Mineral Area College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 1000
Park Hills, MO 63601-1000
Tel: (573)431-4593
Admissions: (573)518-2206
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mineralarea.edu/


District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1922. Setting: 240-acre rural campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $2.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3969 per student. Total enrollment: 2,820. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 697 applied, 100% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 67% from top half. Full-time: 1,605 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 1,215 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 36% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at East Central College, Jefferson College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs, law enforcement programs. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT, ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $2160 full-time, $72 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2880 full-time, $96 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3540 full-time, $118 per credit hour part-time. College room only: $2475.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, Psi Beta, MAC Ambassadors, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual events: Spring Picnic, Club Awareness Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 208 college housing spaces available; 119 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. C. H. Cozen Learning Resource Center with 32,228 books, 3,068 microform titles, 214 serials, 4,859 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $227,861. 226 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Park Hills (population 10,000) is located in east-central Missouri, 60 miles south of St. Louis. Kentucky, Illinois and Arkansas are not too distant. District facilities include most denominations of churches, four newspapers, four radio station and parks. Outdoor activities are hunting and fishing, tennis, golf.

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