Forrest Junior College: Narrative Description

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601 East River St.
Anderson, SC 29624
Tel: (864)225-7653
Fax: (864)261-7471
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Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 3-acre small town campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $7240 per student. Total enrollment: 165. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 26 applied, 92% were admitted. Students come from 2 states and territories, 26% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 47% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 20% 25 or older. ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 9/30.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $4950 full-time, $110 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $450 full-time, $150 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: legal services, health clinic. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Forrest Junior College Library plus 1 other with an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $12,000. 37 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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