Wilkes Community College: Narrative Description

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WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE B-4

1328 Collegiate Dr., PO Box 120
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Tel: (336)838-6100; Admissions: (336)838-6141; Fax: (336)838-6277; Web Site: http://www.wilkescc.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 140-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.5 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $2664 per student. Total enrollment: 2,741. 1,240 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,540 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 1,201 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 46% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Retention: 53% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1136 full-time, $35.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6304 full-time, $197 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $45 full-time, $1.75 per credit hour part-time, $5 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, Rotaract, Baptist Student Union. Major annual events: Alcohol Awareness Week Activities, Welcome Back Week Activities, Fall Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 52,325 books, 976 microform titles, 122 serials, 10,649 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $269,883. 245 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Located 50 miles from Winston-Salem, Wilkesboro is the county seat of Wilkes County. The community offers churches of various faiths, shopping areas, and adequate medical facilities. The Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir provides boating, fishing, water skiing, and swimming. The Blue Ridge Mountains around the Boone area provides winter time sports such as skiing and ice skating.

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