Frank Phillips College: Narrative Description

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Box 5118
Borger, TX 79008-5118
Tel: (806)274-5311
Free: 800-687-2056
Admissions: (806)457-4200
Fax: (806)274-6835
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 60-acre small town campus. Endowment: $402,582. Total enrollment: 1,100. Students come from 11 states and territories, 12 other countries, 26% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: THEA required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/25. Notification: continuous until 8/25.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $720 full-time, $30 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1128 full-time, $47 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $1296 full-time, $54 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $914 full-time, $36 per semester hour part-time, $50 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Rodeo Club, Music Club, Computer Club, Phi Theta Kappa, student government. Major annual events: College Day, Career Fair, Honors Banquet. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 200 college housing spaces available; 180 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Frank Phillips College Learning Resource Center with 35,700 books, 138 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $126,467. 29 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 14,195, one of the youngest towns in Texas, Borger was born as an oil boomtown in 1926. Today it is the center of the Panhandle gas reservoir, which produces more natural gas and allied products than any other field in the world. The community enjoys temperate climate. Air, rail, and bus service is available. Community services include a public library, churches of major denominations, a hospital, major civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations, and shopping facilities. Local recreation includes theaters, golf, and other sports. Lake Meredith also offers recreational opportunities. The Oil Show, Rodeo, and Art Show are held annually. Part-time employment is available.

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