James Sprunt Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 398
Kenansville, NC 28349-0398
Tel: (910)296-2400
Admissions: (910)296-2500
Fax: (910)296-1222
Web Site: http://www.sprunt.com/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 51-acre rural campus. Endowment: $16,912. Educational spending 2003-04: $3603 per student. Total enrollment: 1,324. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 249 applied, 86% were admitted. Full-time: 654 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 670 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 41% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 51% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time, $211 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $70 full-time, $70 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all; local fraternities; 4% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Nurses Association, Art Club, Alumni Association, National Technical-Vocational Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Christmas Dance/Coronation, Activities Day, Halloween. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: trained security personnel. College housing not available. James Sprunt Community College Library with 23,497 books, 26,000 microform titles, 235 serials, 1,392 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $141,170. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located 40 miles from the principal city of Goldsboro and 4 miles from Interstate 40, Kenansville is a rural community with three churches, a library, and good shopping areas for this size community. The primary businesses of the area are farming, textiles, poultry, and swine production. Good fishing and hunting are available in the area.

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