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Florida Keys Community College: Narrative Description


5901 College Rd.
Key West, FL 33040-4397
Tel: (305)296-9081
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 20-acre small town campus. Endowment: $658,235. Educational spending 2003-04: $4416 per student. Total enrollment: 1,551. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 717 applied, 77% were admitted. 1% from out-of-state, 55% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: trimesters. 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.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1412 full-time, $58.86 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5289 full-time, $220.38 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $141 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Florida Student Nursing Association, Nurses Pinning Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Keys Chorale, Ceramics Club. Major annual events: State University System Representatives Visit, Graduation Dance, Fall Ice Cream Social. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Florida Keys Community College Library with 29,402 books, 81,675 microform titles, 330 serials, 1,001 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $312,420.

Community Environment:

Key West is the southernmost city in the continental United States. It is a tropical island 157 miles southwest of Miami with an Old-World atmosphere. The setting is a blend of Cuban, West Indian, and Bahamian. The climate is warm and the air is almost pollen free. A rich and colorful history is retained in a thriving modern city. All forms of transportation serve the area. Searstown and four shopping centers are among the nation's most unique, all having a tropical flair. Year-round outdoor recreation includes a coral reef several miles offshore and provides some of the world's finest fishing and diving. Numerous points of interest are the Audubon house, Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Martello Gallery and Museum, the Lighthouse and the Military Museum.

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