Forsyth Technical Community College: Narrative Description

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2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103-5197
Tel: (336)723-0371
Admissions: (336)734-7331
Fax: (336)761-2098
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 38-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 7,157. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 9,275 applied, 57% were admitted. 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 25% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 51% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, engineering technology programs. Option: Peterson's Universal Application. Required: high school transcript. Placement: Assessment and Placement Services for Community Colleges required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/25. Notification: continuous until 8/25.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $912 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5064 full-time, $211 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $50 full-time, $19 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Forsyth Technical Community College Library plus 1 other with 41,606 books and 358 serials. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Wake Forest University.

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