Hopkinsville Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 2100
Hopkinsville, KY 42241-2100
Tel: (270)886-3921
Fax: (270)886-0237
Web Site: http://www.hopcc.kctcs.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 70-acre small town campus with easy access to Nashville. Endowment: $2.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6780 per student. Total enrollment: 3,104. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. Full-time: 1,413 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 1,691 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1 other country, 25% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 22% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 52% 25 or older, 61% transferred in. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript, interview. Placement: ACT, ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2940 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 location and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to location and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 18 open to all; local fraternities. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Union, Circle K, Minority Student Union, Donovan Scholars, Nursing Club. Major annual events: Fun Day, Appreciation Day, Circle of Love. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. HCC Library plus 1 other with 45,674 books, 25,613 microform titles, 147 serials, 4,377 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $134,000. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Hopkinsville is noted as an agricultural and industrial center with important livestock, grain, and dark tobacco markets, flour and feed production, and the manufacturing of shoes, clothing, hardwood flooring, lighting fixtures, industrial springs, and automotive products. The city is served by rail, bus, and air lines via nearby Clarksville and Nashville, Tennessee.

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