Colby Community College: Narrative Description

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1255 South Range
Colby, KS 67701-4099
Tel: (785)462-3984
Fax: (785)462-4600
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kansas Board of Regents. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 80-acre small town campus. Endowment: $3.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2891 per student. Total enrollment: 1,761. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 638 applied, 100% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 63% from top half. Full-time: 1,038 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 723 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 5 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 22% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for animal science, health-related programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $1376 full-time, $43 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2560 full-time, $80 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $640 full-time, $20 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $3542. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 16 open to all. Most popular organizations: KSNEA, Physical Therapist Assistants Club, Block and Bridle, SVTA, COPNS. Major annual events: Fall Formal, Spring Formal, End of Year Event. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 264 college housing spaces available; 240 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Davis Library with 32,000 books, 350 serials, and an OPAC. 178 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Colby is in the state's leading wheat-producing area, the northwest corner of the state. Population 6,000. Community facilities include a fine hospital, library and churches of most faiths. Job opportunities are open with the city and community providing employment for students wherever possible.

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