Chattahoochee Valley Community College: Narrative Description

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2602 College Dr.
Phenix City, AL 36869-7928
Tel: (334)291-4900
Fax: (334)291-4994
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: 103-acre small town campus. Endowment: $42,791. Educational spending 2003-04: $2255 per student. Total enrollment: 1,986. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Full-time: 500 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 113 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 10 other countries, 0.3% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 39% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 45% 25 or older, 16% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at Troy State University.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2700 full-time, $90 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4830 full-time, $161 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Major annual events: multicultural activities, Blood Drive, Thanksgiving canned food drive. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Estelle Bain Owens Learning Resource Center and Library with 54,129 books, 4,024 microform titles, 90 serials, 853 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $300,841. 55 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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