Paul D. Camp Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 737, 100 North College Dr.
Franklin, VA 23851-0737
Tel: (757)569-6700
Admissions: (757)569-6725
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Virginia Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 99-acre small town campus. Endowment: $16,121. Total enrollment: 1,636. 410 applied, 100% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 45% from top half. Full-time: 391 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 1,245 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 2 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 41% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 55% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, 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 members of the Virginia Consortium for Continuing Higher Education.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1883 full-time, $62.75 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6306 full-time, $210.20 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $95 full-time, $3.15 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: African-American History Club, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Christmas Parade, Spring Fling. Campus security: security staff until 7 p.m. College housing not available. Paul D. Camp Community College Library with 22,000 books, 200 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $258,883. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Franklin is in a rural setting with a population of 96,000 in the area.

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