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North Carolina

State of North Carolina

ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Named in honor of King Charles I of England.

NICKNAME: The Tarheel State; Old North State.

CAPITAL: Raleigh.

ENTERED UNION: 21 November 1789 (12th).

SONG: "The Old North State."

MOTTO: Esse quam videri (To be rather than to seem).

FLAG: Adjacent to the fly of two equally sized bars, red above and white below, is a blue union containing a white star in the center, flanked by the letters N and C in gold. Above and below the star are two gold scrolls, the upper one reading "May 20th 1775," the lower one "April 12th 1776."

OFFICIAL SEAL: Liberty, clasping a constitution and holding aloft on a pole a liberty cap, stands on the left, while Plenty sits besides a cornucopia on the right; behind them, mountains run to the sea, on which a three-masted ship appears. "May 20, 1775" appears above the figures; the words "The Great Seal of the State of North Carolina" and the state motto surround the whole.

BIRD: Cardinal.

FISH: Channel bass.

FLOWER: Dogwood.

TREE: Long leaf pine.

GEM: Emerald.

LEGAL HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, 1 January; Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., 3rd Monday in January; Good Friday, Friday before Easter, March or April; Memorial Day, last Monday in May; Independence Day, 4 July; Labor Day, 1st Monday in September; Veterans' Day, 11 November; Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November and the day following; Christmas Day, 25 December and the day following.

TIME: 7 AM EST = noon GMT.

LOCATION, SIZE, AND EXTENT

Located in the southeastern United States, North Carolina ranks 28th in size among the 50 states.

The total area of North Carolina is 52,669 sq mi (136,413 sq km), of which land accounts for 48,843 sq mi (126,504 sq km) and inland water 3,826 sq mi (9,909 sq km). North Carolina extends 503 mi (810 km) e-w; the state's maximum n-s extension is 187 mi (301 km).

North Carolina is bordered on the n by Virginia; on the e by the Atlantic Ocean; on the s by South Carolina and Georgia; and on the w by Tennessee. A long chain of islands or sand banks, called the Outer Banks, lies off the state's Atlantic coast. The total boundary line of North Carolina is 1,270 mi (2,044 km), including a general coastline of 301 mi (484 km); the tidal shoreline extends 3,375 mi (5,432 km). The state's geographic center is in Chatham County, 10 mi (16 km) nw of Sanford.

TOPOGRAPHY

North Carolina's three major topographic regions belong to the Atlantic Coastal Plain, the Piedmont Plateau, and the Appalachian Mountains.

The Outer Banks, narrow islands of shifting sandbars, screen most of the coastal plain from the ocean. Treacherous navigation conditions and numerous shipwrecks have earned the name of "Graveyard of the Atlantic" for the shoal waters off Cape Hatteras, which, like Cape Lookout and Cape Fear, juts out from the banks into the Atlantic. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest in the United States, rising 208 ft (63 m). The shallow Pamlico and Albemarle sounds and broad salt marshes lying behind the Outer Banks serve not only as valuable habitats for marine life but as further hindrances to water transportation. Sea level at the Atlantic Ocean is the lowest elevation of the state.

On the mainland, the coastal plain extends westward from the sounds for 100 to 140 mi (160-225 km) and upward from sea level to nearly 500 ft (150 m). Near the ocean, the outer coastal plain is very flat and often swampy; this region contains all the natural lakes in North Carolina, the largest being Lake Mattamuskeet (67 sq mi/174 sq km), followed by lakes Phelps and Waccamaw. The inner coastal plain is more elevated and better drained. Infertile sand hills mark its southwestern section, but the rest of the region constitutes the state's principal farming country.

The Piedmont is a rolling plateau of red clay soil roughly 150 mi (240 km) wide, rising from 30 to 600 ft (90-180 m) in the east to 1,500 ft (460 m) in the west. The fall line, a sudden change in elevation, separates the piedmont from the coastal plain and produces numerous rapids in the rivers that flow between the regions.

The Blue Ridge, a steep escarpment that parallels the Tennessee border, divides the piedmont from North Carolina's westernmost region, containing the highest and most rugged portion of the Appalachian chain. The two major ranges are the Blue Ridge itself, which averages 3,000-4,000 ft high (900-1,200 m), and the Great Smoky Mountains, which have 43 peaks higher than 6,000 ft (1,800 m). Several smaller chains intersect these two ranges; one of them, the Black Mountains, contains Mt. Mitchell, at 6,684 ft (2,039 m) the tallest peak east of the Mississippi River. The mean elevation of the state is approximately 700 ft (214 m).

No single river basin dominates North Carolina. The Hiwas-see, Little Tennessee, French Broad, Watauga, and New rivers flow from the mountains westward to the Mississippi River system. East of the Blue Ridge, the Chowan, Roanoke, Tar, Neuse, Cape Fear, Yadkin, and Catawba drain the piedmont and coastal plain. The largest artificial lakes are Lake Norman on the Catawba, Lake Gaston on the Roanoke, and High Rock Lake on the Yadkin.

CLIMATE

North Carolina has a humid, subtropical climate. Winters are short and mild, while summers are usually very sultry; spring and fall are distinct and refreshing periods of transition. In most of North Carolina, temperatures rarely go above 100°f (38°c) or fall below 10°f (12°c), but differences in altitude and proximity to the ocean create significant local variations. Average January temperatures range from 36°f (2°c) to 48°f (9°c), with an average daily maximum January temperature of 51°f (11°c) and minimum of 29°f (2°c). Average July temperatures range from 68°f (20°c) to 80°f (27°c), with an average daily high of 87°f (31°c) and a low of 66°f (19°c). The coldest temperature ever recorded in North Carolina was 34°f (37°c), registered on 21 January 1985 on Mt. Mitchell; the hottest, 110°f (43°c), occurred on 21 August 1983 at Fayetteville.

In the southwestern section of the Blue Ridge, moist southerly winds rising over the mountains drop more than 80 in (203 cm) of precipitation per year, making this region the wettest in the eastern states; the other side of the mountains receives less than half that amount. Average annual precipitation at Charlotte is about 43 in (109 cm). The piedmont gets between 44 and 48 in (112 to 122 cm) of precipitation per year, while 44 to 56 in (112 to 142 cm) annually fall on the coastal plain. Average winter snowfalls vary from 50 in (127 cm) on Mt. Mitchell to only a trace amount at Cape Hatteras. In the summer, North Carolina weather responds to the Bermuda High, a pressure system centered in the mid-Atlantic. Winds from the southwest bring masses of hot humid air over the state; anticyclones connected with this system frequently lead to upper-level thermal inversions, producing a stagnant air mass that cannot disperse pollutants until cooler, drier air from Canada moves in. During late summer and early autumn, the eastern region is vulnerable to high winds and flooding from hurricanes. Hurricane Diana struck the Carolina coast in September 1984, causing $36 million in damage. A series of tornadoes in March of that year killed 61 people, injured over 1,000, and caused damage exceeding $120 million. Hurricanes Hugo (1989) and Fran (1996) caused major damage.

FLORA AND FAUNA

North Carolina has approximately 300 species and subspecies of trees and almost 3,000 varieties of flowering plants. Coastal plant life begins with sea oats predominating on the dunes and salt meadow and cordgrass in the marshes, then gives way to wax myrtle, yaupon, red cedar, and live oak further inland. Blackwater swamps support dense stands of cypress and gum trees. Pond pine favors the peat soils of the Carolina bays, while longleaf pine and turkey oak cover the sand hills and other well-drained areas. Weeds take root when a field is abandoned in the piedmont, followed soon by loblolly, shortleaf, and Virginia pine; sweet gum and tulip poplars spring up beneath the pines, later giving way to an oak-hickory climax forest. Dogwood decorates the understory, but kudzua rank, weedy vine introduced from Japan as an antierosion measure in the 1930sis a less attractive feature of the landscape. The profusion of plants reaches extraordinary proportions in the mountains. The deciduous forests on the lower slopes contain Carolina hemlock, silver bell, yellow buckeye, white bass-wood, sugar maple, yellow birch, tulip poplar, and beech, in addition to the common trees of the piedmont. Spruce and fir dominate the high mountain peaks. There is no true treeline in the North Carolina mountains, but unexplained treeless areas called "balds" appear on certain summits. Twenty-seven plant species were listed as threatened or endangered in 2006, including Blue Ridge goldenrod, bunched arrowhead, Heller's blazingstar, Virginia spiraea, seabeach amaranth, and rough-leaved loosestrife.

The white-tailed deer is the principal big-game animal of North Carolina, and the black bear is a tourist attraction in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The wild boar was introduced to the mountains during the 19th century; beavers have been reintroduced and are now the state's principal furbearers. The largest native carnivore is the bobcat.

North Carolina game birds include the bobwhite quail, mourning dove, wild turkey, and many varieties of duck and goose. Trout and smallmouth bass flourish in North Carolina's clear mountain streams, while catfish, pickerel, perch, crappie, and largemouth bass thrive in fresh water elsewhere. The sounds and surf of the coast yield channel bass, striped bass, flounder, and bluefish to anglers. Among insect pests, the pine bark beetle is a threat to the state's forests and forest industries.

The gray wolf, elk, eastern cougar, and bison are extinct in North Carolina; the American alligator, protected by the state, has returned in large numbers to eastern swamps and lakeshores. Thirty animal species (vertebrates and invertebrates) were listed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service as threatened or endangered in April 2006, including Indiana and Virginia big-eared bats, bald eagle, red-cockaded woodpecker, four species of whale, and five species of sea turtle.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

State actions to safeguard the environment began in 1915 with the purchase of the summit of Mt. Mitchell as North Carolina's first state park. North Carolina's citizens and officials worked actively (along with those in Tennessee) to establish the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during the 1920s, the same decade that saw the establishment of the first state agency for wildlife conservation. In 1937, a state and local program of soil and water conservation districts began to halt erosion and waste of natural resources.

Interest in environmental protection intensified during the 1970s. In 1971, the state required its own agencies to submit environmental impact statements in connection with all major project proposals; it also empowered local governments to require such statements from major private developers. Voters approved a $150 million bond issue in 1972 to assist in the construction of wastewater treatment facilities by local governments. The Coastal Management Act of 1974 mandated comprehensive land-use planning for estuaries, wetlands, beaches, and adjacent areas of environmental concern. The most controversial environmental action occurred mid-decade, when a coalition of state officials, local residents, and national environmental groups fought the proposed construction of a dam that would have flooded the New River Valley in northwestern North Carolina. Congress quashed the project when it designated the stream as a national scenic river in 1976.

Air quality in most of North Carolina's eight air-quality-control regions is good, although the industrialized areas of the piedmont and mountains experience pollution from vehicle exhausts and

North CarolinaCounties, County Seats, and County Areas and Populations
COUNTY COUNTY SEAT LAND AREA (SQ MI) POPULATION (2005 EST.) COUNTY COUNTY SEAT LAND AREA (SQ MI) POPULATION (2005 EST.)
Alamance Graham 433 140,533 Jones Trenton 470 10,311
Alexander Taylorsville 259 35,492 Lee Sanford 259 55,704
Alleghany Sparta 234 10,900 Lenoir Kinston 402 57,961
Anson Wadesboro 533 25,499 Lincoln Lincolnton 298 69,851
Ashe Jefferson 426 25,347 Macon Franklin 517 32,148
Avery Newland 247 17,641 Madison Marshall 451 20,256
Beaufort Washington 826 46,018 Martin Williamston 461 24,643
Bertie Windsor 701 19,480 McDowell Marion 437 43,201
Bladen Elizabethtown 879 32,938 Mecklenburg Charlotte 528 796,372
Brunswick Bolivia 861 89,162 Mitchell Bakersville 222 15,784
Buncombe Asheville 659 218,876 Montgomery Troy 490 27,322
Burke Morganton 505 89,399 Moore Carthage 701 81,685
Cabarrus Concord 364 150,244 Nash Nashville 540 91,378
Caldwell Lenoir 471 79,122 New Hanover Wilmington 185 179,553
Camden Camden 241 8,967 Northampton Jackson 538 21,483
Carteret Beaufort 525 62,525 Onslow Jacksonville 763 152,440
Caswell Yanceyville 427 23,608 Orange Hillsborough 400 118,386
Catawba Newton 396 151,641 Pamlico Bayboro 341 12,735
Chatham Pittsboro 708 58,002 Pasquotank Elizabeth City 228 38,270
Cherokee Murphy 452 25,796 Pender Burgaw 875 46,429
Chowan Edenton 181 14,528 Perquimans Hertford 246 12,080
Clay Hayesville 214 9,765 Person Roxboro 398 37,217
Cleveland Shelby 468 98,288 Pitt Greenville 656 142,570
Columbus Whiteville 939 54,746 Polk Columbus 238 19,134
Craven New Bern 702 90,795 Randolph Asheboro 789 138,367
Cumberland Fayetteville 657 304,520 Richmond Rockingham 477 46,781
Currituck Currituck 256 23,112 Robeson Lumberton 949 127,586
Dare Manteo 391 33,903 Rockingham Wentworth 569 92,614
Davidson Lexington 548 154,623 Rowan Salisbury 519 135,099
Davie Mocksville 267 39,136 Rutherford Rutherfordton 568 63,771
Duplin Kenansville 819 51,985 Sampson Clinton 947 63,063
Durham Durham 298 242,582 Scotland Laurinburg 319 37,180
Edgecombe Tarboro 506 54,129 Stanly Albemarle 396 58,964
Forsyth Winston-Salem 412 325,967 Stokes Danbury 452 45,858
Franklin Louisburg 494 54,429 Surry Dobson 539 72,601
Gaston Gastonia 357 196,137 Swain Bryson City 526 13,167
Gates Gatesville 338 11,224 Transylvania Brevard 378 29,626
Graham Robbinsville 289 8,085 Tyrrell Columbia 407 4,157
Granville Oxford 534 53,674 Union Monroe 639 162,929
Greene Snow Hill 266 20,026 Vance Henderson 249 43,771
Guilford Greensboro 651 443,519 Wake Raleigh 854 748,815
Halifax Halifax 724 56,023 Warren Warrenton 427 19,729
Harnett Lillington 601 103,692 Washington Plymouth 332 13,282
Haywood Waynesville 555 56,482 Watauga Boone 314 42,472
Henderson Hendersonville 375 97,217 Wayne Goldsboro 554 114,448
Hertford Winton 356 23,574 Wilkes Wilkesboro 752 67,390
Hoke Racford 391 41,016 Wilson Wilson 374 76,281
Hyde Swanquarter 624 5,413 Yadkin Yadkinville 336 37,668
Iredell Statesville 574 140,924 Yancey Burnsville 314 18,201
Jackson Sylva 490 35,368 TOTALS 48,843 8,683,242
Johnston Smithfield 795 146,437

coal-fired electric generating plants. Water quality ranges from extraordinary purity in numerous mountain trout streams to serious pollution in major rivers and coastal waters. Soil erosion and municipal and industrial waste discharges have drastically increased the level of dissolved solids in some piedmont streams, while runoffs from livestock pastures and nitrates leached from fertilized farmland have over stimulated the growth of algae in slow-moving eastern rivers. Pollution also has made certain areas of the coast unsafe for commercial shellfishing.

About 5.7 million acres (2.3 million hectares) of the state are wetlands; since 1997 the North Carolina Wetlands Partnership has overseen wetlands conservation. About 70% of North Carolina's rare and endangered plants and animals are considered wetland-dependent.

The Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources, the state's main environmental agency, issues licenses to industries and municipalities and seeks to enforce clean air and water regulations. In 2003, 129.1 million lb of toxic chemicals were released in the state. In 2003, North Carolina had 311 hazardous waste sites listed in the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) database, 31 of which were on the National Priorities List as of 2006, including the Barber Orchard in Waynesville and ABC One Hour Cleaners in Jacksonville. In 2005, the EPA spent over $461,000 through the Superfund program for the cleanup of haz-ardous waste sites in the state. The same year, federal EPA grants awarded to the state included $19.4 million for the water pollution control revolving fund and $14.5 million for the drinking water revolving fund.

POPULATION

North Carolina ranked 11th in population in the United States with an estimated total of 8,683,342 in 2005, an increase of 7.9% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, North Carolina's population grew from 6,628,637 to 8,049,313, an increase of 21.4%, making North Carolina the sixth-fastest-growing state of the decade. The population is projected to reach 10 million by 2015 and 11.4 million by 2025. The population density in 2004 was 175.4 persons per sq mi (67.7 persons per sq km). As of 2004, the state's population had a median age of 36. In the same year, 24.8% of the populace were under the age of 18 while 12.1% was age 65 or older.

At the time of the first census in 1790, North Carolina ranked third among the 13 states, with a population of 393,751, but it slipped to tenth by 1850. In the decades that followed, North Carolina grew slowly by natural increase and suffered from net out-migration, while the rest of the nation expanded rapidly. Out-migration abated after 1890, however, and North Carolina's overall growth rate in the 20th century was slightly greater than that of the nation as a whole.

Most North Carolinians live in and around a relatively large number of small and medium-sized cities and towns, many of which are concentrated in the Piedmont Crescent, between Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh. Leading cities in 2004 were Charlotte, 594,359; Raleigh, 326,653; Greensboro, 231,543; Durham, 201,726; and Winston-Salem, 191,523. The Charlotte metropolitan area had an estimated 1,474,734 people in 2004.

ETHNIC GROUPS

North Carolina's white population is descended mostly from English settlers who arrived in the east in the 17th and early 18th centuries and from Scottish, Scots-Irish, and German immigrants who poured into the piedmont in the middle of the 18th century. Originally very distinct, these groups assimilated with one another in the first half of the 19th century to form a relatively homogeneous body of native-born white Protestants. By 1860, North Carolina had the lowest proportion of foreign-born whites of any state; more than a century later, in 1990, only 1.7% (115,077) of North Carolina residents were foreign born, mostly from Germany, the United Kingdom, and Mexico. Within the following decade, however, the foreign-born population increased dramatically, to 430,000 (5.3%) in 2000. In the same year, the estimated Hispanic and Latino population was 378,963 (4.7% of the state total), up from 161,000 (2.1%) in 1990. In 2004, 6.1% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.

According to the 2000 federal census there were some 99,551 Native Americans (including Eskimos and Aleuts) living in North Carolina, the sixth-largest number in any state, and the largest number in any state east of the Mississippi. In 2004, 1.3% of the state's population was American Indian or Alaskan Native. The Lumbee of Robeson County and the surrounding area are the major Indian group. The total population of their lands in 2000, including non-Indians, was 474,100. Their origins are mysterious, but they are probably descended from many small tribes, decimated by war and disease, that banded together in the Lumber River swamps in the 18th century. The Lumbee have no language other than English, have no traditional tribal culture, and are not recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The Haliwa, Waccamaw Siouan, Coharie, and Person County Indians are smaller groups in eastern North Carolina who share the Lumbee's predicament. The only North Carolina Indians with a reservation, a tribal language and culture, and federal recognition are the Cherokee, whose ancestors hid in the Smokies when the majority of their tribe was removed to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) in 1838. The North Carolina Cherokee have remained in the mountains ever since, living in a community that now centers on the Qualla Boundary Reservation near Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The 1,737,545 blacks in North Carolina made up 21.6% of its total population in 2000. In 2004, 21.8% of the state's population was black. Black slaves came to North Carolina from the 17th century through the early 19th; like most white immigrants, they usually arrived in North Carolina after previous residence in other colonies. Although black slaves performed a wide variety of tasks and lived in every county of the state, they were most often field laborers on the large farms in the eastern region. The distribution of black population today still reflects the patterns of plantation agriculture: the coastal plain contains a much higher than average concentration of black inhabitants. The overall proportion of blacks in North Carolina rose throughout the 19th century but fell steadily in the 20th, until about 1970, as hundreds of thousands migrated to northern and western states. Some of the earliest demonstrations of the civil rights movement, most notably a 1960 lunch counter sit-in at Greensboro, took place in the state.

In 2000 North Carolina's Asian population numbered 113,689, including 26,197 Asian Indians, 18,984 Chinese, 15,596 Vietnamese, 12,600 Koreans, 9,592 Filipinos, and 7,093 Hmong. Pacific Islanders numbered 3,983. In 2004, 1.7% of the state's population was Asian, and 0.1% Pacific Islander. That year, 1% of the population reported origin of two or more races.

LANGUAGES

Although most of the original Cherokee Indians were removed to Indian Territory around 1838, descendants of those who resisted and remained have formed a strong Indian community in the Appalachian foothills. Among Indian place-names are Pamlico, Nantahala, and Cullasaja.

Many regional language features are widespread, but others sharply distinguish two subregions: the western half, including the piedmont and the Appalachian Highlands, and the eastern coastal plain. Terms common to South Midland and Southern speech occur throughout the state: both dog irons and firedogs (andirons), bucket (pail), spicket (spigot), seesaw, comfort (tied and filled bedcover), pullybone (wishbone), ground squirrel (chipmunk), branch (small stream), light bread (white bread), polecat (skunk), and carry (escort). Also common are greasy with the /z/ sound, new as /nyoo/ and due as /dyoo/, swallow it as /swaller it/, can't rhyming with paint, poor with the vowel sound /aw/, and horse and hoarse with different vowels.

Distinct to the western region are snake feeder (dragonfly), blinds (roller shades), poke (paper bag), redworm (earthworm), a little piece (a short distance), plum peach (clingstone peach), sick on the stomach (also found in the Pee Dee River Valley), boiled as /bawrld/, fog as /fawg/, Mary sounding like merry and bulge with the vowel of good. Setting off eastern North Carolina are lightwood (kindling), mosquito hawk (dragonfly), earthworm, press peach (instead of plum peach), you-all as second-person plural, and sick in the stomach. Distinctive eastern pronunciations include the loss of /r/ after a vowel, fog as /fagh/, scarce and Mary with the vowel of gate, bulge with the vowel sound /ah/. Along the coast, peanuts are goobers and a screech owl is a shivering owl.

In 2000, 6,909,648 North Carolinians92% of the population five years of age and olderspoke only English at home, down from 96.1% in 1990.

The following table gives selected statistics from the 2000 Census for language spoken at home by persons five years old and over. The category "African languages" includes Amharic, Ibo, Twi, Yoruba, Bantu, Swahili, and Somali.

LANGUAGES NUMBER PERCENT
Population 5 years and over 7,513,165 100.0
  Speak only English 6,909,648 92.0
  Speak a language other than English 603,517 8.0
Speak a language other than English 603,517 8.0
  Spanish or Spanish Creole 378,942 5.0
  French (incl. Patois, Cajun) 33,201 0.4
  German 28,520 0.4
  Chinese 15,698 0.2
  Vietnamese 13,594 0.2
  Korean 11,386 0.2
  Arabic 10,834 0.1
  African languages 9,181 0.1
  Miao, Hmong 7,493 0.1
  Tagalog 6,521 0.1
  Greek 6,404 0.1
  Japanese 6,317 0.1
  Italian 6,233 0.1

RELIGIONS

The Church of England was the established church of colonial North Carolina but was never a dominant force among the early immigrants. Scottish Presbyterians settled in the upper Cape Fear Valley, and Scots-Irish Presbyterians occupied the piedmont after 1757. Lutheran Evangelical Reformed Germans later moved into the Yadkin and Catawba valleys of the same region. The Moravians, a German sect, founded the town of Salem (later merging with Winston to become Winston-Salem) in 1766 as the center of their utopian community at Wachovia. Methodist circuit riders and Separate Baptists missionaries won thousands of converts among blacks and whites, strengthening their appeal in the Great Revival of 1801. In the subsequent generation, a powerful evangelical consensus dominated popular culture. After the Civil War, blacks left the white congregations to found their own churches, but the overall strength of Protestantism persisted. When many North Carolinians left their farms at the end of the 19th century, they moved to mill villages that were well supplied with churches, often at the mill owners' expense.

The majority of North Carolinians are Protestant. The largest denomination in 2000 was the Southern Baptist Convention which reported 1,512,058 adherents; there were 28,169 newly baptized members reported in 2002. The United Methodist Church claimed 529,272 members in 2004 and the Presbyterian Church USA had 203,647 in 2000. The next largest Protestant denominations in 2000 were the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 88,830 adherents; the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee), 81,037; the Episcopal Church, 80,068; the United Church of Christ, 50,088; the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, 50,265; the Original Free Will Baptists, 46,020; Independent Charismatic Churches, 42,559. In 2006, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) reported a statewide membership of 66,497 in 135 congregations; a Mormon temple was built in Raleigh-Durham in 1999. In 2000, the state had an estimated 25,545 Jews, and about 20,137 Muslims. There are still about 18,180 Moravians in the state. Over 4.3 million people (about 54.6% of the population) were not counted as members of any religious organization. In 2004, there were 319,492 Roman Catholics in the state.

The Advent Christian Church General Conference of America, representing 306 local Advent Christian churches in the United States and Canada, is based in Charlotte. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has its headquarters in Charlotte as well.

TRANSPORTATION

The history of North Carolina's growth and prosperity has been inextricably linked to the history of transportation in the state, especially the history of highway development. North Carolina has the largest state-maintained highway system in the nation. To provide and maintain this system, North Carolina relies strictly on user-related sources of funds, such as motor fuel taxes and state license and registration fees.

The early settlers widened and improved the Indian trails into bridle trails and then dirt roads. In colonial times, waterways were the avenues of commerce. Almost all products moved on rivers and streams within the state, and most manufactured goods arrived by sea. When it became necessary to transport goods farther inland, local laws were passed which directed that a road be built to the nearest landing. By this piecemeal process, the state slowly acquired a system of dirt roads.

As the population of the state grew, so did the demand for roads. From 1830 onward, a new element was introduced into the picturerailroads, representing the newest and most efficient means of travel. In the 1850s, transportation took yet another turn when the state invested in plank roads, which did not prove financially practical.

With the coming of the Civil War, transportation improvements in North Carolina ground to a halt. During the war, the existing railroads were used heavily for military purposes. Renovations and improvements were delayed during the early years of the Reconstruction period because of poor economic conditions in the state. By 1870, the state gave up on assistance to railroads and left their further development to private companies. In 1895, the Southern Railway acquired a 99-year lease on the piedmont section of the North Carolina Railroad while eastern routes fell to the Atlantic Coast Line and the Seaboard Air Line Railway.

In the early years of the 20th century, the principal emphasis was on the further development of the investor-owned railroads. In 1911, there was 4,608 mi (7,414 km) of railroad right-of-way in the state, and by 1937 this figure had increased, if only slightly, to a total of 4,763 (7,663 km). By 2003, railroad track in North Carolina had fallen to 3,344 route mi (5,383 km). Two Class I railroads operate in the state, along with 13 local and eight switching and terminal lines. As of 2006, Amtrak provided service to 12 stations in the state via its New York to Charlotte Carolinian and its daily Charlotte to Raleigh Piedmont trains.

By the second decade of the century, the building of roads received new emphasis. It was during this period that North Carolina earned the label "the Good Roads State." In 1915, the Highway Commission was created, and in 1921 the General Assembly approved a $40 million state highway bond to construct a system of hard-surface roads connecting each of the 100 county seats with all of the others. The new hard-surface roads soon proved ideal for automobiles and trucks. More highway bonds were approved to pay for a statewide system of paved highways, giving the state more roads by the end of the decade than any other southern state except Texas. The state government took over the county roads in 1931.

In 2004, North Carolina had 102,666 mi (165,529 km) of public roads. There were some 6.195 million motor vehicles registered in the state that same year, including around 3.627 million automobiles, approximately 2,458 million trucks, and some 10,000 buses. Licensed drivers numbered 6,122,137 in 2004. The major interstate highways are I-95, which stretches north-south across the coastal plain, and I-85, which parallels it across the piedmont. I-40 leads from the mountains to the coast at Wilmington, and I-26 and I-77 handle north-south traffic in the western section. I-73 and I-74 add 325 mi (523 km) of interstate highway and will handle north-south traffic in the eastern section of the state.

Transportation 2001, a plan to speed up highway construction and complete key corridors, eliminate the road maintenance backlog, and develop a master plan for public transportation, was unveiled in 1994. A $950 million highway bond was approved by North Carolina voters in 1996 to accelerate construction of urban loops and intrastates and to pave secondary roads. Transit 2001, the master plan to improve public transportation was unveiled in February 1997. A major incentive has been placed on high-speed rail service from Raleigh to Charlotte, reducing travel time to two hours by 2000.

There are nine types of public transportation currently operating in North Carolina: human service transportation, rural general public transportation, urban transit, regional transit, vanpool and carpool programs, inter-city buses, inter-city rail passenger service, pupil transportation, and passenger ferry service. There are 17 publicly owned urban transit systems operating in North Carolina. More than three million North Carolinians have access to rural public transportation services operating in approximately 45 counties and towns.

The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway follows sounds, rivers, and canals down the entire length of eastern North Carolina. The North Carolina ferry system, the second largest in the nation, transports more than 23 million passengers and 820,000 vehicles each year. Twenty-four ferry vessels move passengers and vehicles between the state's coastal communities. Seventeen of the vessels feature the colors and seals of North Carolina's public and private colleges and universities to promote the ferry system. There are major ports at Morehead City and Wilmington. In 2004, More-head City handled 3.407 million tons of cargo, while Wilmington handled 7.888 million tons. In 2003, waterborne shipments totaled 10.231 million tons. In 2004, North Carolina had 1,152 mi (1,854 km) of navigable inland waterways.

In 2005, North Carolina had a total of 382 public and private-use aviation-related facilities. This included 305 airports, 74 heliports, and 3 STOLports (Short Take-Off and Landing). The state's two busiest airports are Charlotte-Douglas International and Raleigh-Durham International. In 2004, Charlotte-Douglas had 12,499,476 passengers enplaned, making it the 19th-busiest airport in the United States, while Raleigh-Durham had 4,371,883 enplanements that same year, making it the 43rd-busiest airport in the United States. Other major airports were at Asheville, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Kinston, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem.

HISTORY

Paleo-Indian peoples came to North Carolina about 10,000 years ago. These early inhabitants hunted game with spears and gathered nuts, roots, berries, and freshwater mollusks. Around 500 bc, with the invention of pottery and the development of agriculture, the Woodland Culture began to emerge. The Woodland way of lifegrowing corn, beans, and squash, and hunting game with bows and arrowsprevailed on the North Carolina coast until the Europeans arrived.

Living in North Carolina by this time were Indians of the Algonkian-, Siouan-, and Iroquoian-language families. The Roanoke, Chowanoc, Hatteras, Meherrin, and other Algonkian-speaking tribes of the coast had probably lived in the area the longest; some of them belonged to the Powhatan Confederacy of Virginia. The Siouan groups were related to larger tribes of the Great Plains. Of the Iroquoian-speakers, the Cherokee probably had lived in the mountains since before the beginning of the Christian era, while the Tuscarora had entered the upper coastal plain somewhat later. After their defeat by the colonists in the Tuscarora War of 171113, the tribe fled to what is now upper New York State to become the sixth member of the Iroquois Confederacy.

Contact with whites brought war, disease, and enslavement of the Algonkian and Siouan tribes. Banding together, the survivors probably gave rise to the present-day Lumbee and to the other Indian groups of eastern North Carolina. The Cherokee tried to avoid the fate of the coastal tribes by selectively adopting aspects of white culture. In 1838, however, the federal government responded to the demands of land-hungry whites by expelling most of the Cherokee to Indian Territory along the so-called Trail of Tears.

European penetration began when Giovanni da Verrazano, a Florentine navigator in French service, discovered the North Carolina coast in 1524. Don Lucas Vásquez de Ayllón led an unsuccessful Spanish attempt to settle near the mouth of the Cape Fear River two years later. Hernando de Soto tramped over the North Carolina mountains in 1540 in an unsuccessful search for gold, but the Spanish made no permanent contribution to the colonization of North Carolina.

Sixty years after Verrazano's voyage, North Carolina became the scene of England's first experiment in American empire. Sir Walter Raleigh, a courtier of Queen Elizabeth I, gained the queen's permission to send out explorers to the New World. They landed on the Outer Banks in 1584 and returned with reports so enthusiastic that Raleigh decided to sponsor a colony on Roanoke Island between Albemarle and Pamlico sounds. After a second expedition returned without founding a permanent settlement, Raleigh sent out a third group in 1587 under John White as governor. The passengers included White's daughter Eleanor and her husband, Ananias Dare. Shortly after landfall, Eleanor gave birth to Virginia Dare, the first child born of English parents in the New World. Several weeks later, White returned to England for supplies, but the threat of the Spanish Armada prevented his prompt return. By the time White got back to Roanoke in 1590, he found no trace of the settlersonly the word "Croatoan" carved on a tree. The fate of this "Lost Colony" has never been satisfactorily explained.

The next English venture focused on the more accessible Jamestown colony in the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia. England tended to ignore the southern region until 1629, when Charles I laid out the territory between 30° and 36°N, named it Carolana for himself, and granted it to his attorney general, Sir Robert Heath. Heath made no attempt to people his domain, however, and Carolana remained empty of whites until stragglers drifted in from the mid-17th century onward. Events in England transformed Virginia's outpost into a separate colony. After the execution of Charles I in 1649, England had no ruling monarch until a party of noblemen invited Charles II back to England in 1660. Charles thanked eight of his benefactors three years later by making them lord proprietors of the province, now called Carolina. The vast new region eventually stretched from northern Florida to the modern boundary between North Carolina and Virginia, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.

The proprietors divided Carolina into three counties and appointed a governor for each one. Albemarle County embraced the existing settlements in northeastern North Carolina near the waters of Albemarle Sound; it was the only one that developed a government within the present state boundaries. From the beginning, relations between the older pioneers and their newly imposed government were stormy. The English philosopher John Locke drew up the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina, but his political blueprints proved unworkable. The proprietors' arbitrary efforts to collect royal customs touched off factional violence, culminating in Culpepper's Rebellion of 1677, one of the first American uprisings against a corrupt regime.

For a few years afterward, local residents had a more representative government, until the proprietors attempted to strengthen the establishment of the Anglican Church in the colony. In 1711, Cary's Rebellion was touched off by laws passed against the colony's Quakers. During the confusion, Tuscarora Indians launched a war against the white intruders on their lands. The whites won the Tuscarora War in 1713 with assistance from South Carolina, but political weakness in the north persisted. Proprietary officials openly consorted with piratesincluding the notorious Edward Teach, alias Blackbeardand royal inspectors questioned the fit-ness of proprietary government. South Carolina officially split off in 1719 and received a royal governor in 1721. Ten years later, all but one of the proprietors relinquished their rights for £2,500 each, and North Carolina became a royal colony. The remaining proprietor, Lord Granville, gave up his governing rights but retained ownership of one-eighth of the original grant; the Granville District thus included more than half of the unsettled territory in the North Carolina colony.

In the decades that followed, thousands of new settlers poured into North Carolina; by 1775 the population had swollen to 345,000, making North Carolina the fourthmost populous colony. Germans and Scots-Irish trekked down the Great Wagon Road from Pennsylvania to the Piedmont. Scottish Highlanders spread over the upper Cape Fear Valley as more Englishmen filled up the coastal plain. Backcountry settlers practiced self-sufficient farming, but eastern North Carolinians used slave labor to carve out rice and tobacco plantations. The westerners were often exploited by an eastern-dominated colonial assembly that sent corrupt and overbearing officials to govern them. Organizing in 1768 and calling themselves Regulators, unhappy westerners first petitioned for redress and then took up arms. Royal Governor William Tryon used eastern militia to crush the Regulators in a two-hour pitched battle at Alamance Creek in 1771.

The eastern leaders who dominated the assembly opposed all challenges to their authority, whether from the Regulators or from the British ministry. When England tightened its colonial administration, North Carolinians joined their fellow colonists in protests against the Stamp Act and similar impositions by Parliament. Meeting at Halifax in April 1776, the North Carolina provincial congress resolved in favor of American independence, the first colonial representative body to do so. Years later, citizens of Mecklenburg County recalled a gathering in 1775 during which their region declared independence, but subsequent historians have not verified their claim. The two dates on the North Carolina state flag nevertheless commemorate the Halifax Resolves and the "Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence."

Support for Britain appeared among recent Scottish immigrants, who answered the call to aid the royal governor but were ambushed by patriot militia at Moore's Creek Bridge on 27 February 1776. The incident effectively prevented a planned British invasion of the South. There was little further military action in North Carolina until late in the War for Independence, when Gen. Charles Cornwallis invaded the state from South Carolina in the fall of 1780. Guerrilla bands harassed his troops, and North Carolina militia wiped out a Loyalist detachment at King's Mountain. Pursuing the elusive American army under Gen. Nathanael Greene, Cornwallis won a costly victory at Guilford Courthouse in March 1781 but could neither eliminate his rival nor pacify the countryside. For the rest of 1781, Cornwallis wearied his men in marches and countermarches across North Carolina and Virginia before he finally succumbed to a trap set at Yorktown, Va., by an American army and a French fleet.

Numerous problems beset the new state. The government had a dire need of money, but when the victors sought to pay debts by selling land confiscated from the Loyalists, conservative lawyers objected strenuously, and a bitter political controversy ensued. Suspicious of outside control, North Carolina leaders hesitated before joining the Union. The state waited until November 1789 to ratify the US Constitutiona delay that helped stimulate the movement for adoption of a Bill of Rights. North Carolina relinquished its lands beyond the Great Smokies in 1789 (after an unsuccessful attempt by settlers to create a new state called Franklin), and thousands of North Carolinians migrated to the new western territories. The state did not share in the general prosperity of the early federal period. Poor transportation facilities hampered all efforts to expand commercial agriculture, and illiteracy remained widespread. North Carolina society came to appear so backward that some observers nicknamed it the "Rip Van Winkle state."

In 1815, state senator Archibald D. Murphey of Orange County began to press for public schools and for improved transporta-tion to open up the Piedmont. Most eastern planters resisted Murphey's suggestions, partly because they refused to be taxed for the benefit of the westerners and partly because they feared the destabilizing social effects of reform. As long as the east controlled the General Assembly, the ideas of Murphey and his sympathizers had little practical impact, but in 1835, as a result of reforms in the state constitution, the west obtained reapportionment and the political climate changed. North Carolina initiated a program of state aid to railroads and other public works, and established the first statesupported system of common schools in the South.

Like other southern whites, North Carolina's white majority feared for the security of slavery under a national Republican administration, but North Carolinians reacted to the election of Abraham Lincoln with caution. When South Carolina and six other states seceded and formed the Confederate States of America in 1861, North Carolina refused to join, instead making a futile attempt to work for a peaceful settlement of the issue. However, after the outbreak of hostilities at Ft. Sumter, S.C., and Lincoln's call for troops in April 1861, neutrality disappeared and public opinion swung to the Confederate side. North Carolina became the last state to withdraw from the Union, joining the Confederacy on 20 May 1861.

North Carolina provided more troops to the Confederacy than any other state, and its losses added up to more than one-fourth of the total for the entire South, but support for the war was mixed. State leaders resisted the centralizing tendencies of the Richmond government, and even Governor Zebulon B. Vance opposed the Confederacy's conscription policies. North Carolina became a haven for deserters from the front lines in Virginia. William W. Holden, a popular Raleigh editor, organized a peace movement when defeat appeared inevitable, and Unionist sentiment flourished in the mountain counties; nevertheless, most white North Carolinians stood by Vance and the dying Confederate cause. At the war's end, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston surrendered the last major Confederate army to Gen. William T. Sherman at Bennett House near Hillsborough on 26 April 1865.

Reconstruction was marked by a bitter political and social struggle in North Carolina. United in the Conservative Party, most of the prewar slaveholding elite fought to preserve as much as possible of the former system, but a Republican coalition of blacks and nonslaveholding white Unionists defended freedmen's rights and instituted democratic reforms for the benefit of both races. After writing a new constitution in 1868, Republicans elected Holden as governor, but native whites fought back with violence and intimidation under the robes of the Ku Klux Klan. Holden's efforts to restore order were ineffectual, and when the Conservatives recaptured the General Assembly in 1870, they impeached him and removed him from office. Election of a Conservative governor in 1876 signaled the end of the Reconstruction era.

Once in power, the Conservativesor Democrats, as they renamed themselvesslashed public services and enacted legislation to guarantee the power of landlords over tenants and sharecroppers. They cooperated with the consolidation of railroads under northern ownership, and they supported a massive drive to build cotton mills on the swiftly flowing streams of the Piedmont. By 1880, industry had surpassed its prewar level. But it was not until 1900 that blacks and their white allies were entirely eliminated as contenders for political power.

As the Industrial Revolution gained ground in North Carolina, small farmers protested their steadily worsening condition. The Populist Party expressed their demands for reform, and for a brief period in the 1890s shared power with the Republican Party in the Fusion movement. Under the leadership of Charles Brantley Aycock, conservative Democrats fought back with virulent denunciations of "Negro rule" and a call for white supremacy. In 1900, voters elected Aycock governor and approved a constitutional amendment that barred all illiterates from voting, except for those whose ancestors had voted before 1867. This literacy test and "grandfather clause" effectively disenfranchised blacks, while providing a temporary loophole for uneducated whites. To safeguard white rights after 1908 (the constitutional limit for registration under the grandfather clause), Aycock promised substantial improvements in the school system to put an end to white illiteracy.

In the decades after Aycock's election, an alliance of business interests and moderate-to-conservative Democrats dominated North Carolina politics. The industrial triumvirate of textile, tobacco, and furniture manufacturers, joined by banks and insurance companies, controlled the state's economy. The Republican Party shrank to a small remnant among mountain whites as blacks were forced out of the electorate.

