East Mississippi Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 158
Scooba, MS 39358-0158
Tel: (662)476-8442
Admissions: (662)476-5041
Web Site: http://www.eastms.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 25-acre rural campus. Endowment: $134,022. Educational spending 2003-04: $3980 per student. Total enrollment: 3,417. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 2,245 applied, 62% were admitted. Students come from 4 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Hispanic, 51% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.03% international, 30% 25 or older, 25% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1400 full-time, $90 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2850 full-time, $100 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $200 full-time, $40 per term part-time. College room and board: $2520.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: local fraternities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 700 college housing spaces available; 435 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Tubb-May Library with 27,840 books, 116 serials, 3,478 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $274,922. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus.

Community Environment:

Scooba is located in the east central part of Mississippi, 35 miles north of Meridian. The area is accessible by railroad and U.S. Highway 45. There are excellent bus, train and air facilities in nearby Meridian.

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