Maple Woods Community College: Narrative Description

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2601 Northeast Barry Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64156-1299
Tel: (816)437-3000
Admissions: (816)437-3108
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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: 205-acre suburban campus. System endowment: $1.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2390 per student. Total enrollment: 4,461. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. 893 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,917 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 2,544 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 26% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 40% 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 except for veterinary technology. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2130 full-time, $71 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 course level and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Council, Art Club, Friends of All Cultures, Phi Theta Kappa, Engineering Club. Major annual events: Spring Fest, Family Christmas, Blood Drive. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Maple Woods Community College Library with 32,906 books, 21,488 microform titles, 250 serials, 783 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $405,755. 400 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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