Chesapeake College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 8
Wye Mills, MD 21679-0008
Tel: (410)822-5400; Admissions: (410)822-5400; Fax: (410)827-9466; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 170-acre rural campus with easy access to Baltimore and Washington, DC. Total enrollment: 2,354. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Full-time: 724 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 1,630 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 21% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 45% 25 or older, 30% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for radiological technology, physical therapy assistant programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1800 full-time, $75 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2808 full-time, $117 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4056 full-time, $169 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $274 full-time, $10 per credit part-time, $22.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 6 open to all; 3% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government action teams, Phi Theta Kappa, UHURU, Chesapeake Players. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Fall Fest, Concert Series. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 44,049 books, 8,545 microform titles, 132 serials, 1,600 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $471,260.

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