Southeastern Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 151
Whiteville, NC 28472-0151
Tel: (910)642-7141; Admissions: (910)642-7141; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 106-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 2,460. 985 applied, 100% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Students come from 2 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 0.2% Hispanic, 30% black, 0.1% international, 45% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, phlebotomy, medical laboratory technology programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1198 full-time, $35.50 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6366 full-time, $197 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $62 full-time, $35 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Forestry Club, Nursing Club, Environmental Club. Major annual events: High School Senior Day, 8th-Grader Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Southeastern Community College Library with 50,297 books, 192 serials, and an OPAC. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: A rural community with a mean annual temperature of 64 degrees. Bus transportation is convenient, and there is plane service at Wilmington and Fayetteville. Shopping facilities, 14 churches representing a number of denominations, and a hospital are part of the community. A nearby lake, beaches, a golf course, swimming pools, and tennis courts provide recreational opportunities. Part-time employment is limited.

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