Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School: Narrative Description

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125 South Second, PO Box 1147
Arkansas City, KS 67005-1147
Tel: (620)442-0430
Free: 800-593-CCCC
Admissions: (620)441-5245
Fax: (620)441-5350
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kansas State Board of Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1922. Setting: 19-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2000 per student. Total enrollment: 4,523. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 28:1. 1,197 applied, 100% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 19% from top quarter, 45% from top half. Full-time: 2,300 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 2,223 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 12 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 7% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 19% 25 or older, 7% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended; ACT ASSET, ACCUPLACER required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1260 full-time, $42 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1410 full-time, $47 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2790 full-time, $99 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $540 full-time, $18 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $3450. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: Volunteer Club, Peers Advocating for Wellness, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual events: Mr. Cinderfella, Puttin' on the Hits, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service, residence hall entrances are locked at night. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Renn Memorial Library with 26,000 books and 100 serials. Operations spending 2003-04: $149,256. 53 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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