Muskegon Community College: Narrative Description

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221 South Quarterline Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49442-1493
Tel: (231)773-9131; Admissions: (231)777-0261; Fax: (231)777-0255; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Michigan Department of Education. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1926. Setting: 112-acre urban campus with easy access to Grand Rapids. Total enrollment: 5,000. Students come from 3 states and territories, 5 other countries, 52% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Area resident tuition: $1344 full-time, $56 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1968 full-time, $82 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2400 full-time, $100 per credit hour Part-time. Mandatory fees: $50 full-time, $25 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. 48,597 books and 450 serials. 30 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment: Formerly known as the Lumber Queen of the World, cutting 800 million board feet of lumber in 1888, Muskegon is the largest city on the east bank of Lake Michigan. Today it is an important lake port and a manufacturing and resort center. Numerous industries produce automotive parts, foundry products, paper, oil, chemicals and recreational equipment. Area has an international airport and a seaway-depth port. There are art galleries, museums, and historical sites located within the immediate vicinity. The nearby Muskegon River offers excellent fishing, boating, and canoeing.

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