Iowa Central Community College: Narrative Description

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330 Ave. M
Fort Dodge, IA 50501-5798
Tel: (515)576-7201
Admissions: (515)576-0099
Fax: (515)576-7724
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Department of Education Division of Community Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 110-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 4,567. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 40% from top half. Students come from 25 states and territories, 18 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 26% 25 or older, 22% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health occupations programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT, ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2790 full-time, $93 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4135 full-time, $139.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time, $10 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, HOSA, BPA, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual events: first week of fall semester activities, Hypnotist, theater productions. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Iowa Central Community College Library plus 1 other with 55,000 books, 350 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 510 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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