Eastern Shore Community College: Narrative Description

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29300 Lankford Hwy.
Melfa, VA 23410-3000
Tel: (757)789-1789; 877-871-8455; Admissions: (757)789-1731; Fax: (757)789-1739; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.es.cc.va.us/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Virginia Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 117-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 807. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 390 applied, 83% were admitted. 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 44% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 45% 25 or older. Retention: 36% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at members of the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Continuing Higher Education.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1788 Full-time, $59.60 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6167 full-time, $205.55 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $140 full-time, $4.65 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: night security guard. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 20,479 books, 95 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 53 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Located midway down the Delmarva Peninsula, which separates Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean, Melfa has a population of 450. The area is known for vegetables, poultry, oysters, fish, sailing, and swimming.

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