Miles Community College: Narrative Description

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2715 Dickinson
Miles City, MT 59301-4799
Tel: (406)234-3031; 800-541-9281; Admissions: (406)874-6159; Fax: (406)234-3599; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Montana University System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1939. Setting: 8-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.7 million. Total enrollment: 474. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 205 applied, 100% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top half. Full-time: 360 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 114 students, 79% women, 21% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 19% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended; SAT I or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Area resident tuition: $2550 full-time, $85 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $3300 full-time, $110 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5250 full-time, $175 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Campus Ministry, Multicultural Club, Student Nurses Association, Vocational Industrial Club, Western Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, awards banquets, All-Campus Picnics. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 150 college housing spaces available. Option: coed housing available. Library Resource Center with 17,563 books, 36 microform titles, 310 serials, 174 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $172,000. 165 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Vast livestock ranches around Miles City raise more than one-fourth of the cattle and sheep produced in Montana. Wheat is the primary crop grown in the dryland area. The city itself is a pleasant residential town with a mean annual temperature of 44.4 degrees, and an average rainfall of 13.79 inches. Local area is served by airlines and bus lines. The community has 17 churches, tennis courts, two theaters, bowling alley, golf course, radio and TV station and various civic and fraternal organizations. Local homes, apartments and rooms provide student housing in addition to dormitories. There are limited part-time work opportunities for students.

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