Normandale Community College: Narrative Description

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9700 France Ave. South
Bloomington, MN 55431-4399
Tel: (952)487-8200; (866)880-8740
Admissions: (952)487-8494
Fax: (612)487-8101
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 90-acre suburban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $1.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $140,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $4200 per student. Total enrollment: 7,811. 4,186 applied, 71% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 39% from top half. Students come from 22 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 34% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3675 full-time, $122.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7079 full-time, $235.97 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Program Board (NPB), Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Club, Spanish Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Winter Festival Breakfast, 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Library plus 1 other with 98,141 books, 5,071 microform titles, 623 serials, 43,561 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $821,951. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college is located in Bloomington, a suburb of 85,000 people located 10 miles south of Minneapolis and 7 miles west of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport.

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