Coastal Bend College: Narrative Description

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3800 Charco Rd.
Beeville, TX 78102-2197
Tel: (361)358-2838
Admissions: (361)354-2251
Fax: (361)354-2254
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County-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 100-acre rural campus. Endowment: $825,011. Educational spending 2003-04: $1089 per student. Total enrollment: 4,013. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 1,250 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,789 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 2,224 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 3 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 62% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 42% 25 or older, 5% live on campus, 55% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1232 full-time, $48 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1928 full-time, $84 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2192 full-time, $114 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $80 full-time, $40 per term part-time. College room only: $1300.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Computer Science Club, Creative Writing Club, Drama Club, Art Club. Major annual events: Transfer Day, Job Fair, CBC Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 147 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Grady C. Hogue Learning Resource Center with 37,971 books, 3,270 microform titles, 268 serials, 2,974 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $541,128. 970 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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