Mitchell Community College: Narrative Description

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500 West Broad
Statesville, NC 28677-5293
Tel: (704)878-3200; Admissions: (704)878-3281; Fax: (704)878-0872; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1852. Setting: 8-acre small town campus with easy access to Charlotte. Research spending 2002-03: $275,039. Educational spending 2002-03: $2646 per student. Total enrollment: 2,243. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. full-time: 993 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 1,250 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 1 other country, 0.1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 20% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 57% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Retention: 61% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing program. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1136 full-time, $35.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6304 full-time, $197 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $62 full-time, $2.25 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Choral group. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Circle K, Phi Beta Lambda, Medical Assisting Club, Ebony Kinship. Major annual events: May (Spring) Week, Awards Day, Christmas activities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: day and evening security guards. College housing not available. Main library plus 1 other with 37,760 books, 33,426 microform titles, 218 serials, 2,225 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: On a plateau, surrounded by the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Statesville is in the heart of the Piedmont area. Industrial products and textiles, metal, and furniture are produced there. This is also a large milk-producing area. All forms of commercial transportation are available. There are churches of all denominations along with the various civic and service organizations. Excellent part-time job opportunities are available.

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