McDowell Technical Community College: Narrative Description

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Route 1, Box 170
Marion, NC 28752-9724
Tel: (828)652-6021
Admissions: (828)652-6024
Fax: (828)652-1014
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 31-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,078. Students come from 2 other countries, 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for registered nursing, licensed practical nursing programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: CPT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time, $211 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $50 full-time, $1 per credit hour part-time, $5 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. 18,055 books and 156 serials. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Marion enjoys a temperate climate. Trains, buses, and airlines provide the commercial transportation. To serve the people of this community, there are 96 churches and medical facilities. 26 major industries are located here, furnishing part-time job opportunities for students. Outdoor recreational facilities include the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mt Mitchell State Park, Lake James and Lake Tahoma.

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