Coastal Carolina Community College: Narrative Description

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444 Western Blvd.
Jacksonville, NC 28546-6899
Tel: (910)455-1221
Admissions: (910)938-6254
Fax: (910)455-2767
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 98-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.7 million. Research spending 2003-04: $37,912. Educational spending 2003-04: $2521 per student. Total enrollment: 4,158. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 3,606 applied, 76% were admitted. Full-time: 2,167 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 1,991 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 5 other countries, 28% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 22% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 45% 25 or older, 13% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: 2 recommendations, interview. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time, $211 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time, $5 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: SHELL (environmental group), SPYS (social sciences group), student government, Star of Life, Association of Nursing Students. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Winter Meltdown, Fall Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. C. Louis Shields Learning Resources Center with 44,062 books, 738 microform titles, 266 serials, 10,460 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $366,476. 830 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The principal business of Jacksonville are marine-related industries, military support services, and wood products. Railroads serve the area. Thirty churches of various faiths, one library and numerous historical sites are within the community. Hunting and fishing are excellent, and there are also parks are in the area for other recreational activities.

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