Kellogg Community College: Narrative Description

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450 North Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49017-3397
Tel: (616)965-3931
Admissions: (269)965-3931
Fax: (616)965-4133
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Michigan Department of Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1956. Setting: 120-acre urban campus. Endowment: $91,005. Research spending 2003-04: $103,704. Educational spending 2003-04: $4395 per student. Total enrollment: 5,523. 1,512 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,824 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 3,699 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 11 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 47% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Southwestern Michigan College, Lake Michigan College, Jackson Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/30. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1770 full-time, $64 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2873 full-time, $100.75 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4327 full-time, $149.25 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Tech Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Nurses Association, Crude Arts Club, Art League. Major annual events: KCC Family Fest, Leadership Conference, Blood Drive. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Emory W. Morris Learning Resource Center with 42,131 books, 78,179 microform titles, 172 serials, 4,145 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $747,172. 550 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

This is the home of cereal manufacturers. Other manufacturers produce packaging machines and auto parts. Commercial passenger facilities include bus, rail, and air. Some part-time employment is available for students. The city has good recreational areas for picnicking, golf, camping, tobogganing and skiing. All are easily accessible. The American Amateur Baseball Series is held here annually.

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