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Fort Scott Community College: Narrative Description


2108 South Horton
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Tel: (316)223-2700
Free: 800-874-3722
Fax: (316)223-4927
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1919. Setting: 147-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 1,923. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 26:1. 662 applied. Students come from 24 states and territories, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 9% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Placement: ACT ASSET required; ACT required for some. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $990 full-time, $33 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2670 full-time, $89 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $694 full-time, $23 per credit hour part-time, $2 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:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band. Most popular organizations: Aggie Club, Student Nurses Association, student government, Soccer Club, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Fling, Endowment Dinner. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access, evening security from 9 pm to 6am. 200 college housing spaces available; 198 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Learning Resource Center with 25,308 books, 124 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $103,628. 95 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

FSCC is located in Fort Scott, Kansas, a thriving agricultural-industrial town at the intersection of U.S. highways 69 and 54 in southeast Kansas. About 9,000 persons live in Fort Scott and an additional 6,000 live in the surrounding Bourbon County area. Fort Scott citizens continue to value their historic background, dating from the time the town was established as a military outpost in 1842. The original army post on the Indian frontier, restored and operated by the National Park Service as the Fort Scott National Historic Site, draws thousands of tourists annually. The city is served by major highways and bus lines and has a municipal airport. Superb medical facilities, including a 164-bed hospital, provide medical services for much of southeast Kansas. Numerous cultural opportunities include an active arts council and civic symphony. Outstanding community recreational programs and facilities, 180 acres of parks and several area lakes enhance the college experience for FSCC students.

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