Nebraska Christian College: Narrative Description

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1800 Syracuse Ave.
Norfolk, NE 68701-2458
Tel: (402)379-5000
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Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1944. Setting: 85-acre small town campus. Endowment: $324,000. Total enrollment: 167. 175 applied, 45% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 67% from top half. Full-time: 152 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 15 students, 40% women, 60% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 3 other countries, 49% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 0% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 10% 25 or older, 85% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Northeast Community College, Wayne State College, York College (NE), Fort Hays State University.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Peterson's Universal Application. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $10,130 includes full-time tuition ($5760), mandatory fees ($620), and college room and board ($3750). Part-time tuition: $192 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Major annual events: Fall Formal, Challenge Week, Spring Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. 165 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Swedberg Library with 250,000 books and 149 serials. 10 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Primarily a rural community, Norfolk depends very heavily on agriculture and the raising of beef as its primary industries. The livestock business is valued at almost a $40 million industry. Community facilities include a public library, 20 churches representing 16 denominations, a YMCA and civic organizations such as Rotary, Kiwanis and the Lions Club. Part-time employment is available. Lewis and Clark Lake and other facilities provide swimming, boating, fishing and golf. The Norfolk Historical Museum exhibits a collection of local historical relics.

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