Southeastern Baptist College: Narrative Description

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4229 Hwy. 15 North
Laurel, MS 39440-1096
Tel: (601)426-6346; Admissions: (601)426-6346

Description: Independent Baptist, 4-year, specialized, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 23-acre small town campus. Endowment: $177,930. Total enrollment: 104. 19 applied, 100% were admitted. 31% live on campus. Retention: 50% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Required for some: interview. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $4000 full-time, $125 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Choral group. A. R. Reddin Memorial Library with 24,119 books and 314 serials. Operations spending 2002-03: $26,109.

Community Environment: Laurel's growth from a small village in 1900 to its present metropolitan size has been due to its pine forests and oil development. Lumber represents an important industry, but other firms manufacture clothing, machines, doors, furniture, agricultural implements, distribution transformers, oil well drilling equipment, walk-in refrigerators, condiments and janitorial supplies. There is a complete recreation program in the city, and it is close to resorts and state parks. Railroad, bus and air transportation is available in the immediate area. Laurel is considered the medical center of the surrounding area.

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