Shawnee Community College: Narrative Description

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8364 Shawnee College Rd.
Ullin, IL 62992-2206
Tel: (618)634-3200
Fax: (618)634-3300
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 163-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 3,191. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 60% from top half. Full-time: 943 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 2,248 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 22% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 54% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required; ACT recommended; ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1440 full-time, $48 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2580 full-time, $86 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $86 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Homecoming, Fall Fest, Spring Fest. Campus security: student patrols. College housing not available. Shawnee Community College Library with 38,000 books, 245 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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