Hagerstown Business College: Narrative Description
HAGERSTOWN BUSINESS COLLEGE A-5
18618 Crestwood Dr.
Hagerstown, MD 21742-2797
Tel: (301)739-2670; 800-422-2670; Admissions: (301)739-2670; Fax: (301)791-7661; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.hagerstownbusinesscol.org/
Description: Proprietary, 2-year, specialized, coed. Part of Kaplan Higher Education Corporation. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1938. Setting: 8-acre small town campus with easy access to Baltimore and Washington, DC. Total enrollment: 932. 63% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 9% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 55% 25 or older, 3% live on campus. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships.
Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.
Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35.
Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Association of Legal Students, Health Information Technology Students Organization, Student Government Association, Caduceus Club. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 36 college housing spaces available; 27 were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. HBC library plus 1 other with 8,000 books, 528 microform titles, 70 serials, and 400 audiovisual materials. 207 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.