Corning Community College: Narrative Description

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One Academic Dr.
Corning, NY 14830-3297
Tel: (607)962-9011
Admissions: (607)962-9427
Fax: (607)962-9456
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1956. Setting: 275-acre rural campus. Endowment: $1.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7838 per student. Total enrollment: 4,443. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 1,622 applied, 90% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 13% from top quarter, 41% from top half. Full-time: 2,356 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 2,087 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 41% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to residents of sponsoring counties.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $3064 full-time, $128 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6128 full-time, $256 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $400 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: student association, WCEB, Two-Bit Players, Activities Programming Committee, Nursing Society. Major annual events: Springfest/Fallfest, Job Fair, Campus Life Fair. 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. Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library with 71,233 books, 26,123 microform titles, 2,500 serials, 4,290 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $700,222. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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