Crowder College: Narrative Description

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601 Laclede Ave.
Neosho, MO 64850-9160
Tel: (417)451-3223; (866)238-7788
Fax: (417)451-4280
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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.

Entrance Requirements:

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.

Collegiate Environment:

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.

Community Environment:

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.

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