Ranken Technical College: Narrative Description

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4431 Finney Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63113
Tel: (314)371-0233; (866)4RA-NKEN; Admissions: (314)371-0233; Fax: (314)371-0241; Web Site: http://www.ranken.edu/

Description: Independent, primarily 2-year, specialized, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1907. Setting: 10-acre urban campus. Endowment: $39 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $2598 per student. Total enrollment: 1,423. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 920 applied, 92% were admitted. Full-time: 743 students, 4% women, 96% men. Part-time: 680 students, 4% women, 96% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 40% from out-of-state, 40% 25 or older, 1% live on campus. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Placement: SAT I or ACT required. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $95. Tuition: $9500 full-time, $695 per term part-time. Mandatory fees: $140 full-time, $95 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, student government, Women's Support Group, Instrumentation Society of America, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Major annual events: Spirit Days, Wacky Olympics, Canned Food and Toy Drive. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 12 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2001-02. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Ashley Gray Jr. Learning Center with 11,000 books, 182 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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