State Fair Community College: Narrative Description

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3201 West 16th St.
Sedalia, MO 65301-2199
Tel: (660)530-5800; 877-311-SFCC; Admissions: (660)530-5800; Fax: (660)530-5820; Web Site:

Description: District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 128-acre small town campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $1176 per student. Total enrollment: 3,391. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 40% from top half. Full-time: 1,690 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 1,701 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 54% 25 or older. Retention: 55% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Midwest Student Exchange Program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT, ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2240 full-time, $70 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3104 full-time, $97 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4800 full-time, $150 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $4300. College room only: $2500.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Campus security: security during evening class hours. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Learning Resources Center with 36,000 books and 100 serials. 218 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Sedalia (population 20,000) is a rural community, and is the home of the Missouri State Fair. It is also an industrial area that produces truck bodies, brooms, mops, wheels, toolboxes, restaurant equipment, and fans. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Good shopping facilities, many churches, and various service clubs are a part of the community's facilities. Many part-time employment opportunities are available. Parks provide opportunities for recreation.

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