Neosho County Community College: Narrative Description

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800 West 14th St.
Chanute, KS 66720-2699
Tel: (620)431-2820; 800-729-6222; Admissions: (620)431-2820; Fax: (620)431-6222; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kansas State Board of Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1936. Setting: 50-acre small town campus. Endowment: $370,000. Total enrollment: 1,826. 573 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 615 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 1,211 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 58% 25 or older, 5% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $35 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1120 full-time, $45 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $1600 full-time, $60 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $640 full-time, $20 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $3750.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Business Club, Science Club, Student Nurses Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Nontraditional Student Organization. Major annual events: homecoming, Fun-in-the-Sun Week, Halloween Dance. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Chapman Library with 33,000 books and 200 serials. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: An industrial city with rural and urban sections, Chanute is the girlhood home of Osa Johnson, famous African and South Seas explorer. Oil production, manufacturing and agriculture are important to the city's economy. The varied industries include a cement plant, an oil field equipment manufacturing company, a garment factory and machine shops. Some part-time employment is available. Chanute has good shopping facilities, a hospital, many churches, a theater, a skating rink, commercial family recreation, a lake and a municipal golf course. A Mexican Fiesta, the Fall Festival, and a Horse Show are special annual events.

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