In the years after World War II, North Carolina took its place in the booming Sunbelt economy. The development of Research Triangle Parkequidistant from the educational facilities of Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hillprovided a home for dozens of scientific and technology laboratories for government and business. New industries, some of them financed by foreign capital, appeared in formerly rural areas, and a prolonged population drain was effectively reversed.

The process of development has not been smooth or uniform, however. The late 1980s and early 1990s saw a shift in employment patterns as financial and high-technology industries boomed while jobs in the state's traditional industries, notably textiles and tobacco, declined. North Carolina possessed both the largest percentage of manufacturing jobs in the country and the lowest manufacturing wages. In 1990, 30% of all jobs paid annual wages below the poverty line for a family of four, resulting in 13% of North Carolinians living below the nationally established poverty line. Despite widespread prosperity in the 1990s, North Carolina was one of only 15 states where povertyand child povertywere on the rise. The rate had climbed to 14% by 1998, and to 15.1% by 200304 (measured as a two-year average). The national poverty rate in 200304 was 12.6%.

The excellence of many of North Carolina's universities contrasted with the inferior education provided by its primary and secondary public schools. North Carolina students' SAT scores placed them last nationally in 1989. In the ongoing effort to improve the public school system, in 2000 Democratic Governor Jim Hunt's top two priorities were raising teacher pay by 6.5% and funding the Smart Start (early childhood education) program. But Hunt's stance was not popular with the state's workers, who were lobbying the governor and the General Assembly for pay raises.

Racial tensions have created divisions within the state, which has one of the highest levels of Ku Klux Klan activity in the country. While Charlotte integrated its schools peacefully in 1971 through court-ordered busing, the militancy of black activists in the late 1960s and early 1970s provoked a white backlash. That backlash, along with the identification of the Democratic party in the early 1970s with liberal causes and with opposition to the Vietnam War, helped the conservative wing of the Republican party gain popularity in a state whose six military bases had given it a hawkish tradition. In 1972, North Carolina elected its first Republican US senator (Jesse A. Helms) and governor (James E. Holshouser Jr.) since Fusion days, and Republican strength continued to build into the mid-1990s. But after 1998 elections, the state was leaning toward a more bipartisan representation: Democratic candidate John Edwards took the state's second Senate seat while conservative Republican Helms retained the other; and voters sent seven Republicans and five Democrats to represent them in the US House. In 2004, John Edwards was the Democratic Party's vice-presidential nominee; he and Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry were defeated by President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard B. Cheney by a margin of 3 million popular votes. As of 2005, North Carolina was represented by two Republican senators, Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr, but Democrat Michael Easley remained governor.

Rising crime rates were among the leading public policy issues in the 1990s. The state legislature enacted laws imposing tough penalties on adults who supply guns to minors, and mandating life imprisonment without parole for three-time violent offenders.

Mother Nature has posed serious problems for North Carolinians in recent times. In September 1999, successive hurricanes moved onshore, water logging the low-lying eastern part of the state. The worst flooding in North Carolina history was intensified by more rainfall in the weeks that followed. The death toll climbed to 40 while property damages and agricultural losses rose. Cleanup of the state's waterways, which were polluted by waste from pigs and other livestock as well as from flooded sewage plants, remained a major health concern. In January 2000 the same region was blanketed in record snowfalls, adding further hardships to those who were struggling to recover. A month earlier, in an emergency legislative session, the General Assembly approved Governor Jim Hunt's plan to send $836 million to flood victims. By July 2000 the federal government had approved more than $1 billion in aid to the state. But it was estimated that the conditions had put thousands of farmers permanently out of business. North Carolina experienced a harsh winter in 200203, with some of the heaviest snowfalls since 1989.

The state's agricultural producers were also facing the declining demand for tobacco. The documented health hazards of smoking, state and federal excise taxes, ongoing lawsuits, and declining exports combined to cut cigarette production (also hurting the state's manufacturing sector in the process). With Kentucky, North Carolina farmers produced more than 65% of the total US crop. The state's historical dependency on the cash crop caused lawmakers to allocate half the funds from the national tobacco settlement to tobacco communitiesto support educational and job training programs, provide employment assistance for farmers and displaced laborers, fund rural health care and social service programs, and invest in local public works and economic development projects to attract new businesses to areas that had been dependent on tobacco. The other half of the settlement was evenly divided between statewide health care and a trust fund for (former) tobacco growers and farm laborers.

Governor Mike Easley set his 2003 executive agenda on education, proposing a state lottery to fund education. In August 2005, Easley signed into law the North Carolina State Lottery Act, which enacted the North Carolina Education Lottery. One hundred percent of the net lottery proceeds will go to educational expenses, including reduced class sizes in early grades, academic pre-kindergarten programs, school construction, and scholarships for needy college and university students.

In 2005, Easley also focused on bringing more highly-skilled and high-tech jobs to the state, providing a quality transportation system for all of North Carolina, enacting strong Patients Bill of Rights legislation, helping seniors cope with the high costs of prescription drugs, promoting land and water conservation, and providing a strong environmental enforcement program.

STATE GOVERNMENT

North Carolina has operated under three constitutions, adopted in 1776, 1868, and 1971, respectively. The first was drafted hurriedly under wartime pressures and contained several inconsistencies and undemocratic features. The second, a product of Reconstruction, was written by native white Republicans and a sprinkling of blacks and northern-born Republicans. When conservative whites regained power, they left the basic framework of this constitution intact, though they added the literacy test, poll tax, and grandfather clause to it.

A century after the Civil War, the document had become unwieldy and partially obsolete. A constitutional study commission submitted to the General Assembly in 1969 a rewritten constitution, which the electorate ratified, as amended, in 1971. As of January 2005, the document had been amended a total of 34 times. One amendment permits the governor and lieutenant governor to serve a maximum of two successive four-year terms.

Under the 1971 constitution, the General Assembly consists of a 50-member Senate and a 120-member House of Representatives. Regular sessions are held in odd-numbered years, with the provision that the legislature may (and in practice, does) divide to meet in even-numbered years. Sessions begin in January and are not formally limited in length. Special sessions may be called by three-fifths petition of each house. Senators must be at least 25 years old and must have been residents of the state for at least two years and residents of their districts for at least one year prior to election. Representatives must have lived in their district for at least a year; the constitution establishes 21 as the minimum age for elective office. All members of the General Assembly serve two-year terms. The legislative salary was $13,951 in 2004, unchanged from 1999.

The governor and lieutenant governor (who run separately) must be 30 years old and a qualified voter; each must have been a US citizen for five years and a state resident for two. As of December 2004, the governor's salary was $121,391. North Carolina's chief executive has powers of appointment, supervision, veto, and budgetary recommendation. The voters also elect a secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, superintendent of public instruction, attorney general, and commissioners of agriculture, insurance, and labor; all serve four-year terms. These officials preside over their respective departments and sit with the governor and lieutenant governor as the council of state. The governor appoints the heads of the other executive departments.

Bills become law when they have passed three readings in each house of the General Assembly, and take effect 60 days after adjournment. Bills that are not signed or vetoed by the governor become law after 10 days when the legislature is in session and after 30 days if the legislature adjourns. A three-fifths vote of the elected members in each house is required to override a gubernatorial veto. Constitutional amendments may be proposed by a convention called by a two-thirds vote of both houses and a majority of the voters, or may be submitted directly to the voters by a three-fifths consent of each house. In either case, the proposed amendments must be ratified by a popular majority before becoming part of the constitution.

To vote in North Carolina a person must be a US citizen, at least 18 years old, a resident of the state and county for at least 30 days prior to election day, and not registered to vote in another state. Restrictions apply to convicted felons.

POLITICAL PARTIES

Prior to the Civil War, Whigs and Democrats were the two major political groups in North Carolina. The Republican Party emerged during Reconstruction as a coalition of newly enfranchised blacks, northern immigrants, and disaffected native whites, especially from non-slaveholding areas in the mountains. The opposing Conservative Party, representing a coalition of antebellum Democrats and former Whigs, became the Democratic Party after winning the governorship in 1876; from that time and for most of the 20th century, North Carolina was practically a one-party state.

Beginning in the 1930s, however, as blacks reentered the electorate as supporters of the New Deal and the liberal measures associated with Democratic presidents, the Republican Party at-

North Carolina Presidential Vote by Political Parties, 19482004
YEAR ELECTORAL VOTE NORTH CAROLINA WINNER DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN STATES' RIGHTS DEMOCRAT PROGRESSIVE
*Won US presidential election.
1948 14 *Truman (D) 459,070 258,572 69,652 3,915
1952 14 Stevenson (D) 652,803 558,107
1956 14 Stevenson (D) 590,530 575,069
1960 14 *Kennedy (D) 713,136 655,420
1964 13 *Johnson (D) 800,139 624,841
AMERICAN IND.
1968 13 *Nixon (R) 464,113 627,192 496,188
AMERICAN
1972 13 *Nixon (R) 438,705 1,054,889 25,018
LIBERTARIAN
1976 13 Carter (D) 927,365 741,960 2,219 5,607
1980 13 *Reagan (R) 875,635 915,018 9,677
1984 13 *Reagan (R) 824,287 1,346,481 3,794
NEW ALLIANCE
1988 13 *Bush (R) 890,167 1,237,258 1,263 5,682
IND. (Perot)
1992 14 Bush (R) 1,114,042 1,134,661 5,171 357,864
1996 14 Dole (R) 1,107,849 1,225,938 8,740 168,059
REFORM
2000 14 *Bush, G. W. (R) 1,257,692 1,631,163 12,307 8,874
WRITE-IN (Nader)
2004 15 *Bush, G. W. (R) 1,525,849 1,961,166 11,731 1,805

tracted new white members who objected to national Democratic policies. Republican presidential candidates picked up strength in the 1950s and 1960s, and Richard Nixon carried North Carolina in 1968 and 1972, when Republicans also succeeded in electing Governor James E. Holshouser Jr., and US Senator Jesse A. Helms. The Watergate scandal cut short this movement toward a revitalized two-party system, and in 1976, Jimmy Carter became the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state since 1964.

Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan narrowly carried North Carolina in 1980, and a second Republican senator, John P. East, was elected that year. In 1984, the Republican Party had its best election year in North Carolina. Reagan won the state by a landslide, Helms won a third termdefeating two-term Governor James B. Hunt in the most expensive race to date in Senate history (more than $26 million was spent)and Republican James G. Martin, a US representative, was elected governor, succeeding Hunt. In 1990, Helms was reelected to the Senate, defeating black mayor Harvey Gantt in a bitterly contested race. In 1996 Gantt challenged Helms again, and once again Helms was the victor. Helms subsequently announced he would not run for reelection in 2002, and Republican Elizabeth H. Dole won his seat. In 2000 and 2004, Republican George W. Bush won 56% of the presidential vote, to Democrat Al Gore's 43% (2000) and Democrat John Kerry's 44% (2004).

But by the mid-1990s the states' Democrats were influential again. In 1993 Democrat James B. Hunt returned to the governor's office after a hiatus of eight years. He was elected to his third term (having served the first two between 1977 and 1985) in the 1992 election, and went on to a fourth term following the 1996 elections. Having served the limit, Hunt was leaving the gubernatorial race open for 2000, and Democrat Mike Easley won the governorship in 2000. In 1998 elections the second US Senate seat, which had been won by Republican Lauch Faircloth in 1992, was won by Democrat John Edwards. In 2003 Edwards was running for president and had announced he would not seek reelection in 2004; the seat he vacated was won by Republican Richard Burr.

In 2004 there were 5,537,000 registered voters. In 1998, 53% of registered voters were Democratic, 34% Republican, and 14% unaffiliated or members of other parties. The state had 15 electoral votes in the 2005 presidential election, an increase of 1 vote over 2000.

Following the 2004 elections, 6 of North Carolina's 13 US Representatives were Democrats and 7 were Republicans. In mid-2005 the State Assembly had 63 Democrats and 57 Republicans, and there were 21 Republicans and 29 Democrats in the state Senate.

Minor parties have had a marked influence on the state. George Wallace's American Independent Party won 496,188 votes in 1968, placing second with more than 31% of the total vote. In 1992, Independent Ross Perot captured 14% of the vote.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

As of 2005, North Carolina had 100 counties, 541 municipalities, and 319 special districts. That year the state has 120 public school systems.

Counties have been the basis of local government in North Carolina for more than 300 years, and are still the primary governmental units for most citizens. All counties are led by boards of commissioners; commissioners serve either two- or four-year terms, and most are elected at large rather than by district. Most boards elect their own chairman from among their members, but voters in some counties choose a chairman separately. More than half the counties employ a county manager to supervise day-today operations of county government. Other elected officials are the sheriff, register of deeds, and the school board. Counties are subdivided into townships, but these are for administrative convenience only; they do not exercise any independent government functions.

County and municipal governments share many functions, but the precise allocation of authority varies in each case. Although the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County share a common school system, most often schools, streets, sewers, garbage collection, police and fire protection, and other services are handled separately. Most cities use the council-manager form of government, with council members elected from the city at large. Proliferation of suburban governments was hampered by a 1972 constitutional amendment that forbids the incorporation of a new town or city within 1 mi (1.6 km) of a city of 5,000-9,999 people, within 3 mi (4.8 km) of a city of 10,000-24,999, within 4 mi (6.4 km) of a city of 25,000-49,999, and within 5 mi (8 km) of a city of 50,000 or more unless the General Assembly acts to do so by a three-fifths vote of all members of each house.

In 2005, local government accounted for about 348,179 full-time (or equivalent) employment positions.

STATE SERVICES

To address the continuing threat of terrorism and to work with the federal Department of Homeland Security, homeland security in North Carolina operates under executive order; the public safety director/secretary is designated as the state homeland security advisor.

The Department of Public Instruction administers state aid to local public school systems, a board of governors directs the 16 state-supported institutions of higher education, and the Department of Community Colleges administers the 58 community colleges. The Department of Cultural Resources offers a variety of educational and enrichment services to the public, maintaining historical sites, operating two major state museums, funding the North Carolina Symphony, and providing for the State Library. The Department of Transportation plans, builds, and maintains state highways; registers motor vehicles; develops airport facilities; administers public transportation activities; and operates 24 ferries.

Within the Department of Health and Human Resources, the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services operates psychiatric hospitals, mental retardation centers, and alcoholic rehabilitation centers; it also coordinates mental health programs that include community mental health centers, group homes for the developmentally disabled and emotionally disturbed, shelter workshops, halfway houses, a special-care facility, and reeducation programs for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. The Division of Social Services administers public assistance programs, and other divisions license medical facilities, promote public health, administer programs for juvenile delinquents and the vocationally handicapped, and operate a school for the blind and visually impaired and schools for the deaf. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services protects the consumer.

The Department of Crime Control and Public Safety includes the Highway Patrol and the National Guard, while the Department of Correction manages the prison system. Local law enforcement agencies receive assistance from the Department of Justice's State Bureau of Investigation. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources addresses the issues of air and water quality, coastal management, environmental health, forest and land resources, marine fisheries, wildlife resources, waste management, and the Museum of Natural Sciences. The Department of Labor administers the state Occupational Safety and Health Act; inspects boilers, elevators, amusement rides, mines, and quarries; offers conciliation, mediation, and arbitration services to settle labor disputes; and enforces state laws governing child labor, minimum wages, maximum working hours, and uniform wage payment.

JUDICIAL SYSTEM

North Carolina's general court of justice is a unified judicial system that includes appellate courts (Court of Appeals) and trial courts (Superior Court). District court judges are elected to four-year terms. Judges above that level are elected for eight years.

The state's highest court is the North Carolina Supreme Court, which consists of a chief justice and six associate justices. It hears cases from the Court of Appeals as well as certain cases from lower courts. The Court of Appeals comprises 12 judges who hear cases in 3-judge panels. Superior courts, in 44 districts, have original jurisdiction in most major civil and criminal cases. There are 99 superior court judges appointed by the governor to eight-year terms. All Superior Court justices rotate between the districts within their divisions. District courts try misdemeanors, civil cases involving less than $5,000, and all domestic cases. They have no juries in criminal cases, but these cases may be appealed to Supe-rior Court and be given a jury trial de novo; in civil cases, jury trial is provided on demand.

As of 31 December 2004, a total of 35,434 prisoners were held in North Carolina's state and federal prisons, an increase from 33,560 of 5.6% from the previous year. As of year-end 2004, a total of 2,430 inmates were female, up from 2,256 or 7.7% from the year before. Among sentenced prisoners (one year or more), North Carolina had an incarceration rate of 357 per 100,000 population in 2004.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, North Carolina in 2004, had a violent crime rate (murder/nonnegligent manslaughter; forcible rape; robbery; aggravated assault) of 447.8 reported incidents per 100,000 population, or a total of 38,244 reported incidents. Crimes against property (burglary; larceny/theft; and motor vehicle theft) in that same year totaled 355,328 reported incidents or 4,160.2 reported incidents per 100,000 people. North Carolina has a death penalty, of which lethal injection is the sole method of execution. From 1976 through 5 May 2006, the state has carried out 42 executions, of which five were carried out in 2005 and three in 2006 (as of 5 May 2006). As of 1 January 2006, North Carolina had 190 inmates on death row.

In 1976, the US Supreme Court invalidated North Carolina's death penalty statute and the sentences of all inmates then on death row reverted to life imprisonment. However, the state passed a new capital punishment statute in 1977 which apparently assuaged the Court's objections. Two persons were executed in 1984the state's first executions since 1961. One of the prisoners executed that year, Velma Barfield, was the first woman executed in the United States since 1962 and the first in North Carolina since 1944.

In 2003, North Carolina spent $354,328,968 on homeland security, an average of $43 per state resident.

ARMED FORCES

North Carolina holds the headquarters of the 3rd Army at Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville. By population, Fort Bragg is the largest Army installation in the world, providing a home to almost 10% of the Army's active component forces. Approximately 43,000 military and 8,000 civilian personnel work at Fort Bragg. Fort Bragg hosts America's only airborne corps and airborne division, the "Green Berets" of the Special Operations Command, and the Army's largest support command. The 82nd Airborne Division soldiers and others make 100,000 parachute jumps each year at Fort Bragg. The Marine Corps Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville is home base for the II Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Force Service Support Group and other combat units and support commands with a population of more than 41,000 Marine and Sailors. The Marine Corps air stations at Cherry Point and New River and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro are the state's other important military installations. North Carolina firms received more than $2.2 billion in defense contract awards in 2004. Additionally, defense payroll outlays, including retired military pay, were $6.5 billion. In 2002, there were 94,296 active duty military personnel and 16,444 civilian personnel stationed in North Carolina, most of whom were at Ft. Bragg.

There were 767,051 veterans living in North Carolina in 2003. Of these, 90,599 saw service in World War II; 77,617 in the Korean conflict; 225,498 during the Vietnam era; and 140,170 in the Persian Gulf War. For the fiscal year 2004, total Veterans Affairs expenditures in New Carolina exceeded $2.0 billion.

As of 31 October 2004, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol employed 1,686 full-time sworn officers.

MIGRATION

For most of the state's history, more people have moved away every decade than have moved into the state, and population growth has come only from net natural increase. In 1850, one-third of all free, native-born North Carolinians lived outside the state, chiefly in Tennessee, Georgia, Indiana, and Alabama. The state suffered a net loss of population from migration in every decade from 1870 to 1970.

Before 1890, the emigration rate was higher among whites than among blacks; since then, the reverse has been true, but the number of whites moving into North Carolina did not exceed the number of white emigrants until the 1960s. Between 1940 and 1970, 539,000 more blacks left North Carolina than moved into the state; most of these emigrants sought homes in the North and West. After 1970, however, black out-migration abruptly slackened as economic conditions in eastern North Carolina improved. Net migration to North Carolina was estimated at 278,000 (sixth among the states) from 1970 to 1980, at 83,000 (ninth among the states) from 1980 to 1983; and 347,000 (fifth among the states) from 1985 to 1990. Between 1990 and 1998, the state had net gains of 501,000 in domestic migration and 49,000 in international migration. In 1998, 6,415 foreign immigrants arrived in North Carolina. The state's overall population increased 13.8% between 1990 and 1998. In the period 200005, net international migration was 158,224 and net internal migration was 232,448, for a net gain of 390,672 people.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION

North Carolina adheres to at least 23 interstate compacts, including 4 that promote regional planning and development. The oldest of the 4, establishing the Board of Control for Southern Regional Education, pools the resources of southern states for the support of graduate and professional schools. The Southeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact promotes regional forest conservation, while the Southern States Energy Board fosters cooperation in nuclear power development. The Southern Growth Policies Board, formed in 1971 at the suggestion of former North Carolina Governor Terry Sanford, collects and publishes data for planning purposes from its headquarters in Research Triangle Park. The Tennessee Valley Authority operates four dams in western North Carolina to aid in flood control, generate hydroelectric power, and assist navigation downstream on the Tennessee River; most of the electricity generated is exported to Tennessee. North Caroline also belongs to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the Ohio River Basin Commission, and the Appalachian Regional Commission. Total federal grants in fiscal year 2005 were $9.657 billion, an estimated $10.285 billion in fiscal year 2006, and an estimated $10.8 billion in fiscal year 2007.

ECONOMY

North Carolina's economy was dominated by agriculture until the closing decades of the 19th century, with tobacco the major cash crop. Today, tobacco is still the central factor in the economy of the coastal plain. In the piedmont, industrialization accelerated after 1880 when falling crop prices made farming less attractive. During the "cotton mill crusade" of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, local capitalists put spinning or weaving mills on swift streams throughout the region, until nearly every hamlet had its own factory. Under the leadership of James B. Duke, the American Tobacco Co. (now American Brands, with headquarters in New York City) expanded from its Durham headquarters during this same period to control, for a time, virtually the entire US market for smoking products. After native businessmen had established a successful textile boom, New England firms moved south in an effort to cut costs, and the piedmont became a center of southern industrial development.

As more and more Tar Heels left agriculture for the factory, their per capita income rose from 47% of the national average in 1930 to slightly less than 100% of the national average in 2000. The biggest employers are the textile and furniture industries. State government has made a vigorous effort to recruit outside investment and to improve the state's industrial mix. Major new firms now produce electrical equipment, processed foods, technical instruments, fabricated metals, plastics, and chemicals. The greatest industrial growth, however, has come not from wholly new industries, but from fields related to industries that were firmly established. Apparel manufacture spread across eastern North Carolina as an obvious extension of the textile industry, while other new firms produced chemicals and machinery for the textile and furniture business. Manufacturing remains the dominant sector in the state's economy, peaking at an output of nearly $62 billion (23.8% of total output) in 1999, as the overall state economy grew at a rate of 8.8% in 1998 and 8% in 1999. A decline in manufacturing output of 4.9% by 2001 was accompanied by declining overall growth rates, of 4.7% in 2000, and 0.98% in the national recession of 2001. While the nation's unemployment rose 1.4 percentage points between the third quarter 1999 and third quarter 2002, the rise in North Carolina over this period was 6.4%, reflecting mainly layoffs in its manufacturing sector.

North Carolina's gross state product (GSP) in 2004 totaled $336.398 billion, of which manufacturing (durable and nondurable goods) accounted for $72.295 billion or 21.4% of GSP, followed by the real estate sector, at $32.848 billion (9.7% of GSP), and healthcare and social assistance services, at $19.862 billion (5.9% of GSP). In that same year, there were an estimated 671,810 small businesses in North Carolina. Of the 182,598 businesses that had employees, an estimated total of 179,008 or 98% were small companies. An estimated 23,387 new businesses were established in the state in 2004, up 4.1% from the year before. Business terminations that same year came to 22,055, down 5.1% from 2003. There were 486 business bankruptcies in 2004, down 8% from the previous year. In 2005, the state's personal bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13) filing rate was 464 filings per 100,000 people, ranking North Carolina 33rd in the nation.

INCOME

In 2005 North Carolina had a gross state product (GSP) of $345 billion which accounted for 2.8% of the nation's gross domestic product and placed the state at number 12 in highest GSP among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2004 North Carolina had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $29,322. This ranked 38th in the United States and was 89% of the national average of $33,050. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of PCPI was 3.7%. North Carolina had a total personal income (TPI) of $250,426,537,000, which ranked 13th in the United States and reflected an increase of 6.7% from 2003. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of TPI was 5.5%. Earnings of persons employed in North Carolina increased from $181,840,239,000 in 2003 to $193,812,229,000 in 2004, an increase of 6.6%. The 200304 national change was 6.3%.

The US Census Bureau reports that the three-year average median household income for 200204 in 2004 dollars was $39,000 compared to a national average of $44,473. During the same period an estimated 14.8% of the population was below the poverty line as compared to 12.4% nationwide.

LABOR

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in April 2006 the seasonally adjusted civilian labor force in North Carolina numbered 4,396,000, with approximately 189,800 workers unemployed, yielding an unemployment rate of 4.3%, compared to the national average of 4.7% for the same period. Preliminary data for the same period placed nonfarm employment at 3,962,200. Since the beginning of the BLS data series in 1976, the highest unemployment rate recorded in North Carolina was 10.2% in February 1983. The historical low was 3.1% in April 1999. Preliminary non-farm employment data by occupation for April 2006 showed that approximately 6% of the labor force was employed in construction; 14.1% in manufacturing; 18.4% in trade, transportation, and public utilities; 5.1% in financial activities; 11.3% in professional and business services; 11.9% in education and health services; 9.1% in leisure and hospitality services; and 17% in government.

North Carolina working conditions have brought the state considerable notoriety over the years. North Carolina is one of 22 states with a right-to-work law, and public officials are legally barred from negotiating a collective bargaining agreement.

The US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2005, a total of 107,000 of North Carolina's 3,631,000 employed wage and salary workers were formal members of a union. This represented 2.9% of those so employed, up from 2.7% in 2004, well below the national average of 12% and the second-lowest in the United States. Overall in 2005, a total of 143,000 workers (3.9%) in North Carolina were covered by a union or employee association contract, which includes those workers who reported no union affiliation. North Carolina is one of 22 states with a right-to-work law.

As of 1 March 2006, North Carolina had a state-mandated minimum wage rate of $5.15 per hour. In 2004, women in the state accounted for 46.3% of the employed civilian labor force.

AGRICULTURE

Farm marketings in North Carolina totaled $7.7 billion in 2005, eighth among the 50 states, with 34% from crop marketings. North Carolina led the nation in the production of tobacco and sweet potatoes, ranked fifth in peanuts, and was also a leading producer of corn, grapes, pecans, apples, tomatoes, and soybeans. Farm life plays an important role in the culture of the state.

The number of farms fell from 301,000 in 1950 to 52,000 in 2004, while the number of acres in farms declined from 17,800,000 to 9,000,000 (7,203,000 to 3,642,000 hectares). At 173 acres (70 hectares), the average North Carolina farm was only 39% the size of the average US farma statistic that in part reflects the smaller acreage requirements of tobacco, the state's principal crop. The relatively large number of family farm owner-operators who depend on a modest tobacco allotment to make their small acreages profitable is the basis for North Carolina's opposition to the US government's antismoking campaign and its fight to preserve tobacco price supports.

Although farm employment continues to decline, a significant share of North Carolina jobsperhaps more than one-thirdare still linked to agriculture either directly or indirectly. North Carolina's most heavily agricultural counties are massed in the coastal plain, the center of tobacco, corn, and soybean production, along with a bank of northern piedmont counties on the Virginia border. Virtually all peanut production is in the eastern part of the state, while tobacco, corn, and soybean production spills over into the piedmont. Cotton is grown in scattered counties along the South Carolina border and in a band leading northward across the coastal plain. Beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, and blueberries are commercial crops in selected mountain and coastal plain locations. Apples are important to the economy of the mountains, and the sand hills are a center of peach cultivation.

In 2004, tobacco production was 351,630,000 lb (159,496,685 kg), 40% of US production. Production and value data for North Carolina's other principal crops were as follows: corn, 86,580,000 bushels, $203,463,000; soybeans, 51,000,000 bushels, $257,550,000; peanuts, 357,000,000 lb, $77,112,000; and sweet potatoes, 6,880,000 hundredweight, $92,880,000.

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

North Carolina farms and ranches had an estimated 870,000 cattle and calves in 2005, valued at $661.2 million. In 2004, the state had around 9.8 million hogs and pigs, valued at $823.2 million. During 2003, North Carolina led the nation in turkey production with 1.1 billion lb (0.5 billion kg) of turkey, worth $397.8 million; the state was fourth in broiler production with 4.3 billion lb (2 billion kg), worth $1.51 billion; egg production totaled 2.52 billion eggs, worth $241.8 million. Milk cows numbered 61,000 in 2003 and they produced 1.04 million lb (0.48 million kg) of milk.

FISHING

In 2004, the commercial catch in North Carolina totaled over 136.4 million lb (62 million kg) valued at $77.1 million. The record landing for the state was in 1981, with a total of 432 million lb. Flounder, menhaden, and sea trout are the most valuable finfish; shrimp, crabs, and clams are the most sought-after shellfish. In 2004, the state catch for hard blue crab accounted for 20% of the total national supply, the second-highest percentage in the nation (after Louisiana). The port at Beaufort-Morehead City ranked 19th in the nation for volume, with a catch of 63.5 million lb (28.9 million kg).

In 2003, there were 31 processing and 78 wholesale plants in the state with about 1,471 employees. In 2001, the commercial fleet had 773 vessels.

North Carolina lakes and streams are stocked in part by three state fish hatcheries and two national hatcheries within the state (Edenton and KcKinney Lake). In 2004, the state issued 692,497 sport fishing licenses.

FORESTRY

As of 2004, forests covered 18,269,000 acres (6,179,000 hectares) in North Carolina, or about 59% of the state's land area. North Carolina's forests constitute 2.5% of all US forestland, and 97% of the state's wooded areas have commercial value. The largest tracts are found along the coast and in the Western Mountains, where most counties are more than 70% tree-covered. Hardwoods make up 53% of the state's forests. Mixed stands of oak and pine account for an additional 14%. The remaining 33% is pine and other conifers. More than 90% of the acreage harvested for timber is reforested.

National forests cover 6% of North Carolina's timberlands, and state and local governments own another 2%. The remainder is privately owned. In the days of wooden sailing vessels, North Carolina pine trees supplied large quantities of "naval stores"tar, pitch, and turpentine for waterproofing and other nautical purposes. Today, the state produces mainly saw logs, pulpwood, veneer logs, and Christmas trees.

In 2004, lumber production totaled 2.62 billion board feet, eighth in the United States and 5.3% of national production.

MINING

According to data from the US Geological Survey (USGS), the value of nonfuel mineral production by North Carolina in 2004 was $805 million, an increase from 2003 of about 9.7%. The USGS data ranked North Carolina as 21st among the 50 states by the total value of its nonfuel mineral production, accounting for about 2% of total US output.

According to the data for 2004, crushed stone was the state's top nonfuel mineral produced, accounting for 68% by value of all nonfuel mineral output that year. It was followed by phosphate rock, construction sand and gravel, industrial sand and gravel, feldspar, dimension stone, common clays and mica. By volume, North Carolina was the leading state in the production of feldspar, common clays, mica, olivine, and pyrophyllite, of which the state was the sole producer. The state also ranked third in phosphate rock output, seventh in the production of industrial sand and gravel, and eighth in crushed stone.

Crushed stone production in 2004 totaled 72.3 million metric tons and was valued at $548 million, while construction sand and gravel output that year totaled 11.5 million metric tons, with a value of $59.7 million. Industrial sand and gravel production in 2004 totaled 1.630 million metric tons and was valued at $29 million. Feldspar output totaled 351,000 metric tons and was valued at $20.5 million. Dimension stone production in 2004 came to 43,000 metric tons and was valued at $18.2 million.

North Carolina in 2004 was ranked 11th in the production (by value) of gemstones.

ENERGY AND POWER

As of 2003, North Carolina had 111 electrical power service providers, of which 72 were publicly owned and 32 were cooperatives. Of the remainder, three were investor owned, one was fed-erally operated and three were owners of independent generators that sold directly to customers. As of that same year there were 4,365,692 retail customers. Of that total, 2,934,296 received their power from investor-owned service providers. Cooperatives accounted for 892,553 customers, while publicly owned providers had 538,836 customers. There were four federal customers and three were independent generator or "facility" customers.

Total net summer generating capability by the state's electrical generating plants in 2003 stood at 27.263 million kW, with total production that same year at 127.582 billion kWh. Of the total amount generated, 92.8% came from electric utilities, with the remainder coming from independent producers and combined heat and power service providers. The largest portion of all electric power generated, 74.776 billion kWh (58.6%), came from natural gas fired plants, with nuclear power generation in second place at 40.906 billion kWh (32.1%) and hydroelectric plants in third at 7.200 billion kWh (5.6%). Other renewable power sources, pumped storage facilities, petroleum and natural gas fired plants, and other types of generation accounted for the remainder.

As of 2006, North Carolina had three operating nuclear power stations: the Brunswick plant in Brunswick County; the McGuire plant near Charlotte; and the Shearon-Harris plant near Raleigh.

No petroleum or natural gas has been found in North Carolina, but major companies have expressed interest in offshore drilling. The state has no refineries. There is also no coal mining, and proven coal reserves are minor, at only 10.7 million short tons. One short ton equals 2,000 lb (0.907 metric tons).

INDUSTRY

North Carolina has had a predominantly industrial economy for most of the 20th century. Today, the state is a major manufacturer of textiles, cigarettes, and furniture, as well as of chemicals and allied products, industrial machinery, food products, electronics/electrical equipment, and rubber and plastics products.

The industrial regions of North Carolina spread out from the piedmont cities. Roughly speaking, each movement outward represents a step down in the predominant level of skills and wages and a step closer to the primary processing of raw materials.

According to the US Census Bureau's Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) for 2004, North Carolina's manufacturing sector covered some 20 product subsectors. The shipment value of all products manufactured in the state that same year was $163.838 billion. Of that total, chemical manufacturing accounted for the largest share at $26.387 billion. It was followed by beverage and tobacco product manufacturing at $24.029 billion; food manufacturing at $15.294 billion; transportation equipment manufacturing at $14.360 billion; and machinery manufacturing at $9.664 billion.

In 2004, a total of 550,217 people in North Carolina were employed in the state's manufacturing sector, according to the ASM. Of that total, 411,087 were actual production workers. In terms of total employment, the furniture and related product manufacturing industry accounted for the largest portion of all manufacturing employees at 59,457, with 48,753 actual production workers. It was followed by food manufacturing at 54,848 employees (41,503 actual production workers); textile mills at 52,459 employees (44,442 actual production workers); plastics and rubber products manufacturing at 39,711 employees (30,816 actual production workers); and fabricated metal product manufacturing with 38,355 employees (29,699 actual production workers).

ASM data for 2004 showed that North Carolina's manufacturing sector paid $19.861 billion in wages. Of that amount, the chemical manufacturing sector accounted for the largest share at $1.882 billion. It was followed by furniture and related product manufacturing at $1.632 billion; food manufacturing at $1.558 billion; textile mills at $1.509 billion; and computer and electronic product manufacturing at $1.488 billion.

COMMERCE

According to the 2002 Census of Wholesale Trade, North Carolina's wholesale trade sector had sales that year totaling $104.3 billion from 11,913 establishments. Wholesalers of durable goods accounted for 7,300 establishments, followed by nondurable goods wholesalers at 3,535 and electronic markets, agents, and brokers accounting for 1,078 establishments. Sales by durable goods wholesalers in 2002 totaled $45.1 billion, while wholesalers of nondurable goods saw sales of $43.3 billion. Electronic markets, agents, and brokers in the wholesale trade industry had sales of $15.8 billion.

In the 2002 Census of Retail Trade, North Carolina was listed as having 35,851 retail establishments with sales of $88.8 billion. The leading types of retail businesses by number of establishments were: gasoline stations (4,818); motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts dealers (4,589); clothing and clothing accessories stores (4,508); miscellaneous store retailers (4,044); and food and beverage stores (3,814). In terms of sales, motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts dealers accounted for the largest share of retail sales at $24.1 billion, followed by food and beverage stores at $12.7 billion; general merchandise stores at $12.2 billion; and gasoline stations at $8.3 billion. A total of 435,421 people were employed by the retail sector in North Carolina that year.

The state ports at Wilmington and Morehead City handle a growing volume of international trade. In 2005, North Carolina exported $19.4 billion worth of its goods to foreign markets (14th in the United States).

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Consumer protection issues in North Carolina are the responsibility of the Consumer Protection Division, which is a function of the state's Attorney General, both of which are part of the North Carolina Department of Justice. The Division has as its function the protection of North Carolina consumers from unfair and deceptive trade practices and from dishonest and unethical business competition. Although it assists in the resolution of disputes, investigates cases of consumer fraud, and initiates action to halt proscribed trade practices, it does not represent individual consumers in court. It also represents the public before the North Carolina Utilities Commission.

When dealing with consumer protection issues, the state's Attorney General can initiate civil and to a limited extent, criminal proceedings; represent the state before state and federal regulatory agencies; administer consumer protection and education programs; handle formal consumer complaints; and exercise broad subpoena powers. In antitrust actions, the Attorney General's Office can act on behalf of those consumers who are incapable of acting on their own; initiate damage actions on behalf of the state in state courts; initiate criminal proceedings; and represent counties, cities and other governmental entities in recovering civil damages under state or federal law.

The offices of the Consumer Protection Division are located in Raleigh.

BANKING

As of June 2005, North Carolina had 108 insured banks, savings and loans, and saving banks, plus 84 state-chartered and 48 federally chartered credit unions (CUs). Excluding the CUs, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord market area accounted for the largest portion of the state's financial institutions and deposits in 2004, with 43 institutions and $90.216 billion in deposits. As of June 2005, CUs accounted for 3.5% of all assets held by all financial institutions in the state, or some $21.984 billion. Banks, savings and loans, and savings banks collectively accounted for the remaining 96.5% or $607.160 billion in assets held.

In 2004, the median net interest margin (the difference between the lower rates offered to savers and the higher rates charged on loans) was 3.67%, up from 3.65% in 2003. The median percentage of past-due/nonaccrual loans to total loans in 2004 was 1.23%, down from 1.58% in 2003.

Regulation of state-chartered banks and other state-chartered financial institutions is the responsibility of the Office of the Commissioner of Banks and the North Carolina Banking Commission.

INSURANCE

In 2004, there were over 6.5 million individual life insurance policies in force, with a total value of over $390 billion; total value for all categories of life insurance (individual, group, and credit) was over $604 billion. The average coverage amount is $59,300 per policy holder. Death benefits paid that year totaled $1.66 billion.

As of 2003, there were 70 property and casualty and 6 life and health insurance companies domiciled in the state. In 2004, direct premiums for property and casualty insurance totaled over $10.6 billion. That year, there were 109,097 flood insurance policies in force in the state, with a total value of $19.4 billion.

In 2004, 52% of state residents held employment-based health insurance policies, 5% held individual policies, and 24% were covered under Medicare and Medicaid; 17% of residents were uninsured. In 2003, employee contributions for employment-based health coverage averaged at 16% for single coverage and 28% for family coverage. The state offers an 18-month health benefits expansion program for small-firm employees in connection with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA, 1986), a health insurance program for those who lose employment-based coverage due to termination or reduction of work hours.

In 2003, there were over 6.2 million auto insurance policies in effect for private passenger cars. Of those, 23% (over 1.4 million) were issued through the shared market, a system of insurance companies assigned by the state to offer coverage to high risk drivers. Of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, North Carolina has the highest percentage of insureds in the shared market. Required minimum coverage includes bodily injury liability of up to $30,000 per individual and $60,000 for all persons injured in an accident, as well as property damage liability of $25,000. In 2003, the average expenditure per vehicle for insurance coverage was $604.75.

SECURITIES

There are no securities exchanges in North Carolina. The Securities Division of the Office of Secretary of State is authorized to protect the public against fraudulent issues and sellers of securities. In 2005, there were 3,240 personal financial advisers employed in the state and 4,720 securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents. In 2004, there were over 167 publicly traded companies within the state, with over 65 NASDAQ companies, 39 NYSE listings, and 6 AMEX listings. In 2006, the state had 14 Fortune 500 companies; Bank of America Corp. (based in Charlotte) ranked first in the state and 12th in the nation with revenues of over $83.9 billion, followed by Lowe's, based in Mooresville, and Wachovia Corp., Duke Energy, and Nucor, all based in Charlotte. All five of these companies are listed on the NYSE.

PUBLIC FINANCE

The North Carolina budget is prepared biennially by the governor and reviewed annually by the Office of State Budget and Management, in consultation with the Advisory Budget Commission, an independent agency composed of five gubernatorial appointees, five members from the Senate, and five from the House of Representatives. It is then submitted to the General Assembly for amendment and approval. The fiscal year (FY) runs from 1 July to 30 June.

Fiscal year 2006 general funds were estimated at $17.4 billion for resources and $17.3 billion for expenditures. In fiscal year 2004, federal government grants to North Carolina were $12.6 billion.

TAXATION

In 2005, North Carolina collected $18,640 million in tax revenues or $2,147 per capita, which placed it 25th among the 50 states in per capita tax burden. The national average was $2,192 per capita. Sales taxes accounted for 24.7% of the total; selective sales taxes, 16.2%; individual income taxes, 45.2%; corporate income taxes, 6.8%; and other taxes, 7.1%.

As of 1 January 2006, North Carolina had four individual income tax brackets ranging from 6.0 to 8.25%. The state taxes corporations at a flat rate of 6.9%.

