Sandhills Community College: Narrative Description

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3395 Airport Rd.
Pinehurst, NC 28374-8299
Tel: (910)692-6185
Admissions: (910)695-3735
Fax: (910)695-1823
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: small town campus. Endowment: $4.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4312 per student. Total enrollment: 3,502. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Students come from 42 states and territories, 23 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 6% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 28% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 44% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for landscape gardening, turf management, medical programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $211 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $35 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Minority Students for Academic and Cultural Enrichment, Circle K. Major annual events: Spring Fling, College Days, Health Career Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, security on duty until 12 a.m. College housing not available. Boyd Library with 76,080 books, 107,190 microform titles, 286 serials, 2,317 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $436,162. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Pinehurst, established originally as a health resort, has a small town environment. The area of Southern Pines is famous for its dry and mild climate, its golf and tourism as well as for major horse stables. Community facilities include three libraries, a twenty-five acre garden, churches of all denominations, and various civic and service organizations. Recreational activities include golf, tennis, horseback riding, hunting, and fishing.

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