Mayland Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 547
Spruce Pine, NC 28777-0547
Tel: (828)765-7351
Fax: (828)765-0728
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 38-acre rural campus. Research spending 2003-04: $56,544. Educational spending 2003-04: $2239 per student. Total enrollment: 1,019. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 355 applied, 87% were admitted. Full-time: 487 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 532 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 48% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Retention: 0% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: CPT required for all for placement, required for admission to nursing program. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1229 full-time, $50 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3376 full-time, $190.75 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $10 per term part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Carolyn Munro Wilson Learning Resources Center plus 1 other with 19,041 books, 653 microform titles, 225 serials, 1,707 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $222,723. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Mayland Community College is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. The Main Campus is located on Highway 19E, two miles east of Spruce Pine.

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