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Martin Community College: Narrative Description


1161 Kehukee Park Rd.
Williamston, NC 27892
Tel: (252)792-1521; Admissions: (252)792-1521; Fax: (252)792-0826; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 65-acre rural campus. Endowment: $32,015. Educational spending 2002-03: $1577 per student. Total enrollment: 834. 134 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 281 students, 75% women, 25% men. Part-time: 553 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 1 other country, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 54% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 37% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for physical therapy assistant program. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Placement: ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/17.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1136 full-time, $35.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6192 full-time, $193.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $38 full-time, $5.50 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, Alpha Beta Gamma, Physical Therapy Club, Equine Club. Major annual events: Stampede in the Park, Spring Fling, Fall Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, part-time patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. Martin Community College Learning Resources Center with 36,443 books, 1,610 microform titles, 215 serials, 10,809 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $143,375. 215 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The college is located in the center of a prosperous agricultural area. Recreational facilities include tennis courts, parks, and several ball fields. The area is ideal for hunting, fishing, and camping. The Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center attracts horse shows, rodeos, bull riding, concerts, and many other events.

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