South Piedmont Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 126
Polkton, NC 28135-0126
Tel: (704)272-7635
Free: 800-766-0319
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 56-acre rural campus with easy access to Charlotte. Endowment: $27,818. Educational spending 2003-04: $2802 per student. Total enrollment: 1,875. 740 applied, 84% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 5% from top quarter, 10% from top half. Full-time: 746 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 1,129 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 50% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 62% 25 or older, 22% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: CAT, CPT recommended; CAT, CPT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time, $211 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $55 full-time, $27.25 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: student association, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa, Social Services Club, Criminal Justice Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Career Day, Christmas Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, evening security. Martin Learning Resource Center with 18,917 books, 170 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $167,634. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college is located in the geographic center of the Carolinas and Southeast. Its location is equidistant from the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains and the Grand Strand area of the Atlantic; and is situated halfway between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia. The average annual temperature is 61 degrees; the coldest month is January (42.5 degrees), the warmest month is July (78.9 degrees). Annual rainfall is 49 inches.

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