Lake City Community College: Narrative Description

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Route 19, Box 1030
Lake City, FL 32025-8703
Tel: (386)752-1822; Admissions: (386)754-4288; Fax: (386)755-1521; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 132-acre small town campus with easy access to Jacksonville. Endowment: $3.3 million. Total enrollment: 2,695. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 439 applied, 62% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class. Students come from 18 states and territories, 7 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 11% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 52% 25 or older, 2% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, golf course operations, allied health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I, ACT, or CPT required; SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $55.55 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $65 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $210.80 per semester hour part-time. Part-time tuition varies according to program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Florida Turf Grass Association, Florida Student Nurses Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Multicultural Student Union. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Student Government Awards Banquet, Persons with Disabilities Awareness Week. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 90 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. Option: coed housing available. Learning Resources Center with 42,000 books, 180 serials, and an OPAC. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Lake City is the county seat of Columbia County, located midway between Atlanta and Miami. It has a temperate climate. Community facilities include excellent hospital and health facilities and fine motel accommodations. Annual deer and bear hunting is staged in nearby Osceola National Forest. Numerous lakes and streams are well stocked with bass, bream, and speckled perch. Tubing on the nearby Ichetucknee River is popular with students.

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