Northeastern Technical College: Narrative Description

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PO Drawer 1007
Cheraw, SC 29520-1007
Tel: (843)921-6900
Admissions: (843)921-6935
Fax: (843)537-6148
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 59-acre rural campus. Endowment: $27,621. Educational spending 2003-04: $1445 per student. Total enrollment: 1,115. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. 468 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 2 states and territories, 1% from out of-state, 2% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 46% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 45% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Required for some: SAT. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $12.50. Area resident tuition: $2496 full-time, $104 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2688 full-time, $112 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4080 full-time, $170 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time, $4 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual event: Field Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Northeastern Technical College Library with 20,502 books, 261 serials, 690 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $167,842. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Cheraw is a small community enjoying mild climate year-round. The city has a public library, a shopping center, churches of many denominations, and good medical facilities. There are several service and civic organizations active in the area.