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Marshalltown Community College: Narrative Description


3700 South Center St.
Marshalltown, IA 50158-4760
Tel: (641)752-7106; (866)622-4748; Admissions: (641)752-7106; Fax: (641)752-8149; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Iowa Valley Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 200-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.7 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $2891 per student. Total enrollment: 1,421. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 29:1. Full-time: 903 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 518 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 10 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 35% 25 or older, 8% live on campus, 100% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, ACT COMPASS. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2430 full-time, $89 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2460 full-time. Mandatory fees: $645 full-time, $21.50 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room and board: $4400. College room only: $2600.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, Student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Council, Student Senate, College Community Connection, SAMS, International Student Association. Major annual events: Lip Sync Contest, popcorn days, hypnotist performance. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 96 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Learning Resource Center with 39,348 books, 216 serials, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $195,489. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Marshalltown, an industrial city in central Iowa, is an important bus and truck terminal. The community facilities include 32 churches, hospitals, a library and many civic service clubs, as well as a Chamber of Commerce. Opportunities for part time or seasonal employment are excellent. Recreational facilities include an expanding park system; three golf courses; YMCA; two swimming pools; large youth soccer, football, and Little League complexes; a five-mile in-city walk/jog/bike path with greenbelt environment; new playgrounds; two bowling alleys; and three theaters.

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