Edgecombe Community College: Narrative Description

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2009 West Wilson St.
Tarboro, NC 27886-9399
Tel: (252)823-5166
Fax: (252)823-6817
Web Site: http://www.edgecombe.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 90-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $50,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $4250 per student. Total enrollment: 2,553. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 374 applied, 95% were admitted. Full-time: 947 students, 79% women, 21% men. Part-time: 1,606 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 4 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 62% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 47% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for radiological technology, nursing, respiratory therapy, surgical technology, networking technology programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations. Placement: SAT or ACT, MAPS recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time, $211 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $24 full-time, $.75 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organization: Student Government Association. Major annual events: Annual Dance, Spring Fling, Halloween Festival. College housing not available. 42,460 books, 54,841 microform titles, 239 serials, 2,527 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $460,000. 180 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See North Carolina Wesleyan College.

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