Cleveland Community College: Narrative Description

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137 South Post Rd.
Shelby, NC 28152
Tel: (704)484-4000; Admissions: (704)484-4073; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 43-acre small town campus with easy access to Charlotte. Endowment: $450,000. Educational spending 2002-03: $3868 per student. Total enrollment: 2,793. 278 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,095 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 1,698 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 26% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 49% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at Foothills Nursing Consortium.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I and SAT II or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1233 full-time, $34.25 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6867 full-time, $190.75 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $38 full-time, $10 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, Student Government Association, Lamplighters, Mu Epsilon Delta, Black Awareness Club. Major annual events: Women's World, Spring Fling Welcome Back Students, Awards Night. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security personnel during open hours. College housing not available. Cleveland Community College Library with 29,438 books, 1,135 microform titles, 276 serials, 3,619 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $420,550. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Shelby is the county seat for Cleveland County and is a diversified manufacturing area. The principal businesses are mercantile, textiles, and machine parts. A city park and a large lake provide the area with recreation facilities.

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