Sampson Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 318
Clinton, NC 28329-0318
Tel: (910)592-8081; Admissions: (910)592-8084; Fax: (910)592-8048; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 55-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,579. 712 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 679 students, 73% women, 27% men. Part-time: 900 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 37% black, 0% international, 52% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1205 full-time, $35.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6373 full-time, $197 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $36 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Criminal Justice Club, Nursing Student Association, Cosmetology Alliance Club, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual event: Field Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: local police patrol. College housing not available. Sampson Community College Library with 25,000 books, 250 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 78 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The county seat of Sampson County, Clinton is in the coastal plain section of the state. Community facilities have grown as Clinton has grown in population. A complete shopping center is located here, along with churches representing most denominations. A county hospital and numerous civic and service organizations serve the community. 28 industrial firms are based here. Job opportunities are available. Recreational activities include golf, hunting, fishing, and swimming.

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