Crowder College: Narrative Description
CROWDER COLLEGE K-3
601 Laclede Ave.
Neosho, MO 64850-9160
Tel: (417)451-3223; (866)238-7788
Web Site: http://www.crowder.edu/
State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 608-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 2,611. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 1,024 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,403 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 1,208 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 15 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 23% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.
Open admission except for nursing program. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT COMPASS required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $1740 full-time, $58 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2460 full-time, $82 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3210 full-time, $107 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $210 full-time, $7 per semester hour part-time. College room and board: $3870.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Students in Free Enterprise, Baptist Student Union, Student Senate, Student Ambassadors. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Fling, Spirit Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 200 college housing spaces available; 150 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Crowder College Learning Resources Center with 37,452 books, 167,829 microform titles, 163 serials, 3,632 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $175,280. 515 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Neosho (population 10,000) is the birthplace of Thomas Hart Benton, 18 miles from Joplin. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Churches of most of the major denominations, two libraries, a museum, two hospitals and numerous civic and fraternal organizations are represented. Part time jobs are available in Neosho and the two county districts. Neosho provides the area with a full time recreation director and planned activities for the community. The Government Fish Hatchery is nearby.