Box 1800
Killeen, TX 76540-1800
Tel: (254)526-7161
Free: 800-792-3348
Admissions: (254)526-1452
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 500-acre suburban campus with easy access to Austin. Endowment: $1.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7206 per student. Total enrollment: 18,351. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 40:1. Full-time: 2,986 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 15,365 students, 40% women, 60% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 19 other countries, 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 28% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 55% 25 or older, 1% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Placement: THEA required; SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests, SAT II: Writing Test recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $912 full-time, $38 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1104 full-time, $46 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2880 full-time, $60 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $390 full-time, $8 per hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. College room and board: $2990.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Student Association, We Can Do It Club, Students in Free Enterprise, Student Nurses Association, NAACP. Major annual events: graduation, Annual Job Fair. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. Option: coed housing available. Oveta Culp Hobby Memorial Library with 80,381 books, 173,023 microform titles, 467 serials, 2,590 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $495,978. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 135,000. Killeen is considered an outstanding recreation area with beautiful lakes and streams located nearby. The climate is temperate. All types of transportation are accessible. The community has shopping centers, medical facilities, and churches of many different faiths. Part-time employment is available.

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