Chipola College: Narrative Description

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3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446-3065
Tel: (850)526-2761
Admissions: (850)718-2209
Fax: (850)718-2388
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 105-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 2,249. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 798 applied, 95% were admitted. Full-time: 1,030 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 1,219 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 7 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 19% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 27% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1830 full-time, $59 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5490 full-time, $181 per semester hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course level and degree level. Part-time tuition varies according to course level and degree level.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organization: Drama/Theater Group. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Homecoming, Spring Frolics. Campus security: night security personnel. College housing not available. Chipola Library with 37,740 books and 226 serials. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Marianna, located in northwest Florida, has an annual average temperature of 68.1 degrees and an average rainfall of 54.51 inches. Buses serve the area along the U.S. Highway 90. Community facilities include a hospital, several motels, a library, churches, and two radio stations. The Florida Caverns State Park, three miles north, has extensive limestone caverns with guided trips available. Picnic areas, campsites, rock gardens, a museum, and golf course are located here. There are fine beaches for all water sports, and excellent hunting in the area.

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