Jacksonville College: Narrative Description

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105 B J Albritton Dr.
Jacksonville, TX 75766-4759
Tel: (903)586-2518; 800-256-8522; Admissions: (903)586-2518; Web Site: http://www.jacksonville-college.edu/

Description: Independent Baptist, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1899. Setting: 20-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 323. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 281 applied, 38% were admitted. Full-time: 240 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 83 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 15 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 16% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 12% 25 or older, 39% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission. Placement: THEA required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous until 7/1.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $6778 includes full-time tuition ($3750), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($2628). Part-time tuition: $165 per hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, Ministerial Alliance, Mission Band. Major annual events: Homecoming, College Preview Day, Spring Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, evening security personnel. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Weatherby Memorial Building plus 1 other with 22,000 books and 170 serials. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population 12,000, Jacksonville is a small community enjoying temperate climate. The average annual rainfall is approximately 45 inches. The community is reached by way of railroad, major airlines, bus lines and highways. Community service facilities include many churches, two hospitals, a public library, and a local radio station. There are parks and facilities for golf, hunting, fishing, rodeos, and swimming. Various civic and fraternal organizations are active in the area. Part-time employment is available.

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