Henry Ford Community College: Narrative Description

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5101 Evergreen Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48128-1495
Tel: (313)845-9615
Fax: (313)845-9658
Web Site: http://www.hfcc.edu/


District-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1938. Setting: 75-acre suburban campus with easy access to Detroit. Total enrollment: 12,123. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 17% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 44% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, allied health, honors programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Area resident tuition: $1710 full-time, $57 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3360 full-time, $112 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3600 full-time, $120 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $402 full-time, $11 per credit hour part-time, $36 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Student Nurses, Future Teachers, ASAD (American Students of African Descent), Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: theater/concerts, Welcome Back Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Eshleman Library with 80,000 books, 650 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Dearborn's boundaries have been extended to join those of Detroit, and it is difficult to discern where one city ends and the other begins. Dearborn is a distinct entity with history, government and industries of its own. The area is called the city with no slums. There are limited job opportunities within the immediate area, though Detroit offers good part-time employment. Camp Dearborn 35 miles northwest offers 6 lakes, a trout stream, picnic groves, a 1/2 mile beach, and camping facilities. Community services include two general hospitals, five public libraries, and limited access to all major forms of public transportation. The city has outstanding public recreation facilities.

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