Lubbock Christian University: Narrative Description

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5601 19th St.
Lubbock, TX 79407-2099
Tel: (806)796-8800
Free: 800-933-7601
Admissions: (806)720-7803
Fax: (806)796-8917
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 120-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $4.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $44,480. Educational spending 2003-04: $4553 per student. Total enrollment: 1,974. Faculty: 155 (79 full-time, 76 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 771 applied, 77% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 44% from top quarter, 76% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 5 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,376 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 402 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 13 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 30% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 16% transferred in. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $16,124 includes full-time tuition ($11,088), mandatory fees ($906), and college room and board ($4130). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 24 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 29% of eligible men and 45% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: Masterfollies, Homecoming, LCU Lectureships. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 620 college housing spaces available; 497 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. University Library with 113,556 books, 96,662 microform titles, 545 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $491,608. 159 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 180,000. The industrial, agricultural and educational center of the South Plains of Texas, Lubbock is the third largest inland cotton market in the Nation. There are also many oil wells in the community. This metropolitan center is called "The Hub of the Plains." The climate is mild and arid. Community service facilities include over 200 churches, county libraries, hospitals, a planetarium, museum, and municipal auditorium. There are four TV stations, seven radio stations, four golf courses, movie theaters, drive-ins, hunting, water skiing, horseback riding, and many other forms of recreation available in the area. Part-time employment is available. The city is served by railroad, airlines, and a bus line.

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