Heartland Community College: Narrative Description

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1500 West Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Tel: (309)268-8000
Fax: (309)268-7999
Web Site: http://www.heartland.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1990. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $6193 per student. Total enrollment: 4,566. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. Full-time: 1,811 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 2,755 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 2 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 38% 25 or older, 15% transferred in. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program, network administration program. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: SAT, ACT recommended; ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1890 full-time, $63 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3780 full-time, $126 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5670 full-time, $189 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: Environmental Club, Early Childhood Club, student government, Nursing Club, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Spring Fest, Diversity Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Heartland Community College Library with 5,000 books, 188 serials, 4,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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