Elaine P. Nunez Community College: Narrative Description

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3710 Paris Rd.
Chalmette, LA 70043-1249
Tel: (504)680-2240; Admissions: (504)680-2457; Fax: (504)680-2243; Web Site: http://www.nunez.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1992. Setting: 20-acre suburban campus with easy access to New Orleans. Endowment: $770,000. Educational spending 2002-03: $3142 per student. Total enrollment: 2,363. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 423 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,213 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 1,150 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 28% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 53% 25 or older, 19% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at University of New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana University, Delgado Community College.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended; ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $1740 full-time, $145 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3822 full-time, $318.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $325 full-time, $20 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 1 open to all; national fraternities, coed fraternity; 5% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organization: Nunez Environmental Team. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Fall Fest. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Nunez Community College Library with 37,626 books, 81,267 microform titles, 1,391 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $368,692. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.