Columbus State Community College: Narrative Description

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Box 1609
Columbus, OH 43216-1609
Tel: (614)287-2400
Free: 800-621-6407
Admissions: (614)287-2669
Fax: (614)287-5117
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Ohio Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 75-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 21,872. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 3,058 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 8,530 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 13,342 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 127 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 23% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 57% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Retention: 48% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Higher Education Council of Columbus. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. One-time mandatory fee: $35. State resident tuition: $2736 full-time, $76 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6048 full-time, $168 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group. Social organizations: 17 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Xi Tau, African-American Women's Support Group, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Student Organization for Legal Assistants. Major annual events: Welcome Back, May Day, homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Educational Resources Center plus 1 other with 38,192 books, 489 serials, 7,903 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1 million. 960 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Ohio State University - Columbus Campus.

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