Coahoma Community College: Narrative Description

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3240 Friars Point Rd.
Clarksdale, MS 38614-9799
Tel: (662)627-2571
Admissions: (662)621-4205
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 29-acre small town campus with easy access to Memphis. Total enrollment: 1,400. Students come from 8 states and territories, 10% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1400 full-time. State resident tuition: $2900 full-time, $80 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3100 full-time. Mandatory fees: $140 full-time, $25 per term part-time. College room and board: $2844.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, VICA, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Major annual events: High School Day, Coronation of Miss Coahoma Community College, Graduation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 400 college housing spaces available; 285 were occupied in 2003-04. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

Community Environment:

Clarksdale, an important distributing outlet in an agricultural region, is a prime example of the state's "Balance Agriculture with Industry" program. The city gins large amounts of cotton and manufactures conveyor equipment, corrugated boxes, farm machinery, tire tubes, agricultural chemicals and fertilizers, builder's hardware, electronic equipment and furniture. The Greyhound Bus line serves the city. The area has a public library, hospital, churches of all major denominations and movie theatres.

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