J. F. Drake State Technical College: Narrative Description

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3421 Meridian St. North
Huntsville, AL 35811-1584
Tel: (256)539-8161; 888-413-7253; Admissions: (256)551-3109; Web Site: http://www.drakestate.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, specialized, coed. Part of State of Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 6-acre urban campus with easy access to Huntsville. Educational spending 2002-03: $4580 per student. Total enrollment: 796. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 645 applied, 88% were admitted. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter. Full-time: 461 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 335 students, 52% women, 48% men. 4% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 57% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 55% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2184 full-time, $68 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4368 full-time, $136 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $96 full-time, $24 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Major annual events: Student Government Election, Miss Drake Pageant. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. 380 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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