In 2004, local property taxes amounted to $6,093,170,000 or $713 per capita. The per capita amount ranks the state 38th highest nationally. North Carolina does not collect property taxes at the state level.

North Carolina taxes retail sales at a rate of 4.50%. In addition to the state tax, local taxes on retail sales can reach as much as 3%, making for a potential total tax on retail sales of 7.50%. Food purchased for consumption off-premises is exempt from state tax, but subject to local taxes. The tax on cigarettes is 30 cents per pack, which ranks 45th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. North Carolina taxes gasoline at 30.15 cents per gallon. This is in addition to the 18.4 cents per gallon federal tax on gasoline.

According to the Tax Foundation, for every federal tax dollar sent to Washington in 2004, North Carolina citizens received $1.10 in federal spending.

North CarolinaState Government Finances
(Dollar amounts in thousands. Per capita amounts in dollars.)
AMOUNT PER CAPITA
Abbreviations and symbols: - zero or rounds to zero; (NA) not available; (X) not applicable.
source: U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division, 2004 Survey of State Government Finances, January 2006.
Total Revenue 44,371,161 5,195.69
  General revenue 32,951,167 3,858.45
    Intergovernmental revenue 11,608,798 1,359.34
    Taxes 16,836,454 1,971.48
      General sales 4,351,822 509.58
      Selective sales 2,917,379 341.61
      License taxes 1,017,247 119.12
      Individual income tax 7,510,978 879.51
      Corporate income tax 837,085 98.02
      Other taxes 201,943 23.65
    Current charges 2,794,075 327.18
    Miscellaneous general revenue 1,711,840 200.45
  Utility revenue - -
  Liquor store revenue - -
  Insurance trust revenue 11,419,994 1,337.24
Total expenditure 37,050,568 4,338.47
  Intergovernmental expenditure 10,326,743 1,209.22
  Direct expenditure 26,723,825 3,129.25
    Current operation 18,871,108 2,209.73
    Capital outlay 2,961,676 346.80
    Insurance benefits and repayments 3,939,093 461.25
    Assistance and subsidies 511,322 59.87
    Interest on debt 440,626 51.60
Exhibit: Salaries and wages 6,142,326 719.24
Total expenditure 37,050,568 4,338.47
  General expenditure 33,009,076 3,865.23
    Intergovernmental expenditure 10,326,743 1,209.22
    Direct expenditure 22,682,333 2,656.01
  General expenditures, by function:
    Education 13,290,923 1,556.31
    Public welfare 8,755,747 1,025.26
    Hospitals 1,107,043 129.63
    Health 1,274,446 149.23
    Highways 3,198,090 374.48
    Police protection 378,278 44.29
    Correction 1,041,109 121.91
    Natural resources 516,959 60.53
    Parks and recreation 151,009 17.68
    Government administration 764,436 89.51
    Interest on general debt 440,626 51.60
    Other and unallocable 2,090,410 244.78
  Utility expenditure 102,399 11.99
  Liquor store expenditure - -
  Insurance trust expenditure 3,939,093 461.25
Debt at end of fiscal year 14,102,900 1,651.39
Cash and security holdings 73,703,368 8,630.37

ECONOMIC POLICY

North Carolina's government has actively stimulated economic growth ever since the beginning of the 19th century. During the administration of Governor Luther H. Hodges (195461), the state began to recruit outside investment directly, developing such forward-looking facilities as Research Triangle Park. Since the 1970s, other policies and legislation have been aimed at the fostering of development in rural areas, where per capita income is lower and unemployment is higher than elsewhere in the state. In 1996, under the administration of Governor James B. Hunt, the General Assembly adopted the William S. Lee Quality Jobs and Business Expansion Act. The act groups North Carolina's counties into Enterprise Tiers, and provides for graduated tax credit amounts, depending upon Enterprise Tier location, for specific company activities including job creation, machinery and equipment investment, worker training, and research and development. The North Carolina Economic Development Board's goal has been to help the transformation of the economy from manufacturing to more high-technology enterprises.

The state also actively participates in programs involving industrial revenue bonds, state and federally assisted loan and grant programs, business energy loans, and assistance to local communities with shell buildings that can be customized to meet the needs of a company in a shorter period of time. The Business and Industry ServiCenter is a one-stop information and resource center for businesses.

HEALTH

Health conditions and health care facilities in North Carolina vary widely from region to region. In the larger cities-and especially in proximity to the excellent medical schools at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, quality health care is as readily available as anywhere in the United States.

The infant mortality rate in October 2005 was estimated at 8.4 per 1,000 live births. The birth rate in 2003 was 14.1 per 1,000 population. The abortion rate stood at 21 per 1,000 women in 2000. In 2003, about 84.5% of pregnant woman received prenatal care beginning in the first trimester. In 2004, approximately 82% of children received routine immunizations before the age of three.

The crude death rate in 2003 was 8.7 deaths per 1,000 population. As of 2002, the death rates for major causes of death (per 100,000 resident population) were: heart disease, 222.6; cancer, 194.8; cerebrovascular diseases, 63.2; chronic lower respiratory diseases, 44.2; and diabetes, 26.5. The mortality rate from HIV infection was 5.8 per 100,000 population. In 2004, the reported AIDS case rate was at about 13.3 per 100,000 population. In 2002, about 54.5% of the population was considered overweight or obese. As of 2004, about 23.1% of state residents were smokers.

In 2003, North Carolina had 113 community hospitals with about 23,300 beds. There were about 987,000 patient admissions that year and 14.5 million outpatient visits. The average daily inpatient census was about 16,600 patients. The average cost per day for hospital care was $1,020. Also in 2003, there were about 423 certified nursing facilities in the state with 43,022 beds and an overall occupancy rate of about 88.2%. In 2004, it was estimated that about 69.4% of all state residents had received some type of dental care within the year. North Carolina had 252 physicians per 100,000 resident population in 2004 and 831 nurses per 100,000 in 2005. In 2004, there was a total of 3,903 dentists in the state.

The state acted to increase the supply of doctors in eastern North Carolina in the 1970s by the establishment of a new medical school at East Carolina University in Greenville. Medical schools and superior medical research facilities are also located at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, UNC Hospitals at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. In 2005, Duke University Medical Center ranked eighth on the Honor Roll of Best Hospitals 2005 by U.S. News & World Report. In the same report, the hospital ranked fourth in the nation for best care in heart disease and heart surgery, sixth for best care in cancer, and in the top 20 for pediatric care.

About 17% of state residents were enrolled in Medicaid programs in 2003; 14% were enrolled in Medicare programs in 2004. Approximately 17% of the state population was uninsured in 2004. In 2003, state health care expenditures totaled $10.5 million.

SOCIAL WELFARE

In 2004, about 273,000 people received unemployment benefits, with the average weekly unemployment benefit at $256. For 2005, the estimated average monthly participation in the food stamp program included about 799,747 persons (343,397 households); the average monthly benefit was about $89.21 per person. That year, the total of benefits paid through the state for the food stamp program was about $856 million.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the system of federal welfare assistance that officially replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in 1997, was reauthorized through the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. TANF is funded through federal block grants that are divided among the states based on an equation involving the number of recipients in each state. North Carolina's TANF program is called Work First. In 2004, the state program had 77,000 recipients; state and federal expenditures on this TANF program totaled $136 million in fiscal year 2003.

In December 2004, Social Security benefits were paid to 1,467,400 North Carolina residents. This number included 910,400 retired workers, 131,150 widows and widowers, 236,680 disabled workers, 59,010 spouses, and 130,160 children. Social Security beneficiaries represented 17.2% of the total state population and 94.7% of the state's population age 65 and older. Retired workers received an average monthly payment of $934; widows and widowers, $828; disabled workers, $877; and spouses, $464. Payments for children of retired workers averaged $480 per month; children of deceased workers, $606; and children of disabled workers, $263. Federal Supplemental Security Income payments in December 2004 went to 195,654 North Carolinians, averaging $359 a month. An additional $10.8 of state-administered supplemental payments were distributed to 24,056 residents.

HOUSING

In 2004, there were an estimated 3,860,078 units of housing in North Carolina, of which 3,340,330 were occupied; 69% were owner-occupied. About 64.7% of all housing units were single-family, detached homes. The state had one of the highest percentages of mobile home units in the nation at 16.8%. Nearly 36% of the entire housing stock was built between 1970 and 1989. The most common energy source for heating was electricity. It was estimated that 183,095 units lacked telephone service, 11,661 lacked complete plumbing facilities, and 11,745 lacked complete kitchen facilities. The average household had 2.48 members.

Also in 2004, 93,100 new privately owned units were authorized for construction. The median home value was $117,771. The median monthly cost for mortgage owners was $1,028. renters paid a median of $610 per month. In September 2005, the state received grants of $679,942 from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for rural housing and economic development programs. For 2006, HUD allocated to the state over $45 million in community development block grants.

EDUCATION

North Carolina's commitment to education was strengthened with legislative and financial support for improving student achievement through high standards; teacher accountability; an emphasis on teaching the basics of reading, writing and mathematics; and moving state control of schools to the local, community level. Legislation passed in 1996 allowed for the state's first public charter schools, up to 100 of them, and the first ones approved began operating in 1997. In 2004, 80.9% of North Carolinians age 25 and older were high school graduates, lower than the national average of 84%. Some 23.4% had obtained a bachelor's degree or higher; the national average was 26%.

North Carolina has a rich educational history, having started the first state university in the United States, in 1795, and the first free system of common schools in the South in 1839. North Carolina led the nation in the construction of rural schools in the 1920s. In 1957, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem were the first cities in the South to admit black students voluntarily to formerly all-white schools. But, as was the case throughout the South, widespread desegregation took much longer. In 1971, the US Supreme Court, in the landmark decision Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, upheld the use of busing to desegregate that school system. The remainder of the state soon followed suit.

North Carolina established a statewide testing program in 1977 and increased high school graduation requirements in 1983, becoming the first state to require that students pass Algebra I in order to earn a diploma. North Carolina has been active in providing special programs for gifted students. Governor's School, a summer residential program for the gifted, was founded in 1963. Other talented students are served by the highly regarded North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, which began operating in 1965, and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, located in Durham, which opened in 1980.

The total enrollment for fall 2002 in North Carolina's public schools stood at 1,336,000. Of these, 964,000 attended schools from kindergarten through grade eight, and 372,000 attended high school. Approximately 58.3% of the students were white, 31.6% were black, 6.7% were Hispanic, 2% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and 1.5% were American Indian/Alaskan Native. Total enrollment was estimated at 1,355,000 in fall 2003 and was expected to be 1,381,000 by fall 2014, an increase of 3.3% during the period 200214. Expenditures for public education in 2003/04 were estimated at $10.2 billion. In fall 2003, there were 102,642 students enrolled in 661 private schools. Since 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has tested public school students nationwide. The resulting report, The Nation's Report Card, stated that in 2005, eighth graders in North Carolina scored 282 out of 500 in mathematics compared with the national average of 278.

As of fall 2002, there were 447,335 students enrolled in college or graduate school; minority students comprised 28.5% of total postsecondary enrollment. In 2005 North Carolina had 130 degree-granting institutions. The University of North Carolina (UNC) was chartered in 1789 and opened at Chapel Hill in 1795. The state university system now embraces 16 campuses under a common board of governors. The three oldest and largest campuses, all of which offer research and graduate as well as undergraduate programs, are UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University in Raleigh (the first land-grant college for the study of agriculture and engineering), and UNC-Greensboro. North Carolina had 58 community colleges and 1 specialized technology center as of 2005.

Duke University in Durham is North Carolina's premier private institution and takes its place with the Chapel Hill and Raleigh public campuses as the third key facility in the Research Triangle. In addition to the public institutions and community colleges, there are also 49 private, four-year schools, of which Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem and Davidson College in Davidson are most noteworthy.

ARTS

North Carolina has been a pioneer in exploring new channels for state support of the arts. It was the first state to fund its own symphony, to endow its own art museum, to found a state school of the arts, to create a statewide arts council, and to establish a cabinet-level Department of Cultural Resources. The North Carolina Arts Council was established in 1964 and as of 2006 it was providing 1,000 grants annually to nonprofit organizations and artists. The council was instrumental in funding two of the first arts-based curriculum experiments in the state. The Arts Council's Grassroots Arts Program, established in 1977, was the nation's first per capita funding program for the local arts initiatives in which decision-making remained at the local level.

In 2005, North Carolina arts organizations received 41 grants totaling $1,535,926 from the National Endowment for the Arts. The North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC), founded in 1972, is active in a number of programs. In 2005, the National Endowment for the Humanities contributed $2,475,754 to 29 state programs.

The North Carolina Symphony, based in Raleigh, is noted for having one of the most extensive educational programs of any orchestra nationwide. As of the 2006/07 season, its 75th anniversary, the North Carolina Symphony performed approximately 55 free concerts for more than 100,000 children annually. The North Carolina Museum of Art features one of the finest collections of early European master paintings in the country. The museum's collection spans 5,000 years and includes work by Dutch masters, Renaissance masterpieces, Egyptian artifacts, classical statues, and tribal and contemporary art. In 2005, the museum received a gift of 23 works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin, including 22 bronze sculptures. The gift made the museum one of the top Rodin repositories worldwide; the works of art were to be on display in new galleries that were part of a $75 million expansion project, scheduled to be completed in 2008.

Summer dance and music festivals, as well as professional theaters and historical outdoor dramas, galleries and museums, and the crafts community all serve as anchors for the state's tourism industry. North Carolina's Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green created the genre of historical drama with the 1937 production of The Lost Colony.

Based for 20 years in Durham, the American Dance Festival (ADF) has commissioned new dance works, preserved dance history, trained dancers, and presented the best in contemporary dance. The African American Dance Ensemble, established in 1984 and based in North Carolina, performs for people across the United States promoting the preservation of African and African American dance. In 1961 Flat Rock Playhouse was officially designated the state theater of North Carolina.

Folk and traditional arts thrive across North Carolina in all disciplines. The North Carolina Folk Heritage Awards are given to recognize the state's leading folk artists. Penland School of Crafts, the John C. Campbell Folk School, the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc., the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, and the North Carolina Pottery Center are but a few of the organizations in North Carolina that help to keep the craft traditions alive.

LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS

For the fiscal year ending in June 2001, North Carolina had 76 public library systems, with 379 libraries, of which 314 were branches. Libraries, in nearly every North Carolina community, are linked together through the State Library, ensuring that users in all parts of the state can have access to printed, filmed, and recorded materials. In that same year, the state's 76 public library systems had 15,916,000 volumes of books and serial publications on their shelves, and a total circulation of 43,313,000. The system also had 521,000 audio and 438,000 video items, 68,000 electronic format items (CD-ROMs, magnetic tapes, and disks), and 47 bookmobiles. Major university research libraries are located at the Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Greensboro campuses of the University of North Carolina and at Duke University in Durham. The North Carolina Collection and Southern Historical Collection at the Chapel Hill campus are especially noteworthy. In fiscal year 2001, operating income for the public system totaled $156,375,000 and included $1,334,000 in federal grants and $17,910,000 in state grants.

North Carolina had 188 museums and historical sites in 2000. Established in 1956, the North Carolina Museum of Art, in Raleigh, is one of only two state-supported art museums in the United States (the other is in Virginia); the museum had an attendance of 233,893 in 1999. The North Carolina Museum of History is in Raleigh, with an annual attendance of 239,642. The Department of Cultural Resources administers 20 state historical sites and Try-on Place Restoration in New Bern. The Museum of Natural History in Raleigh is maintained by the state Department of Agriculture; smaller science museums exist in Charlotte, Greensboro, and Durham.

COMMUNICATIONS

Government postal service in North Carolina began in 1755 but did not become regular until 1771, with the establishment of a central post office for the southern colonies. Mails were slow and erratic, and many North Carolinians continued to entrust their letters to private travelers until well into the 19th century. Rural free delivery in the state began on 23 October 1896 in Rowan County.

Telephone service began in Wilmington and Raleigh in October 1879, and long distance connections between Wilmington and Petersburg, Va., began later that same year. In 2004, 93.3% of the state's occupied housing units had telephones. In addition, by June of that same year there were 4,875,916 mobile wireless telephone subscribers. In 2003, 57.7% of North Carolina households had a computer and 51.1% had Internet access. By June 2005, there were 1,237,877 high-speed lines in North Carolina, 1,124,284 residential and 113,593 for business.

There were 50 major AM radio stations in North Carolina in 2005, and 106 major FM stations. Major television stations numbered 33. In 1999, the Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-Anderson area had 732,490 television households, 61% of which received cable. The Raleigh-Durham area had 858,490 television-viewing households, 62% of which had cable. Finally, the Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem viewing area boasted 64% of all television households with cable.

A total of 120,858 Internet domain names were registered in the state in the year 2000.

PRESS

As of 2005, North Carolina had 34 morning newspapers, 13 evening dailies, and 39 Sunday papers.

The following table shows the circulation of the largest dailies as of 2005:

AREA NAME DAILY SUNDAY
Charlotte Observer (m,S) 226,082 278,573
Greensboro News & Record (m,S) 90,436 111,257
Raleigh News & Observer (m,S) 176,550 211,735
Winston-Salem Journal (m,S) 84,459 95,179

The Charlotte Observer won a 1981 Pulitzer Prize for its series on brown lung disease. The (Raleigh) News & Observer won a 1996 Pulitzer Prize for its series on the hog industry in North Carolina.

North Carolina has been the home of several nationally recognized "little reviews" of literature, poetry, and criticism, including The Rebel, Crucible, Southern Poetry Review, The Carolina Quarterly, St. Andrews Review, The Sun, Pembroke Magazine, and Miscellany. The North Carolina Historical Review is a quarterly scholarly publication of the Division of Archives and History.

ORGANIZATIONS

In 2006, there were 8,500 nonprofit organizations registered within the state, of which about 6,404 were registered as charitable, educational, or religious organizations.

The North Carolina Citizens Association serves as the voice of the state's business community. A teachers' organization, the North Carolina Association of Educators, is widely acknowledged as one of the most effective political pressure groups in the state, as is the North Carolina State Employees Association. Every major branch of industry has its own trade association; most are highly effective lobbying bodies. Carolina Action, the North Carolina Public Interest Research Group, the Kudzu Alliance, and the Brown Lung Association represent related consumer, environmental, antinuclear power, and public health concerns.

National organizations headquartered in the state include the American Board of Pediatrics, Association of Professors of Medicine, the American Senior Citizens Association, the Institute for Southern Studies, the Tobacco Association of the United States, the US Power Squadrons, the Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the World Methodist Council, and the Center for Creative Leadership. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is based in Charlotte.

Cultural and educational organizations at the local and national levels include the American Dance Festival, the Appalachian Consortium, the Moravian Music Foundation, Art in the Public Interest, the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, the National Humanities Center, the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, the North Carolina Humanities Council, and Preservation North Carolina. There are several clan associations for those of Scottish heritage.

TOURISM, TRAVEL, AND RECREATION

North Carolina promotes itself as "the heart of motorsports." Raleigh and Charlotte are right in the heart of NASCAR racing. In 2002, there were 44.4 million visitors to North Carolina, with total travel expenditures reaching $11.9 billion. About 30% of all trips are made by residents traveling within the state. About 53% of visitors travel from the following states: Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, New York, Maryland, and Ohio.

Tourists are attracted by North Carolina's coastal beaches (301 miles of coastline); by golf and tennis opportunities; and by parks and scenery in the North Carolina mountains. Sites of special interest are the Revolutionary War battlegrounds at Guilford Courthouse and Moore's Creek Bridge; Bennett Place, near Hillsborough, where the last major Confederate army surrendered; Ft. Raleigh, the site of the Lost Colony's misadventures; and the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kitty Hawk. With more than 600 golf courses across the state, North Carolina is often nicknamed the "Golf Capital of the World." North Carolina is the home of three United States presidents; Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson.

Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout national seashores, which protect the beauty of the Outer Banks, together cover 58,563 acres (23,700 hectares). The Blue Ridge Parkway, a scenic motor route operated by the National Park Service that winds over the crest of the Blue Ridge in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia, attracts millions of visitors to North Carolina yearly. There are 300 mi (500 km) of the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina. Another popular attraction, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, straddles the North Carolina-Tennessee border. There are more than 1.2 million acres of national forest land located in North Carolina, 1,500 lakes of 10 acres or more, and 37,000 miles of freshwater streams. North Carolina was first settled by residents of Scotland and still maintains its Scottish heritage with festivals and crafts.

SPORTS

There are four major professional sports teams in North Carolina: the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association, the Charlotte Sting of the Women's National Basketball Association, the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, and the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League, who relocated to Raleigh from Hartford, Connecticut, in 1997. The Charlotte Hornets, now located in New Orleans, left North Carolina in 2002. Minor league baseball's Carolina League is based in North Carolina, and 14 minor league teams call the state home. Additionally, there is minor league hockey in Charlotte, Fayetteville, and Winston-Salem. Two other professional sports that figure prominently in the state are golf and stock-car racing. The Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic in April is a major tournament on the Professional Golfers' Association tour. The Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte is the home of the Nextel All-Star Challenge, the Coca-Cola 600, and the Bank of America 500 on the NASCAR Nextel Cup circuit.

College basketball is the ruling passion of amateur sports fans in North Carolina. Organized in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, Wake Forest University, and Duke University consistently field nationally ranked basketball teams. North Carolina won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship in 1957, 1982, 1993, and 2005, North Carolina State captured the title in 1974 and 1983, and Duke won back-to-back championships in 1991 and 1992, and in 2001.

Other annual sporting events include the Stoneybrook Steeplechase in Southern Pines in April and the National Hollerin' Contest in Spivey's Corner, which tests farmers' ability to call livestock.

Track and field star Marion Jones and boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard were born in North Carolina.

FAMOUS NORTH CAROLINIANS

Three US presidents had North Carolina roots, but all three reached the White House from Tennessee. Andrew Jackson (17671845), the seventh president, was born in an unsurveyed border region, probably in South Carolina, but studied law and was admitted to the bar in North Carolina before moving to frontier Tennessee in 1788. James K. Polk (17951849), the 11th president, was born in Mecklenburg County but grew up in Tennessee. Another native North Carolinian, Andrew Johnson (180875), was a tailor's apprentice in Raleigh before moving to Tennessee at the age of 18. Johnson served as Abraham Lincoln's vice president for six weeks in 1865 before becoming the nation's 17th president when Lincoln was assassinated. William Rufus King (17861853), the other US vice president from North Carolina, also served for only six weeks, dying before he could exercise his duties.

Three native North Carolinians have served as speaker of the US House of Representatives. The first, Nathaniel Macon (17581837), occupied the speaker's chair from 1801 to 1807 and served as president pro tem of the US Senate in 182627. The other two were James K. Polk and Joseph G. "Uncle Joe" Cannon (18361926), who served as speaker of the House from 1903 to 1911, but as a representative from Illinois.

Sir Walter Raleigh (or Ralegh, b.England, 1552?1618) never came to North Carolina, but his efforts to found a colony there led state lawmakers to give his name to the new state capital in 1792. Raleigh's "Lost Colony" on Roanoke Island was the home of Virginia Dare (1587?), the first child of English parents to be born in America. More than a century later, the infamous Edward Teach (or Thatch, b.England, ?1716) made his headquarters at Bath and terrorized coastal waters as the pirate known as Blackbeard.

Principal leaders of the early national period included Richard Caswell (b.Maryland, 172989), Revolutionary War governor; William Richardson Davie (b.England, 17561820), governor of the state and founder of the University of North Carolina; and Archibald De Bow Murphey (17771832), reform advocate, legislator, and judge. Prominent black Americans of the 19th century who were born or who lived in North Carolina were John Chavis (17631838), teacher and minister; David Walker (17851830), abolitionist; and Hiram Revels (18271901), first black member of the US Senate.

North Carolinians prominent in the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction included antislavery author Hinton Rowan Helper (18291909), Civil War governor Zebulon B. Vance (183094), Reconstruction governor William W. Holden (181892), and "carpetbagger" judge Albion Winegar Tourgee (b.Ohio, 18381905). Among major politicians of the 20th century are Furnifold McLendell Simmons (18541940), US senator from 1901 to 1931; Charles Brantley Aycock (18591912), governor from 1901 to 1905; Frank Porter Graham (18861972), University of North Carolina president, New Deal adviser, and US senator, 194950; Luther H. Hodges (b.Virginia, 18981974), governor from 1954 to 1960, US secretary of commerce from 1961 to 1965, and founder of Research Triangle Park; Samuel J. Ervin Jr. (18961985), US senator from 1954 to 1974 and chairman of the Senate Watergate investigation; Terry Sanford (191798), governor from 1961 to 1965, US presidential aspirant, and president of Duke University; and Jesse Helms (b.1921), senator from 1973 to 2003. Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson (b.1941) began his career as a student activist in Greensboro. The most famous North Carolinian living today is probably evangelist Billy Graham (b.1918).

James Buchanan Duke (18561925) founded the American Tobacco Co. and provided the endowment that transformed Trinity College into Duke University. The most outstanding North Carolina-born inventor was Richard J. Gatling (18181903), creator of the "Gatling gun," the first machine gun. The Wright brothers, Wilbur (b.Indiana, 18671912) and Orville (b.Ohio, 18711948), achieved the first successful powered airplane flight at Kitty Hawk, on the Outer Banks, on 17 December 1903. Psychologist Joseph Banks Rhine (b.Pennsylvania, 18951980) was known for his research on extrasensory perception. Kary Mullis, 1993 winner of the Nobel Prize for chemistry, was born in Lenoir, North Carolina.

A number of North Carolinians have won fame as literary figures. They include Walter Hines Page (18551918), editor and diplomat; William Sydney Porter (18621910), a short-story writer who used the pseudonym O. Henry; playwright Paul Green (18941984); and novelists Thomas Wolfe (190038) and Reynolds Price (b.1933). Major scholars associated with the state have included sociologist Howard W. Odum (b.Georgia, 18841954) and historians W. J. Cash (190141) and John Hope Franklin (b.Oklahoma, 1915). Journalists Edward R. Murrow (190865), Tom Wicker (b.1926), and Charles Kuralt (193497) were all North Carolina natives. Harry Golden (Harry L. Goldhurst, b.New York, 190381), a Jewish humorist, founded the Carolina Israelite.

Jazz artists Thelonious Monk (191882), John Coltrane (192667), and Nina Simone (19332003) were born in the state, as were pop singer Roberta Flack (b.1939), folksinger Arthel "Doc" Watson (b.1923), bluegrass banjo artist Earl Scruggs (b.1924), and actor Andy Griffith (b.1926). North Carolina athletes include former heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson (19352006), NASCAR driver Richard Petty (19372000), football quarterbacks Sonny Jurgenson (b.1934) and Roman Gabriel (b.1940), baseball pitchers Gaylord Perry (b.1938) and Jim "Catfish" Hunter (194699), and basketball player Meadowlark Lemon (b.1932), long a star with the Harlem Globetrotters. Michael Jordan (b.New York, 1963) played college basketball at the University of North Carolina, and went on to fame as a National Basketball Association star.

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North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CAROLINA. One of the thirteen states to declare independence from Great Britain in 1776, North Carolina has also been a proprietary British colony, a royal colony, and a state in the Confederacy.

Beginnings

Native Americans have populated North Carolina since about 10,000 b.c.e. After European contact in the 1600s, some thirty tribes numbered about 35,000 people. The largest tribes were the Tuscarora, the Catawba, and the Cherokee. Early European explorers of North Carolina were Giovanni da Verrazzano (1524), Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon (1520 and 1526), Hernando de Soto (1540), Juan Pardo and Hernando Boyano (1566–1567), and Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe (1584). Receiving a patent from Queen Elizabeth in 1584, Walter Raleigh dispatched the Ralph Lane Colony to Roanoke Island in 1585, but it returned to England in 1586. In 1587 Raleigh sent a colony under John White to Roanoke Island, but it also failed and became known as the "Lost Colony" because the people disappeared. Virginia sent the first settlers into the Albemarle Sound region of North Carolina in the 1650s.

Proprietary period, 1663–1729. In 1663 Charles II granted eight proprietors a charter for Carolina, intended as a buffer colony between Virginia and Spanish settlements. This charter provided for religious liberty and representative government. Carolina's boundaries extended

from 29 degrees north to 36 degrees 30 minutes, and from sea to sea. The proprietors sought to establish a feudal society through the Fundamental Constitutions but abandoned the idea by 1700. Instead, the society and government developed as in other colonies, the Assembly being elected by freeholders. In 1711 the proprietors established the separate colonies of North and South Carolina.

North Carolina grew slowly; towns were established at Bath, New Bern, Edenton, Beaufort, and Brunswick from 1705 to1727. New Bern was devastated by the Tuscarora War, 1711–1713. Aided by headrights, colonists arrived from England, Switzerland, the German Palatinate, and France. Slaves also arrived from Africa, and African slavery became a fixed mode of labor. Quakers helped thwart the establishment of the Anglican Church. In 1729 North Carolina became a royal colony; all the proprietors but the earl of Granville sold their interests to the Crown.

Royal colony, 1729–1775. Under royal government North Carolina experienced phenomenal growth. Highland Scots settled the Cape Fear Valley, but most settlers in the Piedmont arrived via the Great Wagon Road from Pennsylvania. They were of Scotch-Irish and German origins and established Presbyterian, Lutheran, Moravian, German Reformed, and Baptist churches. In 1771 Presbyterians founded Queen's College, the first in the colony. The Assembly established the Anglican Church in 1765, but it was never strong. New towns sprang up in the back-country: Cross Creek (Fayetteville), Hillsborough, Salisbury, and Charlotte. Cherokees siding with the French were defeated in 1761 at the Battle of Echoee. The colonial economy was based on tobacco, foodstuffs, livestock, naval stores, and lumber products.

In government three major conflicts developed, the struggle for power between the governor and the Assembly, the Regulator movement, and opposition to parliamentary taxation. Royal governors used their royal prerogative to demand on occasion that the Assembly do their bidding. The Assembly, however, used its "power of the purse" to control the governor's salary, establish courts, determine a quorum, prevent the appointment of judges for life, and issue bills of credit, all actions the governor was instructed to prohibit.

The Regulator movement was an attempt by back-country farmers to "regulate" the corrupt actions of county officials. In 1766 Regulators met in Orange County to protest extortionate public fees and corrupt practices. In 1768 they refused to pay taxes, charging the sheriff with embezzlement. While Governor William Tryon ordered Regulators to disband and pay taxes, he also warned county officials against extortion. In 1770 Regulators assaulted local officials at the Orange County courthouse, and Tryon assembled an army and defeated them at Alamance Creek in 1771.

The political issue causing the most conflict was parliamentary taxation. When Parliament passed the Stamp Act in 1765, pamphleteer Maurice Moore argued that colonists could be taxed only with their consent, and they had not consented to the stamp tax. Many towns protested the tax, but in Wilmington the Sons of Liberty forced the stamp master William Houston to resign, leaving no one to enforce the act. HMS Viper then seized two ships on Cape Fear because their papers lacked stamps. Armed insurgents, led by Cornelius Harnett and others, boarded the Viper and forced the release of the ships.

After the repeal of the Stamp Act, Parliament passed the Townshend Acts (1767), which, among other things, imposed duties on many imported goods. The 1769 Assembly organized an association boycotting British goods until Parliament repealed the taxes. In 1770 Parliament repealed the Townshend Acts but retained the tax on tea, thus leading to the Boston Tea Party. When Parliament ordered the port of Boston closed in 1774, North Carolina sent a shipload of food to help the city. The colony also elected delegates to the First Continental Congress in 1774, which urged nonimportation of British goods. Locally elected committees of safety enforced the boycott. Supposedly a Charlotte committee of safety adopted a declaration of independence on 20 May 1775. Although corroborating evidence for this event is lacking, the North Carolina flag bears this date.

Revolutionary War and Early Statehood

North Carolina devised a new government after Governor Josiah Martin fled in May 1775. The provincial congress, meeting in Hillsborough, established a provisional government headed by a council of thirteen men and supported by district safety committees. On 12 April 1776 in Halifax the provincial congress urged the Continental Congress to declare independence. This was the first official state action for independence, and this date too is emblazoned on the state flag. The same congress abolished the council of thirteen and created a Council of Safety to govern the state.

Needing a permanent form of government, delegates to the provincial congress in Halifax late in 1776 drafted the first constitution. Conservative delegates wanted a strong executive and protection for property, but radical delegates desired more democratic government, religious freedom, and a strong legislature. The Constitution of 1776 reflected both positions. Conservatives got property and religious qualifications for holding office and a property qualification for voting, while the Radicals got a strong legislature, religious liberty, and the abolition of the established church. The new constitution provided for the separation of powers, but the legislature had preeminent power because it elected the governor and judges.

North Carolina became a battleground in the Revolutionary War. In February 1776 loyalist Scottish Highlanders marched down the Cape Fear Valley to make Wilmington a British base but were defeated at Moore's Creek. The British incited the Cherokees against the colonists in 1776, and General Griffith Rutherford burned their towns. The Cherokees then concluded in 1777 the Treaty of Holston, ceding their lands east of the Blue Ridge. Lord Cornwallis's invasion of North Carolina in late 1780 was blunted by three defeats at Ramsour's Mill, King's Mountain, and Cowpens. Although Cornwallis occupied Wilmington and Hillsborough, he was unable to destroy General Nathanael Greene's army at Guilford Courthouse in March 1781. Cornwallis then abandoned North Carolina for Virginia and defeat at Yorktown.

As an independent state, North Carolina faced many challenges. Industries no longer received British bounties, trade languished, inflation raged, and state government proved weak. Still, much progress was made. Most Tories were pardoned, but much animosity toward them remained. One law confiscating Tory property was declared unconstitutional in the North Carolina Supreme Court decision Bayard v. Singleton (1787), the first use of judicial review in one of the United States. The Hillsborough Convention of 1788—called to act on the U.S. Constitution—located a state capital in Wake County. In 1792 the state purchased 1,000 acres of land there and laid off the city of Raleigh. In 1789 the legislature chartered the University of North Carolina, which in 1795 became the first state university to enroll students.

North Carolina sent five delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, William R. Davie and Hugh Williamson taking active parts. When the new constitution was publicized, eastern planters, merchants, and professionals supported it while western small farmers were opposed. The Hillsborough Convention of 1788 demanded a bill of rights before it would act on ratification. In 1789 Congress proposed a bill of rights and public opinion favored the constitution. The Fayetteville Convention of November 1789 then ratified the constitution.

As in other states, the two-party system that arose around the ideas of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton developed in North Carolina as well. The Federalists were at first ascendant, but opposition to Federalist initiatives—especially Jay's Treaty (1794), the Judiciary Act (1801), funding the national debt, assumption of state debts, and the excise tax—emerged and formed the Republican Party. In North Carolina Republicans gained control of the state government, and the Federalist Party declined rapidly after 1800, making North Carolina a one-party state.

Poor Carolina, 1801–1834. Many factors contributed to the state's relative economic and population decline through the 1830s. Although the Republican legislature chartered the state's first two banks in 1804 and created a state bank in 1810, the state lacked capital and a stable currency to support development. The Republican philosophy of the least government being the best government precluded using government for economic development. The lack of cheap transportation also retarded the state. Only one river, the Cape Fear, flowed directly into the ocean; it was navigable up to Wilmington. The state's other main port was Beaufort. The lack of good roads increased the costs of transporting farm products to market and thus discouraged exports. In addition, the lack of an urban culture, little manufacturing except for a few textile mills, emigration to more fertile western lands, and legislative underrepresentation of western counties all hindered development.

Two-party politics and progress, 1837–1861. Following changes in the state constitution made in 1835, the lower house of the legislature came to represent the population and the upper house the amount of taxes paid by county. These constitutional changes ushered in a second era of two-party politics. The Whigs, a new party supporting internal improvements, controlled the governorship 1837 to 1851 and the legislature some of these years. The Whigs supported the state's first railroads, which sped transport, lowered freight costs, and spurred trade and manufacturing. Another Whig contribution was a public school system. In 1839 the legislature enacted a school law allowing counties to establish schools by referendum. The first school opened in 1840, and by 1850 over 100,000 pupils were enrolled statewide. All of these changes quickened economic activity. The expansion of cotton acreage and the discovery of brightleaf tobacco curing increased farm income by half in the 1850s. Gold mining also flourished and necessitated a branch U.S. mint in Charlotte. Improved transportation greatly enhanced manufacturing, which nearly doubled in value in the 1850s. The leading products by order of value in 1860 were turpentine, flour and meal, tobacco, lumber, and textiles.

During this same antebellum era, religious schools that became Wake Forest University, Duke University, Davidson College, and Guilford College were founded. The federal government, moreover, concluded with the Cherokees the Treaty of New Echota (1835) that led to their later notorious removal and opened their lands to settlement by whites.

Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861–1877

Although North Carolina was not as eager for secession as Deep South states, it followed themin to the Confederacy after a state convention overwhelmingly approved secession on 20 May 1861. But state politics during the war reflected North Carolina's ambivalence toward the Confederacy. Zebulon B. Vance, a former Whig Unionist, was elected governor in 1862. He fully supported the war effort, but he fought Jefferson Davis's policies that impinged on civil liberties. In 1864 William W. Holden, a Democratic leader and engineer of Vance's 1862 victory, organized the Peace Party and became its nominee for governor. This party urged North Carolina to rejoin the Union. Vance was reelected, but Holden won favor in the North as a Unionist.

North Carolina furnished a sixth of Confederate troops and suffered high casualties. Wilmington became a major blockade-running port, providing military supplies until it was captured in 1865. The state was also a battleground. Union forces seized the Outer Banks and gained a foothold on the mainland from Plymouth to Beaufort in 1862. In 1865 Sherman's army advanced on Raleigh and secured Joseph E. Johnston's surrender near Durham.

President Andrew Johnson began reconstructing North Carolina by appointing William Holden provisional governor and pardoning many Confederates. Holden called a state convention that voided secession, abolished slavery, and repudiated the state war debt. In the fall elections Jonathan Worth, wartime state treasurer, defeated Holden for the governorship, and many former Confederate officials were elected to Congress. Congress refused to seat these and other delegates sent by governments dominated by former Confederates on the grounds that they were disloyal and freedmen were being mistreated. Indeed, North Carolina was among the states with a "black code" of laws that treated freedmen as a separate class of people, denied basic rights.

Congress and President Johnson became locked in a struggle over Reconstruction policy. Congress wanted full citizenship and civil rights for freedmen, and Johnson opposed this. Congressional Republicans passed over Johnson's veto the Reconstruction acts, which placed the southern states, except Tennessee, under military rule, disfranchised many former Confederates, and required states to revise their constitutions to enfranchise freedmen. When these states were reorganized under their new constitutions, they were required to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment. Then they would regain their seats in Congress.

North Carolina did all that Congress required. William Holden headed the new state Republican Party, which included freedmen, carpetbaggers, and native whites. The Republicans controlled the state convention of 1868 that drafted a more democratic constitution. They also controlled the new state government, and Holden was elected governor.

Opponents of Holden's regime used the issue of "white supremacy" and violence to regain control of state government. The Ku Klux Klan operated in counties with slight Republican majorities. Using murder and intimidation, the Klan suppressed the Republican vote in 1870. Controlling the 1871 legislature, Democrats impeached Holden and removed him from office. The Republican Party still had vitality, for it elected the governor in 1872 and nearly controlled the state convention of 1875 that revised the constitution for Democratic advantage. Finally in 1876 the Democratic Party established white supremacy in state government and used fraud to remain in power.

The New South and Populism, 1877–1901

Young Democratic leaders desired a "New South" of diversified economy and greater wealth for North Carolina. Democrats supported policies under which tobacco manufacturing grew, textile mills expanded, furniture factories arose, and railroads established a 3,800-mile network. Democrats neglected public schools but did charter a black normal school in Fayetteville and an agricultural and mechanical college in Raleigh.

While industry prospered, agriculture languished. Rejecting contract labor, plantation owners adopted share-cropping and the crop-lien system for their labor needs. Tobacco and cotton cultivation were well suited to this system, and overproduction and low prices followed. To address their economic problems, farmers joined the Farmers' Alliance and controlled the 1891 legislature that chartered a female normal college and a black agricultural and mechanical college. Proposing an inflationary monetary policy rejected by the major parties, the Alliance formed the Populist Party in 1892 and fused with the Republicans to control the legislature and elect a Republican governor. The fusionists restored elective local government, secured bipartisan election boards, increased school appropriations, and enhanced railroad regulation. Seizing on the issue of growing numbers of black office-holders, Democrats vowed to restore white supremacy. Using fraud and violence, Democrats controlled the 1899 legislature that proposed a literacy test to disfranchise black voters and a grandfather clause to exempt white voters from the test. Intimidating voters again in 1900, the Democrats secured passage of the literacy test, thus eliminating most black voters and assuring Democratic ascendancy. To win white votes, Democrats began a modern public school system.

Economic Progress, 1901–1929

The great economic expansion of the middle decades of the twentieth century was based partly on the infrastructure developed before 1930. The advent of automobiles led the state to borrow heavily and pave nearly 6,000 miles of roads, thus securing a reputation as a "Good Roads State." Improved roads led to the creation of truck and bus lines and the consolidation of public schools. Streetcar lines flourished from the 1890s to the 1930s, when buses replaced them. Railroads created a 4,600-mile network by 1930. Communications also improved; telephones and radio became common in the 1920s. WBT in Charlotte was the state's first commercial radio station. The Wright brothers first flew at Kill Devil Hill in 1903, and aviation advanced to provide the first air mail in 1927 and the first scheduled passenger service in 1931.

