Johnston Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 2350
Smithfield, NC 27577-2350
Tel: (919)934-3051
Admissions: (919)209-2048
Fax: (919)934-2150
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 100-acre rural campus. Endowment: $1.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2673 per student. Total enrollment: 3,758. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Full-time: 1,556 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 2,202 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 1 other country, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 21% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 43% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, radiological technology programs. Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. 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, $1 per semester hour part-time, $19 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Major annual events: Fall Festival, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Johnston Community College Library plus 1 other with 31,550 books, 2,297 microform titles, 348 serials, 4,445 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $394,075. 186 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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