Scott Community College: Narrative Description

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500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722-6804
Tel: (563)441-4001
Admissions: (563)441-4007
Fax: (563)441-4066
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Eastern Iowa Community College District. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $2249 per student. Total enrollment: 4,697. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,422 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,212 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 2,485 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 8% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 8% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 44% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, 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 Black Hawk College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT, College Board Diagnostic Tests required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $2720 full-time, $85 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4080 full-time, $127.50 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group. Most popular organizations: student government, Campus Activities Board. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Scott Community College Library with 22,700 books, 183 serials, and an OPAC. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Davenport (population 100,400), part of the Iowa-Illinois Quad Cities (pop. 375,000), is situated on the north bank of the Mississippi River and has an average temperature of 57 degrees and average rainfall of 50 inches. Commercial transportation is available. Community facilities are excellent and include 91 churches, hotels, hospitals, four local radio stations, four TV stations, a public library, and numerous civic and service organizations. Some of its industries' products are brooms, clothing, food, machinery, foundry products, and aircraft instruments. The 27 city parks offer varied recreational facilities. Vandeer Veer Park has gardens with approximately 2,500 species of roses.

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