Hagerstown Community College: Narrative Description

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11400 Robinwood Dr.
Hagerstown, MD 21742-6590
Tel: (301)790-2800
Fax: (301)739-0737
Web Site: http://www.hagerstowncc.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 187-acre suburban campus with easy access to Baltimore and Washington, DC. Endowment: $5.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3394 per student. Total enrollment: 3,528. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,445 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,172 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 2,356 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 1 other country, 23% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.03% international, 37% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at HCC Valley Mall Center, Maryland Correctional Training Center.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing (RN), radiological technology and practical nursing (LPN) programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, ACT composite score of 21, 1 lab chemistry and algebra for admission into nursing and radiography programs. Placement: ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2670 full-time, $89 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $4260 full-time, $142 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5580 full-time, $186 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $330 full-time, $8 per credit hour part-time, $20. 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, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Robinwood Players, Association of Nursing Students, Theta Lambda Upsilon, Art Club. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. William Brish Library with 45,705 books, 4,907 microform titles, 228 serials, 1,585 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $378,321. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

In the heart of Cumberland Valley, Hagerstown is manufacturing city nestled at an intersection of highway interstates and rail transportation. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Recreational facilities are numerous. Points of interest are Antietam Battlefield, Old Ft. Frederick State Park, Hager House, and Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Special events include the annual Halloween Mummer's Parade.

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