Macomb Community College: Narrative Description

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14500 East Twelve Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48088-3896
Tel: (586)445-7000; (866)622-6624
Admissions: (586)445-7183
Fax: (586)445-7140
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District-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1954. Setting: 384-acre suburban campus with easy access to Detroit. Endowment: $8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6841 per student. Total enrollment: 20,471. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 28:1. Full-time: 6,868 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 13,603 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 45% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Wayne State University, Wayne County Community College, Benjamin Davis Vocational Technical Center, Oakland Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, veterinary technician, physical therapy programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Placement: ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1891 full-time, $61 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2759 full-time, $89 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3224 full-time, $104 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $40 full-time, $20 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Kappa, Adventure Unlimited, Alpha Rho Rho, SADD. Major annual events: Welcome Back Picnic, Spring Fling, Bandemonium. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, security phones in parking lots, surveillance cameras. College housing not available. 159,226 books, 4,240 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.4 million. 2,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Community has many libraries, churches of various denominations, hospitals, and excellent shopping facilities. Some part-time work is available for students. City has major recreational facilities, and borders Lake St. Clair.