Snead State Community College: Narrative Description

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220 N Walnut St., PO Box 734
Boaz, AL 35957-0734
Tel: (256)593-5120; Admissions: (256)593-5120; Fax: (256)593-7180; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Alabama College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1898. Setting: 42-acre small town campus with easy access to Birmingham. Endowment: $1.6 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $955 per student. Total enrollment: 1,787. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 28:1. Full-time: 1,133 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 654 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 26% 25 or older, 2% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Placement: SAT I or ACT, ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/20. Notification: 8/20.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2176 full-time, $68 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4352 full-time, $136 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $512 full-time, $16 per semester hour part-time. College room and board: $1724. College room only: $600.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Snead Agricultural Organization, North American Veterinary Technician Association, Ambassadors, Baptist Campus Ministry. Major annual events: Ham and Biscuit Day, Mocktail Party, Homecoming. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols. 75 college housing spaces available; 36 were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. McCain Learning Resource Center with 40,690 books, 19,689 microform titles, 223 serials, 1,699 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $265,368. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Boaz (population 7,500) is located 60 miles north of Birmingham, and has an average temperature of 65 degrees. Employment is available in industry and business. Churches, civic and social organizations are located in the city. Guntersville Lake is ten miles from Boaz. The town is a shopping outlet center, one of the largest in the U.S.