Chadron State College: Narrative Description

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1000 Main St.
Chadron, NE 69337
Tel: (308)432-6000
Admissions: (308)432-6263
Fax: (308)432-6229
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Nebraska State College System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1911. Setting: 281-acre small town campus. Endowment: $6.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $147,715. Educational spending 2003-04: $3565 per student. Total enrollment: 2,569. Faculty: 116 (94 full-time, 22 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 68% from top half. Full-time: 1,777 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 453 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 5 other countries, 22% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 15% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, health forms. Placement: ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $95 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $2850 full-time, $95 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5700 full-time, $190 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $645 full-time, $34.45 per credit 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: $3986. College room only: $1850. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Major annual events: Spring Days, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,200 college housing spaces available; 774 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Reta King Library with 593,140 books, 381,890 microform titles, 619 serials, 5,596 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $662,266. 75 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:

Chadron, located in northwestern Nebraska, is near the Nebraska National Forest where hunting is popular as well as trout fishing. Chadron is also a short drive from snow skiing, water skiing, and the Black Hills of South Dakota. The community facilities include a public library, hospital, churches, and numerous civic organizations.

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