Okaloosa-Walton College: Narrative Description

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100 College Blvd.
Niceville, FL 32578-1295
Tel: (850)678-5111; (850)729-5373
Admissions: (850)729-5373
Web Site: http://www.owc.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 264-acre small town campus. Endowment: $18.4 million. Total enrollment: 8,647. Students come from 18 states and territories, 49% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters plus summer sessions. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, ACT, SAT I, ACT ASSET, MAPS, or Florida College Entry Placement Test. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 24 open to all. Major annual events: College Night, Drug Prevention Campaign, Student Government Association Picnic. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Okaloosa-Walton Community College Learning Resource Center with 84,991 books, 139,142 microform titles, 365 serials, 10,800 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $928,500. 643 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Twin cities with temperate climate, largely residential in nature. Many residents are military retirees or civil service personnel. Airlines and Greyhound and AmTrak buses serve the area. Large shopping centers are within easy driving distance. Part-time job opportunities for students are limited.

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