Commercial electrical power generation also spurred economic growth. Companies dammed Piedmont and mountain rivers to make North Carolina a leading hydroelectric power state by 1930. From 1900 to 1930 electrical power helped the state achieve a thirteenfold increase in the value of manufactures. These rapid changes also caused conflict. In the 1920s some legislators introduced bills banning the teaching of evolution in public schools, but they were rejected. Conflict also developed over the stretch-out, a way of forcing textile workers to increase production. Violent textile strikes occurred in Marion and Gastonia in 1929 as employers forcibly suppressed union workers.

Depression and War, 1929–1945

The Great Depression caused economic damage and human suffering. Agricultural prices dropped sharply, forcing tenants from the land and bankrupting many farmers. About 200 banks failed, and the state began stricter regulation. Industrial production declined, causing 25 percent unemployment. Governments and private agencies provided relief and made jobs for the unemployed, but their efforts were inadequate. Unable to pay high property taxes that supported local roads and schools, taxpayers staged a tax revolt. They got the state to pay for all road construction and teachers' pay with a sales tax. Many local governments went bankrupt, and the state henceforth regulated their indebtedness. In 1934 textile workers struck for higher pay but achieved nothing.

New Deal programs provided effective unemployment relief and raised tobacco prices. Despite passage of the Wagner Act in 1935, textile mills blocked union organizing. North Carolina reluctantly provided matching funds for relief programs and social security. Only World War II provided full employment and quickened economic activity. The military established twenty-one training centers in the state, the largest being Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, and Cherry Point. Farmers increased production, making North Carolina third in the nation in farm product value. Shipbuilding was one of the major new industries.

Since 1945

North Carolina has eagerly embraced the use of state government to advance the common weal. It has supported a state symphony, an art museum, a zoological park, an arboretum, a residential high school for science and mathematics, a school of the arts, summer schools for gifted students, and an enrichment center for teachers.

Most notable are the state's advances in education. From sixteen disparate state colleges and universities, the state organized in 1971 an excellent university system called the University of North Carolina. The state also constructed an outstanding community college system containing fifty-eight two-year institutions. The system's primary aim is training people for specific jobs. The state has also reformed public schools, providing improved teacher training, standardized tests, experimental charter schools, preschool enrichment, and the grading of each school's performance.

North Carolina has also tackled the problem of low wages—the state ranked forty-fourth in per capita income in 1954. The state recruited industry and helped establish a Research Triangle Park near Raleigh to attract high technology firms, about seventy of them by 2000, when these efforts had raised the state to twenty-ninth place in per capita income.

The recruitment of industry led to greater economic diversification. The old triumvirate of textiles, tobacco, and furniture manufacturing gave way, in order of value, to electrical and electronic equipment, chemicals, and textiles. New industries located mainly in cities, causing a majority of people to move from rural to urban settings. Charlotte, the state's largest city, became a national banking center.

The state also witnessed a revolution in civil rights. In the 1950s African Americans integrated the University of North Carolina and began the integration of public schools. In the 1960s black college students devised the sit-in to integrate Greensboro lunch counters and in Raleigh formed the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee to launch sitins elsewhere. In Charlotte the NAACP secured the Swann decision (1971), which ordered busing to achieve racial balance in public schools.

Since 1972 North Carolina has been evolving as a two-party state. Republicans elected U.S. senators, congressmen, judges, and two governors, but by 2002 they had yet to control the legislature. In every presidential election from 1980 to 2000 the state voted Republican. As politics changed, so did the state's image. Considered a "progressive plutocracy" in the 1940s, the state's image in the early 2000s was cast as a "progressive paradox" or even a "progressive myth."

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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Crow, Jeffrey J., et al. A History of African Americans in North Carolina. Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, 1992.

Durden, Robert F. The Dukes of Durham, 1865–1929. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1975.

Ekirch, A. Roger. "Poor Carolina": Politics and Society in Colonial North Carolina, 1729–1776. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1981.

Escott, Paul D. Many Excellent People: Power and Privilege in North Carolina, 1850–1900. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1985.

Glass, Brent D. The Textile Industry in North Carolina: A History. Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, 1992.

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John L.Bell

See alsoDemocratic Party ; Federalist Party ; Hydroelectric Power ; Reconstruction ; Republicans, Jeffersonian ; Two-Party System .

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North Carolina

North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N).

Facts and Figures

Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop. (2010) 9,535,483, an 18.5% increase since the 2000 census. Capital, Raleigh. Largest city, Charlotte. Statehood, Nov. 21, 1789 (12th of the original 13 states to ratify the Constitution). Highest pt., Mt. Mitchell, 6,684 ft (2,039 m); lowest pt., sea level. Nickname, Tar Heel State. Motto,Esse Quam Videri [To Be Rather than to Seem]. State bird, cardinal. State flower, dogwood. State tree, pine. Abbr., N.C.; NC

Geography

The eastern end of North Carolina juts out from the East Coast of the United States into the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream, making the state prone to Atlantic hurricanes, which tend to strike the state every three to four years. Running along the entire coast of North Carolina, serving as a buffer against the Atlantic, is a long chain of barrier islands (the Outer Banks), with constantly shifting sand dunes, from which project three famous capes—Hatteras, Lookout, and Fear. Between the islands and the shoreline stretch lagoons—Albemarle Sound and Pamlico Sound are the largest—that receive the Chowan, Roanoke, Tar, Neuse, and Cape Fear rivers. Wilmington, the chief port, is at the head of the Cape Fear estuary. The mainland bordering the sounds is low, flat tidewater country, often swampy, even beyond the Dismal Swamp in the north. In the upper coastal plain the land rises gradually from the tidewater, reaching 500 ft (152 m) at the fall line.

There begins the Piedmont, a rolling hill country with many swift streams such as the Broad River; the Catawba; and the Pee Dee, with its three large dams. The hydroelectric power these rivers generate has made this an important manufacturing area, and the Piedmont is home to most of the state's population and its largest cities. At the western edge of the Piedmont the land rises abruptly in the Blue Ridge, then dips down to several basins, and rises again in the Great Smoky Mts. Asheville is the leading urban center of this mountain region. Mt. Mitchell (6,684 ft/2,037 m) is the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. The French Broad River, the Watauga, and other rivers rising west of the Blue Ridge flow into the Mississippi system, almost all via the Tennessee River.

North Carolina, in the warm temperate zone, has a generally mild climate, with abundant and well distributed rainfall. The state's congenial climate, its many miles of beaches, and its beautiful mountains attract large numbers of visitors and vacationers each year. Chief among the tourist attractions are the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Cape Lookout National Seashore, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Great Smoky Mts. National Park. Wildlife abounds in national forests (the state has four) and in the Dismal Swamp. Places of historic interest include Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, on Roanoke Island; the Wright Brothers National Memorial, at Kitty Hawk; Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, at Flatrock; and Guilford Courthouse and Moores Creek national military parks.

One of the largest military reservations in the nation is at Fort Bragg, near Fayetteville, and the huge Marine Corps amphibious training base is at Camp Lejeune, near the mouth of the New River. Raleigh is the capital and the second largest city. The largest city is Charlotte; other major cities include Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Asheville.

Economy

North Carolina leads the nation in the production of tobacco and is a major producer of textiles and furniture. It grows 40% of all U.S. tobacco, but the continuing trend is toward diversification. Broilers, hogs, turkeys, greenhouse products, sweet potatoes, corn, soybeans, peanuts, and eggs are important. Plentiful forests supply the thriving furniture and lumber industries. The state has long been a major textile manufacturer, producing cotton, synthetic, and silk goods as well as various kinds of knit items. Other leading manufactures are electrical machinery, computers, and chemicals; the Research Triangle complex near Chapel Hill has spurred high-tech manufacturing, as well as bringing federal jobs into the state. The state also has mineral resources: It leads the nation in the production of feldspar, mica, and lithium materials and produces substantial quantities of olivine, crushed granite, talc, clays, and phosphate rock. There are valuable coastal fisheries, with shrimp, menhaden, and crabs the principal catches. Charlotte developed in the 1980s into a major U.S. banking center, and related businesses have flourished in the area.

Government and Higher Education

North Carolina's first constitution was adopted in 1776. Its present constitution dates from 1868 but was thoroughly revised in 1875–76 as a result of Reconstruction experiences; it has been amended many times since. The state's executive branch is headed by a governor elected for a four-year term. North Carolina's general assembly has a senate with 50 members and a house with 120 members, all elected for two-year terms. The state elects 2 senators and 13 representatives to the U.S. Congress and has 15 electoral votes. James B. Hunt, Jr., a Democrat, was elected governor in 1992 and reelected in 1996. In 2000, Democrat Mike Easley won the governorship; he was reelected in 2004. Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue, a Democrat, won in the post in 2008, becoming the state's first woman governor, but in 2012 Republican Pat McCrory was elected governor.

The state's notable institutions of higher learning include the Univ. of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill and four other campuses; Duke Univ., at Durham; North Carolina State Univ., at Raleigh; Wake Forest Univ. and the North Carolina School of the Arts, at Winston-Salem; East Carolina Univ., at Greenville; North Carolina Agricultural and Technical Univ., at Greensboro; and Appalachian State Univ., at Boone.

History

Exploration and Colonization

North Carolina's treacherous coast was explored by Verrazano in 1524, and possibly by some Spanish navigators. Under Juan Pardo, the Spanish explored (1566–68) the interior of the Carolinas, establishing several short-lived forts. In the 1580s, Sir Walter Raleigh attempted unsuccessfully to establish a colony on one of the islands (see Roanoke Island). The first permanent settlements were made (c.1653) around Albemarle Sound by colonials from Virginia. Meanwhile, Charles I of England had granted (1629) the territory S of Virginia between the 36th and 31st parallels (named Carolina in the king's honor) to Sir Robert Heath. Heath did not exploit his grant, and it was declared void in 1663. Charles II reassigned the territory to eight court favorites, who became the "true and absolute Lords Proprietors" of Carolina. In 1664, Sir William Berkeley, governor of Virginia and one of the proprietors, appointed a governor for the province of Albemarle, which after 1691 was known as North Carolina.

By 1700 there were only some 4,000 freeholders, predominantly of English stock, along Albemarle Sound. There, with the labor of indentured servants and African- and Native-American slaves, they raised tobacco, corn, and livestock, mostly on small farms. The people were semi-isolated; only vessels of light draft could negotiate the narrow and shallow passages through the island barriers. Furthermore, communication by land was almost impossible, except with Virginia, and even then swamps and forests made it difficult. There was some trade (primarily with Virginia, New England, and Bermuda).

In 1712, North Carolina was made a separate colony. The destructive war with Native Americans of the Tuscarora tribe broke out that year. The Tuscarora were defeated, and in 1714 the remnants of the tribe moved north to join the Iroquois Confederacy. A long, bitter boundary dispute with Virginia was partially settled in 1728 when a joint commission ran the boundary line 240 mi (386 km) inland.

The British government made North Carolina a royal colony in 1729. Thereafter the region developed more rapidly. The Native Americans were gradually pushed beyond the Appalachians as the Piedmont was increasingly occupied. German and Scotch-Irish settlers followed the valleys down from Pennsylvania, and Highland Scots established themselves along the Cape Fear River. These varied ethnic elements, in addition to smaller groups of Swiss, French, and Welsh that had migrated to the region earlier in the century, gradually amalgamated. There has been little new immigration since colonial days, and North Carolina's white population is now largely homogeneous.

Resistance and Revolution

In 1768 the back-country farmers, justifiably enraged by the excessive taxes imposed by a legislature dominated by the eastern aristocracy, organized the Regulator movement in an attempt to effect reforms. The insurgents were suppressed at Alamance in 1771 by the provincial militia led by Gov. William Tryon, who had seven of the Regulators executed.

After the outbreak of the American Revolution, royal authority collapsed. A provisional government was set up, the disputed Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was allegedly promulgated (May, 1775), and the provincial congress instructed (Apr. 12, 1776) the colony's delegates to the Continental Congress to support complete independence from Britain. Most Loyalists, including Highland Scots, fled North Carolina after their defeat (Feb. 27, 1776) at the battle of Moores Creek Bridge near Wilmington. The British, however, did not give up hope of Tory assistance in the state until their failure in the Carolina campaign (1780–81). The designation of North Carolinians as "Tar Heels" was said to have originated during that campaign when patriotic citizens poured tar into a stream across which Cornwallis's men retreated, emerging with the substance sticking to their heels.

Westward Expansion and Civic Improvements

Settlements had been established beyond the mountains before the Revolution (see Watauga Association and Transylvania Company) and were increased after the war. In 1784 North Carolina ceded its western lands to the United States, spurring the transmontane people to organize a new, short-lived government (see Franklin, State of). Within the year North Carolina repealed the act ceding the land; however, the cession was reenacted in 1789, and that territory became (1796) the state of Tennessee.

North Carolina opposed a strong central government and did not ratify the Constitution until Nov., 1789, months after the new U.S. government had begun to function. Little social and economic progress was made under the state's undemocratic constitution (framed in 1776), which largely served the interests of the politically dominant, tidewater planter aristocracy, and North Carolina appeared to be on the verge of revolution.

In 1835, however, the western part of the state, now its most populous section, finally succeeded in enacting a constitution that abolished the property and religious qualifications for voting and holding office (except for Jews) and provided for the popular election of governors. In the same year began the final forced removal of most of the Cherokee; but to check the steady, voluntary outmigration of whites, internal improvements, especially the building of railroads and plank roads, were effected. The Public School Law (1839) inaugurated free education, and other important reforms were instituted. The period of progress continued until the Civil War.

Secession and Civil War

Few North Carolinians held slaves, and considerable antislavery sentiment existed until the 1830s, when organized agitation by Northern abolitionists began, provoking a defensive reaction that North Carolinians shared with most Southerners. Yet it was a native of the state, Hinton Rowan Helper, who made the most notable southern contribution to antislavery literature. Not until President Lincoln's call for troops after the firing on Fort Sumter did the state secede and join (May, 1861) the Confederacy. The coast was ideal for blockade-running, and the last important Confederate port to fall (Jan., 1865) was Wilmington (see Fort Fisher).

Gov. Zebulon B. Vance zealously defended the state's rights against what he considered encroachments by the Confederate government. Although many small engagements were fought on North Carolina soil, the state was not seriously invaded until almost the end of the war when Gen. William Sherman and his huge army moved north from Georgia. After engagements at Averasboro and Bentonville in Mar., 1865, Confederate Gen. J. E. Johnston surrendered (Apr. 26, 1865) to Sherman near Durham; next to Lee's capitulation at Appomattox, it was the largest (and almost the last) surrender of the war.

Reconstruction and Agrarian Revolt

In May, 1865, President Andrew Johnson applied his plan of Reconstruction to the state. The radical Republicans in Congress, however, adopted their own scheme in 1867, and the Carolinas, organized as the second military district, were again occupied by federal troops. The Reconstruction constitution of 1868 abolished slavery, removed all religious tests for holding office, and provided for the popular election of all state and county officials. In 1871 the legislature, with conservatives again in control, impeached and convicted Gov. William H. Holden.

The often maligned period of Reconstruction actually saw the beginning of the modern state, with a tremendous rise in industry in the Piedmont. Increased use of tobacco in the Civil War stimulated the growth of tobacco manufacturing (first centered at Durham), and the introduction of the cigarette-making machine in the early 1880s was an immense boon to the industry, creating tobacco barons such as James B. Duke and R. J. Reynolds.

Agriculture, however, was in a critically depressed condition. The old plantation system had been replaced by farm tenancy, which long remained the dominant system of holding land. Much farm property was destroyed, credit was largely unavailable, and transportation systems broke down. The nationwide agrarian revolt reached North Carolina in the Granger movement (1875), the Farmers' Alliance (1887), and the Populist party, which united with the Republicans to carry the state elections in 1894 and 1896. However, the Fusionists (as members of the alliance were called) were blamed for the rise of black control in many tidewater towns and counties, and in the election of 1898, when the Red Shirts, like the Ku Klux Klan of Reconstruction days, were active, the Democrats regained control.

Progress in the Twentieth Century

The turn of the century marked the beginning of a new progressive era, typified by the successful airplane experiments of the Wright Brothers near Kitty Hawk. The crusade for public education for both whites and blacks led by Gov. Charles B. Aycock, elected in 1900, had a wide impact, and new interest was created in developing the state's agricultural and industrial resources. However, one old pattern was strengthened when a suffrage amendment, the "grandfather clause" assuring white supremacy, was added (1900) to the state constitution.

Since World War I the state government has increasingly followed a policy of consolidation and centralization, taking over the public school system and the supervision of county finances and roads. A huge highway development program, begun by the counties in 1921, was assumed by the state a decade later when the counties could no longer meet the costs. Expenditures for higher education were greatly increased, and the three major state educational institutions were merged into a greater entity, the Univ. of North Carolina. North Carolina, more than many other Southern states, was able to make a peaceful adjustment to integration in the public schools following the Supreme Court's desegregation ruling in 1954.

Industrialization burgeoned after World War II, and in the 1950s the value of manufactured goods surpassed that of agriculture for the first time, as North Carolina became the leading industrial state in the Southeast. The Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham airports were both transformed into major air-travel hubs during the 1980s, reflecting the tremendous growth (most of it suburban) in those metropolitan areas, which were becoming financial, business, and research boomtowns. Traditional, low-skill industries have been gradually replaced by high-technology concerns, especially in the Research Triangle between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, which draws on the resources of the three cities' universities. Farming in North Carolina has become increasingly dominated by the large-scale production of hogs and broiler chickens, raising environmental concerns about the disposal of their waste. In Sept., 1999, floods on the Cape Fear and other rivers followed Hurricane Floyd, causing widespread devastation in the southeast.

Bibliography

See Federal Writers' Project, The North Carolina Guide, ed. by B. P. Robinson (rev. ed. 1955); J. H. Wheeler, ed., Historical Sketches of North Carolina from 1584 to 1851 (from original records, 1964); J. Brickell, The Natural History of North Carolina (1737, repr. 1969); H. T. Lefler and A. R. Newsome, North Carolina: The History of a Southern State (3d ed. 1973); H. T. Lefler and W. S. Powell, Colonial North Carolina: A History (1973); J. W. Clay, North Carolina Atlas (1975); J. Vickers et al., Chapel Hill: An Illustrated History (1985); J. Crutchfield, The North Carolina Almanac and Book of Facts (1989).

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North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA


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The State in Brief

Nickname: Tar Heel State; Old North State

Motto: Esse quam videri (To be rather than to seem)

Flower: Dogwood

Bird: Cardinal

Area: 53,818 square miles (2000, U.S. rank: 28th)

Elevation: Ranges from sea level to 6,684 feet above sea level

Climate: Warm and mild with abundant rainfall; subtropical in southeast, cooler in the mountains

Admitted to Union: November 21, 1789

Capital: Raleigh

Head Official: Governor Mike F. Easley (D) (until 2009)

Population

1980: 5,882,000

1990: 6,628,637

2000: 8,049,313

2004 estimate: 8,541,221

Percent change, 19902000: 21.4%

U.S. rank in 2004: 11th

Percent of residents born in state: 63.0% (2000)

Density: 165.2 people per square mile (2000)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 392,826

Racial and Ethnic Characteristics (2000)

White: 5,804,656

Black or African American: 1,737,545

American Indian and Alaska Native: 99,551

Asian: 113,689

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 3,983

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 378,963

Other: 186,629

Age Characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 539,509

Population 5 to 19 years old: 1,653,851

Percent 65 years and older: 12.0%

Median age: 35.3 years (2000)

Vital Statistics

Total number of births (2003): 117,981

Total number of deaths (2003): 73,443 (infant deaths,931)

AIDS cases reported through 2003: 6,545

Economy

Major industries: Textiles, agriculture, tobacco, furniture, bricks, metalworking, chemicals, paper, tourism, manufacturing

Unemployment rate: 5.2% (December 2004)

Per capita income: $28,301 (2003; U.S. rank: 37th)

Median household income: $38,096 (3-year average,2001-2003)

Percentage of persons below poverty level: 14.2% (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Income tax rate: Ranges from 6.0% to 8.25%

Sales tax rate: 4.5% (food and prescription drugs are exempt; food sales are subject to local sales taxes)

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North Carolina

North Carolina State in e USA, on the Atlantic coast; the capital is Raleigh. The first English colony in North America was founded in 1585 on Roanoke Island. Permanent settlers moved into the region from Virginia in the 1650s. It was the last state to secede from the Union. North Carolina's coastal plain is swampy and low-lying. Its w edge rises to rolling hills; further w are the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. It is the leading producer of tobacco in the USA. Important agricultural products are corn, soya beans, peanuts, pigs, chickens and dairy produce. Industries: textiles, timber, fishing, tourism, electrical machinery, chemicals. Mineral resources include phosphate, feldspar, mica and kaolin. Area: 136,523sq km (52,712sq mi). Pop. (2000) 8,049,313.

Statehood :

November 21, 1789

Nickname :

The Tar Heel State

State bird :

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State flower :

Flowering dogwood

State tree :

Pine

State motto :

To be, rather than to seem

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North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA


North Carolina was slow to develop, abundant in resources and natural beauty, and traditionally tied to the tobacco empire. It is a study in contrasts. Once thought by Virginia settlers to be backward and wild, North Carolina has become an important player in the nation's industrial development and a major producer of agricultural products. It is also an attractive destination for tourists. Though thought to be unfriendly to labor, the state continued to employ hundreds of thousands of workers in its manufacturing and services industries as the twentieth century closed.

Italian explorer Giovanni di Verrazano discovered the North Carolina coast in 1524. Other explorers from Spain later attempted unsuccessfully to settle in the North Carolina wilderness. English courtier Sir Walter Raleigh sponsored the famous "lost colony" at Roanoke, and in 1629 Charles I began settlement in earnest of the colony he called, after himself, "Carolana". It was set up as a proprietorship and it extended its boundaries from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans and from northern Florida to the present boundary between North Carolina and Virginia. The colony of South Carolina split off from North Carolina in 1719.

Less accessible and wilder in geography than neighboring Virginia, the North Carolina country grew slowly. Wealthy landowner William Byrd of Virginia undertook a surveying expedition to settle a boundary dispute between Virginia and North Carolina in 1728. In his History of the Dividing Line, he expressed his low opinion of the North Carolina "backwoodsmen" he found there (an opinion which was shared by many of his contemporaries). "Both cattle and hogs ramble into the neighboring marshes and swamps . . . and are not fetched home till the spring. Thus these indolent wretches, during one half of the year, lose advantage of the milk of their cattle . . . and many of the poor creatures perish in the mire . . . by this bad management."

After North Carolina became a royal colony in 1731, thousands of new settlers came to the colony; the population reached 345,000 by 1775. From the beginning the colony was beset by geographical divisions. While western backcountry farmers were self-sufficient but poor, the wealthy eastern plantation owners used slave labor to cultivate their tobacco and rice fields. Although the colony harbored a number of Loyalists, most North Carolinians were united in opposition to colonial controls from Great Britainthey supported independence in 1776.

After the American Revolution (17751783) North Carolina was sometimes known as the "Rip Van Winkle" state because of its slowness to develop. It was among the last states to ratify the new U.S. Constitution, in 1789. In addition to widespread illiteracy, the state's transportation routes were substandard, making it difficult to expand commercial agriculture. The western part of the state was the least developed, and eastern interests refused to be taxed to support the westerners. In 1835, however, reforms in the state constitution brought state aid to railroads and other badly needed public works, as well as the first common schools.

North Carolina fought for the Confederacy during the American Civil War (18611865). Politics in that war's aftermath was very divisive. Republicansthe party of Lincolnwrangled with states' rights Democrats, who finally took over state government in 1876. Democrats then slashed public services and solidified the power of landlords over tenants and sharecroppers. They also saw to it that cotton mills were built in the piedmont area and that railroads were consolidated. By 1880 industry in North Carolina had made a big recovery. The plight of African Americans in the state did not improve, however, leaving a legacy of poverty and inequality which persisted into the civil rights struggles of the 1960s and beyond.

The development of the railroads was very important to the rise of big tobacco in the state. In 1875 young R. J. Reynolds saw that railroad access to the city of Winston (now Winston-Salem) would be an important asset to tobacco manufacture and distribution. He established his own plant and by 1920 he had absorbed most of the other small tobacco companies in Winston. Around the turn of the century Reynolds Tobacco (which then manufactured only chewing tobacco) was part of James B. Duke's tobacco trust but it became independent again in 1911. By 1913 Reynolds had expanded into the cigarette market and he was producing the nation's best-selling cigarettes.

Small farmers in the state continued to protest against their depressed economic condition. They were overshadowed by the textile, furniture, and tobacco producers, who, along with banks and insurance companies, dominated the state by 1900. Both World War I (19141918) and World War II (19391945) deeply affected the state. For one thing, many industrial plants were built in North Carolina to produce war materials, many of them expanding and continuing to provide employment after the war. In addition, returning veterans came home with new ideas. According to historian William S. Powell, after World War II, "Veterans who were no longer content to farm or to work in cotton mills set about to improve themselves by taking advantage of the G.I. Bill of Rights. . . . Military service gave many of these people new skills and broadened their perspectives. . . . "

A good example of postwar economic development in North Carolina was the Research Triangle Park, which began in 1957 in an area equidistant from Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. The park was constructed to provide research facilities and high-technology industrial sites; it soon became home to many government offices, private research concerns, and cultural agencies. The Research Triangle Park was also ideally situated, close to the University of Carolina, Duke University, and other colleges.

North Carolina has advanced in many areas, but not in its relationship to organized labor. The many "company towns" which grew up around the textile mills left their legacy of fear and dependence. The American Federation of Labor attempted to organize workers in the textile industry at the turn of the century but it failed to produce lasting unions. A number of failed strikes in the first four decades of the twentieth century left a generally anti-union sentiment among North Carolina workers. Repeated charges of unfair labor practices against textile giant J. P. Stevens and Company during the 1970s and 1980s reinforced the anti-labor reputation of the state. By 1970 the percentage of workers belonging to unions in the state was only 7.8, compared to 27.9 percent nationwide. By 1995 the percentage of union members had decreased to 4.2 percent, the second-lowest in the nation. In the late 1990s North Carolina held the dubious distinction of having the largest percentage of manufacturing jobs in the nation but the lowest manufacturing wages. In 1990 30 percent of jobs in the state paid wages below the poverty line.


The continuing story of tobacco in North Carolina has also had its vicissitudes. For the last three decades tobacco manufacturers have been under fire from the federal government for causing health problems for large numbers of Americans. Cigarette advertising was banned from radio and television after 1971, and the federal cigarette tax was doubled in 1983. As the public perception of smoking steadily declined, an heir to the Reynolds Tobacco fortune, Patrick Reynolds, shocked his state and the nation in 1986 when he appeared before a congressional committee to call attention to the detrimental effects of tobacco. However, Reynolds Tobacco (now owned by RJR Nabisco), along with other tobacco firms, has survived by diversifying its interests and increasing overseas sales. In the late 1990s North Carolina was still the producer of 38 percent of the U.S. supply of tobacco and shipments of tobacco were second only to those of textile manufacturers in the state.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s North Carolina experienced a shift in job patterns. Traditional industries like furniture, textiles, and tobacco lost ground to high-tech industries and financial concerns. In 1997 the state was home to seven Fortune 500 companies, none of which was connected to the kinds of industries which historically developed the state.

In modern North Carolina agriculture and industry coexist and they are mutually dependent. Although the actual number of tobacco farms has decreased significantly, perhaps one-third of the jobs in the state are directly related to agriculture. North Carolina remains the largest manufacturer of textiles, cigarettes, and furniture in the United States. In addition to J. P. Stevens, some of the important textile manufacturers are Blue Bell Inc., Cannon Mills, and Burlington Industries. The furniture industry is centered in the High Point-Thomasville and Hickory-Statesville areas. Although per capita income has increased faster than the national average since 1986, it still ranks only 32nd among all states. Alternate sources of income in the service industry are increasingly important to the state. Tourism and retirement living were major sectors of North Carolina's economy in the 1990s, with many people flocking to the state's historic sites, recreation areas, and scenic mountains.

See also: Furniture Industry, Tobacco, Tobacco Industry


FURTHER READING


Clay, James W., et al., eds. North Carolina Atlas: Portrait of a Changing Southern State. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1975.

Jones, H.G. North Carolina History: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1995.

Kruman, Marc W. Parties and Politics in North Carolina: 18361865. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1983.

Lefler, Hugh T. and Albert Ray Newsome. North Carolina: The History of a Southern State, 3rd ed. Chapel Hill, NC: North Carolina University Press, 1973.

Powell, William S. North Carolina: A Bicentennial History. New York: Norton, 1977.

Reynolds, Patrick, and Tom Schactman. The Gilded Leaf: Triumph, Tragedy, and Tobacco: Three Generations of the R. J. Reynolds Family and Fortune. Boston: Little, Brown, 1989.

the only business [in north carolina] is raising of hogs, which is managed with the least trouble, and affords the diet they are most fond of.

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NORTH CAROLINA , state in S.E. U.S. Its population in 2000 was 8,049,313, of which the Jewish population was estimated at 26,500. Jews appeared in early colonial times, but a community did not develop until the late antebellum era, a trend that accelerated after Reconstruction with the rise of an urban and industrial New South. In the later 20th century, as the state transformed from an agrarian, southern society into the prosperous, multicultural Sunbelt, Jewish population grew dramatically.

North Carolina was the site of the first Jewish settler in a British colony in North America when Joachim Ganz, a native of Prague, arrived in 1585, well before the much heralded date of the 1654 settlement in New Amsterdam, on Raleigh's second expedition to Roanoke Island. Ganz, a metallurgist, returned to England two years later. John Locke's Fundamental Constitutions of 1669 opened the Carolinas to "Jews, heathens, and other dissenters," but the colony, beset by sectarian politics, was inhospitable. The 1776 state constitution included a religious test that restricted public office to Protestants. With few navigable rivers, a swampy coast, and a forested terrain, North Carolina lacked commercial opportunities for Jews.

In the early colonial era a few Jewish settlers followed coastal and inland trade routes from Virginia and South Carolina. A 1702 petition protested illegal votes by undesirables, including Jews. Jewish names appear on Masonic rolls and militia rosters. In the Charlotte area were storekeepers and Revolutionary War veterans Abraham Moses, Solomon Simons, and Aaron Cohen. A 1759 document identifies Joseph Laney as a Jew. Newport merchant Aaron Lopez sent 37 ships to North Carolina between 1761 and 1775. Eighteenth-century Sephardic Jews in Wilmington included Rivera, Gomez, David, and Levy. A rabbi, Jacob Abroo, is reported to have died in New Berne in 1790. The Benjamin family, whose son Judah became a U.S. senator and later a Confederate statesman, lived in Wilmington and Fayetteville after 1813.

The most notable family was the Mordecais who settled in Warrenton in 1792, and in 1808 opened the Warrenton Female Seminary, which pioneered the liberal education of women. Jacob *Mordecai was a Hebrew scholar who later served as lay leader of Richmond's Beth Shalome. His daughter Rachel, married to the Wilmington merchant Aaron Lazarus, was a literary figure, and his son Alfred graduated from West Point in 1823. Mordecai children, including George Washington Mordecai, a railroad builder who served as president of the Bank of North Carolina, largely assimilated into the Christian community.

In 1808 Jacob *Henry of Beaufort was elected to the state legislature, but a year later his constitutional right to serve as a Jew was challenged. After an impassioned speech, Henry was permitted to hold his seat, but the legislature reaffirmed the religious test repeatedly, and it was not removed until 1868. German Jews immigrated after 1835 when the state reformed its constitution and embarked on internal improvements. Jews from Norfolk, Baltimore, Charleston, and Richmond settled in coastal ports and market towns along rivers and rail lines.

Peddlers, like the Bloomingdale brothers, worked the countryside before opening stores. In the 1850s Lazarus Fels operated a peddler's way station in Yanceyville. In 1858 Herman Weil arrived in Goldsboro, later joined by his brothers, and the family over generations organized the state's Jewry. By 1850 Charlotte had nine Jewish families, and Wilmington claimed 26 Jewish merchants. By 1852 Wilmington supported a burial society, and an Orthodox congregation formed in 1867, which was supplanted by a Reform one in 1872.

When Civil War came, the state's Jews were ardent Confederates. More than 70 Jews served in North Carolina regiments, including six Cohen brothers. Civil War Governor Zebulon Vance, grateful to a courtesy from the merchant Samuel Wittkowsky at war's end, penned a celebrated philo-Semitic speech, "The Scattered Nation," which was delivered and reprinted repeatedly across the South.

As the textile, furniture, and tobacco industries expanded in the New South era, Jews found opportunity in emerging mill and market towns. By 1878, 16 North Carolina towns reported Jews, and the population center began moving from the coastal plain to the piedmont. Country peddlers and urban storekeepers served both a black and a white clientele. Rail lines linked merchants to distribution centers in Baltimore and New York. In 1871 the Wallace brothers of Statesville created the country's largest herbarium. Samuel Wittkowsky, as president of the Board of Trade and founder of the South's first savings and loan, underwrote much of Charlotte's development. In 1895, Moses and Ceasar Cone, traveling agents for the family's Baltimore commercial house, built their first textile factory in Greensboro, and, joined by partners Herman and Emmanuel Sternberger, Cone Mills ranked among the world's largest producers of denim, flannel, and corduroy. In the 1880s Tarboro had 11 Jewish stores and supported a congregation, a B'nai B'rith lodge, a ymha, and a Jewish Literary Society; in 1885 Henry Morris was mayor. The first synagogue, Temple of Israel, was erected in Wilmington in 1875, followed by Oheb Sholom in Goldsboro (1886) and Temple Emanuel in Statesville (1892). All evolved to Reform. By 1900 congregations could also be found in Asheville, Durham, Lumberton, New Bern, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem. Typically, they accommodated both Reform and Orthodox worship until Jewish population grew sufficiently to form separate congregations.

With an increasing East European immigration, the 820 Jews of 1878 grew to 8,252 by 1927, and congregations increased from one to 22. In the early 1880s J.B. Duke imported more than 100 Jewish immigrants to roll cigarettes in his Durham factory. Jews arrived in family chains, a pioneer drawing relatives and landsleit. Like the Germans before them, they often peddled before opening stores, and they maintained an ethnic economy, mostly in dry goods. The Baltimore Bargain House financed and supplied young immigrants and directed them to towns across the state. In 1929, 53 percent of the state's Jewry was rural. Upward mobility was rapid. Moses Richter of Charlotte earned the title of Peach King for his marketing. William Heilig and Joseph Max Meyers, two Latvian immigrants, expanded their Goldsboro store into the nation's largest furniture chain.

During World War ii, Jews headed to North Carolina to serve in military bases and to provide commercial services in camp towns. North Carolina welcomed émigrés from Nazi Europe. The Van Eeden colony, a dairy and agricultural collective on the coastal plain, housed refugee families from the 1930s to 1949. The state's universities offered havens to European scholars. Duke University gave sanctuary to German psychologist Louis *Stern, physicist Fritz *London, and Polish law professor Raphael *Lemkin, author of the Genocide Convention, who coined the very word genocide. In 1981 the state created the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust.

North Carolina's Jews have been notable for their philanthropies and public service. Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro was created by a family endowment, and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville was named for a local family. The Blumenthals of Charlotte supported the arts, health care, and Jewish causes including the interfaith retreat, Wildacres, and the Jewish Home for the Aged in Clemmons. In 1954 I.D. Blumenthal created a unique Circuit Riding Rabbi program, with a bus outfitted as a synagogue, to serve rural communities. Leon Levine of Charlotte, who created a national network of Family Dollar Stores, has endowed museums, universities, and Jewish facilities. Prominent Jews include Gertrude Weil of Goldsboro, a suffragette leader, who was a tireless advocate for social and racial justice as well as for Jewish and Zionist causes. In 1918 Lionel Weil organized a statewide campaign for the Jewish War Sufferers Fund, and his North Carolina Plan became a national model. Jews have served in the state legislature. Charlotte's Harry *Golden published the North Carolina Israelite, which was outspoken in its advocacy of liberalism and civil rights. In 1955 the North Carolina Association of Rabbis passed a resolution calling for rapid integration of the public schools, a stand that they reiterated a year later when the governor called for voluntary segregation.

Solomon Fishblate was elected to his first term as Wilmington mayor in 1878. Jews have also been elected mayors of Chapel Hill, Durham, Fayetteville, Gastonia, Greensboro, Hendersonville, Holly Ridge, Lumberton, Morganton, Tarboro, and Wilmington. E.J. Evans served six terms as mayor of Durham, 1951–1963. Numerous Jews have served in the state legislature.

The success and social acceptance of Jews contrasts with a latent antisemitism that turned occasionally violent. In 1909 a new immigrant to Charlotte, Max Kahn, was murdered, and in 1925 a salesman, Joseph Needleman, was castrated outside Williamston by a mob after he allegedly affronted a woman. In the civil-rights era bombs were planted at synagogues in Gastonia and Charlotte. Jews were generally not accepted into social elites, and the Pinehurst golfing resort maintained antisemitic housing codes. In 1933 University of North Carolina president Frank Graham forced the resignation of the medical-school dean who refused to end a Jewish quota.

North Carolina's Jews maintained communal ties through a network of B'nai B'rith Lodges, Hadassah, and National Council of Jewish Women chapters. The North Carolina Association of Jewish Women, founded by Sarah Weil in 1921, was a nationally unique organization that united communities across ethnic, denominational, and geographical divides. In the 1950s the Jews of High Point sponsored a statewide debutante cotillion. The mountains were home to Jewish summer camps, most notably Blue Star in Hendersonville. Jewish federations, linked to the United Jewish Communities, formed in the Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Durham-Chapel Hill areas.

The Sunbelt has welcomed the Jewish doctor, scientist, retiree, and entrepreneur just as the New South welcomed Jewish peddlers, merchants, and industrialists. North Carolina benefited from national demographic trends, which saw Jewish population shift southward. Jewish communities in Charlotte, Wilmington, the Research Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill), and the Triad (Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem) on the high-tech interstate corridor grow while small-town, agrarian communities like Tarboro, Weldon, and Wilson wane or expire. Coastal and mountain resort communities have drawn Jewish retirees. With the breakdown of academic barriers, college towns also have grown dramatically. Jewish studies programs flourish at Duke University, which in 1943 had become the first southern university to establish such a program, and at the University of North Carolina campuses in Asheville, Chapel Hill, and Charlotte. Highlighting the professional migration, Gertrude Elion and Martin Rodbell won Nobel Prizes while working at the Research Triangle Park.

With rapid Jewish population growth, the number of havurot and congregations has grown to more than 40 by 2005. Greensboro is the site of the American Hebrew Academy, a pluralistic boarding school with a global outreach. Charlotte supports the Shalom Park campus that includes a day school, federation headquarters, library, community center, and Reform and Conservative congregations. Lubavitcher Ḥasidim lead congregations in four communities. New or expanded synagogues are arising in all the state's Sunbelt metropolitan areas even as historical Jewish enclaves in mill and market towns struggle to survive.

bibliography:

E. Bingham, Mordecai: An Early American Family (2003); E. Evans, The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South (2005); H. Golden, "The Jewish People of North Carolina," in: North Carolina Historical Review (April, 1955); L. Rogoff, "Synagogue and Jewish Church: A Congregational History of North Carolina," in: Southern Jewish History (1998).

[Leonard W. Rogoff (2nd ed.)]

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North Carolina

North Carolina

■ ALAMANCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE C-7

PO Box 8000
Graham, NC 27253-8000
Tel: (336)578-2002
Fax: (336)578-1987
Web Site: http://www.alamance.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 48-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2493 per student. Total enrollment: 4,285. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 982 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,770 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 2,515 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 3 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 23% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 47% 25 or older, 10% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, allied health programs. Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time, $5 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: 5 open to all. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 22,114 books, 25,837 microform titles, 185 serials, 3,033 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $406,075. 56 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The industrialized economy of Alamance County depends primarily upon textiles, hosiery, electronics, metal cutting and fabricating, packaging and plastics. The bulk of the industries are located here. Planes and buses serve the area. A library, museum, YMCA, hospitals and various civic and service organizations are a part of the community. Some part-time employment is available for students. Recreational facilities include a supervised city recreational program, and many lakes are available for winter sports and outdoor living.

■ APEX SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY C-8

5104 Revere Rd.
Durham, NC 27713
Tel: (919)572-1625
Fax:: (919)572-1762
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.apexsot.org/

Description:

Independent interdenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1995. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 44. Faculty: 15 (3 full-time, 12 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 2:1. 8 applied, 75% were admitted. 0% from out-of-state, 97% black, 100% 25 or older. Retention: 100% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: semesters.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: essay, high school transcript.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Tuition: $325 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations:; 45% of eligible men and 55% of eligible women are members. College housing not available.

■ APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY B-1

Boone, NC 28608
Tel: (828)262-2000
Admissions: (828)262-2120
Fax: (828)262-3296
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.appstate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1899. Setting: 340-acre small town campus. Endowment: $55 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $875,693. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5404 per student. Total enrollment: 14,653. Faculty: 998 (703 full-time, 295 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 9,923 applied, 69% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 89% from top half. Full-time: 12,043 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 943 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 23 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 5% 25 or older, 42% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Wake Forest University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. State resident tuition: $2221 full-time, $80 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,963 full-time, $425 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1697 full-time. College room and board: $4960. College room only: $3100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 210 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Union, Inter-University Christian Fellowship, Campus Crusade for Christ, Circle K, Criminal Justice Association. Major annual events: First Night Celebration, Winter Wonderland Gala, homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 5,070 college housing spaces available; 4,756 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Carol Grotnes Belk Library plus 1 other with 904,597 books, 1.5 million microform titles, 5,306 serials, 92,558 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $5.1 million. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in Boone, North Carolina, Appalachian State University is in the middle of one of the most popular year-round recreation areas in the East. The campus is only a few miles from several major ski resorts, and Pisgah National Forest and the Appalachian Trail are easily accessible from Boone. Grandfather Mountain and"Tweetsie" railroad are famous tourist attractions."Horn in the West" is a historical drama portraying with music and dance the story of Daniel Boone and the struggle to establish freedom in the southern Appalachian Highlands. This is performed in an outdoor amphitheater in a lovely mountain setting during July and August. The climate in the area is temperate. The average summer temperature rarely climbs above 80 degrees, and when it does a brief, refreshing shower usually cools things off. Fall brings clear, brisk and color-splashed days and cool evenings. Winter means picturesque snowfalls and fireside nights. Besides skiing, the area offers ample opportunities for other outdoor recreation, including river canoeing, hiking and camping. Three highways, U.S. 421, reaching from the Great Lakes to the North Carolina coast, and U.S. 321 and 221, all come through Boone, providing easy travel in all directions. The scenic Blue Ridge Parkway is only six miles from campus. The area, both urban and rural, is rich in contrasts between a growing university town and traditional southern Appalachian Folkways.

■ THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHARLOTTE E-3

2110 Water Ridge Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28217
Tel: (704)357-8020
Fax: (704)357-1133
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aich.artinstitutes.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards certificates, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1973. Setting: suburban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $24,000 per student. Total enrollment: 819. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 697 applied. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 13% from top quarter, 38% from top half. Full-time: 564 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 255 students, 71% women, 29% men. 26% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 32% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 26% live on campus. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $23,232 full-time, $363 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $200 full-time. College room only: $5580.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 186 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. The Art Institute of Charlotte Library with 15,000 books, 130 serials, 825 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ASHEVILLE-BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-15

340 Victoria Rd.
Asheville, NC 28801-4897
Tel: (828)254-1921
Fax:: (828)251-6355
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.abtech.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 126-acre urban campus. Endowment: $98,442. Total enrollment: 5,627. 2,792 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,042 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 3,585 students, 57% women, 43% men. 2% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 47% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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 except for allied health programs. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Placement: CPT, SAT, or ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time, $211 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $28 full-time, $11 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Welcome Freshmen Picnic, July 4th Ice Cream/Watermelon Cutting. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Holly Learning Resources Center with 37,439 books, 3,561 microform titles, 195 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $437,688. 414 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The main campus is located on Victoria Road in Asheville, NC, a city repeatedly named as one of the most livable in America. Nestled between the Blue Ride and Great Smoky mountains, Asheville offers beautiful mountain scenery and an excellent quality of life. Recognized as an entrepreneurial hotspot, Asheville also enjoys a thriving business climate.

■ BARBER-SCOTIA COLLEGE E-4

145 Cabarrus Ave., West
Concord, NC 28025-5187
Tel: (704)789-2900
Free: 800-610-0778
Admissions: (704)789-2902
Fax: (704)784-3817
Web Site: http://www.b-sc.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1867. Setting: 23-acre small town campus with easy access to Charlotte. Endowment: $4.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $12,749 per student. Total enrollment: 742. 1,502 applied, 70% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 30% from top half. Full-time: 737 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 5 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 32% from out-of-state, 0.4% Hispanic, 86% black, 12% international, 20% 25 or older, 90% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 6 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 10% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: SGA (Student Government Association), Student Christian Association, Pre-Alumni Council, Scotia Express, yearbook. Major annual events: Robing Ceremony, Homecoming, Honors Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 350 college housing spaces available. On-campus residence required through senior year. Sage Memorial Library with 24,270 books and 193 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $210,925. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BARTON COLLEGE D-11

PO Box 5000
Wilson, NC 27893-7000
Tel: (252)399-6300
Free: 800-345-4973
Admissions: (252)399-6314
Fax:: (252)237-4957
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.barton.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1902. Setting: 62-acre small town campus with easy access to Raleigh-Durham, NC. Endowment: $21.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5094 per student. Total enrollment: 1,189. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,295 applied, 70% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 34% from top quarter, 61% from top half. 17 student government officers. Full-time: 917 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 272 students, 85% women, 15% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 18 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 23% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 26% 25 or older, 39% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; education. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,470 includes full-time tuition ($15,390), mandatory fees ($1280), and college room and board ($5800). College room only: $2774. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $654 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 39 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 14% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Barton College Association of Nurses, Students in Free Enterprise, Stage and Script, Campus Activities Board, College Habitat for Humanity. Major annual events: Fall Fling, Lighting of the Luminaries and Christmas Celebration, Pre-Exam Jam. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, city police substation on campus. 510 college housing spaces available; 481 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Willis N. Hackney Library with 169,836 books, 301,132 microform titles, 13,437 serials, 3,581 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $401,454. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Bus and train transportation are available. Community facilities include churches of all denominations, a hospital, library, shopping centers, numerous civic and service organizations, and a drama theater. Recreational parks with swimming pools, golf courses, and a large stadium are located here. Part-time jobs are available.

■ BEAUFORT COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-13

PO Box 1069
Washington, NC 27889-1069
Tel: (252)946-6194
Admissions: (252)940-6233
Fax: (252)946-0271
Web Site: http://www.beaufortccc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 67-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,424. 1% from out-of-state, 3% Hispanic, 34% black, 0.1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 58% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, medical laboratory technology programs. Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, CPT. Recommended: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/18. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time. Mandatory fees: $64 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Gama Beta Phi, Phi Beta Lambda, Hope Club. Major annual events: Christmas celebration, Thanksgiving, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Beaufort Community College Library with 25,734 books, 214 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Washington, NC is located on the Pamlico River, which affords excellent fishing, boating, and water skiing. North Carolina's finest beach areas are only a short distance away. Year-round golf courses and tennis courts are also easily accessible. Other points of interest include the NC Estuarium, the Beaufort County Arts Council (located in the old Atlantic Coastal Railroad Depot), and the newly renovated Turnage Theater.

■ BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE E-3

100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd.
Belmont, NC 28012-1802
Tel: (704)825-6700; 888-BAC-0110
Admissions: (704)825-6884
Fax: (704)825-6670
Web Site: http://www.belmontabbeycollege.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1876. Setting: 650-acre small town campus with easy access to Charlotte. Endowment: $14.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3785 per student. Total enrollment: 800. 845 applied, 69% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 52% from top half. Full-time: 712 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 88 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 23 other countries, 51% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 12% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 30% 25 or older, 48% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Charlotte Area Educational Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. One-time mandatory fee: $672. Comprehensive fee: $25,310 includes full-time tuition ($15,910), mandatory fees ($814), and college room and board ($8586). College room only: $4829. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course level, course load, location, program, reciprocity agreements, and student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, location, and student level. Part-time tuition: $499 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $201 per hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course level, course load, location, reciprocity agreements, and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 34 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 35% of eligible men and 40% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: College Union, WABY (student radio station), Abbey Players. Major annual events: Homecoming, Parents' Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 750 college housing spaces available; 529 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only housing available. Abbot Vincent Taylor Library plus 1 other with 110,050 books, 59,000 microform titles, 630 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $420,815. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

In the southern Piedmont section of the state, Belmont is a growing textile center. Commercial transportation is available. The community facilities include churches of all denominations, hospitals and health services, a library, YMCA, and shopping centers. Numerous civic and service organizations are active. Hunting and fishing are popular sports in the area as well as all water sports, enjoyed at Lake Wylie.

■ BENNETT COLLEGE FOR WOMEN C-6

900 East Washington St.
Greensboro, NC 27401-3239
Tel: (336)273-4431
Admissions: (336)517-8624
Web Site: http://www.bennett.edu/

Description:

Independent United Methodist, 4-year, women only. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1873. Setting: 55-acre urban campus. Endowment: $8.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9892 per student. Total enrollment: 572. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 939 applied, 57% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 14% from top quarter, 38% from top half. Full-time: 566 students. Part-time: 6 students. Students come from 29 states and territories, 4 other countries, 72% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 95% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 5% 25 or older, 75% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: biological/life sciences; communications/journalism; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Greensboro Regional Consortium, Piedmont Independent College Association of North Carolina, New York University, Union College (NY). ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $19,089 includes full-time tuition ($11,509), mandatory fees ($1730), and college room and board ($5850). College room only: $2937. Part-time tuition: $479 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $718 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 33 open to all; national sororities; 20% of eligible undergrads are members. Most popular organizations: Christian Fellowship, Pre-Alumnae Council, Belles of Harmony, NAACP, National Council of Negro Women. Major annual events: Convocatum Est, Founder's Day, Spring Festival. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 578 college housing spaces available; 380 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: women-only housing available. Holgate Library plus 1 other with 119,191 books, 617 serials, 839 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $216,541. 115 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Greensboro College.

■ BLADEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 266
Dublin, NC 28332-0266
Tel: (910)879-5500
Admissions: (910)879-5574
Fax: (910)879-5508
Web Site: http://www.bladen.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 45-acre rural campus. Endowment: $72,151. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2997 per student. Total enrollment: 1,407. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 78% from top half. 2 class presidents, 6 student government officers. Full-time: 838 students, 78% women, 22% men. Part-time: 569 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 10% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 48% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 62% 25 or older. Retention: 35% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, ACT COMPASS. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $66 full-time, $25.75 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: Spring Field Day, Christmas Dinner, fall Convocation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 14-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 19,881 books, 36,052 microform titles, 52 serials, 2,364 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $160,321. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Dublin is located 30 miles south of Fayetteville. The principal business is agriculture. Community facilities include 15 churches of various denominations and a public library. Bladen Arts Council frequently sponsors cultural activities in the campus's 1,000-seat auditorium. A golf course, parks, state forest and several lakes provide facilities for excellent fishing and water sports.

■ BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

180 West Campus Dr.
Flat Rock, NC 28731-4728
Tel: (828)694-1700
Admissions: (828)694-1801
Fax:: (828)694-1690
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.blueridge.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 109-acre small town campus. Endowment: $51,500. Total enrollment: 1,959. 740 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 787 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,172 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 14 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 69% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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 except for nursing, surgical technology, pharmacy technology programs. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Spanish Club, Rotaract. Major annual events: Christmas Celebration, Halloween Pizza Day, Summer Picnic. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: sheriff's deputy during class hours. College housing not available. Blue Ridge Community College Library plus 1 other with 47,655 books, 19,025 microform titles, 3,875 serials, 1,692 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $175,505. 225 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

■ BREVARD COLLEGE K-15

400 North Broad St.
Brevard, NC 28712-3306
Tel: (828)883-8292
Free: 800-527-9090
Admissions: (828)884-8300
Fax:: (828)884-3790
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brevard.edu/

Description:

Independent United Methodist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1853. Setting: 120-acre small town campus. Endowment: $19.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,217 per student. Total enrollment: 597. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 590 applied, 74% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 54% from top half. Full-time: 572 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 25 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 9 other countries, 53% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 7% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: parks and recreation; visual and performing arts; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 3 recommendations, interview. Required for some: students in music-auditions, music tests; students in art-portfolio. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, Rolling for nonresidents. Notification: continuous, continuous for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $21,970 includes full-time tuition ($15,620), mandatory fees ($370), and college room and board ($5980). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $620 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $20 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 27 open to all. Most popular organizations: fine arts organizations, Omicron Delta Kappa, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, BC Recycles, Campus Coalition for Service. Major annual events: Earth Week Service and Celebration, Move-a-Mountain Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 603 college housing spaces available; 406 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Jones Library plus 1 other with 57,281 books, 3,336 microform titles, 17,500 serials, 3,957 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $288,553. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Brevard, known as the "Land of Waterfalls" is 33 miles southwest of Asheville, NC. The area is the location of the Carl Sandburg home, the Thomas Wolfe Home, and the Brevard Music Center. This popular summer resort is at the entrance of Pisgah National Forest. Community facilities include churches of most major denominations, hospital and many civic and service organizations. Part-time employment is available on and off campus. Recreational activities include camping, biking, backpacking, canoeing, snow skiing, kayaking, and mountain climbing.

■ BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 30
Supply, NC 28462-0030
Tel: (910)755-7300
Free: 800-754-1050
Admissions: (910)755-7321
Fax: (910)754-9609
Web Site: http://www.brunswick.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1979. Setting: 266-acre rural campus. Endowment: $1.3 million. Total enrollment: 1,003. Full-time: 493 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 510 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 21% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 46% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1185 full-time, $39.50 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6585 full-time, $219.50 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $73 full-time, $37 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, National Vocational-Technical Honor Society. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Fall Festival, Diversity Luncheon. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, campus police. College housing not available. Brunswick Community College Library plus 1 other with 20,032 books, 35,076 microform titles, 69 serials, 986 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $194,445. 146 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CABARRUS COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES E-4

401 Medical Park Dr.
Concord, NC 28025
Tel: (704)783-1555
Admissions: (704)783-1616
Fax:: (704)783-1764
Web Site: http://www.cabarruscollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1942. Setting: 5-acre suburban campus with easy access to Charlotte. Total enrollment: 308. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 36 applied, 69% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 84% from top half. Full-time: 207 students, 89% women, 11% men. Part-time: 101 students, 89% women, 11% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 59% 25 or older, 15% transferred in. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview, ACT ASSET. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: 4/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $7300 full-time, $230 per hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Nurse Association, Christian Student Union, student government, Honor Society, Allied Health Student Association.
Major annual events: Welcome Picnic, Spring Family Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Northeast Medical Center Library with 7,676 books, 2,127 serials, and 923 audiovisual materials. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CALDWELL COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTE H-2

2855 Hickory Blvd.
Hudson, NC 28638-2397
Tel: (828)726-2200
Admissions: (828)726-2703
Fax:: (828)726-2490
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cccti.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 50-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 3,744. 763 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,281 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 2,463 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 44% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1185 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6585 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $4.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Campus security: trained security personnel during open hours. College housing not available. Broyhill Center for Learning Resources with 50,770 books, 251 serials, 5,352 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 750 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Since more wood furniture is manufactured here than any other place in the South, Lenoir is known as "furniture land." Numerous parks and two recreation centers provide the facilities for relaxation. A number of churches are represented in the community.

■ CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY E-9

PO Box 97
Buies Creek, NC 27506
Tel: (910)893-1200
Free: 800-334-4111
Admissions: (910)893-1291
Fax: (910)893-1288
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.campbell.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed, affiliated with North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1887. Setting: 850-acre rural campus with easy access to Raleigh. Endowment: $91.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6309 per student. Total enrollment: 3,645. Faculty: 336 (188 full-time, 148 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,804 applied, 61% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 75% from top quarter, 85% from top half. 5 National Merit Scholars, 5 class presidents, 34 valedictorians, 94 student government officers. Full-time: 2,566 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 126 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 50 other countries, 25% from out-of-state, 12% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 28% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.7 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: 3 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $22,835 includes full-time tuition ($17,027) and college room and board ($5808).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 44 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Baptist Student Union, Campbell Catholic Community, Presidential Scholars Club, Pre-Pharmacy Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Fling, Parents' Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,500 college housing spaces available; 1,347 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Carrie Rich Memorial Library plus 3 others with 218,000 books, 1.2 million microform titles, 12,645 serials, 4,507 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.5 million. 256 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located 30 miles south of Raleigh where the climate is mild, and 30 miles north of Fayetteville, the community is served by Baptist and United Methodist churches, a community civic club and a full-time campus infirmary. There is a hospital seven miles away. Part-time employment for students is available.

■ CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE I-11

411 North Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401-3993
Tel: (910)362-7000
Admissions: (910)362-7054
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cfcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 150-acre urban campus. Endowment: $1.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2869 per student. Total enrollment: 7,501. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. Full-time: 3,160 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 4,341 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 2 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 14% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 11% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, distance learning, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, allied health programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, placement testing. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/19. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $70 full-time, $7 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Nursing Club, Dental Hygiene Club, Pineapple Guild. Major annual event: Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Cape Fear Community College Library with 47,761 books, 28,400 microform titles, 936 serials, 6,317 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $989,099. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of North Carolina -Wilmington.

■ CAROLINAS COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES E-3

PO Box 32861, 1200 Blythe Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28232-2861
Tel: (704)355-5043
Fax: (704)355-5967
Web Site: http://www.carolinascollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Part of Carolinas Healthcare System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1990. Setting: 3-acre urban campus. Endowment: $2 million. Total enrollment: 458. Full-time: 146 students, 84% women, 16% men. Part-time: 312 students, 87% women, 13% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 6% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 15% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 46% 25 or older, 5% live on campus, 0% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/6. Notification: 3/15. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $6145 full-time, $175 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $250 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organization: Student Government Association. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Thanksgiving Covered Dish Luncheon, Holiday Mixer. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 45 college housing spaces available; 25 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. AHEC Library with 9,810 books, 503 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $60,000. 36 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CARTERET COMMUNITY COLLEGE G-14

3505 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557-2989
Tel: (252)222-6000
Admissions: (252)222-6153
Fax: (252)222-6274
Web Site: http://www.carteret.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 25-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 1,659. Full-time: 181 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 192 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 5% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 53% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, 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 except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1,314 full-time, $55.75 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7,074 full-time, $235.75 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $66 full-time, $15.25 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. College housing not available. Michael J. Smith Learning Resource Center with 22,000 books and 168 serials. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Morehead City is one of the most popular coastal resorts in the state. The $4 million Port Terminal with its 2,600-foot pier affords excellent facilities for oceangoing vessels. Fishing, particularly for menhaden, is an important industry. The Atlantic Beach across Bogue Sound is an excellent 24-mile beach. Recreational facilities are numerous for all kinds of ocean fishing, and for hunting wild ducks and geese.

■ CATAWBA COLLEGE D-4

2300 West Innes St.
Salisbury, NC 28144-2488
Tel: (704)637-4111
Free: 800-CAT-AWBA
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.catawba.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1851. Setting: 210-acre small town campus with easy access to Charlotte. Endowment: $33.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $101,750. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6100 per student. Total enrollment: 1,288. Faculty: 98 (72 full-time, 26 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 724 applied, 68% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 1,222 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 34 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 16 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 16% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 29% 25 or older, 67% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $25,000 includes full-time tuition ($18,750) and college room and board ($6250). Full-time tuition varies according to class time. Part-time tuition: $500 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and degree level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: United In Service, Catawba Guides, Blue Masque (drama), L'il Chiefs, Wigwam Productions. Major annual events: homecoming, Parents' Weekend, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 768 college housing spaces available; 652 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Corriher-Linn-Black Memorial Library plus 1 other with 112,447 books, 585,307 microform titles, 604 serials, 24,542 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $599,913. 97 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Salisbury was founded in 1753 and during the year 1781 the city served, at different times, as headquarters for both Cornwallis and Greene, British and patriot generals. Community facilities include numerous churches, a public library, hospitals, and various civic and service organizations. Recreational activities include golf, swimming, fishing, and other sports. Part-time employment is available.

■ CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-2

2550 Hwy. 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602-9699
Tel: (828)327-7000
Fax: (828)327-7000
Web Site: http://www.cvcc.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 50-acre small town campus with easy access to Charlotte. Endowment: $591,181. Total enrollment: 3,943. Full-time: 1,524 students, 54% women, 46% men.
Part-time: 2,419 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 2 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 46% 25 or older, 24% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: NCANS (Nursing), Phi Theta Kappa, Catawba Valley Outing Club, Respiratory Care Club, Rotoract. Major annual events: Fall Fling, Awards Day, Red Cross Bloodmobile. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 46,000 books, 49 microform titles, 274 serials, 3,644 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $362,606. 1,144 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Lenoir-Rhyne College.

■ CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-8

1105 Kelly Dr.
Sanford, NC 27330-9000
Tel: (919)775-5401
Fax: (919)775-1221
Web Site: http://www.cccc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 41-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2782 per student. Total enrollment: 4,857. 2,844 applied, 43% were admitted. Full-time: 1,845 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 3,012 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 5 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 25% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 50% 25 or older, 20% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, veterinary medical assistant programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: CPT, ACCUPLACER, ACT COMPASS, ACT ASSET required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to residents of sponsoring counties.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run radio station. Major annual events: Activity Day, Miss CCCC Pageant, Spring Dance. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: patrols by trained security personnel during operating hours. College housing not available. Library/Learning Resources Center plus 2 others with 50,479 books, 240 serials, 5,946 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $408,437. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Sanford, known as the brick capital of the nation, is nearly the exact center of North Carolina with all forms of commercial transportation available. Over 50 manufacturing and processing firms are located here. Modern shopping facilities and the privately owned hospital serve the community. Recreational opportunities are unparalleled at nearby Cape Fear and the resort areas of Pinehurst and Southern Pines.

■ CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-3

PO Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235-5009
Tel: (704)330-2722
Admissions: (704)330-6784
Web Site: http://www.cpcc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 37-acre urban campus. Endowment: $16.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2896 per student. Total enrollment: 16,631. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,397 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 6,115 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 10,516 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 117 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 32% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international, 50% 25 or older, 24% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs. Off campus study at members of the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadlines: Rolling, Rolling for nonresidents. Notification: continuous, continuous for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $170 full-time, $56 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 22 open to all; local fraternities. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Black Students Organization, Students for Environmental Sanity, Sierra Club, Nursing Club. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Spring Fling, World Games. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Hagemeyer Learning Center plus 5 others with 102,649 books, 125,462 microform titles, 750 serials, 17,802 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million.

Community Environment:

See Queens College.

■ CHOWAN UNIVERSITY A-13

200 Jones Dr.
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Tel: (252)398-6500
Free: 800-488-4101
Admissions: (252)398-6314
Fax:: (252)398-1190
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.chowan.edu

Description:

Independent Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1848. Setting: 300-acre rural campus with easy access to Norfolk; Virginia and North Carolina Outer Banks. Endowment: $12 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5567 per student. Total enrollment: 800. 2,192 applied, 58% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 19% from top quarter, 55% from top half. Full-time: 800 students, 44% women, 56% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 3 other countries, 51% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 29% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% international, 2% 25 or older, 79% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 54% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $21,350 includes full-time tuition ($14,600), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($6600). College room only: $3100. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $230 per hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 52 open to all; national fraternities, local sororities; 12% of eligible men and 13% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Christian Student Union, Student Government Association, Habitat for Humanity, Phi Kappa Tau, SNCAE (Students of North Carolina Association of Educators). Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Fling, Family Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,200 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Whitaker Library plus 1 other with 93,676 books, 35,010 microform titles, 1,113 serials, 4,569 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $435,393. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

In the northeastern section of North Carolina, Murfreesboro is the location of several historical sites. Community facilities include several churches, museums and a library. A hospital and commercial transportation are available in nearby towns. Hunting, fishing, boating, jet skiing, and water skiing are some of the recreational activities.

■ CLEVELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-2

137 South Post Rd.
Shelby, NC 28152
Tel: (704)484-4000
Admissions: (704)484-4073
Web Site: http://www.clevelandcommunitycollege.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: 43-acre small town campus with easy access to Charlotte. Endowment: $450,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3868 per student. Total enrollment: 3,047. 279 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,241 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 1,806 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 22% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 47% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at Foothills Nursing Consortium.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $38 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, Student Government Association, Lamplighters, Mu Epsilon Delta, Black Awareness Club. Major annual events: Women's World, Spring Fling Welcome Back Students, Awards Night. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security personnel during open hours. College housing not available. Cleveland Community College Library with 34,000 books, 1,135 microform titles, 280 serials, 3,619 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $420,550. 325 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Shelby is the county seat for Cleveland County and is a diversified manufacturing area. The principal businesses are mercantile, textiles, and machine parts. A city park and a large lake provide the area with recreation facilities.

■ COASTAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE G-12

444 Western Blvd.
Jacksonville, NC 28546-6899
Tel: (910)455-1221
Admissions: (910)938-6254
Fax:: (910)455-2767
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.coastalcarolina.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 98-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $37,912. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2768 per student. Total enrollment: 4,111. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 3,451 applied, 78% were admitted. Full-time: 2,072 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 2,039 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 5 other countries, 31% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 19% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 45% 25 or older, 13% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time, $5 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: SHELL (environmental group), SPYS (social sciences group), student government, Star of Life, Association of Nursing Students. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Winter Meltdown, Fall Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. C. Louis Shields Learning Resources Center with 44,062 books, 738 microform titles, 266 serials, 10,460 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $366,476. 830 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The principal business of Jacksonville are marine-related industries, military support services, and wood products. Railroads serve the area. Thirty churches of various faiths, one library and numerous historical sites are within the community. Hunting and fishing are excellent, and there are also parks are in the area for other recreational activities.

■ COLLEGE OF THE ALBEMARLE B-15

PO Box 2327
Elizabeth City, NC 27906-2327
Tel: (252)335-0821
Fax: (252)335-2011
Web Site: http://www.albemarle.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 40-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 2,071. Full-time: 854 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 1,217 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 4 other countries, 56% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, allied health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Welcome Back Day, Spring Fling, Career Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 48,400 books, 280 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Elizabeth City is the home of a variety of manufacturing firms and serves as a shipping center for a large agricultural area producing corn, soybeans, potatoes, small grains, cabbage and other vegetables. All forms of commercial transportation are available. The Pasquotant River and nearby waterways provide for water sports, and deep sea and surf fishing on the Atlantic Ocean 40 miles away. The Dismal Swamp is a paradise for hunters, fishermen and naturalists. Big and small game include black bears, deer, foxes and many small mammals. Some of the historic points of interest are the Shiloh Baptist Church, the Old Brick House, Hall Creek Church, Winslow and Bayfield Home, the site of Culpepper's Rebellion in 1677-the first open rebellion against the king. Kitty Hawk, site of the Wright brothers' first powered flight, and Manteo, location of the first attempted English Colony, are nearby.

■ CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-13

800 College Ct.
New Bern, NC 28562-4984
Tel: (252)638-4131
Admissions: (252)638-7220
Fax:: (252)638-4649
Web Site: http://www.craven.cc.nc.us/

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: 100-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $576,211. Total enrollment: 2,555. Students come from 25 states and territories, 2 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 26% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, 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 except for nursing program. Required: high school transcript, interview. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Accounting Club, Alumni Association, Association of Information Technology Professionals, Criminal Justice Society, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Pizza Pizza, Diversity Fair, Job Fair. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. R. C. Godwin Memorial Library with 21,000 books, 301 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $273,216. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

New Bern, one of the oldest towns in the state, is interesting for its old buildings and many historical sites and markers. The first Provincial Congresses met here in 1774 and 1775. Some points of interest are the Christ Church, Federal Building, First Presbyterian Church and the Tryon Palace Restoration.

■ DAVIDSON COLLEGE D-3

Davidson, NC 28035
Tel: (704)894-2000
Free: 800-768-0380
Admissions: (704)894-2230
Fax:: (704)894-2016
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.davidson.edu/

Description:

Independent Presbyterian, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1837. Setting: 556-acre small town campus with easy access to Charlotte. Endowment: $382.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $746,562. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $13,455 per student. Total enrollment: 1,683. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 4,258 applied, 27% were admitted. 72% from top 10% of their high school class, 96% from top quarter, 99% from top half. Full-time: 1,683 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 31 other countries, 82% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 0% 25 or older, 91% live on campus, 0.1% transferred in. Retention: 96% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; history; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major. Off campus study at 19 members of the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/2, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/2 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/1 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $36,825 includes full-time tuition ($28,667) and college room and board ($8158). College room only: $4308.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 162 open to all; national fraternities; 41% of eligible men and 73% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Dean Rusk Program Student Advisory Council, music organizations, Community Service Council, Student Government Association. Major annual events: homecoming, fall concert, spring concert. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,536 college housing spaces available; 1,519 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. E. H. Little Library plus 1 other with 422,035 books, 475,798 microform titles, 2,767 serials, 9,497 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.7 million. 142 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The town of Davidson has grown around Davidson College. The cultural, social and religious life of the community revolves around the college. Davidson is twenty minutes north of Charlotte, NC, and offers students the advantages of that city's services, amenities, and recreational opportunities.

■ DAVIDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE C-5

PO Box 1287
Lexington, NC 27293-1287
Tel: (336)249-8186
Fax: (336)249-0379
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.davidson.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 83-acre rural campus. Endowment: $6.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2284 per student. Total enrollment: 2,303. 692 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 829 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 1,474 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 13% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 55% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Forsyth Technical Community College, Guilford Technical Community College, Rockingham Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, allied health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1140 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6330 full-time, $211 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1088 full-time, $27.25 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Spring Fling, G. E. Love Lecture Series. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, security guards. College housing not available. Grady E. Love Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 56,445 books, 48,107 microform titles, 454 serials, 7,564 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $386,215. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Lexington is a suburban community located approximately 25 miles south of Greensboro, N.C. Industry here includes furniture, textiles, apparel, electronics, and food processing. Bus and train transportation are available. A YMCA, churches of all major denominations, a library, hospital, and numerous civic and service organizations serve the community. For recreation, High Rock Lake, about 12 miles south of Lexington, offers boating, fishing, swimming and picnicking. There are job opportunities for students.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY E-3

4521 Sharon Rd., Ste. 145
Charlotte, NC 28211-3627
Tel: (704)362-2345; (866)923-3879
Fax:: (704)362-2668
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of DeVry University. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Total enrollment: 166. Faculty: 15 (4 full-time, 11 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 6:1. Full-time: 32 students, 38% women, 63% men. Part-time: 35 students, 51% women, 49% men. 0% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 63% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international. Retention: 50% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,790 full-time, $440 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time, $30 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ DUKE UNIVERSITY C-8

Durham, NC 27708-0586
Tel: (919)684-8111
Admissions: (919)684-3214
Fax:: (919)681-8941
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.duke.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1838. Setting: 8,500-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $3.8 billion. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $445.5 million. Total enrollment: 14,075. Faculty: (964 full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 18,090 applied, 22% were admitted. 87% from top 10% of their high school class, 97% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 197 valedictorians. Full-time: 6,470 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 64 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 53 states and territories, 89 other countries, 86% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 11% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 0.3% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 96% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; engineering; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, Howard University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: audition tape for dance, drama, or music; slides of work for art. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/2, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision. Preference given to children of alumni, minorities, state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $70. Comprehensive fee: $43,115 includes full-time tuition ($32,845), mandatory fees ($1118), and college room and board ($9152). College room only: $4950.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 350 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 29% of eligible men and 42% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Parents' Weekend, Oktoberfest. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 5,371 college housing spaces available; 5,017 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Perkins Library plus 14 others with 5.5 million books, 4.2 million microform titles, 36,995 serials, 467,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $30.3 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Durham, North Carolina, a city of about 200,000 people, is approximately 250 miles south of Washington, D.C. Durham and nearby Raleigh and Chapel Hill constitute the three points of what is known as the Research Triangle, one of the nation's foremost centers for research-oriented industries and government, research, and regulatory agencies. The combined population of the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area is one million. Two major interstates and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (a 20-minute drive from campus) make Durham easily accessible from almost anywhere in the United States. Nationally known hospitals and clinics, including the Duke University Medical Center, make Durham a center for medicine. Other community facilities include numerous churches, museums, parks, shopping areas, an arts center, and major civic and service organizations. Both beaches and mountains are within a three-hour drive.

■ DURHAM TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE C-8

1637 Lawson St.
Durham, NC 27703-5023
Tel: (919)686-3300
Admissions: (919)686-3619
Web Site: http://www.durhamtech.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2751 per student. Total enrollment: 5,642. Full-time: 1,464 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 4,178 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 41% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 63% 25 or older, 59% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Wake Technical Community College, Asheville-Buncombe Community College, Central Piedmont Community College, Guilford Technical Community College, Piedmont Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Amigos Unidos, Gamma Beta Phi, Student Senate, Student Nurses Association, Practical Nurses Students Club. Major annual events: Campus Fund Drive and Barbecue, Native American Festival, Pops on the Plaza summer concert. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Educational Resource Center with 36,388 books, 123,657 microform titles, 1,348 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $242,577. 664 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Duke University.

■ EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY D-12

East 5th St.
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Tel: (252)328-6131
Admissions: (252)328-6640
Fax:: (252)328-6495
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of The University of North Carolina. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1907. Setting: 1,000-acre urban campus. Endowment: $65.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $11.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8555 per student. Total enrollment: 23,164. Faculty: 1,292 (1,096 full-time, 196 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 11,633 applied, 74% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 79% from top half. Full-time: 15,832 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 1,896 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 28 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 15% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 15% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/15. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $2135 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,649 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1492 full-time. College room and board: $6840. College room only: $3790. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 244 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 4% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Union, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: Midnight Madness, Pirate Palooza, Barefoot on the Mall. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, Operation ID, Staff and Faculty Eyes, Campus Community Watch program. 5,314 college housing spaces available; 4,936 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. J. Y. Joyner Library plus 1 other with 4.2 million books, 34,276 serials, 24,610 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $11.4 million. 1,692 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Greenville (population 60,000) is the largest medical, cultural and retailing center on eastern North Carolina. The climate is mild, the mean annual temperature being 61 degrees. There are churches of all major denominations, a major hospital, a community art center, one library, and various civic and service organizations in the community. Employment opportunities are good.

■ ECPI TECHNICAL COLLEGE D-9

4101 Doie Cope Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27613-7387
Tel: (919)571-0057
Free: 800-986-1200
Fax:: (919)571-0780
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ecpi.net/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1990. Total enrollment: 550. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 60% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 51% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: SAT, SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $9750 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 25% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ EDGECOMBE COMMUNITY COLLEGE C-12

2009 West Wilson St.
Tarboro, NC 27886-9399
Tel: (252)823-5166
Fax: (252)823-6817
Web Site: http://www.edgecombe.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 90-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $50,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4250 per student. Total enrollment: 2,553. 374 applied, 95% were admitted. Full-time: 947 students, 79% women, 21% men. Part-time: 1,606 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 4 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 62% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 47% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for radiological technology, nursing, respiratory therapy, surgical technology, networking technology programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations. Placement: SAT or ACT, MAPS recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $72 full-time, $2.75 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organization: Student Government Association. Major annual events: Annual Dance, Spring Fling, Halloween Festival. College housing not available. 42,460 books, 54,841 microform titles, 239 serials, 2,527 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $460,000. 180 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See North Carolina Wesleyan College.

■ ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY B-15

1704 Weeksville Rd.

Elizabeth City, NC 27909-7806
Tel: (252)335-3400
Free: 800-347-3278
Admissions: (252)335-3305
Fax:: (252)335-3731
Web Site: http://www.ecsu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 125-acre small town campus with easy access to Norfolk. Total enrollment: 2,470. 1,678 applied, 77% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 53% from top half. Full-time: 2,118 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 319 students, 81% women, 19% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 1 other country, 14% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Hispanic, 79% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.04% international, 23% 25 or older, 49% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at North Carolina Model Teacher Education Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $1399 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $9738 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1824 full-time. College room and board: $4709. College room only: $2867.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 10% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Scholarcade, Viking Feast. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 1,624 college housing spaces available; 1,197 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. G. R. Little Library with 193,880 books, 487,832 microform titles, 1,785 serials, 488,718 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See College of the Albemarle.

■ ELON UNIVERSITY

2700 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244-2010
Tel: (336)278-2000
Free: 800-334-8448
Admissions: (336)278-3566
Fax:: (336)538-3986
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.elon.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 580-acre suburban campus with easy access to Raleigh. Endowment: $57.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $829,326. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8617 per student. Total enrollment: 4,956. Faculty: 370 (279 full-time, 91 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 9,065 applied, 41% were admitted. 32% from top 10% of their high school class, 67% from top quarter, 93% from top half. 12 valedictorians. Full-time: 4,607 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 95 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 40 other countries, 71% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 2% 25 or older, 59% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; education. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Augsburg College, Augustana College, Austin College, Birmingham-Southern College, Carthage College, Eckerd College, Erskine College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Linfield College, Pacific Lutheran College, St. Olaf College, Salem College, Tabor College, Washington and Jefferson College, Westminster College, Whitworth College, De Paul University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 1/10, 11/1 for early decision, 11/10 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 12/1 for early decision, 12/20 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $25,371 includes full-time tuition ($18,699), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($6422). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $588 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $125 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 140 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 26% of eligible men and 43% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Elon volunteers, student media, intramural athletics, religious life. Major annual events: Homecoming, Family Weekend, Fall Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,800 college housing spaces available; 2,711 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Carol Grotnes Belk with 240,058 books, 898,440 microform titles, 2,097 serials, 16,393 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.3 million. 575 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Alamance Community College.

■ FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY F-8

1200 Murchison Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301-4298
Tel: (910)672-1111
Free: 800-222-2594
Admissions: (910)486-1371
Fax:: (910)672-1769
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uncfsu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1867. Setting: 156-acre urban campus with easy access to Raleigh. Endowment: $7.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $579,174. Total enrollment: 6,072. Faculty: 274 (200 full-time, 74 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 2,318 applied, 80% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 12% from top quarter, 32% from top half. Full-time: 4,119 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 910 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 8 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 77% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.02% international, 8% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; security and protective services; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.00 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $1746 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,482 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1459 full-time. College room and board: $4570. College room only: $2570.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: Honor/Awards Program, Homecoming, Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,100 college housing spaces available; 1,082 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Charles W. Chestnut Library with 311,016 books, 982,327 microform titles, 2,712 serials, 16,961 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $112,404. 355 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The"All-America City" of Fayetteville is located in Cumberland County with a metropolitan population of 285,299. It is near three of the most heavily traveled North-South Highways: US 301, US 401 and I-95. Fayetteville is the home of Pope Air Force Base and Fort Bragg, one of America's largest and most important military installations. It is the fourth largest urban population center in the state and one of the ten fastest growing counties in the southern states. Agriculture has contributed significantly to the area's economic growth and development.

■ FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-8

PO Box 35236
Fayetteville, NC 28303-0236
Tel: (910)678-8400
Admissions: (910)678-8274
Fax: (910)678-8407
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.faytechcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 135-acre suburban campus with easy access to Raleigh. Endowment: $39,050. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4521 per student. Total enrollment: 9,950. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 29:1. 4,471 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,048 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 6,902 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 9 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 41% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.01% international, 59% 25 or older, 21% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Pembroke State University online program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time, $30 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 26 open to all. Most popular organizations: Criminal Justice Association, Early Childhood Club, Phi Beta Lambda, Student Nurses Club, Data Processing Management Association. Major annual events: Fall Fling, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Paul H. Thompson Library with 61,580 books, 3,944 microform titles, 398 serials, 6,657 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Fayetteville State University.

■ FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE C-5

2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103-5197
Tel: (336)723-0371
Admissions: (336)734-7331
Fax: (336)761-2098
Web Site: http://www.forsythtech.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 38-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $916,352. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4084 per student. Total enrollment: 6,978. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 932 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,509 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 4,469 students, 66% women, 34% men. 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 23% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 51% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, engineering technology programs. Option: Peterson's Universal Application. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: SAT or ACT, TEAS, CPT, ASSET, COMPASS. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/25. Notification: continuous until 8/25.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $948 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5268 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $35 full-time, $24 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Forsyth Technical Community College Library plus 1 other with 41,606 books and 358 serials. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Wake Forest University.

■ GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY E-1

PO Box 997
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Tel: (704)406-2361
Free: 800-253-6472
Admissions: (704)406-4491
Fax: (704)434-4488
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gardner-webb.edu/

Description:

Independent Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1905. Setting: 250-acre small town campus with easy access to Charlotte. Endowment: $32.7 million. Total enrollment: 3,776. Faculty: 321 (133 full-time, 188 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,042 applied, 72% were admitted. 39% from top 10% of their high school class, 56% from top quarter, 90% from top half. 5 class presidents, 5 valedictorians, 75 student government officers. Full-time: 2,222 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 404 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 31 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 17% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 39% 25 or older, 71% live on campus, 19% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Wake Forest University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.4 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $21,850 includes full-time tuition ($15,960), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($5540). College room only: $2840. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $295 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 43 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Volunteer Corps, The Verge, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Government Association, Student Alumni Council. Major annual events: Homecoming, Parents' Weekend, Welcome Back events. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 1,139 college housing spaces available; 1,101 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Dover Memorial Library with 230,000 books, 645,000 microform titles, 12,500 serials, 10,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $736,200. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Boiling Springs is located within the noted thermal belt; bus transportation is within five miles; three major railroad lines are within 10 miles; nearest airport is Charlotte, N.C., 50 miles. The community has access to the indoor swimming pool at the college, observatory, theatre, football stadium, gymnasium and the many cultural arts and entertainment programs at the college. Shopping facilities are good, other community facilities include United Methodist and Baptist churches, and in nearby Shelby, churches of most major denominations, plus numerous civic and service organizations. Part-time employment opportunities are good.

■ GASTON COLLEGE L-2

201 Hwy. 321 South
Dallas, NC 28034-1499
Tel: (704)922-6200
Admissions: (704)922-6219
Web Site: http://www.gaston.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 166-acre small town campus with easy access to Charlotte. Endowment: $716,546. Total enrollment: 5,048. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 51% from top half. Full-time: 2,449 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 2,599 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 15% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 52% 25 or older. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at 10 members of the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, allied health programs. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $80 full-time, $2.50 per credit hour part-time, $12 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run radio station. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organization: Student Government Association. Major annual events: Fall Week, Spring Week. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Gaston College Library with 49,434 books, 45,163 microform titles, 561 serials, 3,343 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $506,470.

