Montgomery County Community College: Narrative Description

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340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422-0796
Tel: (215)641-6300
Admissions: (215)641-6551
Fax: (215)653-0585
E-mail: [email protected]
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County-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 186-acre suburban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Educational spending 2003-04: $2696 per student. Total enrollment: 10,842. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 4,425 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 4,679 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 6,163 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 41 other countries, 0.2% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 9% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 27% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for dental hygiene, nursing, medical laboratory technology, automotive technology programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript, interview. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 5/1. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $2716 full-time, $83 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $5348 full-time, $191 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7980 full-time, $285 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $390 full-time, $14 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Meridians Non-traditional Age Club, student radio station. Major annual events: Volleyball Benefit, Spring Fling/Fun Day, Cultural Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. The Brendlinger Library plus 1 other with 201,174 books, 53,587 microform titles, 550 serials, 19,450 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $243,809. 800 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Rural community (under 2,500). Suburban campus environment. 5 miles from (north) Norristown. Some bus transportation. Approximately 45 minute commute to Philadelphia. Surrounding industries include pharmaceutical and chemical-product companies; some farming.

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