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PO Box 804
Spindale, NC 28160-0804
Tel: (828)286-3636; Admissions: (828)286-3636; Fax: (828)286-8109; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 120-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 2,005. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. Full-time: 988 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 1,017 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 3 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 16% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 49% 25 or older. Retention: 33% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $1136 full-time, $35.50 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6304 full-time, $197 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $28 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. 35,200 books, 289 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page.

Community Environment: Spindale is located 20 miles from Shelby, 28 miles from Hendersonville, and 35 miles from Asheville.

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