West Virginia Northern Community College: Narrative Description

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1704 Market St.
Wheeling, WV 26003-3699
Tel: (304)233-5900; Admissions: (304)233-5900; Fax: (304)233-5900; Web Site: http://www.northern.wvnet.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1972. Setting: small town campus with easy access to Pittsburgh. Endowment: $700,706. Educational spending 2002-03: $3021 per student. Total enrollment: 2,879. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 606 applied, 65% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 11% from top quarter, 40% from top half. Full-time: 1,239 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 1,640 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 17% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 94% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Retention: 51% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for health science programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required; SAT I or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $1752 full-time, $73 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5592 full-time, $233 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $6 full-time, $3 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: security personnel during evening and night classes. College housing not available. Wheeling B and O Campus Library plus 2 others with 36,650 books, 8 microform titles, 188 serials, 3,495 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $83,294. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Wheeling, one of the country's most liveable small cities, is a one-hour drive from Pittsburgh, PA, and a two-hour drive from Columbus, OH. It is in a central area of approximately 150,000 people. Many cultural and recreational facilities are available, including 1,500-acre Oglebay Park and 250-acre Wheeling Park. Excellent local recreation areas provide opportunities for camping, hiking, skiing, swimming, golf, and other such activities.

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