Southern Christian University: Narrative Description

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1200 Taylor Rd.
Montgomery, AL 36117
Tel: (334)387-3877
Free: 800-351-4040
Fax: (334)387-3878
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Independent, university, coed, affiliated with Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 9-acre urban campus. Endowment: $750,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $3600 per student. Total enrollment: 705. Faculty: 78 (63 full-time, 15 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. Full-time: 347 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 23 students, 48% women, 52% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 75% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 24% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 84% 25 or older. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $9240 full-time, $385 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $800 full-time, $400 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Southern Christian University Library with 80,000 books, 300 microform titles, 1,200 serials, 800 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $210,000. 5 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Southern Christian University is a 9-acre campus located in Montgomery, the capital city of Alabama adjacent to Interstate 85. This city is strategically located in the central part of the state. Montgomery is the fourth largest city in the state in terms of population, offering residential areas, parks and playgrounds, school and universities, museums, a zoo, and the capitol facilities. Montgomery has two major U.S. Air Force installations, as well as a number of historical sites. The city has an abundance of good housing and a variety of employment opportunities.

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