Lehigh Carbon Community College: Narrative Description

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4525 Education Park Dr.
Schnecksville, PA 18078-2598
Tel: (610)799-2121; Admissions: (610)799-1575; Fax: (610)799-1527; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.lccc.edu/

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 153-acre suburban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Endowment: $20,000. Educational spending 2002-03: $1702 per student. Total enrollment: 6,353. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 4,398 applied, 79% were admitted. Full-time: 2,358 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 3,995 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 5 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 46% 25 or older, 33% transferred in. 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. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health, aviation, veterinary technician programs. Required for some: essay, high school transcript, interview. Placement: ACT or ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $2160 full-time, $72 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4320 full-time, $144 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6480 full-time, $216 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $315 full-time, $10.50 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, STEP Student Association, student radio station, student government, College Activity Board. Major annual events: Spring Awards Program, Diversity Week programs. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 99,615 books, 515 serials, 6,613 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $795,061. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Muhlenberg College.

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