Jarvis Christian College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 1470
Hawkins, TX 75765-1470
Tel: (903)769-5700
Admissions: (903)769-5802
Fax: (903)769-4842
Web Site: http://www.jarvis.edu/


Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1912. Setting: 465-acre rural campus. Endowment: $10.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5208 per student. Total enrollment: 538. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 238 applied, 36% were admitted. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 17% from top quarter, 46% from top half. Full-time: 538 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 2 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 97% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 1% 25 or older, 87% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 50% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Tyler, University of North Texas.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, ACT, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $9815 includes full-time tuition ($5980), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($3485). College room only: $1610. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $199 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $350 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 7% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, SIFE, Student Ministers' Association, SNEA, Residence Hall Councils. Major annual events: Homecoming/Founders' Week, Miss Jarvis Coronation, Open House/Parents' Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 750 college housing spaces available; 460 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Olin Library with 54,291 books, 135 microform titles, 152 serials, 163 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $122,181. 318 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Hawkins is located in southwestern Wood County, population 18,589. The area enjoys moderate, temperate climate. Serviced by U.S. Highway 80 and bus lines, there are churches of many denominations, a hospital and clinic, and various civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. Local recreation includes camping and hunting, with rivers, creeks, springs and lakes furnishing opportunities for fishing and boating.

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