Columbia College of Nursing: Narrative Description

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2121 East Newport Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211-2952
Tel: (414)961-3530
Free: 800-321-6265
Admissions: (414)256-1219
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Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees (nursing degree is awarded in conjunction with Mount Mary College). Founded 1901. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $900,000. Research spending 2003-04: $42,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $4969 per student. Total enrollment: 260. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 123 applied, 46% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 65% from top quarter, 91% from top half. Full-time: 243 students, 97% women, 3% men. Part-time: 17 students, 94% women, 6% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 13% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 2% live on campus. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program. Off campus study at Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, 1 recommendation, interview. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,375 includes full-time tuition ($15,975), mandatory fees ($1200), and college room and board ($4200). College room only: $3200. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, location, and student level. Part-time tuition: $466 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: 2 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Student Nurses Association. Major annual events: holiday party, Spring Banquet, homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 100 college housing spaces available; 4 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Ellen Bacon Library plus 2 others with 9,060 books, 253 serials, 508 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $111,752. 18 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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