Surry Community College: Narrative Description

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630 South Main St.
PO Box 304 Dobson, NC 27017-8432
Tel: (336)386-8121
Admissions: (336)386-3238
Fax: (336)386-8951
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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 1965. Setting: 100-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 3,600. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 27:1. Students come from 3 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 5% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 42% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Forsyth Technical Community College, Guilford Technical Community College, Rockingham Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $211 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $4 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa, BSU. Major annual events: Student Appreciation Day, New Student Orientation. Campus security: security guard during day and evening hours. College housing not available. Resource Center with 47,526 books, 10,225 microform titles, 362 serials, 3,233 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 200 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 temperate climate, Dobson is the county seat. Community facilities include a library, United Methodist and Baptist churches, a hospital within 11 miles, some shopping, and several civic and service organizations. There are job opportunities in textile factories and with a poultry processing plant.

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