Potomac College: Narrative Description

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4000 Chesapeake St., NW
Washington, DC 20016
Tel: (202)686-0876; 888-686-0876; Admissions: (202)686-0876; Fax: (202)686-0818; Web Site: http://www.potomac.edu/

Description: Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1991. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 511. 167 applied, 77% were admitted. Students come from 4 states and territories, 92% from out-of-district, 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 68% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 98% 25 or older. Retention: 76% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: 6-week modules. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission for undeclared majors and declared majors with 45 college credits. Option: international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview, 4 years post high school work experience; minimum employment of 20 hours per week. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Tuition: $13,380 full-time, $380 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organization: Student Government Association. Major annual events: Graduate School Brown Bag Lunches, Moving Up Day, Half-Way Ceremony. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Potomac College Library with 5,565 books, 40 serials, 100 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $16,250. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.