Pikeville College: Narrative Description

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147 Sycamore St.
Pikeville, KY 41501
Tel: (606)218-5250; (866)232-7700; Admissions: (606)218-5251; Fax: (606)218-5269; Web Site: http://www.pc.edu/

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards associate, bachelor's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 25-acre small town campus. Endowment: $15.4 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $4053 per student. Total enrollment: 1,013. Faculty: 72 (61 full-time, 11 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 615 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 720 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 42 students, 86% women, 14% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 18% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 8% black, 0.1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 16% 25 or older, 44% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 54% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, medical technology, education programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/20. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $14,900 includes full-time tuition ($9900) and college room and board ($5000). College room only: $2500. Part-time tuition: $412 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: Pre-Professional Club, Phi Beta Lambda, Rotaract, Psychology Round Table, Nursing Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Founders' Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 529 college housing spaces available; 335 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Allara Library plus 1 other with 61,071 books, 31,451 microform titles, 8,302 serials, 1,598 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $350,327. 170 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Located in the heart of Big Sandy Valley, Pikeville is an important mining and trade center in the midst of Elkhorn coalfield. Breaks Park, southeast of town and Jenny Wiley State Park north of town, provides recreational facilities. Part-time employment is available.