Community Environment:

The 140 textile plants of Gaston County, 59 of which are in Gastonia, manufacture more than 80 percent of the fine combed cotton yarn made in the United States. Gastonia is an important industrial city of the South. Railroads serve the area with the Charlotte Airport 15 miles away. Community facilities include numerous churches, hospitals, a public library, and a number of civic and service organizations. Rankin Lake is the city's natural reservoir. Adjoining it is a public park that provides a museum and planetarium as well as facilities for golfing, swimming, boating, fishing, and tennis. The Atlantic Coast is within a five-hour drive.

■ GREENSBORO COLLEGE C-6

815 West Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27401-1875
Tel: (336)272-7102
Free: 800-346-8226
Fax: (336)271-6634
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gborocollege.edu/

Description:

Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1838. Setting: 75-acre urban campus with easy access to Charlotte. Endowment: $80.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7918 per student. Total enrollment: 1,226. 1,116 applied, 72% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 48% from top half. Full-time: 923 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 242 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 9 other countries, 26% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 19% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 23% 25 or older, 48% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at 7 members of the Greater Greensboro Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $25,040 includes full-time tuition ($17,850), mandatory fees ($270), and college room and board ($6920). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $480 per hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 52 open to all; national fraternities, local fraternities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Christian Fellowship, Campus Activities Board, student government, Choir, United African American Society. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Fling, lessons and carols. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 627 college housing spaces available; 574 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. James Addison Jones Library with 108,350 books, 2,970 microform titles, 290 serials, 2,686 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $479,762. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Greensboro was named for General Nathanael Greene, hero of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Textiles are the predominant industry along with the manufacture of cigarettes. The War Memorial Auditorium and Coliseum provides one of the state's finest facilities for conventions, exhibitions, sports events, and shows. Recreation facilities include golf courses, swimming pools, and tennis courts. Part-time employment is available. Points of interest are the Greensboro Historical Museum and on the site of O. Henry's birthplace.

■ GUILFORD COLLEGE C-6

5800 West Friendly Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27410-4173
Tel: (336)316-2000
Free: 800-992-7759
Admissions: (336)316-2100
Fax:: (336)316-2954
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.guilford.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Society of Friends. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1837. Setting: 340-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $51.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $47,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5064 per student. Total enrollment: 2,682. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 2,492 applied, 63% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 44% from top quarter, 78% from top half. 3 National Merit Scholars, 5 valedictorians, 49 student government officers. Full-time: 2,251 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 431 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 18 other countries, 62% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 23% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 43% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; security and protective services; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Greater Greensboro Consortium, Duke University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 1/15 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 2/15 for early action. Preference given to Quakers.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $29,710 includes full-time tuition ($22,690), mandatory fees ($330), and college room and board ($6690). Part-time tuition: $700 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $330 per year.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 43 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, student radio station, student newspaper, Project Community, African-American Cultural Society. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Binford Formal, Serendipity. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 925 college housing spaces available; 875 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Hege Library with 157,054 books, 21,238 microform titles, 829 serials, 10,151 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $794,855. 275 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Greensboro College.

■ GUILFORD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE K-2

PO Box 309
Jamestown, NC 27282-0309
Tel: (336)334-4822
Web Site: http://www.gtcc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 158-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 8,491. Full-time: 2,930 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 5,561 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 34% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 44% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Greater Greensboro Consortium. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health-related, aviation maintenance programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Placement: ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time. Mandatory fees: $75 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Major annual events: Clubs' Fair, Cultural Fling. College housing not available. M. W. Bell Library plus 2 others with 74,958 books, 32,483 microform titles, 381 serials, 7,286 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Jamestown neighbors High Point and Greensboro. Primary businesses in Guilford County are textiles, furniture, and numerous other manufacturing concerns. Commercial transportation, one railroad, seven airlines, and recreational facilities are convenient in High Point and Greensboro.

■ HALIFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE A-12

PO Drawer 809

Weldon, NC 27890-0809
Tel: (252)536-4221
Admissions: (252)536-7220

Fax: (252)536-4144

Web Site: http://www.hcc.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 109-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,580. Students come from 2 states and territories. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time, $211 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $80 full-time, $5 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: 12-hour patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. Halifax Community College Library with 26,527 books and 122 serials. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in the northeastern section of North Carolina, Weldon is in a good agricultural area where the main industries are in textiles and paper goods. Community facilities include churches, a library, historical sites, shopping centers, and medical facilities nearby. There are three convenient lakes, with miles of shoreline, known as the Rockfish Capital of the world.

■ HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-14

185 Freedlander Dr.
Clyde, NC 28721-9453
Tel: (828)627-2821
Admissions: (828)627-4505
Fax: (828)627-4513
Web Site: http://www.haywood.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 85-acre rural campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3100 per student. Total enrollment: 1,988. 1,018 applied, 67% were admitted. Full-time: 876 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 1,112 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 43% 25 or older, 13% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, some technical programs. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time, $211 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $49 full-time, $13 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, Outdoor Club, Cosmetology Club. Major annual events: Ski Day, intramural sports. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Freed-lander Learning Resource Center with 26,788 books and 167 serials. 10 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

Community Environment:

Haywood is a growing county of 47,000 people with an ever-expanding economy. Fine roads serve the county and new and expanding industry is experiencing a rapid increase. Agriculture is diversifying, and vegetable growing and truck farming share the market with cattle, corn, and tobacco. New and expanding tourist and recreational facilities are being developed. The county's proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the world-famous Lake Junaluska Methodist Assembly Grounds make the area a natural tourist attraction. A large ski resort and the nearby lakes and forests have earned the area the distinction of being a winter and summer playground.

■ HERITAGE BIBLE COLLEGE E-9

PO Box 1628
Dunn, NC 28335-1628
Tel: (910)892-3178
Free: 800-297-6351
Fax: (910)892-1809
Web Site: http://www.heritagebiblecollege.org/

Description:

Independent Pentecostal Free Will Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 82-acre small town campus with easy access to Raleigh-Durham. Endowment: $27,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6000 per student. Total enrollment: 116. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 30 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 84 students, 33% women, 67% men. Part-time: 32 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 2 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 27% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 69% 25 or older, 2% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: theology and religious vocations. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, independent study, summer session for credit, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Spring Lake extension program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $6600 includes full-time tuition ($3600), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($2400). College room only: $1440. Part-time tuition: $150 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Major annual events: Christian Drama, Arby-Carter Lectures. 60 college housing spaces available; 20 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Alphin Learning Center with 20,585 books, 95 serials, 1,338 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $51,300. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY C-6

University Station, Montlieu Ave.
High Point, NC 27262-3598
Tel: (336)841-9000
Free: 800-345-6993
Admissions: (336)841-9216
Fax: (336)841-5123
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.highpoint.edu/

Description:

Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1924. Setting: 77-acre suburban campus with easy access to Charlotte. Endowment: $44.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8221 per student. Total enrollment: 2,760. Faculty: 227 (122 full-time, 105 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,184 applied, 67% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter, 69% from top half. 9 class presidents, 10 valedictorians, 163 student government officers. Full-time: 2,325 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 199 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 35% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 23% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 8% 25 or older, 60% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 7 members of the Greater Greensboro Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 8/15, 11/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 8/15, 11/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $26,000 includes full-time tuition ($16,760), mandatory fees ($1650), and college room and board ($7590). College room only: $3400. Part-time tuition: $263 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 68 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 15% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Habitat for Humanity, International Club, Student Activities Board, Honors Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Family Weekend, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Herman and Louise Smith Library with 205,000 books, 87,000 microform titles, 30,000 serials, 15,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $706,668. 176 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The city's name arose from the fact that the community was the highest point, on the original survey, for the old North Carolina Railroad between Goldsboro and Charlotte. Numerous diversified industries, including many furniture manufacturing plants and hosiery mills, are in High Point, the wood furniture manufacturing and hosiery production capital of the world. Parks, golf courses, and a lake provide the facilities for recreation.

■ ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-17

PO Box 804
Spindale, NC 28160-0804
Tel: (828)286-3636
Fax: (828)286-8109
Web Site: http://www.isothermal.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: 120-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 2,005. Full-time: 988 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 1,017 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 3 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 16% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 49% 25 or older. Retention: 33% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. 35,200 books, 289 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page.

Community Environment:

Spindale is located 20 miles from Shelby, 28 miles from Hendersonville, and 35 miles from Asheville.

■ JAMES SPRUNT COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-11

PO Box 398
Kenansville, NC 28349-0398
Tel: (910)296-2400
Admissions: (910)296-2500
Fax: (910)296-1222
Web Site: http://www.sprunt.com/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 51-acre rural campus. Endowment: $16,990. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3853 per student. Total enrollment: 1,370. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 247 applied, 83% were admitted. Full-time: 643 students, 72% women, 28% men. Part-time: 727 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 42% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 51% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $40 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $220 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $70 full-time, $70 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all; local fraternities. Most popular organizations: Student Nurses Association, Art Club, Alumni Association, National Technical-Vocational Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Christmas Dance/Coronation, Activities Day, Halloween. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: trained security personnel. College housing not available. James Sprunt Community College Library with 23,497 books, 26,000 microform titles, 235 serials, 1,392 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $141,170. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located 40 miles from the principal city of Goldsboro and 4 miles from Interstate 40, Kenansville is a rural community with three churches, a library, and good shopping areas for this size community. The primary businesses of the area are farming, textiles, poultry, and swine production. Good fishing and hunting are available in the area.

■ JOHN WESLEY COLLEGE C-6

2314 North Centennial St.
High Point, NC 27265-3197
Tel: (336)889-2262
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.johnwesley.edu/

Description:

Independent interdenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: 24-acre urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1500 per student. Total enrollment: 130. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 23 applied, 52% were admitted. Full-time: 84 students, 44% women, 56% men. Part-time: 46 students, 43% women, 57% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 24% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 71% 25 or older, 14% live on campus, 80% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at High Point University.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/10.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $8512 full-time, $392 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $646 full-time, $323 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $1990. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Thanksgiving Banquet, Christmas Banquet, Valentine's Banquet. 48 college housing spaces available; 23 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Temple Library with 43,305 books, 95 microform titles, 146 serials, 2,886 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $75,546. 7 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See High Point University.

■ JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY E-3

100 Beatties Ford Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28216-5398
Tel: (704)378-1000
Free: 800-782-7303
Admissions: (704)378-1010
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jcsu.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1867. Setting: 105-acre urban campus. Endowment: $44.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $61,395. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7692 per student. Total enrollment: 1,404. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 4,037 applied, 37% were admitted. 27% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 40% from top half. 15 class presidents, 4 valedictorians, 92 student government officers. Full-time: 1,340 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 64 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 72% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Hispanic, 99% black, 0.1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 4% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Charlotte Area Educational Consortium, Providence College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.2 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $19,962 includes full-time tuition ($12,120), mandatory fees ($2279), and college room and board ($5563). College room only: $3201. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $361 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $240 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 48 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 10% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Union Program Board, Royal Golden Bull Pep Squad, Health and Physical Education Club, Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha. Major annual events: Homecoming, Bullfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,127 college housing spaces available; 994 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. James B. Duke Library plus 1 other with 97,340 books, 173,636 microform titles, 290 serials, 1,276 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $726,407. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Charlotte, the largest city of the Carolinas, with a population of more than 340,000, is a commercial and cultural center of the South. The city has tall buildings, huge warehouses, and numerous factories, but the residential sections are extensively gardened and beautifully landscaped. The area is rich in historical landmarks. Charlotte offers all the cultural and recreational facilities of any large city, including sports events, excellent shopping and dining facilities, rock and classical music, concerts, theater, and art. The area is served by Southern Railway and five major airlines. Major highways provide easy access to nearby beaches and mountains.

■ JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY E-3

901 West Trade St., Ste. 175
Charlotte, NC 28202
Tel: (980)598-1000; (866)598-2427
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jwucharlotte.org/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 2004. Endowment: $168.3 million. Total enrollment: 2,156. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 31:1. 6,226 applied, 74% were admitted. Full-time: 2,150 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 6 students, 50% women, 50% men. 62% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 27% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $29,126 includes full-time tuition ($19,875), mandatory fees ($951), and college room and board ($8300). Part-time tuition: $368 per quarter hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling.

■ JOHNSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-10

PO Box 2350
Smithfield, NC 27577-2350
Tel: (919)934-3051
Admissions: (919)209-2048
Fax: (919)934-2150
Web Site: http://www.johnston.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 100-acre rural campus. Endowment: $2.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2958 per student. Total enrollment: 4,095. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Full-time: 1,628 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 2,467 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 1 other country, 1% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 20% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 43% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, radiological technology programs. Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $70 full-time, $1 per credit hour part-time, $15 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Johnston Community College Library plus 1 other with 31,550 books, 2,297 microform titles, 348 serials, 4,445 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $394,075. 186 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ KING'S COLLEGE E-3

322 Lamar Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28204-2436
Tel: (704)372-0266
Free: 800-768-2255
Admissions: (704)688-3613
Fax:: (704)348-2029
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.kingscollege.org/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1901. Total enrollment: 519.

Costs Per Year:

Comprehensive fee: $17,920 includes full-time tuition ($11,960) and college room and board ($5960).

■ LEES-MCRAE COLLEGE

PO Box 128
Banner Elk, NC 28604-0128
Tel: (828)898-5241
Free: 800-280-4562 Admissions: (828)898-8829
Fax:: (828)898-8814
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www2.lmc.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1900. Setting: 400-acre rural campus. Endowment: $19.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4711 per student. Total enrollment: 882. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,003 applied, 74% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 19% from top quarter, 54% from top half. Full-time: 866 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 16 students, 31% women, 69% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 20 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 18% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 50% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Duke University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,000 includes full-time tuition ($18,000) and college room and board ($6000). Part-time tuition: $500 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Students Against a Vanishing Environment, CATCH, Order of the Tower, Student Ambassadors. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Fling, Mountain Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 560 college housing spaces available; 500 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. James H. Carson Library with 88,756 books and 429 serials. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Banner Elk is in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, 100 miles from Charlotte and 83 miles northeast of Asheville. Elk River is nearby for trout fishing, and during the winter there is sufficient snow for outdoor winter sports.

■ LENOIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-12

PO Box 188
Kinston, NC 28502-0188
Tel: (252)527-6223
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lenoircc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 86-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 2,607. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: Assessment and Placement Services for Community Colleges required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Automotive Club, Electronics Club, Drafting Club, Cosmetology Club. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Spring Joust, Fall Get-Together. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center plus 1 other with 55,053 books and 381 serials. 116 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Kinston is an important bright-leaf tobacco market as well as a grain and livestock producing region. Commercial transportation is convenient. The community facilities include a library with branches, churches representing 25 denominations, a museum, little theatre, arts council, hospitals, good shopping areas, and various civic and service organizations. Good part-time employment opportunities are available for students. Parks, swimming pools, and golf courses provide the recreational facilities for the community.

■ LENOIR-RHYNE COLLEGE D-2

625 7th Ave. NE
Hickory, NC 28603
Tel: (828)328-1741
Free: 800-277-5721
Admissions: (828)328-7300
Fax: (828)328-7338
Web Site: http://www.lrc.edu/

Description:

Independent Lutheran, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 100-acre small town campus with easy access to Charlotte. Total enrollment: 1,579. 1,427 applied, 85% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 78% from top half. Full-time: 1,273 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 134 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 4 other countries, 26% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 8% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 18% 25 or older, 60% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, 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. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous, 9/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. One-time mandatory fee: $200. Comprehensive fee: $25,600 includes full-time tuition ($18,150), mandatory fees ($770), and college room and board ($6680). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $455 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 54 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 23% of eligible men and 27% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, religious clubs, Outdoors and Service Club, Playmakers, Bear Trackers (student recruitment organization). Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Fling, Greek Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 779 college housing spaces available; 738 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Carl Rudisill Library plus 3 others with 275,961 books, 462,878 microform titles, 445 serials, 40,379 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $566,570. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Hickory, located in the western Piedmont section, is best known as one of North Carolina's major furniture manufacturing cities. All forms of commercial transportation are available. The community facilities include hospitals, numerous churches, a museum of art, a city library, and various civic and service organizations. Nearby, Lake Hickory offers many recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, and swimming, golf, and minor league baseball. Hickory is located 50 miles NW of Charlotte and just 40 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains.

■ LIVINGSTONE COLLEGE D-4

701 West Monroe St.
Salisbury, NC 28144-5298
Tel: (704)216-6000
Free: 800-835-3435
Admissions: (704)216-6005
Fax:: (704)216-6217
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.livingstone.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1879. Setting: 272-acre small town campus. Endowment: $16.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5757 per student. Total enrollment: 895. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,526 applied, 93% were admitted. Full-time: 863 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 32 students, 22% women, 78% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 5 other countries, 42% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 92% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 13% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; security and protective services; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $17,815 includes full-time tuition ($10,279), mandatory fees ($1895), and college room and board ($5641). College room only: $2501. Part-time tuition: $428.30 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $79 per hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band. Social organizations: 71 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 30% of eligible men and 35% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: Homecoming, Greek Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 710 college housing spaces available; 621 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Carnegie Library plus 2 others with 135,000 books, 43,400 microform titles, 235 serials, and 1,003 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $118,577. 62 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Catawba College.

■ LOUISBURG COLLEGE B-10

501 North Main St.
Louisburg, NC 27549-2399
Tel: (919)496-2521
Free: 800-775-0208
Admissions: (919)497-3228
Fax:: (919)496-1788
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.louisburg.edu/

Description:

Independent United Methodist, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1787. Setting: 75-acre small town campus with easy access to Raleigh. Endowment: $6.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $20,300. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2265 per student. Total enrollment: 502. 725 applied, 99% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 5% from top quarter, 19% from top half. Full-time: 494 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 8 students, 100% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 4 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 46% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% 25 or older, 90% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Workers Actively Volunteering Energetic Services, Drama Club, Christian Life Council, Ecological Concerns Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Mud-Volleyball, Spring Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Robbins Library with 64,000 books and 150 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $148,590. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Louisburg, a county seat, is 30 miles from Raleigh, the state capital, where all forms of transportation are available. A hospital, churches, good shopping facilities, and various civic and social organizations are found in the community. There are many part-time job opportunities.

■ MARS HILL COLLEGE I-15

PO Box 370
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Tel: (828)689-1307; (866)MHC-4-YOU
Admissions: (828)689-1201
Fax: (828)689-1474
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhc.edu/

Description:

Independent Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1856. Setting: 194-acre small town campus. Endowment: $34 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5472 per student. Total enrollment: 1,378. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,006 applied, 85% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 58% from top half. Full-time: 1,227 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 151 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 16 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 14% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 20% 25 or older, 25% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,378 includes full-time tuition ($17,950) and college room and board ($6428). College room only: $3268. Part-time tuition: $500 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 15% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Christian Student Movement, Student Union Board. Major annual events: Homecoming, Fall Fest, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Renfro Library plus 1 other with 98,150 books, 700 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $407,443. 188 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Mars Hill is located 17 miles north of Asheville and 10 miles from Marshall. Plane and bus transportation are available. Community facilities include a medical center and convenient shopping.

■ MARTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE C-13

1161 Kehukee Park Rd.
Williamston, NC 27892
Tel: (252)792-1521
Fax:: (252)792-0826
Web Site: http://www.martin.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 65-acre rural campus. Endowment: $32,015. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1577 per student. Total enrollment: 834. 134 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 281 students, 75% women, 25% men. Part-time: 553 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 1 other country, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 54% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 37% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for physical therapy assistant program. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Placement: ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/17.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, Alpha Beta Gamma, Physical Therapy Club, Equine Club. Major annual events: Stampede in the Park, Spring Fling, Fall Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, part-time patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. Martin Community College Learning Resources Center with 36,443 books, 1,610 microform titles, 215 serials, 10,809 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $143,375. 215 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college is located in the center of a prosperous agricultural area. Recreational facilities include tennis courts, parks, and several ball fields. The area is ideal for hunting, fishing, and camping. The Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center attracts horse shows, rodeos, bull riding, concerts, and many other events.

■ MAYLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE I-17

PO Box 547
Spruce Pine, NC 28777-0547
Tel: (828)765-7351
Fax: (828)765-0728
Web Site: http://www.mayland.edu

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 38-acre rural campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $56,544. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2239 per student. Total enrollment: 1,019. 355 applied, 87% were admitted. Full-time: 487 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 532 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 48% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Retention: 0% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: CPT required for all for placement, required for admission to nursing program. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Carolyn Munro Wilson Learning Resources Center plus 1 other with 19,041 books, 653 microform titles, 225 serials, 1,707 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $222,723. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Mayland Community College is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. The Main Campus is located on Highway 19E, two miles east of Spruce Pine.

■ MCDOWELL TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE I-17

Route 1, Box 170
Marion, NC 28752-9724
Tel: (828)652-6021
Admissions: (828)652-6024
Fax: (828)652-1014
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mcdowelltech.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 31-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,078. Students come from 2 other countries, 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for registered nursing, licensed practical nursing programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: CPT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. 18,055 books and 156 serials. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Marion enjoys a temperate climate. Trains, buses, and airlines provide the commercial transportation. To serve the people of this community, there are 96 churches and medical facilities. 26 major industries are located here, furnishing part-time job opportunities for students. Outdoor recreational facilities include the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mt Mitchell State Park, Lake James and Lake Tahoma.

■ MEREDITH COLLEGE D-9

3800 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298
Tel: (919)760-8600
Free: 800-MEREDITH
Admissions: (919)760-8581
Fax:: (919)829-2348
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.meredith.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 225-acre urban campus. Endowment: $67.6 million. Total enrollment: 2,168. Faculty: 250 (128 full-time, 122 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,132 applied, 95% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 78% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,645 students, 100% women. Part-time: 370 students, 96% women, 4% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 20 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 11% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 20% 25 or older, 46% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual and performing arts; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Cooperating Raleigh Colleges, American University, Marymount College (NY), Drew University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 10/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 11/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $27,140 includes full-time tuition ($21,150), mandatory fees ($50), and college room and board ($5940). Part-time tuition: $555 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 93 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Entertainment Association, Recreation Association, Class Organizations, choral groups. Major annual events: Cornhuskin', Day of Celebration, Spring Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, self-defense instruction. 1,115 college housing spaces available; 825 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: women-only housing available. Carlyle Campbell Library plus 1 other with 186,100 books, 15,626 microform titles, 669 serials, 12,997 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.2 million. 140 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Meredith is located at the western edge of Raleigh, NC, the state capital and home of five other colleges and universities. The area is served by air, bus and rail. The campus is easily accessible from I-40, bordered by US 1 and Wade Avenue, with the front entrance facing Hillsborough Street. Raleigh is a part of the Research Triangle Area, which includes Durham and Chapel Hill, NC. It is a cultural center with the N.C. Museums of Art, History and Natural Science, the North Carolina Symphony and numerous theaters. Meredith itself is a center for many cultural events including the Fletcher School of the Performing Arts and the National Opera Company.

■ METHODIST COLLEGE F-8

5400 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28311-1498
Tel: (910)630-7000
Free: 800-488-7110
Admissions: (910)630-7027
Fax:: (910)630-7317
Web Site: http://www.methodist.edu/

Description:

Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1956. Setting: 600-acre suburban campus with easy access to Raleigh-Durham. Endowment: $10 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4858 per student. Total enrollment: 2,257. 2,288 applied, 77% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 68% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,722 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 473 students, 41% women, 59% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 30 other countries, 48% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 21% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 24% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, 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. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations, interview. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,620 includes full-time tuition ($17,580), mandatory fees ($270), and college room and board ($6770). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $570 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 76 open to all; national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Committee, Student Government Association, Student Education Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Fling, Show You Care Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, regular patrol by county sheriff department. 850 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Davis Memorial Library plus 1 other with 86,259 books, 62,814 microform titles, 571 serials, 13,208 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $526,906. 175 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Fayetteville, a community of 105,000, is part of the Carolina Sandhills region in the heart of golf country and two hours from the coast. It is accessible by air, rail, and highway. Its economy is based on agriculture, manufacturing and processing, distribution, and the government. The community has 4 hospitals, a public library with 8 branches, an art guild, theater, art museum, symphony, and brass band. There are 53 public and private golf courses within an hour's drive of the city. Popular sports include golf, tennis, archery, boating, and skating.

■ MITCHELL COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-3

500 West Broad

Statesville, NC 28677-5293
Tel: (704)878-3200
Admissions: (704)878-3281

Fax: (704)878-0872

Web Site: http://www.mitchell.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1852. Setting: 8-acre small town campus with easy access to Charlotte. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $275,039. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2646 per student. Total enrollment: 2,243. Full-time: 993 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 1,250 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 1 other country, 0.1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 20% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 57% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Circle K, Phi Beta Lambda, Medical Assisting Club, Ebony Kinship. Major annual events: May (Spring) Week, Awards Day, Christmas activities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: day and evening security guards. College housing not available. Main library plus 1 other with 37,760 books, 33,426 microform titles, 218 serials, 2,225 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

On a plateau, surrounded by the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Statesville is in the heart of the Piedmont area. Industrial products and textiles, metal, and furniture are produced there. This is also a large milk-producing area. All forms of commercial transportation are available. There are churches of all denominations along with the various civic and service organizations. Excellent part-time job opportunities are available.

■ MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-6

1011 Page St.
Troy, NC 27371
Tel: (910)576-6222
Free: 800-839-6222
Web Site: http://www.montgomery.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 159-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 850. 152 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 391 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 459 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 24% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 57% 25 or older, 14% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to residents of Montgomery and adjacent counties.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $57 full-time, $28.25 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:

Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Gunsmithing Club, Student Government Association, Literary Club, Forestry Club. Major annual event: Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. 14,859 books, 99 serials, 500 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $133,525. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Troy is located 50 miles from Greensboro where the main industries are lumber and textiles. Train transportation is available with air travel convenient to Greensboro and Charlotte. The Pee Dee River is 12 miles away providing facilities for water skiing, fishing, and boating.

■ MONTREAT COLLEGE

PO Box 1267
Montreat, NC 28757-1267
Tel: (828)669-8012
Fax: (828)669-0120
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.montreat.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: 112-acre small town campus. Endowment: $9.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3140 per student. Total enrollment: 1,035. 409 applied, 78% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 34% from top quarter, 71% from top half. Full-time: 935 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 8 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 8 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 7% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 18% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 58% 25 or older, 34% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $20,568 includes full-time tuition ($15,560) and college room and board ($5008). Part-time tuition: $480 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Student Christian Association, Inter-Varsity Missions Fellowship, Paintball Club, Business Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Winter Dance, Spring Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 385 college housing spaces available; 314 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. L. Nelson Bell Library with 68,100 books, 426 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $360,574. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Montreat is situated in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, 17 miles from Asheville, and adjacent to the historic town of Black Mountain with picturesque avenues, stores, and restaurants. The climate is recognized as one of the world's finest and the region has long been a major vacation area. Montreat's recreational activities include golf, tennis, skiing, baseball, and basketball, as well as access to the Pisgah National Forest.

■ MOUNT OLIVE COLLEGE E-11

634 Henderson St.
Mount Olive, NC 28365
Tel: (919)658-2502
Fax:: (919)658-8934
Web Site: http://www.moc.edu/

Description:

Independent Free Will Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1951. Setting: 123-acre small town campus with easy access to Raleigh. Endowment: $7.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1732 per student. Total enrollment: 2,830. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 807 applied, 71% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter, 69% from top half. Full-time: 1,946 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 884 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 6% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 30% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 66% 25 or older, 13% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; security and protective services; psychology. Core. Calendar: semester or continuous accelerated programs. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at James Sprunt Community College, Wayne Community College, East Carolina University, Old Dominion University.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations, interview, SAT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $17,572 includes full-time tuition ($12,620) and college room and board ($4952). College room only: $2000. Part-time tuition: $215 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Beta Lambda, commuters organization, Christian Student Fellowship, English Society. Major annual events: Pickle Classic Basketball Tournament, Mr. and Miss Mount Olive College, MOOS Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: overnight security patrols; weekend patrols. 41 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Moye Library plus 2 others with 65,413 books, 49,413 microform titles, 2,112 serials, 2,005 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $216,883. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Mount Olive is about 15 miles from the county seat, Goldsboro. Buses provide commercial transportation. Numerous civic and service organizations, hospitals in separate towns 15 miles away, churches, and a library contribute to the community. The coast is a one-hour drive for swimming and fresh water fishing; other activities are tennis, softball, and golf.

■ NASH COMMUNITY COLLEGE C-11

PO Box 7488
Rocky Mount, NC 27804-0488
Tel: (252)443-4011
Fax: (252)443-0828
Web Site: http://www.nash.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 69-acre rural campus. Endowment: $147,220. Total enrollment: 2,567. 360 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 904 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 1,663 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 36% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 43% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, physical therapy assistant, cosmetology, phlebotomy programs. Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Required for some: SAT or ACT, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Gamma, Phi Beta Lambda, Student Nurses Organization/Physical Therapist Assistant Club, Criminal Justice Club. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Nash Community College Library plus 1 other with 34,000 books, 110 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $117,337. 110 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See North Carolina Wesleyan College.

■ NEW LIFE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY E-3

PO Box 790106
Charlotte, NC 28206-7901
Tel: (704)334-6882
Fax: (704)334-6885
Web Site: http://www.nlts.org/

Description:

Independent religious, comprehensive, coed. Founded 1996.

■ NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY C-6

1601 East Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27411
Tel: (336)334-7500
Admissions: (336)334-7946
Fax:: (336)334-7082
Web Site: http://www.ncat.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 800-acre urban campus. Endowment: $10.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5741 per student. Total enrollment: 11,103. Faculty: 458. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 6,502 applied, 84% were admitted. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 11% from top quarter, 48% from top half. 7 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 8,856 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 879 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 23% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 93% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 21% 25 or older, 29% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering; business/marketing; engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Guilford College, Bennett College, High Point University, Greensboro College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. State resident tuition: $1769 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,211 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1355 full-time. College room and board: $5254. College room only: $2954.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organization: student government. Major annual events: Martin Luther King's Birthday, Homecoming, Commencement. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. F. D. Bluford Library plus 1 other with 541,403 books, 1.1 million microform titles, 31,674 serials, and 35,735 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.4 million. 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:

See Greensboro College.

■ NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY C-8

1801 Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27707-3129
Tel: (919)560-6100; 877-667-7533
Admissions: (919)530-6298
Web Site: http://www.nccu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1910. Setting: 103-acre urban campus. Endowment: $14.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $65,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $62,229 per student. Total enrollment: 8,219. Faculty: 560 (325 full-time, 235 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 3,321 applied, 77% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 16% from top quarter, 51% from top half. 14 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 5,005 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 1,348 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 14 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 86% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 28% 25 or older, 38% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; security and protective services. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 10/15. Preference given to qualified state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $1878 full-time, $235 per course part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,622 full-time, $1453 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $1218 full-time, $51 per course part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $4526. College room only: $2588. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 2,092 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Shepherd Library plus 4 others with 500,712 books, 510,384 microform titles, 1,934 serials, 7,600 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $5 million. 603 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Duke University.

■ NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS C-5

1533 South Main St.

PO Box 12189
Winston-Salem, NC 27127-2188
Tel: (336)770-3399
Admissions: (336)770-3290
Fax:: (336)770-3370
Web Site: http://www.ncarts.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1963. Setting: 57-acre urban campus. Endowment: $16.8 million. Total enrollment: 827. Faculty: 139 (135 full-time, 4 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 744 applied, 46% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter. Full-time: 719 students, 39% women, 61% men. Part-time: 7 students, 43% women, 57% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 52% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 9% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 5% 25 or older, 55% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, audition, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $2755 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,035 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1551 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room and board: $5700. College room only: $3035. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Pride (gay/lesbian organization), Appreciation of Black Artists. Major annual events: Beaux Arts (spring festival), Resource Fair (career fair), Health Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 400 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Semans Library plus 1 other with 87,917 books, 25,053 microform titles, 490 serials, 73,025 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $681,312. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Wake Forest University.

■ NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY D-9

Raleigh, NC 27695
Tel: (919)515-2011
Admissions: (919)515-2434
Fax: (919)515-5039
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ncsu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and first professional certificates. Founded 1887. Setting: 1,623-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $380.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $176.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9894 per student. Total enrollment: 30,149. Faculty: 1,864 (1,671 full-time, 193 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 13,610 applied, 66% were admitted. 36% from top 10% of their high school class, 78% from top quarter, 98% from top half. 21 National Merit Scholars, 75 valedictorians. Full-time: 19,226 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 3,541 students, 42% women, 58% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 54 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 10% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 9% 25 or older, 33% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering; business/marketing; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at five members of the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges, Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/15 for early action. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. State resident tuition: $3530 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $15,728 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1254 full-time. College room and board: $7040. College room only: $4288.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 300 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 8% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, student media, student musical groups, intramural sports. Major annual events: homecoming, Wolfstock Concert Weekend, Pan-African Week. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 6,700 college housing spaces available; 6,164 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. D. H. Hill Library plus 6 others with 3.4 million books, 5.4 million microform titles, 54,799 serials, 135,347 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $22.8 million. 3,189 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN COLLEGE C-11

3400 North Wesleyan Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8677
Tel: (252)985-5100
Free: 800-488-6292
Fax: (252)985-5325
Web Site: http://www.ncwc.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Awards bachelor's degrees (also offers adult part-time degree program with significant enrollment not reflected in profile). Founded 1956. Setting: 200-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $8.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4274 per student. Total enrollment: 1,752. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,169 applied, 81% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 59% from top half. Full-time: 1,126 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 626 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 15% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 45% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 56% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; law/legal studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, 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:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,670 includes full-time tuition ($16,000) and college room and board ($6670). College room only: $3000. Full-time tuition varies according to location. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $258 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 19 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Club Dramatica, Student Government Association, gospel choir, Wesleyan Singers, pep band. Major annual events: Homecoming week, Spring Fling, Wesleyan Symposium. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only housing available. Elizabeth Braswell Pearsall Library with 88,975 books, 30,720 microform titles, 11,245 serials, 1,810 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $244,482. 43 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Rocky Mount, population 55,000, is located three miles from Interstate 95 in the coastal plain region of the state. It is a progressive industrial and agricultural community, but still maintains its historic heritage. Nash General and Community Hospital are only 10 minutes from campus. Many recreational facilities are easily accessible.

■ PAMLICO COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 185
Grantsboro, NC 28529-0185
Tel: (252)249-1851
Fax: (252)249-2377
Web Site: http://www.pamlico.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 44-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 300. 58% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: evening security guard. College housing not available. Pamlico Community College Library plus 1 other with 19,500 books and 202 serials. 68 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ PEACE COLLEGE D-9

15 East Peace St.
Raleigh, NC 27604-1194
Tel: (919)508-2000
Free: 800-PEACE-47
Admissions: (919)508-2016
Fax:: (919)508-2328
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.peace.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, women only, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1857. Setting: 20-acre urban campus. Endowment: $43.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5370 per student. Total enrollment: 701. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 717 applied, 35% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 62% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 668 students. Part-time: 33 students. 13% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 16% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 83% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $26,168 includes full-time tuition ($18,906), mandatory fees ($344), and college room and board ($6918). Part-time tuition: $400 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Peace Student Christian Association, Human Resources Society, Psychology Club. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Spring Fling, Stunt Night. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 500 college housing spaces available; 350 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: women-only housing available. Lucy Cooper Finch Library with 51,118 books, 2,000 microform titles, 3,900 serials, 1,200 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $221,500. 45 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Peace College is located in downtown Raleigh, NC, the state's political, education, and cultural center. The State Capitol, Legislative Building, State Library, and museums lie within a few blocks of campus. Shopping centers, restaurants, coffee shops and clubs are within a 10-block radius. Six other colleges and universities are located in the Raleigh area. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University are within 25 miles of Peace. Numerous classical and popular concerts, dramatic presentations, and other cultural activities are available on campus, in the community, and in the surrounding Research Triangle Park area.

■ PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY

PO Box 960
Misenheimer, NC 28109-0960
Tel: (704)463-1360
Free: 800-338-2060
Fax: (704)463-1363
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pfeiffer.edu/

Description:

Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1885. Setting: 300-acre rural campus with easy access to Charlotte. Endowment: $12.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4342 per student. Total enrollment: 2,150. Faculty: 143 (65 full-time, 78 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 629 applied, 77% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 34% from top quarter, 64% from top half. 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 1,055 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 147 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 11 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 22% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 41% 25 or older, 41% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; security and protective services; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,900 includes full-time tuition ($15,590) and college room and board ($6310). College room only: $3710. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $355 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 41 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Religious Life Council, Commuter Student Association, Programming Activities Council, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Winterfest, Aprilfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 717 college housing spaces available; 490 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Gustavus A. Pfeiffer Library with 117,000 books, 25,744 microform titles, 415 serials, 2,963 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $531,192. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The setting for Misenheimer is a rural area with moderate mild climate. Commercial transportation is available at nearby Salisbury, and airlines at Charlotte. Recreational activities include swimming, boating, hunting and camping.

■ PIEDMONT BAPTIST COLLEGE C-5

716 Franklin St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-5197
Tel: (336)725-8344
Free: 800-937-5097
Fax: (336)725-5522
Web Site: http://www.pbc.edu/

Description:

Independent Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 12-acre urban campus. Endowment: $288,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4380 per student. Total enrollment: 273. 73 applied, 79% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 69% from top half. 46% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 29% 25 or older, 32% live on campus. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, medical history, proof of immunization, ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Placement: ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 12/1 for early action.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Piedmont Missions Fellowship, Piedmont Preachers Fellowship, Piedmont Educators' Fellowship, Piedmont Music Fellowship, Student Government Association. Major annual events: Annual Fall Missions Conference, Candlelight Carols, Mid-Winter Bible Conference. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security guards on duty during evening hours. 156 college housing spaces available; 129 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. George Manuel Memorial Library with 50,000 books and 204 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $105,725. 26 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Wake Forest University.

■ PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE B-8

PO Box 1197
Roxboro, NC 27573-1197
Tel: (336)599-1181
Fax: (336)597-3817
Web Site: http://www.piedmont.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 178-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3902. Total enrollment: 2,189. 947 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 826 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 1,363 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 2 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 42% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 47% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at other technical institutes and community colleges in North Carolina.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/29.

Collegiate Environment:

Major annual events: Family Day, Valentine Dance, Blood Drive. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security guard during certain evening and weekend hours. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 24,166 books and 278 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $199,414. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-12

Hwy. 11 South, PO Drawer 7007
Greenville, NC 27835-7007
Tel: (252)321-4200
Admissions: (252)321-4208
Fax: (252)321-4401
Web Site: http://www.pittcc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 172-acre small town campus. Endowment: $199,213. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2525 per student. Total enrollment: 5,980. 1,415 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,200 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 2,780 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 32% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 44% 25 or older, 27% transferred in. Retention: 57% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health science programs. Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 43,558 books, 1,433 microform titles, 275 serials, 5,225 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $698,665. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus.

Community Environment:

See East Carolina University.

■ QUEENS UNIVERSITY OF CHARLOTTE E-3

1900 Selwyn Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28274-0002
Tel: (704)337-2200
Free: 800-849-0202
Admissions: (704)337-2445
Fax:: (704)337-2403
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.queens.edu/

Description:

Independent Presbyterian, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1857. Setting: 25-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $49.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8418 per student. Total enrollment: 2,113. Faculty: 111 (68 full-time, 43 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,019 applied, 67% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 80% from top half. Full-time: 1,016 students, 73% women, 27% men. Part-time: 607 students, 84% women, 16% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 21 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 17% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 75% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay, recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $26,430 includes full-time tuition ($19,450) and college room and board ($6980). Part-time tuition: $290 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 40 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 17% of eligible men and 24% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Senate, College Union Board, Admissions Ambassadors, Students for Black Awareness, International Club. Major annual events: Casino Night, Boar's Head/Yule Log, Mardi Gras. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 604 college housing spaces available; 545 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Everett Library plus 1 other with 126,242 books, 1,452 microform titles, 592 serials, 2,251 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $556,271. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ RANDOLPH COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-6

PO Box 1009
Asheboro, NC 27204-1009
Tel: (336)633-0200
Fax: (336)629-4695
Web Site: http://www.randolph.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 27-acre small town campus. Endowment: $6.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2910 per student. Total enrollment: 2,291. 520 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 4 states and territories, 1 other country, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 41% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other members of the North Carolina Community College System.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Most popular organization: Student Government Association. Major annual events: Fall Fling, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security officer during open hours. College housing not available. R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center with 36,776 books, 24,158 microform titles, 288 serials, 5,841 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $271,184. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Asheboro is the county seat of Randolph County and is located near the geographical center of the state. The town has grown steadily with the surrounding area, which is mainly agricultural. Community facilities include numerous churches, a library, convenient shopping centers, and the North Carolina State Zoo. Several lakes nearby provide facilities for hunting, fishing, boating, and water skiing.

■ RICHMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-6

PO Box 1189
Hamlet, NC 28345-1189
Tel: (910)582-7000
Admissions: (910)582-7113
Fax: (910)582-7102
Web Site: http://www.richmondcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 163-acre rural campus. Endowment: $1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7471 per student. Total enrollment: 1,472. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 29:1. Full-time: 691 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 781 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 9% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 32% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 57% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, 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 except for nursing program. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $12 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Most popular organizations: Criminal Justice Club, Human Services Club, Native American Club. Major annual events: Native American Pow Wow, Field Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, security guard during evening hours. College housing not available. Richmond Community College Library with 26,381 books, 99 microform titles, 192 serials, 1,676 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $242,876. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located 75 miles southeast of Charlotte, Hamlet is a town with a friendly atmosphere. Its primary businesses are manufacturing and textiles. Train and bus transportation is available. Community facilities include churches of various faiths, a library, shopping areas and good medical facilities. Recreational activities include swimming, boating, tennis, and fishing.

