University of Arkansas Community College at Hope: Narrative Description

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PO Box 140
Hope, AR 71802-0140
Tel: (870)777-5722
Fax: (870)722-5957
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University of Arkansas System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 60-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,213. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 463 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 676 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 537 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 30% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 38% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT, ACT ASSET recommended; ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1248 full-time, $52 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1368 full-time, $57 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2664 full-time, $111 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, Circle K. Major annual events: Thanksgiving cookout/can drive, Fish Fry, Halloween Festival. Campus security: on-campus security during class hours. College housing not available. University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Library with 8,023 books, 111 serials, 614 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $160,919.