Randolph Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 1009
Asheboro, NC 27204-1009
Tel: (336)633-0200
Fax: (336)629-4695
Web Site: http://www.randolph.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 27-acre small town campus. Endowment: $6.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2910 per student. Total enrollment: 2,291. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 520 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 4 states and territories, 1 other country, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 41% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other members of the North Carolina Community College System.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time, $211 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $32 full-time, $2 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Most popular organization: Student Government Association. Major annual events: Fall Fling, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security officer during open hours. College housing not available. R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center with 36,776 books, 24,158 microform titles, 288 serials, 5,841 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $271,184. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Asheboro is the county seat of Randolph County and is located near the geographical center of the state. The town has grown steadily with the surrounding area, which is mainly agricultural. Community facilities include numerous churches, a library, convenient shopping centers, and the North Carolina State Zoo. Several lakes nearby provide facilities for hunting, fishing, boating, and water skiing.

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