Gogebic Community College: Narrative Description

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E-4946 Jackson Rd.
Ironwood, MI 49938
Tel: (906)932-4231
Fax: (906)932-5541
Web Site: http://www.gogebic.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Michigan Department of Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: 195-acre small town campus. Endowment: $675,000. Total enrollment: 981. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. Full-time: 517 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 464 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 4 other countries, 22% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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 except nursing program. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadlines: Rolling, 8/15 for nonresidents. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. Area resident tuition: $2046 full-time, $66 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $2666 full-time, $86 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3472 full-time, $112 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $350 full-time, $5 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, intramural sports. Major annual events: Snow Week, Rock the Z. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Alex D. Chisholm Learning Resources Center with 22,000 books, 220 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 210 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

On the Michigan-Wisconsin border, in the heart of the Midwest ski area, Ironwood is the trading center and lumbering headquarters of the Gogebic Range. The area has refreshing summers and snowy invigorating winters. The city has a library, churches, a hospital, and passenger transportation via air and bus lines. The community has two theatres, hunting, boating, fishing, and excellent skiing for recreation.

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