Nebraska Methodist College: Narrative Description

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8501 West Dodge Rd.
Omaha, NE 68114-3426
Tel: (402)354-4879; 800-335-5510; Admissions: (402)354-4922; Fax: (402)354-4819; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, specialized, coed, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1891. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Endowment: $30.2 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $10,400 per student. Total enrollment: 422. Faculty: 57 (33 full-time, 24 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 85 applied, 81% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 13% from top quarter, 52% from top half. Full-time: 304 students, 84% women, 16% men. Part-time: 86 students, 100% women. Students come from 3 states and territories, 2 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 4% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 30% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 16% transferred in. Retention: 74% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/1. Notification: 4/15.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $9600 full-time, $320 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $600 full-time, $20 per credit hour part-time, $10 per term part-time. College room only: $1700. Room charges vary according to housing facility and location.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Student Nurses Association, Methodist Allied Health Student Association, Student Ambassadors, Residence Hall Council. Major annual events: holiday events, Welcome Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 70 college housing spaces available; 65 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. John Moritz Library plus 1 other with 8,656 books, 181 microform titles, 475 serials, 985 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $300,000. 45 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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