Navarro College: Narrative Description

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3200 West 7th Ave.
Corsicana, TX 75110-4899
Tel: (903)874-6501
Free: 800-628-2776
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 275-acre small town campus with easy access to Dallas-Fort Worth. Total enrollment: 4,411. 4,411 applied, 100% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top half. Full-time: 2,516 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 1,895 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 30 other countries, 35% 25 or older, 25% live on campus. Retention: 100% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: THEA required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Area resident tuition: $1180 full-time. State resident tuition: $1810 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $2420 full-time. College room and board: $3854.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band. Social organizations: 35 open to all; local sororities. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Ebony Club, Que Pasa. Major annual events: Homecoming, Bulldog Bash, Mr. NC contest. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. Gaston T. Gooch Learning Resource Center with 40,000 books and 250 serials. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Navarro College is located in historic Corsicana, Texas. The economy is diversified and part-time jobs are available for students. The local climate is moderate to mild. The area is served by bus and major highways. There are several churches, a library, YMCA, and outstanding medical facilities. Residents can enjoy restaurants, shopping, and local fine arts events as well as excellent recreational facilities for boating, water skiing, fishing, golf, and hunting. Annual events include rodeo finals, bicycle races, and food festivals.

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