Daytona Beach Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 2811
Daytona Beach, FL 32120-2811
Tel: (386)255-8131
Admissions: (386)506-3732
Fax: (386)254-4458
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to Orlando. Endowment: $3.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4035 per student. Total enrollment: 11,945. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 3,235 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 4,776 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 7,169 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 52 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 12% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 42% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, allied health, public services programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET, CPT required; SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $1825 full-time, $60.83 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6850 full-time, $228.34 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $40 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Florida Student Nursing Association, International Club, SGA, History Club, Drama Club. Major annual events: Cultural Festival, Earth Day, Handicap Awareness Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Mary Karl Memorial Library with 66,312 books, 20,700 microform titles, 745 serials, 4,503 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.5 million. 752 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Bethune-Cookman College.

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