College of the Albemarle: Narrative Description

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PO Box 2327
Elizabeth City, NC 27906-2327
Tel: (252)335-0821; Admissions: (252)335-0821; Fax: (252)335-2011; 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 1960. Setting: 40-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 2,071. Full-time: 854 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 1,217 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 4 other countries, 56% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, allied health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $822 full-time, $34.25 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4578 full-time, $190.25 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Welcome Back Day, Spring Fling, Career Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 48,400 books, 280 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Elizabeth City is the home of a variety of manufacturing firms and serves as a shipping center for a large agricultural area producing corn, soybeans, potatoes, small grains, cabbage and other vegetables. All forms of commercial transportation are available. The Pasquotant River and nearby waterways provide for water sports, and deep sea and surf fishing on the Atlantic Ocean 40 miles away. The Dismal Swamp is a paradise for hunters, fishermen and naturalists. Big and small game include black bears, deer, foxes and many small mammals. Some of the historic points of interest are the Shiloh Baptist Church, the Old Brick House, Hall Creek Church, Winslow and Bayfield Home, the site of Culpepper's Rebellion in 1677-the first open rebellion against the king. Kitty Hawk, site of the Wright brothers' first powered flight, and Manteo, location of the first attempted English Colony, are nearby.

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