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Lake Region State College: Narrative Description


1801 College Dr. North
Devils Lake, ND 58301-1598
Tel: (701)662-1600
Free: 800-443-1313
Admissions: (701)662-1513
Fax: (701)662-1570
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Dakota University System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1941. Setting: 120-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.2 million. Total enrollment: 1,464. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 183 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 421 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,043 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 12 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 21% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 47% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, immunizations. Placement: ACT, ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $2328 full-time, $97 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2328 full-time, $97 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $737 full-time, $24.35 per credit hour part-time, $368 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $3640. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: DECA, drama, SOTA (Students Other than Average), Student Senate, Computer Club. Major annual events: Orientation week, Snow Daze, Spring Blast. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access. 200 college housing spaces available; 22 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Paul Hoghaug Library plus 1 other with 42,000 books, 200 serials, 2,000 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $97,585. 275 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A center of scenic, historical and recreational attractions, Devils Lake (population 7,782) was named for the largest natural body of water in the state. There are scenic drives, a golf course, a skiway, and camping and recreation facilities at nearby Shelvers Grove, Roosevelt Park, and Lakewood Park. The area is noted for its abundance of ducks and geese. The city has churches of various denominations, hospitals and clinics, a library, six motels, and various civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations. Local recreational facilities include a theatre, baseball, golf, football, bowling alley, swimming pools, hockey, skating, curling, skiing, parks, and playgrounds. Part-time employment is available.

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