James A. Rhodes State College: Narrative Description

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4240 Campus Dr.
Lima, OH 45804-3597
Tel: (419)995-8000
Admissions: (419)995-8050
Fax: (419)995-8098
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rhodesstate.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 565-acre rural campus. Endowment: $849,362. Educational spending 2003-04: $4097 per student. Total enrollment: 2,842. 1,092 applied, 100% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 52% from top half. Full-time: 1,417 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 1,425 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 0.3% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 48% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT, ACT ASSET and ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/22.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $3756 full-time, $83.50 per quarter hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7512 full-time, $167 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $20 full-time, $20 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Social Activities Board, Ski Club, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Psychology Club. Major annual events: May Week, annual rock concert. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Rhodes State/Ohio State Library/with 80,000 books and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $182,139. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Lima, population 45,549, is an industrial city and the county seat of Allen County. It is 68 miles SSW of Toledo. Its major industries include motor vehicles, steel castings, aircraft parts, machine tools, and building machinery. It is also the center of a diversified agricultural region.

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