Monroe County Community College: Narrative Description

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1555 South Raisinville Rd.
Monroe, MI 48161-9047
Tel: (734)242-7300
Admissions: (734)384-4261
Fax: (734)242-9711
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County-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Michigan Department of Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 150-acre small town campus with easy access to Detroit and Toledo. Total enrollment: 3,943. 1,700 applied, 99% were admitted. Full-time: 1,501 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 2,442 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1 other country, 4% from out-of-state, 45% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, culinary arts programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $1440 full-time, $60 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $2256 full-time, $96 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2448 full-time, $104 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $146 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: student government, Society of Auto Engineers, Oasis, Nursing Students Organization. Major annual events: Family Fun Night, Santa's Winter Wonderland, Honors Reception. Campus security: police patrols during open hours. College housing not available. Campbell Learning Resource Center with 47,352 books, 321 serials, and an OPAC. 140 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The third oldest community in the state, Monroe was founded in 1780 by the French. This early settlement, called Frenchtown, was the scene of the River Raisin Massacre in 1813. The only Michigan port on Lake Erie, Monroe includes among its industries large nurseries, paper mills, a limestone quarry, recreation, and a branch automotive factory. It is a suburban city with a community airport and bus lines easily accessible. There are many civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations in this area. Community has a library, YMCA, museum, hospital, theater, 9 golf courses, many public parks and 6 shopping centers.

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