Shelton State Community College: Narrative Description

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9500 Old Greensboro Rd.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-8522
Tel: (205)391-2211
Admissions: (205)391-2236
Fax: (205)391-2426
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Alabama College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1979. Setting: 30-acre small town campus with easy access to Birmingham. Educational spending 2003-04: $2710 per student. Total enrollment: 5,778. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 3,081 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,533 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 2,245 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 32% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 32% 25 or older, 35% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for practical nursing, registered nursing, respiratory technician and truck driving technology programs. Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2130 full-time, $71 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4260 full-time, $142 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $570 full-time, $18 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: PTK, Student Government Association, African American Cultural Association. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Brooks-Cork Library plus 1 other with 50,123 books, 4,771 microform titles, 361 serials, 3,247 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $651,801. 150 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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