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Longview Community College: Narrative Description


500 Southwest Longview Rd.
Lee's Summit, MO 64081-2105
Tel: (816)672-2000
Admissions: (816)672-2249
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Metropolitan Community Colleges System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 147-acre suburban campus with easy access to Kansas City. System endowment: $1.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2760 per student. Total enrollment: 5,603. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 27:1. 707 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,483 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 3,120 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 12% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 29% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 42% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Johnson County Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: ACT ASSET required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2130 full-time, $79 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3870 full-time, $129 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5250 full-time, $175 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $5 per hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities. Most popular organizations: student newspaper, student government, Phi Theta Kappa, Longview Mighty Voices Choir, Longview Broadcasting Network. Major annual events: family Easter celebration, Fall Dance, College Transfer Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Longview Community College Library with 56,266 books, 1,583 microform titles, 288 serials, 806 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $452,150. 650 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Missouri Kansas City.

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