North Lake College: Narrative Description

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5001 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75038-3899
Tel: (972)273-3000
Admissions: (972)273-3109
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County-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Dallas County Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1977. Setting: 250-acre suburban campus with easy access to Dallas-Fort Worth. Total enrollment: 8,779. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. Full-time: 2,925 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 5,854 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 14 other countries, 1% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 16% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 51% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/24. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $972 full-time, $33 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1440 full-time, $60 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $1920 full-time, $80 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. North Lake College Library with 34,000 books, 400 serials, and a Web page. 65 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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