Magnolia Bible College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 1109
Kosciusko, MS 39090-1109
Tel: (601)289-2896
Admissions: (662)289-2896
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Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1976. Setting: 5-acre small town campus. Endowment: $216,456. Educational spending 2003-04: $6465 per student. Total enrollment: 41. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 9 applied, 100% were admitted. 100% from top half of their high school class. Full-time: 24 students, 13% women, 88% men. Part-time: 17 students, 41% women, 59% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 1 other country, 33% from out-of-state, 0% Hispanic, 22% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 76% 25 or older, 48% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/31. Notification: continuous. Preference given to Christians.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Tuition: $6000 full-time, $200 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $90 full-time, $45 per term part-time. College room only: $1520. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 34 college housing spaces available; 15 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Paul and Philip Gaunt Library with 32,589 books, 896 microform titles, 268 serials, and 1,123 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2003-04: $53,092. 8 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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