Mid-Plains Community College: Narrative Description

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601 West State Farm Rd.
North Platte, NE 69101
Tel: (308)535-3600; 800-658-4348; Admissions: (308)535-3610; Fax: (308)532-8590; Web Site: http://www.mpcca.cc.ne.us/

Description: District-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Setting: small town campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $7134 per student. Total enrollment: 3,084. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 816 applied, 77% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 51% from top half. Full-time: 1,083 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 2,001 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 0.1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 67% 25 or older, 8% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT COMPASS required; ACT recommended. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1620 full-time, $54 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2025 full-time, $67.50 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $6 per semester hour part-time. College room and board: $3200. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility and location.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all; local fraternities. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lamda, SEAN. Campus security: controlled dormitory access, patrols by trained security personnel. 300 college housing spaces available; 180 were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. McDonald-Belton L R C plus 1 other with 64,284 books, 65,119 microform titles, 277 serials, and 6,318 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2002-03: $189,260. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: A rural and agricultural community, North Platte is a railroad division point with extensive railroad shops. Important crops raised are corn, wheat, and alfalfa. Maloney Reservoir, six miles south of North Platte, offers boating, fishing and hunting. Community facilities include many churches, a regional medical center, shopping areas, a community playhouse, civic music association and numerous social and service organizations. Part-time employment opportunities are good.

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