Northwest State Community College: Narrative Description

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22-600 State Route 34
Archbold, OH 43502-9542
Tel: (419)267-5511
Admissions: (419)267-1213
Fax: (419)267-3688
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Ohio Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 80-acre rural campus with easy access to Toledo. Endowment: $529,395. Educational spending 2003-04: $3463 per student. Total enrollment: 3,145. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 649 applied, 100% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 48% from top half. Full-time: 1,088 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 2,057 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 50% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3540 full-time, $112 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6900 full-time, $224 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $180 full-time, $6 per credit part-time, $30 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Body Organization, Phi Theta Kappa, Campus Crusade for Christ. Major annual events: Spring Fling, student appreciation days, Chili Cook-Off. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security patrols. College housing not available. Northwest State Community College Library with 15,321 books, 90,497 microform titles, 1,680 serials, 1,913 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $352,240. 425 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The campus is in rural setting with a small town six miles to the north. The major metropolitan area of Toledo is 50 miles northeast, within easy access by major highways.

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