Kilgore College: Narrative Description

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1100 Broadway Blvd.
Kilgore, TX 75662-3299
Tel: (903)984-8531
Admissions: (903)983-8200
Fax: (903)983-8607
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1935. Setting: 35-acre small town campus with easy access to Dallas-Fort Worth. Endowment: $5.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3411 per student. Total enrollment: 4,957. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 1,706 applied, 63% were admitted. Full-time: 2,749 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 2,208 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 36 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 15% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 30% 25 or older, 12% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 45% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Placement: THEA required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $540 full-time, $18 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1680 full-time, $56 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2520 full-time, $84 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $510 full-time. College room and board: $3580. College room only: $1580.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band. Social organizations: 27 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, Ambucs. Major annual events: KC Kickoff, Homecoming, Blood Drive. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 450 college housing spaces available; 393 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Randolph C. Watson Library plus 1 other with 65,000 books, 394 microform titles, 6,679 serials, 13,351 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $396,828. 302 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Kilgore, population 10,000, is a suburban area enjoying temperate climate and four distinct seasons. The area is reached by bus, rail, air, and Interstate Highway 20, U.S. 259, and State 31. The community has over 40 churches representing various faiths, a library, medical facilities, and many civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. There are apartments available for student housing. Local recreation facilities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, picnic areas, bowling alleys, theatres, go-cart track, golf course, as well as water skiing, fishing, camping, and hunting. Part-time employment is available.

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