Seminole State College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 351
Seminole, OK 74818-0351
Tel: (405)382-9950
Admissions: (405)382-9272
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1931. Setting: 40-acre small town campus with easy access to Oklahoma City. Educational spending 2003-04: $2149 per student. Total enrollment: 2,482. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 2,178 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,178 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 304 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 5 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 21% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 6% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 47% 25 or older, 8% live on campus, 44% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Wes Watkins Technology Center, Moore-Norman Technology Center.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I, ACT, or ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. One-time mandatory fee: $15. State resident tuition: $1726 full-time, $44 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4066 full-time, $141.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $839 full-time, $27.95 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $4316. Room and board charges vary according to location.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 21 open to all; local fraternities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Native American Student Association, Psi Beta Honor Society, Student Nurses Association, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Trojan Olympics, SSC Coffee House, Mayfair. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 125 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Boren Library with 27,507 books, 200 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $205,958. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Seminole is an urban community enjoying temperate climate. Local transportation services include railroad, bus, and airlines. The city has a public library, 30 churches of various denominations, a hospital, and three clinics. Some part-time employment is available for students. Recreational facilities in Seminole include a theater, a drive-in, bowling, and water sports. The major civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations are active within the immediate community. There are several historic sites located nearby.