Elizabethtown Community College: Narrative Description

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600 College St. Rd.
Elizabethtown, KY 42701-3081
Tel: (270)769-2371; 877-246-2322; Admissions: (270)769-2371; Fax: (270)769-1632; Web Site: http://www.elizabethtown.kctcs.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 40-acre small town campus with easy access to Louisville. Educational spending 2002-03: $2715 per student. Total enrollment: 3,615. Full-time: 1,645 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 1,970 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 11% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Western Kentucky University.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission for state residents. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, ACT ASSET. Required for some: ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1896 full-time, $79 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5688 full-time, $237 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Union, Kentucky Association of Nursing Students. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Hanging of the Greens, Social Science Seminar. Campus security: late night security. College housing not available. Elizabethtown Community College Media Center with 35,175 books, 240 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $459,000. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Brown-Pusey Community House, formerly a stagecoach inn, has been restored and now serves as a community center and library. This is a rural area with rail and bus service, and a local airport. Elizabethtown provides recreation with two theaters, a recreational lake owned by the city, a park with olympic-size pool and a par-three golf course. Community services include the County Health Department, one hospital and 39 different organizations. A County Fair and City Festival are held annually.

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