Henderson Community College: Narrative Description

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2660 South Green St.
Henderson, KY 42420-4623
Tel: (270)827-1867
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.henderson.kctcs.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 120-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 2,241. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,923 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 12 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 57% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, ACT, ACT COMPASS. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $2490 full-time, $98 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8820 full-time, $294 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run radio station. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Hartfield Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 30,206 books, 21,126 microform titles, 231 serials, 1,053 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $246,114. 200 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment:

An industrial city, Henderson is on the Ohio River in an important oil-producing and agricultural area. Principal crops are corn, soybeans and tobacco. Part-time employment is available. Transportation provided by rail and bus lines within the city and airlines located in Evansville, Indiana, nine miles away. Ellis Park Racetrack, three miles north, offers thoroughbred racing August through Labor Day and harness racing from in late May to late July. 95 organizations embrace all types of activities. There is a hospital and clinics, public library, YMCA, and 36 churches offering community service. This is the home of Audubon Museum which houses the world's finest collection of Audubon items. The city has one of the finest summer recreational programs in the state of Kentucky. the finest summer recreational programs in the state of Kentucky.

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