Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences: Narrative Description

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FLORIDA HOSPITAL COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES J-13

800 Lake Estelle Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803
Tel: (407)303-7747
Free: 800-500-7747
Admissions: (407)303-9798
Web Site: http://www.fhchs.edu/

Description:

Independent, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Setting: 9-acre urban campus. Endowment: $1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $9082. Educational spending 2003-04: $4589 per student. Total enrollment: 1,403. 463 applied, 96% were admitted. Full-time: 609 students, 78% women, 22% men. Part-time: 794 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 23 other countries, 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 14% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 8% live on campus. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: minimum 2.7 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: 7/18, 7/18 for nonresidents. Notification: continuous until 8/30, continuous until 8/30 for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Tuition: $6600 full-time, $220 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $250 full-time, $125 per term part-time. College room only: $1680. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: International Food Fair, Annual Picnic, Fall Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 120 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Robert Arthur Williams Library with 74,581 books, 158 serials, 1,627 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $510,809. 45 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.