■ ROANOKE BIBLE COLLEGE B-15

715 North Poindexter St.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4054
Tel: (252)334-2070
Free: 800-RBC-8980
Admissions: (252)334-2028
Fax:: (252)334-2071
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.roanokebible.edu/

Description:

Independent Christian, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 19-acre small town campus with easy access to Norfolk. Endowment: $2.6 million. Total enrollment: 182. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 102 applied, 49% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 72% from top half. Full-time: 158 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 24 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 1 other country, 69% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 5% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 20% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: theology and religious vocations. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum X high school GPA, recommendations, reference from church, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $13,480 includes full-time tuition ($7840), mandatory fees ($680), and college room and board ($4960). College room only: $2780. Part-time tuition: $245 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Most popular organizations: Student Advisory Council, Counseling Club, Drama Club, choral group. Major annual events: Gospel Rally, Prime Time, High School Days. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access. 224 college housing spaces available; 128 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Watson-Griffith Library with 28,552 books, 14 microform titles, 211 serials, 6,843 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $113,240. 24 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ROANOKE-CHOWAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE B-13

109 Community College Rd.
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Tel: (252)862-1200
Admissions: (252)862-1225
Fax:: (252)862-1353
Web Site: http://www.roanokechowan.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 39-acre rural campus. Endowment: $125,000. Total enrollment: 1,014. 327 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 491 students, 85% women, 15% men. Part-time: 523 students, 73% women, 27% men. 1% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 67% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 48% 25 or older. Retention: 59% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Option: early admission. Required for some: interview. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. 29,268 books, 207 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

Community Environment:

See Chowan College.

■ ROBESON COMMUNITY COLLEGE G-8

Hwy. 301 North, PO Box 1420
Lumberton, NC 28359-1420
Tel: (910)738-7101
Admissions: (910)618-5680
Fax: (910)671-4143
Web Site: http://www.robeson.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 78-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 2,449. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Placement: ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. 39,000 books and 225 serials. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in a rural setting in Robeson County, this community is a short distance from Lumberton, the county seat, and has access to all the advantages of that city. Commercial transportation is available. Lumberton is also one of the major tobacco markets; other industries are here along with a number of churches and a library.

■ ROCKINGHAM COMMUNITY COLLEGE A-6

PO Box 38
Wentworth, NC 27375-0038
Tel: (336)342-4261
Web Site: http://www.rcc.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 257-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 2,036. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Full-time: 604 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 1,432 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 1 other country, 5% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 21% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7061 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $52 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Cultural Diversity Club, Paralegal Club. Major annual events: Rockingham County Folk Festival, Cultural Diversity Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Gerald B. James Library with 43,044 books, 31,100 microform titles, 374 serials, 3,990 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located near Reidsville and Eden in Rocking-ham County.

■ ROWAN-CABARRUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-4

PO Box 1595
Salisbury, NC 28145-1595
Tel: (704)637-0760
Fax: (704)633-6804
Web Site: http://www.rccc.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 100-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 5,200. 1,909 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,255 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 2,945 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 2 other countries, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 20% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.02% international, 55% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Peterson's Universal Application. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Major annual events: Field Day, holiday socials. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: on-campus security during operating hours. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 23,005 books and 313 serials. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE G-7

1700 Dogwood Mile
Laurinburg, NC 28352-5598
Tel: (910)277-5000
Free: 800-763-0198
Admissions: (910)277-5555
Fax: (910)277-5087
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sapc.edu/

Description:

Independent Presbyterian, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 600-acre small town campus. Endowment: $12.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8077 per student. Total enrollment: 781. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 859 applied, 76% were admitted. Full-time: 706 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 75 students, 80% women, 20% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 16 other countries, 51% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 13% 25 or older, 76% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 1/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $24,756 includes full-time tuition ($17,162), mandatory fees ($900), and college room and board ($6694). College room only: $2748. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $410 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 33 open to all. Most popular organizations: Business Club, Breaking the Mirror (women's group), Writer's Forum, Student Activities Union, Eco-Action. Major annual events: Halloween Party, Senior Launching, Extravaganza Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 770 college housing spaces available; 567 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. DeTamble Library with 108,734 books, 26,330 microform titles, 436 serials, 4,405 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $303,326. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE D-9

1315 Oakwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27604-2298
Tel: (919)516-4000
Free: 800-948-1126
Admissions: (919)516-4012
Fax:: (919)516-4415
Web Site: http://www.st-aug.edu/

Description:

Independent Episcopal, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1867. Setting: 105-acre urban campus. Endowment: $17.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4813 per student. Total enrollment: 1,395. 2,229 applied, 55% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 74% from top half. Full-time: 1,333 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 62 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 17 other countries, 1% Hispanic, 91% black, 7% international, 12% 25 or older, 62% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Meredith College, North Carolina State University, Peace College, Shaw University. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, medical history, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $17,272 includes full-time tuition ($8952), mandatory fees ($2476), and college room and board ($5844). College room only: $3322. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $480 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $103 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 45 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 6% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: chorale group, jazz band, International Student Organization. Major annual events: Opening Convocation, CIAA Tournament, career/job fairs. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 1,029 college housing spaces available; 856 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Prezell R. Robinson Library with 76,000 books, 3 microform titles, 415 serials, 300 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $374,162. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SALEM COLLEGE C-5

PO Box 10548
Winston-Salem, NC 27108-0548
Tel: (336)721-2600
Free: 800-327-2536
Admissions: (336)721-2621
Fax: (336)724-7102
Web Site: http://www.salem.edu/

Description:

Independent Moravian, comprehensive. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees (only students age 23 or over are eligible to enroll part-time; men may attend evening program only). Founded 1772. Setting: 57-acre urban campus. Endowment: $47.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4921 per student. Total enrollment: 1,109. Faculty: 91 (57 full-time, 34 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 387 applied, 69% were admitted. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 58% from top quarter, 88% from top half. 4 valedictorians, 24 student government officers. Full-time: 702 students, 99% women, 1% men. Part-time: 166 students, 93% women, 7% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 17 other countries, 41% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 19% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 36% 25 or older, 88% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: communications/journalism; social sciences; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Wake Forest University, American University, Drew University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $26,441 includes full-time tuition ($16,975), mandatory fees ($215), and college room and board ($9251).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 41 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Onua, Campus Activities Council, International Club, Ambassadors. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Dance Weekends, Candlelight Christmas Service. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 488 college housing spaces available; 458 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Gramley Library plus 1 other with 132,510 books, 302,534 microform titles, 631 serials, 13,553 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $502,126. 54 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Wake Forest University.

■ SAMPSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-10

PO Box 318
Clinton, NC 28329-0318
Tel: (910)592-8081
Admissions: (910)592-8084
Fax: (910)592-8048
Web Site: http://www.sampsoncc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 55-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,579. 712 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 679 students, 73% women, 27% men. Part-time: 900 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 37% black, 0% international, 52% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Criminal Justice Club, Nursing Student Association, Cosmetology Alliance Club, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual event: Field Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: local police patrol. College housing not available. Sampson Community College Library with 25,000 books, 250 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 78 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The county seat of Sampson County, Clinton is in the coastal plain section of the state. Community facilities have grown as Clinton has grown in population. A complete shopping center is located here, along with churches representing most denominations. A county hospital and numerous civic and service organizations serve the community. 28 industrial firms are based here. Job opportunities are available. Recreational activities include golf, hunting, fishing, and swimming.

■ SANDHILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-7

3395 Airport Rd.
Pinehurst, NC 28374-8299
Tel: (910)692-6185
Admissions: (910)695-3735
Fax:: (910)695-1823
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sandhills.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: small town campus. Endowment: $4.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4312 per student. Total enrollment: 3,502. Students come from 42 states and territories, 23 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 6% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 28% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 44% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for landscape gardening, turf management, medical programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Minority Students for Academic and Cultural Enrichment, Circle K. Major annual events: Spring Fling, College Days, Health Career Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, security on duty until 12 a.m. College housing not available. Boyd Library with 76,080 books, 107,190 microform titles, 286 serials, 2,317 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $436,162. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Pinehurst, established originally as a health resort, has a small town environment. The area of Southern Pines is famous for its dry and mild climate, its golf and tourism as well as for major horse stables. Community facilities include three libraries, a twenty-five acre garden, churches of all denominations, and various civic and service organizations. Recreational activities include golf, tennis, horseback riding, hunting, and fishing.

■ SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION ARTS D-9

3000 Wakefield Crossing Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27614
Tel: (919)488-8500
Free: 800-288-7442
Web Site: http://www.higherdigital.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1992.

■ SHAW UNIVERSITY D-9

118 East South St.
Raleigh, NC 27601-2399
Tel: (919)546-8200
Free: 800-214-6683
Admissions: (919)546-8275
Fax:: (919)546-8271
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.shawuniversity.edu/

Description:

Independent Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1865. Setting: 30-acre urban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3587 per student. Total enrollment: 2,762. Faculty: 290 (111 full-time, 179 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 4,226 applied, 65% were admitted. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 8% from top quarter, 31% from top half. Full-time: 2,283 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 282 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 11 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Hispanic, 89% black, 0.1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 44% 25 or older, 39% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; security and protective services; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Cooperating Raleigh Colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/30. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $16,430 includes full-time tuition ($8280), mandatory fees ($1740), and college room and board ($6410). College room only: $3010. Part-time tuition: $345 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $29 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 4% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, choir, University band, Shaw Players, academic clubs. Major annual events: University Convocation, Homecoming, Honors Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, 24-hour electronic surveillance cameras. 1,292 college housing spaces available; 823 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. James E. Cheek Learning Resources Center plus 1 other with 154,368 books, 99,700 microform titles, 15,500 serials, 873 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $624,700. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Meredith College.

■ SOUTH COLLEGE-ASHEVILLE J-15

1567 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806
Tel: (828)252-2486
Web Site: http://www.southcollegenc.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1905. Setting: 8-acre urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2205 per student. Total enrollment: 112. 19 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 88 students, 85% women, 15% men. Part-time: 24 students, 92% women, 8% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 15% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 64% 25 or older. Core. Independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, CPAt. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: C-Med, C-Cap, C-Com. Campus security: night security. College housing not available. Hilde V. Kopf with 4,550 books and 37 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $55,376. 28 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SOUTH PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-5

PO Box 126
Polkton, NC 28135-0126
Tel: (704)272-7635
Free: 800-766-0319
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.spcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 56-acre rural campus with easy access to Charlotte. Endowment: $27,818. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2802 per student. Total enrollment: 1,875. 740 applied, 84% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 5% from top quarter, 10% from top half. Full-time: 746 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 1,129 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 50% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 62% 25 or older, 22% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: CAT, CPT recommended; CAT, CPT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: student association, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa, Social Services Club, Criminal Justice Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Career Day, Christmas Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, evening security. Martin Learning Resource Center with 18,917 books, 170 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $167,634. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college is located in the geographic center of the Carolinas and Southeast. Its location is equidistant from the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains and the Grand Strand area of the Atlantic; and is situated halfway between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia. The average annual temperature is 61 degrees; the coldest month is January (42.5 degrees), the warmest month is July (78.9 degrees). Annual rainfall is 49 inches.

■ SOUTHEASTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY C-9

PO Box 1889
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1889
Tel: (919)556-3101
Free: 800-284-6317
Admissions: (919)761-2280
Web Site: http://www.sebts.edu/

Description:

Independent Southern Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Administratively affiliated with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1950. Setting: 450-acre small town campus with easy access to Raleigh. Total enrollment: 1,979. Full-time: 282 students, 27% women, 73% men. Part-time: 170 students, 21% women, 79% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 14 other countries, 40% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 49% 25 or older, 30% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 7/20. Notification: continuous until 8/20.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,462 college housing spaces available; 195 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. 167,044 books and 938 serials. 7 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Wake Forest is located 15 miles north of Raleigh and 22 miles east of Durham on US 1 and NC 98. The seminary is only 25 miles from the Raleigh-Durham Airport. 12 churches, a hospital, a public library, and numerous civic and service organizations are found within the community. A full-time recreational program, supervised by a recreational director, swimming pools, lighted athletic fields, tennis courts, racquetball courts, weight rooms, and two golf courses provide the recreational facilities.

■ SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE H-9

PO Box 151
Whiteville, NC 28472-0151
Tel: (910)642-7141
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sccnc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 106-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,825. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 845 applied, 100% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Students come from 2 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 26% black, 0.1% international, 45% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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 except for nursing, phlebotomy, medical laboratory technology programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $948 full-time, $39.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5268 full-time, $219.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $64 full-time, $35 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Forestry Club, Nursing Club, Environmental Club. Major annual events: High School Senior Day, 8th-Grader Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Southeastern Community College Library with 50,297 books, 192 serials, and an OPAC. 80 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 a mean annual temperature of 64 degrees. Bus transportation is convenient, and there is plane service at Wilmington and Fayetteville. Shopping facilities, 14 churches representing a number of denominations, and a hospital are part of the community. A nearby lake, beaches, a golf course, swimming pools, and tennis courts provide recreational opportunities. Part-time employment is limited.

■ SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-14

447 College Dr.
Sylva, NC 28779
Tel: (828)586-4091
Fax:: (828)586-4093
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.southwest.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 55-acre small town campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2473 per student. Total enrollment: 2,014. Full-time: 899 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 1,115 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 1 other country, 1% from out-of-state, 10% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 36% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at Haywood Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: 19 open to all. Most popular organizations: Electronics Club, EMT Club, HIT Club, Cyber Crime Club, National Vocational-Technical Honor Society. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Fall Welcome Back, Hullabaloo. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security during hours college is open. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 27,428 books, 3,170 microform titles, 257 serials, 18,410 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $130,200. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ STANLY COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-5

141 College Dr.
Albemarle, NC 28001-7458
Tel: (704)982-0121
Fax: (704)982-0819
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stanly.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 150-acre small town campus with easy access to Charlotte. Total enrollment: 2,000. 642 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 13 states and territories, 3 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 48% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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 except for allied health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required; SAT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. 23,966 books, 10,586 microform titles, 200 serials, 2,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SURRY COMMUNITY COLLEGE A-4

630 South Main St.
PO Box 304
Dobson, NC 27017-8432
Tel: (336)386-8121
Admissions: (336)386-3238
Fax:: (336)386-8951
Web Site: http://www.surry.cc.nc.us/

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: 100-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 3,600. 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.

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.

■ TRI-COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE K-11

4600 East US 64
Murphy, NC 28906-7919
Tel: (828)837-6810
Fax: (828)837-3266
Web Site: http://www.tricountycc.edu

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 40-acre rural campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2655 per student. Total enrollment: 1,155. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 518 applied, 100% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 55% from top half. Students come from 8 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 65% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, medical assistant programs. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $970 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5122 full-time, $211 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $29.25 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. 16,224 books and 306 serials. 33 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

Community Environment:

Located in a valley in the central part of Cherokee County, Murphy has available bus and train transportation; Andrews Airport is 11 miles away. Community facilities include seven church denominations, two hospitals, and a fully equipped clinic. Mountains, streams, lakes, and forests make Murphy a sports lover's paradise. Parks, playgrounds, and other recreational facilities are available, including a complex that offers swimming pools, an 18-hole golf course, and horseback riding.

■ THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE J-15

One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804-3299
Tel: (828)251-6600
Free: 800-531-9842
Admissions: (828)251-6481
Fax: (828)251-6385
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.unca.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 265-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $16.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $465,019. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6171 per student. Total enrollment: 3,513. Faculty: 309 (199 full-time, 110 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,362 applied, 63% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 68% from top quarter, 98% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,820 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 656 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 28 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 16% 25 or older, 39% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Asheville Area Educational Consortium. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early action, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/16, 11/10 for early action. Notification: 3/23, 12/18 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $1897 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,697 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1628 full-time. College room and board: $5712. College room only: $3122. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 66 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 3% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Underdog Productions, Residence Hall Association, African-American Association, International Student Association. Major annual events: Chancellor's Campus Community Dinner, Lawn Party, Taste of the Holidays. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, dorm entrances secured at night. College housing designed to accommodate 1,207 students; 1,277 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. D. Hidden Ramsey Library with 254,179 books, 822,833 microform titles, 2,014 serials, 9,816 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2 million. 376 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL C-8

Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Tel: (919)962-2211
Admissions: (919)966-3621
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.unc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1789. Setting: 729-acre suburban campus with easy access to Raleigh-Durham. Endowment: $1.4 billion. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $257.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $24,233 per student. Total enrollment: 26,878. Faculty: 1,440 (1,318 full-time, 122 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 18,850 applied, 36% were admitted. 74% from top 10% of their high school class, 95% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 125 National Merit Scholars, 161 valedictorians. Full-time: 15,698 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 827 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 102 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 11% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% 25 or older, 43% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 95% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at North Carolina Central University, Duke University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, counselor's statement, SAT or ACT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 3/31, 1/31 for early action. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. State resident tuition: $3205 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,003 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1,408 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room and board: $6516. College room only: $3630. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 565 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Campus Y, Newman Catholic Student Center Parish, Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars, Residence Hall Association, North Carolina Hillel. Major annual events: homecoming, student elections, Fall Fest. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, crime prevention programs. 7,449 college housing spaces available; 7,401 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Davis Library plus 14 others with 5.5 million books, 4.8 million microform titles, 40,597 serials, 260,948 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $34.6 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE E-3

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Tel: (704)687-2000
Admissions: (704)687-2213
Fax:: (704)510-6483
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uncc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1946. Setting: 1,000-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $125.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $24.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6574 per student. Total enrollment: 20,772. Faculty: 1,245 (859 full-time, 386 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 8,665 applied, 78% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 37% from top quarter, 93% from top half. Full-time: 13,640 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 2,915 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 80 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 15% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 22% 25 or older, 27% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 24 members of the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, medical history, no criminal record, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 7/1, 10/15 for early action. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Area resident tuition: $148 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2129 full-time, $148 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,541 full-time, $582 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1420 full-time, $59 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5550. College room only: $2840. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 200 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 8% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: University Program Board, Student Government Association, Resident Student Association, Black Student Union. Major annual events: Greek Week, International Festival, Homecoming Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 4,386 college housing spaces available; 4,234 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. J. Murrey Atkins Library with 916,218 books, 2.1 million microform titles, 10,599 serials, 52,096 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $8 million. 1,400 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO C-6

1000 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC 27412-5001
Tel: (336)334-5000
Admissions: (336)334-5243
Fax:: (336)334-4180
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uncg.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 200-acre urban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $14.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7942 per student. Total enrollment: 16,060. Faculty: 989 (746 full-time, 243 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 8,987 applied, 60% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 84% from top half. Full-time: 10,584 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 1,707 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 55 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 20% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 18% 25 or older, 34% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual and performing arts; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Bennett College, Guilford College, Greensboro College, High Point University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. State resident tuition: $2308 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,576 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1505 full-time. College room and board: $5706. College room only: $3232.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 151 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 8% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Activities Board, Neo-Black Society, religious organizations, International Students Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Fall Kick-Off, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Jackson Library plus 1 other with 844,448 books, 1.4 million microform titles, 8,714 serials, 59,027 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.4 million. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE G-8

One University Dr., PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372-1510
Tel: (910)521-6000
Free: 800-949-UNCP
Admissions: (910)521-6262
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1887. Setting: 152-acre rural campus. Endowment: $4.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $34,291. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $13,200 per student. Total enrollment: 5,732. Faculty: 328 (238 full-time, 90 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 2,374 applied, 86% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 64% from top half. Full-time: 3,702 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 1,361 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 20 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 22% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 24% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 37% 25 or older, 27% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Richmond Community College, Fayetteville State University, Sandhills Community College, Southeastern Community College, Fayetteville Technical College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $1689 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,129 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1291 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. College room and board: $4890. College room only: $2700. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 70 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Pembroke Day, A Taste of Culture. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,344 college housing spaces available; 1,213 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Sampson-Livermore Library with 325,499 books, 694,584 microform titles, 1,200 serials, 2,295 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.3 million. 650 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON I-11

601 South College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-3297
Tel: (910)962-3000
Free: 800-228-5571 Admissions: (910)962-4198
Fax:: (910)962-3038
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uncw.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 650-acre urban campus. Endowment: $33.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $12.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5475 per student. Total enrollment: 11,653. Faculty: 776 (491 full-time, 285 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 8,820 applied, 61% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 60% from top quarter, 93% from top half. Full-time: 9,591 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 990 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 28 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 13% 25 or older, 23% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: history; English; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, 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. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 1/20 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. State resident tuition: $1928 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,863 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1767 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $6412. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 114 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 7% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Association of Campus Entertainment, Residence Hall Association, Sailing Club. Major annual events: Welcome Week, Midnight Madness, Homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, escort service. College housing designed to accommodate 2,364 students; 2,401 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. William M. Randall Library with 530,368 books, 1 million microform titles, 3,668 serials, 15,445 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.4 million. 778 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-CHARLOTTE CAMPUS E-3

3800 Arco Corporate Dr., Ste. 100
Charlotte, NC 28273
Tel: (704)504-5409
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 2003. Total enrollment: 1,301. Faculty: 230 (7 full-time, 223 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 39 applied. Full-time: 854 students, 63% women, 37% men. 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 10% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 95% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $10,170 full-time, $339 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-RALEIGH CAMPUS D-9

5511 Capital Center Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27606
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Total enrollment: 221. Faculty: 19 (3 full-time, 16 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 5:1. Full-time: 134 students, 64% women, 36% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international. Core. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $10,170 full-time, $339 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ VANCE-GRANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE B-10

PO Box 917
Henderson, NC 27536-0917
Tel: (252)492-2061
Fax: (252)430-0460
Web Site: http://www.vgcc.cc.nc.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 83-acre rural campus with easy access to Raleigh. Endowment: $3 million. Total enrollment: 4,057. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 1,765 applied, 100% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 40% from top half. 35 student government officers. Full-time: 1,718 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 2,339 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 15 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 43% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 53% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, 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 except for nursing, radiology programs, electronics engineering. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district, then state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $948 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5592 full-time, $233.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $38 full-time, $14 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Most popular organizations: Vocational Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Computer Club, Criminal Justice Club, Business Club. Major annual events: Spring Sports Day, College-Wide Olympic Games, Career Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Vance-Granville Community College Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 38,720 books, 317 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 184 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY C-5

Reynolda Station
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Tel: (336)758-5000
Admissions: (336)758-5201
Fax: (336)758-6074
Web Site: http://www.wfu.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1834. Setting: 340-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $906.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $191.8 million. Total enrollment: 6,716. Faculty: 548 (450 full-time, 98 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 7,484 applied, 39% were admitted. 61% from top 10% of their high school class, 94% from top quarter, 98% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars, 32 class presidents, 42 valedictorians, 32 student government officers. Full-time: 4,138 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 125 students, 43% women, 57% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 25 other countries, 71% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 1% 25 or older, 78% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 93% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; business/marketing; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $40,940 includes full-time tuition ($32,040), mandatory fees ($100), and college room and board ($8800). College room only: $5500. Part-time tuition: $1250 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 135 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 33% of eligible men and 53% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Union Network, Volunteer Service Corps, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, student government. Major annual events: Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund Drive, Project Pumpkin, homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 3,016 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Z. Smith Reynolds Library plus 3 others with 923,123 books, 2 million microform titles, 16,448 serials, 21,055 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $11.4 million. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Wake Forest is located in Piedmont North Carolina, an hour from the Blue Ridge mountains, in the northwestern suburb of Winston-Salem, a city of 150,000 dating from the 1700s. Wake Forest shares a close working relationship with Salem College, Winston-Salem State University, and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Winston-Salem is a city of colleges, business, recreation, and the arts. The numerous points of interest include Reynolda House and Gardens, Old Salem, Wachovia Museum, Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Nature Science Museum, Tanglewood Estates Park, two annual craft fairs and numerous craft and art galleries.

■ WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-9

9101 Fayetteville Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27603-5696
Tel: (919)662-3400
Admissions: (919)662-3357
Fax:: (919)662-3529
Web Site: http://www.waketech.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 79-acre suburban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $77,047. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2547 per student. Total enrollment: 11,372. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 47% from top half. Full-time: 3,891 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 7,481 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 41 other countries, 56% 25 or older, 15% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $52 full-time, $1 per credit hour part-time, $10 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Science Club, History Club, Drama Club, Amateur Radio Club, Design and Garden Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, graduation, International Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Bruce M. Howell Library plus 1 other with 70,617 books, 52,779 microform titles, 474 serials, 6,141 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $725,897. 23 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Meredith College.

■ WARREN WILSON COLLEGE J-15

PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000
Tel: (828)298-3325
Free: 800-934-3536
Admissions: (828)771-2073
Fax: (828)298-1440
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.warren-wilson.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1894. Setting: 1,135-acre small town campus. Endowment: $31.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9908 per student. Total enrollment: 901. Faculty: 75 (62 full-time, 13 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 857 applied, 77% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 78% from top half. 7 valedictorians. Full-time: 820 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 12 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 12 other countries, 81% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 4% 25 or older, 88% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; natural resources/environmental science; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Appalachian State University, Washington University, Duke University, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Mars Hill College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/15, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $26,126 includes full-time tuition ($20,126) and college room and board ($6000).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Collective Conscience/Social Justice/Student Caucus, Resistance and Peacemaking (RAP), yoga, Outing Club, African Dance Club. Major annual events: coffee houses, Work Day, Winter Dinner and Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 715 college housing spaces available; 652 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Pew Learning Center and Ellison Library with 106,837 books, 33,194 microform titles, 2,588 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $54,034. 87 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Situated in the Swannanoa Valley among the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, the campus is ten miles east of Asheville. Inhabitants enjoy all the conveniences of the smaller local community, and all the advantages of the nearby city.

■ WAYNE COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-11

PO Box 8002
Goldsboro, NC 27533-8002
Tel: (919)735-5151
Fax: (919)736-3204
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.waynecc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 125-acre small town campus. Endowment: $45,924. Total enrollment: 3,181. Students come from 47 states and territories, 16% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 31% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 33% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health occupations programs. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 11 open to all; national fraternities; 10% of men are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Beta Lambda, Agriculture Club, Multicultural Association for Enrichment, Student American Dental Hygienist Association. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Faculty Appreciation Day, Jail-A-Thon. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. College housing not available. Wayne Community College Library with 42,133 books, 49,783 microform titles, 427 serials, 5,840 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $644,681. 56 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

50% of the state's bright-leaf tobacco is produced within a radius of 60 miles of Goldsboro. The soil and climate also make livestock production and farming important. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Churches of all denominations, a hospital, and medical clinic are a part of the city's facilities. Job opportunities are plentiful. Recreational facilities are good for all outdoor sports.

■ WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY K-14

Cullowhee, NC 28723
Tel: (828)227-7211; 877-WCU4YOU
Admissions: (828)227-7317
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wcu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1889. Setting: 260-acre rural campus. Endowment: $24.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5962 per student. Total enrollment: 8,665. Faculty: 663 (433 full-time, 230 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 4,964 applied, 75% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 61% from top half. 3 National Merit Scholars, 8 valedictorians. Full-time: 6,015 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 965 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 43 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 11% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $278.03 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $1,457.53 per hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 120 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 9% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Organization of Ebony Students, Resident Student Association. Major annual events: Mountain Heritage Day, Valley Ballyhoo, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 3,750 college housing spaces available; 3,664 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Hunter Library with 694,530 books, 1.5 million microform titles, 3,330 serials, 25,657 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million. 823 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Cullowhee is in an area containing several of the most scenic drives in western North Carolina. It is a rural area with bus transportation available. Asheville is nearby and provides an airport for air transportation. Student employment is available in clerical and cafeteria positions. Recreational activities include boating, fishing, water sports, mountain climbing and nature trails. Main shopping facilities are in Asheville.

■ WESTERN PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-1

1001 Burkemont Ave.
Morganton, NC 28655-4511
Tel: (828)438-6000
Admissions: (828)438-6051
Fax:: (828)438-6015
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wpcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 130-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 2,897. 827 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 5 states and territories, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 9% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. College housing not available. 31,195 books and 200 serials. 60 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment:

Western Piedmont Community College, in Morganton (population 15,000), is situated in the Appalachian foothills of western North Carolina near the Catawba River. Burke County (population 76,000) was established in 1777 and named in honor of the third governor of North Carolina, Thomas Burke. Manufacturing is diversified and includes furniture, textiles, electronics, and assembly plants. The major employer is the State of North Carolina with services at Broughton Hospital, Western Carolina Center, Western Correctional Center, and the North Carolina School for the Deaf. Burke County is located in the fastest growing region of the state but as yet maintains its rural values.

■ WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE B-3

1328 Collegiate Dr., PO Box 120
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Tel: (336)838-6100
Admissions: (336)838-6141
Fax: (336)838-6277
E-mail: [email protected]
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: $2.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2929 per student. Total enrollment: 2,617. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 1,215 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,347 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 1,270 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 15 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 44% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree 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. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $58 full-time, $1.75 per credit hour part-time, $11.25 per term part-time.

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 56,142 books, 1,040 microform titles, 127 serials, 6,867 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $273,143. 255 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.

■ WILSON TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-11

902 Herring Ave., PO Box 4305
Wilson, NC 27893-3310
Tel: (252)291-1195
Admissions: (252)246-1275
Fax: (252)243-7148
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wilsontech.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 35-acre small town campus. Endowment: $837,822. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3094 per student. Total enrollment: 1,925. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 507 applied, 97% were admitted. Full-time: 883 students, 73% women, 27% men. Part-time: 1,042 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 4 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 48% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 61% 25 or older, 16% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health occupations programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $38 full-time, $.75 per credit hour part-time, $7.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: 11-hour patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. 38,466 books, 44,853 microform titles, 7,658 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $254,671. 33 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The campus is located in Wilson, NC, a community of 37,000. Raleigh, the capital, is 45 miles west of Wilson.

■ WINGATE UNIVERSITY H-3

PO Box 159
Wingate, NC 28174-0159
Tel: (704)233-8000
Free: 800-755-5550
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wingate.edu/

Description:

Independent Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1896. Setting: 330-acre small town campus with easy access to Charlotte. Total enrollment: 1,632. Faculty: 152 (99 full-time, 53 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,247 applied, 84% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 72% from top half. 6 class presidents, 6 valedictorians, 23 student government officers. Full-time: 1,311 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 30 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 17 other countries, 39% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 11% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 3% 25 or older, 84% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $23,300 includes full-time tuition ($15,800), mandatory fees ($1050), and college room and board ($6450). Part-time tuition: $525 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $175 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 20% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Community Service Organization, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Government Association, Christian Student Union. Major annual events: homecoming, fall/spring festivals, Parents' Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,078 college housing spaces available; 1,054 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Ethel K. Smith Library with 107,187 books, 440,680 microform titles, 15,325 serials, 6,925 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ WINSTON-SALEM BIBLE COLLEGE C-5

4117 Northampton Dr.
PO Box 777
Winston-Salem, NC 27102-0777
Tel: (336)744-0900
Fax: (336)744-0901
Web Site: http://www.wsbc.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1949. Total enrollment: 40. Calendar: semesters.

■ WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY C-5

601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27110-0003
Tel: (336)750-2000
Free: 800-257-4052
Admissions: (336)750-2070
Fax: (336)750-2079
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wssu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1892. Setting: 94-acre urban campus. Endowment: $16 million. Total enrollment: 5,566. Faculty: 315 (208 full-time, 107 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 2,889 applied, 79% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 19% from top quarter, 58% from top half. Full-time: 4,631 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 633 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 8 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 84% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 26% 25 or older, 46% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; computer and information sciences; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, 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. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 1 recommendation. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $1451 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,090 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1354 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level. College room and board: $5298. College room only: $3122. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Lyceum Series. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 1,664 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. O'Kelly Library with 197,765 books, 196,000 microform titles, 1,010 serials, 2,198 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Wake Forest University.

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ALAMANCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 8000
Graham, NC 27253-8000
Tel: (336)578-2002
Fax: (336)578-1987
Web Site: http://www.alamance.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Martin H. Nadelman
Registrar: Suzanne Lucier
Admissions: Suzanne Lucier
Financial Aid: Elizabeth Solazzo
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time, $5 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,770, PT 2,515 Faculty: FT 99, PT 139 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Library Holdings: 22,114 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, NAACLS

APEX SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY

5104 Revere Rd.
Durham, NC 27713
Tel: (919)572-1625
Fax: (919)572-1762
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.apexsot.org/
President/CEO: Dr. Joesph E. Perkins
Admissions: Dr. Joseph E. Perkins
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: interdenominational % Accepted: 75 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Tuition: $325 per course part-time. Calendar System: Semester Enrollment: FT 10, PT 26, Grad 8 Faculty: FT 3, PT 12 Student-Faculty Ratio: 2:1 Professional Accreditation: TACCS

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Boone, NC 28608
Tel: (828)262-2000
Admissions: (828)262-2120
Fax: (828)262-3296
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.appstate.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Kenneth Peacock
Registrar: Don Rankins
Admissions: Paul Hiatt
Financial Aid: Esther Captain
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of North Carolina System Scores: 99.25% SAT V 400+; 99.3% SAT M 400+; 53.85% ACT 18-23; 36.17% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 69 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $45.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $45. State resident tuition: $2221 full-time, $80 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,963 full-time, $425 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1697 full-time. College room and board: $4960. College room only: $3100. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 12,043, PT 943, Grad 1,667 Faculty: FT 703, PT 295 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 32 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 42 Library Holdings: 904,597 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 122 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AAMFT, AAFCS, ACA, ADtA, APA, ASLHA, CSWE, JRCEPAT, NASAD, NASM, NASPAA, NAST, NCATE, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHARLOTTE

2110 Water Ridge Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28217
Tel: (704)357-8020
Fax: (704)357-1133
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aich.artinstitutes.edu/
President/CEO: Elizabeth Guinan
Admissions: Gil Cendejas
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Education Management Corporation Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $23,232 full-time, $363 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $200 full-time. College room only: $5580. Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 564, PT 255 Faculty: FT 21, PT 31 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 26 Library Holdings: 15,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 112 quarter hours, Associates; 188 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

ASHEVILLE-BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

340 Victoria Rd.
Asheville, NC 28801-4897
Tel: (828)254-1921
Fax: (828)251-6355
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.abtech.edu/
President/CEO: K. Ray Bailey
Registrar: Scott Douglas
Admissions: Lisa Bush
Financial Aid: Lynn Deyton
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time, $211 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $28 full-time, $11 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,042, PT 3,585 Faculty: FT 120, PT 464 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 37,439 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, JRCERT, NAACLS

BARBER-SCOTIA COLLEGE

145 Cabarrus Ave., West
Concord, NC 28025-5187
Tel: (704)789-2900
Free: 800-610-0778
Admissions: (704)789-2902
Fax: (704)784-3817
Web Site: http://www.b-sc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Gloria Bromell-Tinubu
Registrar: Emma Witherspoon
Admissions: Edward Alexander
Financial Aid: Raymond Robinson
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Admission Plans: Early Admission Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 737, PT 5 Faculty: FT 34, PT 8 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 90 Library Holdings: 24,270 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 125 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Softball W; Tennis M; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

BARTON COLLEGE

PO Box 5000
Wilson, NC 27893-7000
Tel: (252)399-6300
Free: 800-345-4973
Admissions: (252)399-6314
Fax: (252)237-4957
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.barton.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Norval C. Kneten
Registrar: Sheila Milne
Admissions: Amy Denton
Financial Aid: Bettie Westbrook
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Scores: 88.2% SAT V 400+; 90.6% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 70 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,470 includes full-time tuition ($15,390), mandatory fees ($1280), and college room and board ($5800). College room only: $2774. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $654 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 917, PT 272 Faculty: FT 79, PT 32 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 71 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 39 Library Holdings: 169,836 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 126 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: CSWE, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

BEAUFORT COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 1069
Washington, NC 27889-1069
Tel: (252)946-6194
Admissions: (252)940-6233
Fax: (252)946-0271
Web Site: http://www.beaufortccc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David McLawhorn
Registrar: Doris King
Admissions: Gary Burbage
Financial Aid: Harold Smith
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: August 18 Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time. Mandatory fees: $64 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 733, PT 691 Faculty: FT 159, PT 163 Exams: Other, SAT I and SAT II or ACT Library Holdings: 25,734 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: NAACLS

BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE

100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd.
Belmont, NC 28012-1802
Tel: (704)825-6700; 888-BAC-0110
Admissions: (704)825-6884
Fax: (704)825-6670
Web Site: http://www.belmontabbeycollege.edu/
President/CEO: Bill Thierfelder
Registrar: Heather Metress
Admissions: Michael Poll
Financial Aid: Lawton Blandford
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 93% SAT V 400+; 92% SAT M 400+; 58% ACT 18-23; 17% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. One-time mandatory fee: $672. Comprehensive fee: $25,310 includes full-time tuition ($15,910), mandatory fees ($814), and college room and board ($8586). College room only: $4829. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course level, course load, location, program, reciprocity agreements, and student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, location, and student level. Part-time tuition: $499 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $201 per hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course level, course load, location, reciprocity agreements, and student level. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 712, PT 88 Faculty: FT 41, PT 40 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 65 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 48 Library Holdings: 110,050 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

BENNETT COLLEGE FOR WOMEN

900 East Washington St.
Greensboro, NC 27401-3239
Tel: (336)273-4431
Admissions: (336)517-8624
Web Site: http://www.bennett.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole
Registrar: Dr. Carl Manuel
Admissions: Ulisa Bowles
Financial Aid: Stephanie Lynch
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Women Affiliation: United Methodist Scores: 62% SAT V 400+; 55% SAT M 400+; 26% ACT 18-23; 1% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 57 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $19,089 includes full-time tuition ($11,509), mandatory fees ($1730), and college room and board ($5850). College room only: $2937. Part-time tuition: $479 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $718 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 566, PT 6 Faculty: FT 49, PT 18 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 85 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 75 Library Holdings: 119,191 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: CSWE, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Cross-Country Running W; Softball W; Tennis W; Track and Field W; Volleyball W

BLADEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 266
Dublin, NC 28332-0266
Tel: (910)879-5500
Admissions: (910)879-5574
Fax: (910)879-5508
Web Site: http://www.bladen.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Darrell Page
Registrar: Barry Priest
Admissions: Jeff Kornegay
Financial Aid: Marva Dinkins
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $66 full-time, $25.75 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 838, PT 569 Faculty: FT 32, PT 53 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 19,881 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

180 West Campus Dr.
Flat Rock, NC 28731-4728
Tel: (828)694-1700
Admissions: (828)694-1801
Fax: (828)694-1690
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.blueridge.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David W. Sink, Jr.
Registrar: Kirsten Bunch
Admissions: Frank Byrd
Financial Aid: Wanda Bodenhammer
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 787, PT 1,172 Faculty: FT 75, PT 227 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Library Holdings: 47,655 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M

BREVARD COLLEGE

400 North Broad St.
Brevard, NC 28712-3306
Tel: (828)883-8292
Free: 800-527-9090
Admissions: (828)884-8300
Fax: (828)884-3790
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brevard.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Drew L. Van Horn
Registrar: Adelaide H. Kersh
Admissions: Joretta Nelson
Financial Aid: Lisanne J. Masterson
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Scores: 90% SAT V 400+; 91% SAT M 400+; 59% ACT 18-23; 11% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 74 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $21,970 includes full-time tuition ($15,620), mandatory fees ($370), and college room and board ($5980). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $620 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $20 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 572, PT 25 Faculty: FT 56, PT 28 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 62 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 70 Library Holdings: 57,281 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 30
Supply, NC 28462-0030
Tel: (910)755-7300
Free: 800-754-1050
Admissions: (910)755-7321
Fax: (910)754-9609
Web Site: http://www.brunswick.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. W. Michael Reaves
Registrar: Lynn Morgan
Admissions: Matlynn Bryant Yeoman
Financial Aid: Paula Almond
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1185 full-time, $39.50 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6585 full-time, $219.50 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $73 full-time, $37 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 493, PT 510 Faculty: FT 29, PT 80 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 20,032 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AHIMA Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Golf M; Softball W

CABARRUS COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

401 Medical Park Dr.
Concord, NC 28025
Tel: (704)783-1555
Admissions: (704)783-1616
Fax: (704)783-1764
Web Site: http://www.cabarruscollege.edu/
President/CEO: Anita A. Brown, RN
Registrar: Bob Davis
Admissions: Mark Ellison
Financial Aid: Valarie Richard
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 94% SAT V 400+; 88% SAT M 400+; 75% ACT 18-23 % Accepted: 69 Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Tuition: $7300 full-time, $230 per hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 207, PT 101 Faculty: FT 24, PT 26 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 7,676 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 61 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ARCEST, AACN, AOTA, NLN

CALDWELL COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

2855 Hickory Blvd.
Hudson, NC 28638-2397
Tel: (828)726-2200
Admissions: (828)726-2703
Fax: (828)726-2490
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cccti.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Kenneth A. Boham
Registrar: Johnna Coffey
Admissions: Carolyn Woodard
Financial Aid: Dianne Henderson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1185 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6585 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $4. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,281, PT 2,463 Faculty: FT 119, PT 288 Library Holdings: 50,770 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: JRCEDMS, JRCERT, JRCNMT Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Golf M; Volleyball W

CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY

PO Box 97
Buies Creek, NC 27506
Tel: (910)893-1200
Free: 800-334-4111
Admissions: (910)893-1291
Fax: (910)893-1288
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.campbell.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jerry M. Wallace
Registrar: David McGirt
Admissions: Herbert V. Kerner Jr.
Financial Aid: Nancy Beasley
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Baptist State Convention Scores: 95% SAT V 400+; 97% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 61 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $22,835 includes full-time tuition ($17,027) and college room and board ($5808). Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,566, PT 126, Grad 691 Faculty: FT 188, PT 148 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 57 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 50 Library Holdings: 218,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates; 128 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ABA, ACPhE, ATS, CSWE, JRCEPAT, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

411 North Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401-3993
Tel: (910)362-7000
Admissions: (910)362-7054
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cfcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Eric B. McKeithan
Registrar: Phil Farinholt
Admissions: Linda Kasyan
Financial Aid: Linda Smiley
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 19 Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For vocational programs: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $70 full-time, $7 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 3,160, PT 4,341 Faculty: FT 225, PT 249 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Library Holdings: 47,761 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, AOTA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M; Cheerleading M & W; Golf M; Softball M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball M & W

CAROLINAS COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

PO Box 32861, 1200 Blythe Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28232-2861
Tel: (704)355-5043
Fax: (704)355-5967
Web Site: http://www.carolinascollege.edu/
President/CEO: Ellen Sheppard
Registrar: Rhoda Gallo
Admissions: Kim Wagner
Financial Aid: Kim Bradshaw
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Carolinas Healthcare System Scores: 93% SAT V 400+; 93% SAT M 400+; 50% ACT 18-23; 13% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Tuition: $6145 full-time, $175 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $250 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 146, PT 312 Faculty: FT 30, PT 21 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 5 Library Holdings: 9,810 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 56 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: NAACLS, NLN

CARTERET COMMUNITY COLLEGE

3505 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557-2989
Tel: (252)222-6000
Admissions: (252)222-6153
Fax: (252)222-6274
Web Site: http://www.carteret.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Joseph T. Barwick
Registrar: Rick Hill
Admissions: Rick Hill
Financial Aid: Rick Hill
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1,314 full-time, $55.75 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7,074 full-time, $235.75 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $66 full-time, $15.25 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 639, PT 1,020 Faculty: FT 44, PT 71 Library Holdings: 22,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: CARC, JRCERT Intercollegiate Athletics: Softball M & W; Volleyball M & W

CATAWBA COLLEGE

2300 West Innes St.
Salisbury, NC 28144-2488
Tel: (704)637-4111
Free: 800-CAT-AWBA
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.catawba.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert E. Knott
Registrar: Carol Gamble
Admissions: Dr. Russell Watjen
Financial Aid: Melanie C. McCulloh
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Church of Christ Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 44% ACT 18-23; 35% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 68 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $25,000 includes full-time tuition ($18,750) and college room and board ($6250). Full-time tuition varies according to class time. Part-time tuition: $500 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and degree level. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,222, PT 34, Grad 32 Faculty: FT 72, PT 26 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 66 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 67 Library Holdings: 112,447 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: JRCEPAT, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M; Lacrosse M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2550 Hwy. 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602-9699
Tel: (828)327-7000
Fax: (828)327-7000
Web Site: http://www.cvcc.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Cuyler A. Dunbar
Admissions: Caroline Farmer
Financial Aid: Deborah Barger
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For some vocational programs: High school diploma or equivalent not required Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,524, PT 2,419 Faculty: FT 101, PT 342 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 46,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, AHIMA, ACBSP, CARC, JRCEMT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Golf M; Volleyball W

CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1105 Kelly Dr.
Sanford, NC 27330-9000
Tel: (919)775-5401
Fax: (919)775-1221
Web Site: http://www.cccc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Marvin R. Joyner
Registrar: Katie Campbell
Admissions: Ken R. Hoyle, Jr.
Financial Aid: Jackie Thomas
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Scores: 75% SAT V 400+; 75% SAT M 400+; 25% ACT 18-23 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,845, PT 3,012 Faculty: FT 156, PT 269 Student-Faculty Ratio: 8:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 50,479 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235-5009
Tel: (704)330-2722
Admissions: (704)330-6784
Web Site: http://www.cpcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. P. Anthony Zeiss
Registrar: Linda McComb
Admissions: Linda McComb
Financial Aid: Don Woodside
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For welding program: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $170 full-time, $56 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 6,115, PT 10,516 Faculty: FT 309, PT 1,725 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Library Holdings: 102,649 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ABET, AAMAE, ADA, AHIMA, APTA, CARC, NAACLS

CHOWAN UNIVERSITY

200 Jones Dr.
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Tel: (252)398-6500
Free: 800-488-4101
Admissions: (252)398-6314
Fax: (252)398-1190
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.chowan.edu
President/CEO: Dr. M. Christopher White
Registrar: Lloyd Lee Wilson
Admissions: Jonathan Wirt
Financial Aid: Stephanie Harrell
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Baptist Scores: 67% SAT V 400+; 67% SAT M 400+; 33% ACT 18-23; 1% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $21,350 includes full-time tuition ($14,600), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($6600). College room only: $3100. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $230 per hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 800 Faculty: FT 49, PT 30 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 87 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 79 Library Holdings: 93,676 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 61 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running W; Football M; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

CLEVELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

137 South Post Rd.
Shelby, NC 28152
Tel: (704)484-4000
Admissions: (704)484-4073
Web Site: http://www.clevelandcommunitycollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. L. Steve Thornburg
Registrar: Shaunda Leonhardt
Admissions: Alan Price
Financial Aid: Andy Gardner
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $38 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,241, PT 1,806 Faculty: FT 67, PT 176 Library Holdings: 34,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: JRCERT

COASTAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

444 Western Blvd.
Jacksonville, NC 28546-6899
Tel: (910)455-1221
Admissions: (910)938-6254
Fax: (910)455-2767
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.coastalcarolina.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Ronald K. Lingle, Jr.
Admissions: Don Herring
Financial Aid: John Kopka
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System % Accepted: 78 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time, $5 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,072, PT 2,039 Faculty: FT 132, PT 129 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Library Holdings: 44,062 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ARCEST, ADA, NAACLS

COLLEGE OF THE ALBEMARLE

PO Box 2327
Elizabeth City, NC 27906-2327
Tel: (252)335-0821
Fax: (252)335-2011
Web Site: http://www.albemarle.edu/
President/CEO: Lynne M. Bunch
Registrar: Mary Louise Brown
Admissions: Kenny Krentz
Financial Aid: Angela Godfrey-Dawson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Scores: 52% SAT V 400+; 64% SAT M 400 + Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 854, PT 1,217 Faculty: FT 60, PT 62 Library Holdings: 48,400 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Soccer M

CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

800 College Ct.
New Bern, NC 28562-4984
Tel: (252)638-4131
Admissions: (252)638-7220
Fax: (252)638-4649
Web Site: http://www.craven.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert Scott Ralls
Admissions: John Fonville
Financial Aid: Kathy Banks
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 63, PT 103 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 21,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M; Softball M & W

DAVIDSON COLLEGE

Davidson, NC 28035
Tel: (704)894-2000
Free: 800-768-0380
Admissions: (704)894-2230
Fax: (704)894-2016
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.davidson.edu/
President/CEO: Robert F. Vagt
Registrar: Dr. Hansford M. Epes, Jr.
Admissions: Christopher J. Gruber
Financial Aid: Kathleen Stevenson-McNeely
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 4% ACT 18-23; 46% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 27 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 02 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED not accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $36,825 includes full-time tuition ($28,667) and college room and board ($8158). College room only: $4308. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,683 Faculty: FT 159, PT 8 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 35 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 91 Library Holdings: 422,035 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 32 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M; Lacrosse W; Rugby M; Sailing M & W; Soccer M & W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball W; Weight Lifting M & W; Wrestling M

DAVIDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 1287
Lexington, NC 27293-1287
Tel: (336)249-8186
Fax: (336)249-0379
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.davidson.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Mary E. Rittling
Registrar: Sara B. Dodd
Admissions: Rick Travis
Financial Aid: Anita Pennix
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1140 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6330 full-time, $211 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1088 full-time, $27.25 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 829, PT 1,474 Faculty: FT 72, PT 140 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 56,445 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ABET, AHIMA, NAACLS, NLN

DEVRY UNIVERSITY

4521 Sharon Rd., Ste. 145
Charlotte, NC 28211-3627
Tel: (704)362-2345; (866)923-3879
Fax: (704)362-2668
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: DeVry University Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,790 full-time, $440 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time, $30 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 32, PT 35, Grad 99 Faculty: FT 4, PT 11 Student-Faculty Ratio: 6:1 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 122 credits, Bachelors

DUKE UNIVERSITY

Durham, NC 27708-0586
Tel: (919)684-8111
Admissions: (919)684-3214
Fax: (919)681-8941
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.duke.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Richard H. Brodhead
Registrar: Bruce Cunningham
Admissions: Christoph Guttentag
Financial Aid: Jim Belvin, Jr.
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Church Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 3% ACT 18-23; 35% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 22 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 02 Application Fee: $70.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED not accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $70. Comprehensive fee: $43,115 includes full-time tuition ($32,845), mandatory fees ($1118), and college room and board ($9152). College room only: $4950. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 6,470, PT 64, Grad 5,699 Faculty: FT 964 Student-Faculty Ratio: 8:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 40 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 82 Library Holdings: 5,496,408 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 34 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACEHSA, AACN, AANA, ABA, APTA, APA, AClPE, AALS, ATS, LCMEAMA, NCATE, NLN, SAF Intercollegiate Athletics: Badminton M & W; Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Fencing M & W; Field Hockey M & W; Football M & W; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Racquetball M & W; Rugby M & W; Sailing M & W; Skiing (Cross-Country) M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball M & W; Squash M & W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Table Tennis M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W; Water Polo M & W; Wrestling M

DURHAM TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1637 Lawson St.
Durham, NC 27703-5023
Tel: (919)686-3300
Admissions: (919)686-3619
Web Site: http://www.durhamtech.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Phail Wynn, Jr.
Registrar: Julia Teasley
Admissions: Penny Augustine
Financial Aid: Kay Burruss
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,464, PT 4,178 Faculty: FT 118, PT 359 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 36,388 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, AOTA, COptA, CARC

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

East 5th St.
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Tel: (252)328-6131
Admissions: (252)328-6640
Fax: (252)328-6495
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Steven C. Ballard
Registrar: Angela Anderson
Admissions: Dr. Thomas E. Powell
Financial Aid: Charles Hawkins
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: The University of North Carolina Scores: 97% SAT V 400+; 98% SAT M 400+; 65% ACT 18-23; 14% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 74 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 15 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $2135 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,649 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1492 full-time. College room and board: $6840. College room only: $3790. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 15,832, PT 1,896, Grad 5,150 Faculty: FT 1,096, PT 196 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 28 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 28 Library Holdings: 4,213,205 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, AAMFT, AAFCS, AANA, ACNM, ACCE, ADtA, AHIMA, ACSP, AOTA, APTA, ASLHA, CORE, CSWE, FIDER, JRCEPAT, LCMEAMA, NAACLS, NAIT, NASAD NASM, NASPAA, NCATE, NLN, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

ECPI TECHNICAL COLLEGE

4101 Doie Cope Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27613-7387
Tel: (919)571-0057
Free: 800-986-1200
Fax: (919)571-0780
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ecpi.net/
President/CEO: Richard Wechner
Admissions: Susan Wells
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Application Deadline: Rolling H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Tuition: $9750 full-time. Calendar System: Trimester, Summer Session Not available Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT I, SAT II Credit Hours For Degree: 65 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

EDGECOMBE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2009 West Wilson St.
Tarboro, NC 27886-9399
Tel: (252)823-5166
Fax: (252)823-6817
Web Site: http://www.edgecombe.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Hartwell H. Fuller, Jr.
Registrar: Catherine Dupree
Admissions: Thomas B. Anderson
Financial Aid: Carolyn Knight
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $72 full-time, $2.75 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 947, PT 1,606 Faculty: FT 81, PT 69 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 42,460 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AHIMA, CARC, JRCERT

ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY

1704 Weeksville Rd.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909-7806
Tel: (252)335-3400
Free: 800-347-3278
Admissions: (252)335-3305
Fax: (252)335-3731
Web Site: http://www.ecsu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Mickey L. Burnim
Registrar: Vincent L. Beamon
Admissions: Grady Deese
Financial Aid: Andre Farley
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of North Carolina System Scores: 59% SAT V 400+; 66% SAT M 400+; 26% ACT 18-23; 1% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $1399 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $9738 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1824 full-time. College room and board: $4709. College room only: $2867. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,118, PT 319, Grad 33 Faculty: FT 128, PT 88 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 98 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 49 Library Holdings: 193,880 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: NAIT, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Football M; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W

ELON UNIVERSITY

2700 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244-2010
Tel: (336)278-2000
Free: 800-334-8448
Admissions: (336)278-3566
Fax: (336)538-3986
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.elon.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Leo M. Lambert
Registrar: Mark R. Albertson
Admissions: Susan C. Klopman
Financial Aid: Pat Murphy
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Church of Christ Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 21% ACT 18-23; 68% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 41 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 10 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $25,371 includes full-time tuition ($18,699), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($6422). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $588 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $125 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,607, PT 95, Grad 254 Faculty: FT 279, PT 91 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 34 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 59 Library Holdings: 240,058 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 132 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, APTA, JRCEPAT, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field W; Volleyball W

FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY

1200 Murchison Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301-4298
Tel: (910)672-1111
Free: 800-222-2594
Admissions: (910)486-1371
Fax: (910)672-1769
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uncfsu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. T.J. Bryan
Registrar: Ivan Walker
Admissions: Roxie Shabazz
Financial Aid: Lois L. McKoy
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of North Carolina System % Accepted: 80 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: July 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $1746 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,482 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1459 full-time. College room and board: $4570. College room only: $2570. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,119, PT 910, Grad 1,043 Faculty: FT 200, PT 74 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 71 Library Holdings: 311,016 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACN, CSWE, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 35236
Fayetteville, NC 28303-0236
Tel: (910)678-8400
Admissions: (910)678-8274
Fax: (910)678-8407
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.faytechcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Larry B. Norris
Registrar: Sheila B. Locklear
Admissions: James Kelley
Financial Aid: Constance Wells
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time, $30 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,048, PT 6,902 Faculty: FT 298, PT 565 Student-Faculty Ratio: 29:1 Library Holdings: 61,580 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ABET, ABFSE, ADA, APTA, CARC, JRCERT, NLN

FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103-5197
Tel: (336)723-0371
Admissions: (336)734-7331
Fax: (336)761-2098
Web Site: http://www.forsythtech.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Gary M. Green
Registrar: Dr. J. Bruce Shepherd
Admissions: Patrice Mitchell
Financial Aid: Regina D. Draughn
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: August 25 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $948 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5268 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $35 full-time, $24 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,509, PT 4,469 Faculty: FT 175, PT 311 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 41,606 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Professional Accreditation: ABET, AAMAE, ADA, CARC, JRCEDMS, JRCERT, JRCNMT

GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY

PO Box 997
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Tel: (704)406-2361
Free: 800-253-6472
Admissions: (704)406-4491
Fax: (704)434-4488
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gardner-webb.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Frank R. Campbell
Registrar: Stephen Sain
Admissions: Nathan Alexander
Financial Aid: Steven C. Varley
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Baptist Scores: 92% SAT V 400+; 92% SAT M 400+; 62% ACT 18-23; 20% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 72 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $21,850 includes full-time tuition ($15,960), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($5540). College room only: $2840. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $295 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,222, PT 404, Grad 991 Faculty: FT 133, PT 188 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 67 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 71 Library Holdings: 230,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates; 128 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AClPE, ACBSP, ATS, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

GASTON COLLEGE

201 Hwy. 321 South
Dallas, NC 28034-1499
Tel: (704)922-6200
Admissions: (704)922-6219
Web Site: http://www.gaston.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Patricia Skinner
Registrar: Lynn Preston
Admissions: Michelle Wray
Financial Aid: Peggy Oates
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For vocational programs: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $80 full-time, $2.50 per credit hour part-time, $12 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,449, PT 2,599 Faculty: FT 119, PT 238 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Library Holdings: 49,434 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ABET, AAMAE

GREENSBORO COLLEGE

815 West Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27401-1875
Tel: (336)272-7102
Free: 800-346-8226
Fax: (336)271-6634
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gborocollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Craven E. Williams
Admissions: Timothy L. Jackson
Financial Aid: Ron Elmore
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Scores: 92% SAT V 400+; 91% SAT M 400+; 55% ACT 18-23; 24% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $25,040 includes full-time tuition ($17,850), mandatory fees ($270), and college room and board ($6920). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $480 per hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 923, PT 242, Grad 61 Faculty: FT 61, PT 64 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 64 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 48 Library Holdings: 108,350 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

GUILFORD COLLEGE

5800 West Friendly Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27410-4173
Tel: (336)316-2000
Free: 800-992-7759
Admissions: (336)316-2100
Fax: (336)316-2954
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.guilford.edu/
President/CEO: Kent J. Chabotar
Registrar: Norma Middleton
Admissions: Randy Doss
Financial Aid: Dianne H. Harrison
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Society of Friends Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 40% ACT 18-23; 49% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 63 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 15 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $29,710 includes full-time tuition ($22,690), mandatory fees ($330), and college room and board ($6690). Part-time tuition: $700 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $330 per year. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,251, PT 431 Faculty: FT 124, PT 78 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 67 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 80 Library Holdings: 157,054 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

GUILFORD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 309
Jamestown, NC 27282-0309
Tel: (336)334-4822
Web Site: http://www.gtcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Donald W. Cameron
Registrar: Dr. Brad Burch
Admissions: Jeanne Groome
Financial Aid: Lisa Koretoff
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time. Mandatory fees: $75 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,930, PT 5,561 Faculty: FT 540, PT 682 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 74,958 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, ACF, ADA, APTA

HALIFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Drawer 809
Weldon, NC 27890-0809
Tel: (252)536-4221
Admissions: (252)536-7220
Fax: (252)536-4144
Web Site: http://www.hcc.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Ted H. Gasper, Jr.
Registrar: Karen Wright
Admissions: Scottie Dickens
Financial Aid: Tara Keeten
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time, $211 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $80 full-time, $5 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 65, PT 82 Library Holdings: 26,527 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, NAACLS

HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

185 Freedlander Dr.
Clyde, NC 28721-9453
Tel: (828)627-2821
Admissions: (828)627-4505
Fax: (828)627-4513
Web Site: http://www.haywood.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Nathan L. Hodges
Registrar: Jennifer Chandler
Admissions: Debbie Rowland
Financial Aid: Kathy Lovedahl
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time, $211 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $49 full-time, $13 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 876, PT 1,112 Faculty: FT 67, PT 56 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 26,788 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE

HERITAGE BIBLE COLLEGE

PO Box 1628
Dunn, NC 28335-1628
Tel: (910)892-3178
Free: 800-297-6351
Fax: (910)892-1809
Web Site: http://www.heritagebiblecollege.org/
President/CEO: Dr. Dwarka Ramphal
Registrar: Rev. Dale Wallace
Admissions: Zhenya Ramphal
Financial Aid: Vickie Williford
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Pentecostal Free Will Baptist % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $6600 includes full-time tuition ($3600), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($2400). College room only: $1440. Part-time tuition: $150 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 84, PT 32 Faculty: FT 4, PT 14 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 100 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 2 Library Holdings: 20,585 Credit Hours For Degree: 66 credit hours, Associates; 129 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC, TACCS

HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY

University Station, Montlieu Ave.
High Point, NC 27262-3598
Tel: (336)841-9000
Free: 800-345-6993
Admissions: (336)841-9216
Fax: (336)841-5123
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.highpoint.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jacob C. Martinson
Registrar: Diana L. Estey
Admissions: Jessie Mcllrath-Carter
Financial Aid: Dana D. Kelly
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Scores: 96% SAT V 400+; 94% SAT M 400+; 57% ACT 18-23; 28% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 67 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 15 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $26,000 includes full-time tuition ($16,760), mandatory fees ($1650), and college room and board ($7590). College room only: $3400. Part-time tuition: $263 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,325, PT 199, Grad 236 Faculty: FT 122, PT 105 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 76 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 60 Library Holdings: 205,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ACBSP, JRCEPAT, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 804
Spindale, NC 28160-0804
Tel: (828)286-3636
Fax: (828)286-8109
Web Site: http://www.isothermal.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Willard L. Lewis
Registrar: Kelly Metcalf
Admissions: Maggie Killoran
Financial Aid: Jeff Boyle
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 988, PT 1,017 Faculty: FT 60, PT 54 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 35,200 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates

JAMES SPRUNT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 398
Kenansville, NC 28349-0398
Tel: (910)296-2400
Admissions: (910)296-2500
Fax: (910)296-1222
Web Site: http://www.sprunt.com/
President/CEO: Dr. Mary T. Wood
Registrar: Rita B. Brown
Admissions: Lea Grady
Financial Aid: Connie Taylor
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System % Accepted: 83 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $40 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $220 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $70 full-time, $70 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 643, PT 727 Faculty: FT 60, PT 69 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Library Holdings: 23,497 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE Intercollegiate Athletics: Softball W; Volleyball M & W

JOHN WESLEY COLLEGE

2314 North Centennial St.
High Point, NC 27265-3197
Tel: (336)889-2262
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.johnwesley.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Brian C. Donley
Registrar: Denise Matthews
Admissions: Greg Workman
Financial Aid: Shirley Carter
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: interdenominational % Accepted: 52 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Tuition: $8512 full-time, $392 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $646 full-time, $323 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $1990. Room charges vary according to housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 84, PT 46 Faculty: FT 10, PT 11 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 79 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 14 Library Holdings: 43,305 Credit Hours For Degree: 66 semester hours, Associates; 128 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC

JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY

100 Beatties Ford Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28216-5398
Tel: (704)378-1000
Free: 800-782-7303
Admissions: (704)378-1010
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jcsu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy
Registrar: Moses Jones
Admissions: Jocelyn Biggs
Financial Aid: Cynthia Anderson
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 82% SAT V 400+; 80% SAT M 400+; 25% ACT 18-23 % Accepted: 37 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $19,962 includes full-time tuition ($12,120), mandatory fees ($2279), and college room and board ($5563). College room only: $3201. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $361 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $240 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,340, PT 64 Faculty: FT 90, PT 31 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 75 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 80 Library Holdings: 97,340 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 122 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ACBSP, CSWE, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

901 West Trade St., Ste. 175
Charlotte, NC 28202
Tel: (980)598-1000; (866)598-2427
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jwucharlotte.org/
President/CEO: Arthur J. Gallagher
Admissions: Brian Stanley
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 74 Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $29,126 includes full-time tuition ($19,875), mandatory fees ($951), and college room and board ($8300). Part-time tuition: $368 per quarter hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter Enrollment: FT 2,150, PT 6 Faculty: FT 66, PT 9 Student-Faculty Ratio: 31:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 82 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges

JOHNSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 2350
Smithfield, NC 27577-2350
Tel: (919)934-3051
Admissions: (919)209-2048
Fax: (919)934-2150
Web Site: http://www.johnston.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Donald L. Reichard
Registrar: Deloris B. Cuddington
Admissions: Dr. Pam Harrell
Financial Aid: Dee Dee Daughtry
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $70 full-time, $1 per credit hour part-time, $15 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,628, PT 2,467 Faculty: FT 122, PT 211 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Library Holdings: 31,550 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: JRCERT Intercollegiate Athletics: Golf M & W; Softball M & W; Volleyball M & W

KING'S COLLEGE

322 Lamar Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28204-2436
Tel: (704)372-0266
Free: 800-768-2255
Admissions: (704)688-3613
Fax: (704)348-2029
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.kingscollege.org/
President/CEO: Barbara Rokecharlie
Admissions: Barbara Rockecharlie
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Costs Per Year: Comprehensive fee: $17,920 includes full-time tuition ($11,960) and college room and board ($5960). Calendar System: Quarter Professional Accreditation: ACICS

LEES-MCRAE COLLEGE

PO Box 128
Banner Elk, NC 28604-0128
Tel: (828)898-5241
Free: 800-280-4562
Admissions: (828)898-8829
Fax: (828)898-8814
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www2.lmc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David Bushman
Registrar: Aaron Aure
Admissions: Walt Crutchfield
Financial Aid: Lester McKenzie
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Scores: 89% SAT V 400+; 92% SAT M 400+; 55% ACT 18-23; 17% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 74 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,000 includes full-time tuition ($18,000) and college room and board ($6000). Part-time tuition: $500 per semester hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 866, PT 16 Faculty: FT 55, PT 1 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 58 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 70 Library Holdings: 88,756 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACN, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W

LENOIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 188
Kinston, NC 28502-0188
Tel: (252)527-6223
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lenoircc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Brantley Briley
Registrar: George Vick
Admissions: Tammy Buck
Financial Aid: Mary Anne Dawson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,337, PT 1,270 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 55,053 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M; Volleyball M & W

LENOIR-RHYNE COLLEGE

625 7th Ave. NE
Hickory, NC 28603
Tel: (828)328-1741
Free: 800-277-5721
Admissions: (828)328-7300
Fax: (828)328-7338
Web Site: http://www.lrc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Wayne B. Powell
Registrar: Kathy Hahn
Admissions: Rachel Nichols
Financial Aid: Rachel Nichols
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Lutheran Scores: 93% SAT V 400+; 91% SAT M 400+; 61% ACT 18-23; 18% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. One-time mandatory fee: $200. Comprehensive fee: $25,600 includes full-time tuition ($18,150), mandatory fees ($770), and college room and board ($6680). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $455 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,273, PT 134, Grad 172 Faculty: FT 90, PT 56 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 81 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 60 Library Holdings: 275,961 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AOTA, ACBSP, JRCEPAT, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

LIVINGSTONE COLLEGE

701 West Monroe St.
Salisbury, NC 28144-5298
Tel: (704)216-6000
Free: 800-835-3435
Admissions: (704)216-6005
Fax: (704)216-6217
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.livingstone.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Algeania W. Freeman
Registrar: Mary Gibson
Admissions: Rolanda Burney
Financial Aid: Terry Jeffries
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Scores: 64% SAT V 400+; 42% SAT M 400+; 9% ACT 18-23 % Accepted: 93 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $17,815 includes full-time tuition ($10,279), mandatory fees ($1895), and college room and board ($5641). College room only: $2501. Part-time tuition: $428.30 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $79 per hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 863, PT 32 Faculty: FT 54, PT 19 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 65 Library Holdings: 135,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 125 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: CSWE, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Bowling W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Softball W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

LOUISBURG COLLEGE

501 North Main St.
Louisburg, NC 27549-2399
Tel: (919)496-2521
Free: 800-775-0208
Admissions: (919)497-3228
Fax: (919)496-1788
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.louisburg.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Reginald W. Ponder
Registrar: Martha E. Hedgepeth
Admissions: Stephanie Buchanan
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Scores: 52% SAT V 400+; 55% SAT M 400+; 50% ACT 18-23 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 494, PT 8 Faculty: FT 27, PT 19 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 90 Library Holdings: 64,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball M & W

MARS HILL COLLEGE

PO Box 370
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Tel: (828)689-1307; (866)MHC-4-YOU
Admissions: (828)689-1201
Fax: (828)689-1474
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Dan G. Lunsford
Registrar: Edith Whitt
Admissions: Bob McLendon
Financial Aid: Myrtle Martin
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Baptist Scores: 88% SAT V 400+; 93% SAT M 400+; 65% ACT 18-23; 29% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 85 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,378 includes full-time tuition ($17,950) and college room and board ($6428). College room only: $3268. Part-time tuition: $500 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,227, PT 151 Faculty: FT 75, PT 69 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 75 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 25 Library Holdings: 98,150 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: CSWE, JRCEPAT, NASM, NAST, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Lacrosse M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

MARTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1161 Kehukee Park Rd.
Williamston, NC 27892
Tel: (252)792-1521
Fax: (252)792-0826
Web Site: http://www.martin.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Ann R. Britt
Registrar: Sonya Atkinson
Admissions: Sonya C. Atkinson
Financial Aid: Elvis Jones
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 281, PT 553 Faculty: FT 28, PT 31 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 36,443 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, ADA, APTA

MAYLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 547
Spruce Pine, NC 28777-0547
Tel: (828)765-7351
Fax: (828)765-0728
Web Site: http://www.mayland.edu
President/CEO: Dr. Thomas E. Williams
Registrar: Brenda Ward
Admissions: Cathy Morrison
Financial Aid: Pamela Ellis
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 487, PT 532 Faculty: FT 48, PT 84 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 19,041 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 credits, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M

MCDOWELL TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Route 1, Box 170
Marion, NC 28752-9724
Tel: (828)652-6021
Admissions: (828)652-6024
Fax: (828)652-1014
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mcdowelltech.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Virginia R. Mitchell
Registrar: Jimmy L. Biddix
Admissions: Lisa D. Byrd
Financial Aid: Kathy J. McKinney
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 40, PT 18 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 18,055 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Tennis M

MEREDITH COLLEGE

3800 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298
Tel: (919)760-8600
Free: 800-MEREDITH
Admissions: (919)760-8581
Fax: (919)829-2348
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.meredith.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Maureen A. Hartford
Registrar: Jody Hamilton-Davis
Admissions: Heidi Fletcher
Financial Aid: Patti Corjay
Type: Comprehensive Scores: 98.6% SAT V 400+; 98.6% SAT M 400+; 69.4% ACT 18-23; 15.3% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 95 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 15 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED not accepted. For if student seeking early admissions meets all high school unit/GPA requirements for admission: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $27,140 includes full-time tuition ($21,150), mandatory fees ($50), and college room and board ($5940). Part-time tuition: $555 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,645, PT 370, Grad 153 Faculty: FT 128, PT 122 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 68 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 46 Library Holdings: 186,100 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AAFCS, ADtA, CSWE, FIDER, NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Cross-Country Running W; Soccer W; Softball W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

METHODIST COLLEGE

5400 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28311-1498
Tel: (910)630-7000
Free: 800-488-7110
Admissions: (910)630-7027
Fax: (910)630-7317
Web Site: http://www.methodist.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. M. Elton Hendricks
Registrar: Dawn Congleton
Admissions: Rick Lowe
Financial Aid: Bonnie Adamson
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Scores: 90% SAT V 400+; 92% SAT M 400+; 59% ACT 18-23; 14% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,620 includes full-time tuition ($17,580), mandatory fees ($270), and college room and board ($6770). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $570 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,722, PT 473, Grad 62 Faculty: FT 108, PT 90 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 74 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 50 Library Holdings: 86,259 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 semester hours, Associates; 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ACBSP, CSWE, JRCEPAT, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Lacrosse W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

MITCHELL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

500 West Broad
Statesville, NC 28677-5293
Tel: (704)878-3200
Admissions: (704)878-3281
Fax: (704)878-0872
Web Site: http://www.mitchell.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Douglas O. Eason
Registrar: Gregory Stanley
Admissions: Dan Manning
Financial Aid: Karen Krider
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 993, PT 1,250 Faculty: FT 63, PT 77 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Library Holdings: 37,760 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AAMAE

MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1011 Page St.
Troy, NC 27371
Tel: (910)576-6222
Free: 800-839-6222
Web Site: http://www.montgomery.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Mary Powell Kirk
Registrar: Sandra E. Smith
Admissions: Kathy W. Harris
Financial Aid: Carolyn Hager
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $57 full-time, $28.25 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 391, PT 459 Faculty: FT 31, PT 42 Library Holdings: 14,859 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE

MONTREAT COLLEGE

PO Box 1267
Montreat, NC 28757-1267
Tel: (828)669-8012
Fax: (828)669-0120
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.montreat.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Dan W. Struble
Registrar: Keith Karriker
Admissions: Anita Darby
Financial Aid: Lisa H. Lankford
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 91% SAT M 400+; 54% ACT 18-23; 31% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $20,568 includes full-time tuition ($15,560) and college room and board ($5008). Part-time tuition: $480 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 935, PT 8, Grad 92 Faculty: FT 31, PT 89 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 75 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 34 Library Holdings: 68,100 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 126 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

MOUNT OLIVE COLLEGE

634 Henderson St.
Mount Olive, NC 28365
Tel: (919)658-2502
Fax: (919)658-8934
Web Site: http://www.moc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. J. William Byrd
Registrar: David L. Bourgeois
Admissions: Tim Woodard
Financial Aid: Karen Statler
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Free Will Baptist Scores: 84% SAT V 400+; 89% SAT M 400+; 50% ACT 18-23; 6% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 71 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $17,572 includes full-time tuition ($12,620) and college room and board ($4952). College room only: $2000. Part-time tuition: $215 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,946, PT 884 Faculty: FT 73, PT 168 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT I % Receiving Financial Aid: 49 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 13 Library Holdings: 65,413 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates; 126 semester hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball M & W

NASH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 7488
Rocky Mount, NC 27804-0488
Tel: (252)443-4011
Fax: (252)443-0828
Web Site: http://www.nash.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Katherine M. Johnson
Registrar: Kathy Adcox
Admissions: Mary Blount
Financial Aid: Tammy Lester
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 904, PT 1,663 Faculty: FT 70, PT 50 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT, SAT I and SAT II or ACT Library Holdings: 34,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: APTA

NEW LIFE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

PO Box 790106
Charlotte, NC 28206-7901
Tel: (704)334-6882
Fax: (704)334-6885
Web Site: http://www.nlts.org/
President/CEO: Dr. Eddie G. Grigg
Registrar: Judith Main
Financial Aid: Judith Main
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Calendar System: Quarter Professional Accreditation: TACCS

NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY

1601 East Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27411
Tel: (336)334-7500
Admissions: (336)334-7946
Fax: (336)334-7082
Web Site: http://www.ncat.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. James C. Renick
Registrar: Doris Graham Hunter
Admissions: Lee Young
Financial Aid: Sherri Avent
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of North Carolina System Scores: 68% SAT V 400+; 73.22% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 84 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $45.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $45. State resident tuition: $1769 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,211 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1355 full-time. College room and board: $5254. College room only: $2954. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 8,856, PT 879, Grad 1,368 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 72 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 29 Library Holdings: 541,403 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AAFCS, ACCE, ACA, ASLA, CSWE, NAIT, NASM, NAST, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

1801 Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27707-3129
Tel: (919)560-6100; 877-667-7533
Admissions: (919)530-6298
Web Site: http://www.nccu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. James Ammons
Registrar: Mildred M. Lyon
Admissions: Jocelyn L. Foy
Financial Aid: Sharon J. Oliver
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of North Carolina System Scores: 63% SAT V 400+; 68% SAT M 400+; 33% ACT 18-23; 5% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 77 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $1878 full-time, $235 per course part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,622 full-time, $1453 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $1218 full-time, $51 per course part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $4526. College room only: $2588. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,005, PT 1,348, Grad 1,392 Faculty: FT 325, PT 235 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 76 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 38 Library Holdings: 500,712 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AAFCS, ABA, ADtA, ALA, ASLHA, ACBSP, CSWE, NAST, NCATE, NLN, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Cross-Country Running M; Football M; Golf M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

1533 South Main St.
PO Box 12189
Winston-Salem, NC 27127-2188
Tel: (336)770-3399
Admissions: (336)770-3290
Fax: (336)770-3370
Web Site: http://www.ncarts.edu/
President/CEO: Wade Hobgood
Registrar: June R. Putt
Admissions: Sheeler Lawson
Financial Aid: Jane Kamiab
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of North Carolina System Scores: 94.04% SAT V 400+; 94.49% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 46 Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $2755 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,035 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1551 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room and board: $5700. College room only: $3035. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Trimester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 719, PT 7, Grad 101 Faculty: FT 135, PT 4 Student-Faculty Ratio: 8:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 57 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 55 Library Holdings: 87,917 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 142 credits, Bachelors

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

Raleigh, NC 27695
Tel: (919)515-2011
Admissions: (919)515-2434
Fax: (919)515-5039
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ncsu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert A. Barnhardt
Registrar: Dr. Louis Hunt
Admissions: Thomas Griffin
Financial Aid: Julia Rice Mallette
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of North Carolina System Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 37% ACT 18-23; 47% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 66 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 01 Application Fee: $60.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED not accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $60. State resident tuition: $3530 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $15,728 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1254 full-time. College room and board: $7040. College room only: $4288. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 19,226, PT 3,541, Grad 7,078 Faculty: FT 1,671, PT 193 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 38 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 33 Library Holdings: 3,389,517 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACA, APA, ASLA, AVMA, CSWE, NASAD, NASPAA, NCATE, NRPA, SAF Intercollegiate Athletics: Badminton M & W; Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Fencing M & W; Field Hockey M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Gymnastics W; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Racquetball M & W; Riflery M & W; Rugby M & W; Sailing M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Table Tennis M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W; Water Polo M & W; Wrestling M

NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN COLLEGE

3400 North Wesleyan Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8677
Tel: (252)985-5100
Free: 800-488-6292
Fax: (252)985-5325
Web Site: http://www.ncwc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Ian Newbould
Registrar: Cliff Sullivan
Financial Aid: Belinda G. Faulkner
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Church Scores: 81% SAT V 400+; 83% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 81 Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,670 includes full-time tuition ($16,000) and college room and board ($6670). College room only: $3000. Full-time tuition varies according to location. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $258 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to location. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,126, PT 626 Faculty: FT 53, PT 111 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 28 Library Holdings: 88,975 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

PAMLICO COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 185
Grantsboro, NC 28529-0185
Tel: (252)249-1851
Fax: (252)249-2377
Web Site: http://www.pamlico.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. F. Marion Altman
Registrar: John T. Jones
Admissions: Floyd H. Hardison
Financial Aid: John T. Jones
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 6, PT 4 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 19,500 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Professional Accreditation: AAMAE

PEACE COLLEGE

15 East Peace St.
Raleigh, NC 27604-1194
Tel: (919)508-2000
Free: 800-PEACE-47
Admissions: (919)508-2016
Fax: (919)508-2328
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.peace.edu/
President/CEO: Laura Carpenter Bingham
Registrar: Dr. Robert Page
Admissions: Dr. Catherine Church
Financial Aid: Angela Kirkley
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Women Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Scores: 89% SAT V 400+; 84% SAT M 400+; 34% ACT 18-23; 11% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 35 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $26,168 includes full-time tuition ($18,906), mandatory fees ($344), and college room and board ($6918). Part-time tuition: $400 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 668, PT 33 Faculty: FT 41, PT 37 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 70 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 82 Library Holdings: 51,118 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 63 semester hours, Associates; 125 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Cross-Country Running W; Soccer W; Softball W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY

PO Box 960
Misenheimer, NC 28109-0960
Tel: (704)463-1360
Free: 800-338-2060
Fax: (704)463-1363
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pfeiffer.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Charles M. Ambrose
Registrar: Larry Durrett
Admissions: Steve Cumming
Financial Aid: Lois Williams
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 67% ACT 18-23; 14% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 77 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,900 includes full-time tuition ($15,590) and college room and board ($6310). College room only: $3710. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $355 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,055, PT 147, Grad 948 Faculty: FT 65, PT 78 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 41 Library Holdings: 117,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

PIEDMONT BAPTIST COLLEGE

716 Franklin St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-5197
Tel: (336)725-8344
Free: 800-937-5097
Fax: (336)725-5522
Web Site: http://www.pbc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Charles Petitt
Registrar: Darlene Richter
Admissions: Ronnie Mathis
Financial Aid: Ronnie Mathis
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Baptist Scores: 12% ACT 18-23; 1% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 20, PT 14 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 32 Library Holdings: 50,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 69 credit hours, Associates; 135 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: TACCS Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Volleyball W

PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 1197
Roxboro, NC 27573-1197
Tel: (336)599-1181
Fax: (336)597-3817
Web Site: http://www.piedmont.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. H. James Owen
Registrar: Dr. Nydia Morales
Admissions: Sheila Williamson
Financial Aid: Frances Lunsford
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 826, PT 1,363 Faculty: FT 71, PT 86 Student-Faculty Ratio: 28:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 24,166 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 74 semester hours, Associates

PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Hwy. 11 South, PO Drawer 7007
Greenville, NC 27835-7007
Tel: (252)321-4200
Admissions: (252)321-4208
Fax: (252)321-4401
Web Site: http://www.pittcc.edu/
President/CEO: G. Dennis Massey
Registrar: Marietta Williams
Admissions: Kathy O. Kinlaw
Financial Aid: Lisa Reichstein
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,200, PT 2,780 Faculty: FT 172, PT 156 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 43,558 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 semester hours, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, AHIMA, AOTA, CARC, JRCEDMS, JRCERT Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Golf M & W; Volleyball W

QUEENS UNIVERSITY OF CHARLOTTE

1900 Selwyn Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28274-0002
Tel: (704)337-2200
Free: 800-849-0202
Admissions: (704)337-2445
Fax: (704)337-2403
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.queens.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Pamela S. Lewis
Registrar: Ruth Ann Engle
Admissions: Dr. Brian Ralph
Financial Aid: Eileen Dills
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 98% SAT M 400+; 56% ACT 18-23; 32% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 67 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $26,430 includes full-time tuition ($19,450) and college room and board ($6980). Part-time tuition: $290 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,016, PT 607, Grad 490 Faculty: FT 68, PT 43 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 55 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 75 Library Holdings: 126,242 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 122 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACN, ACBSP, NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

RANDOLPH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 1009
Asheboro, NC 27204-1009
Tel: (336)633-0200
Fax: (336)629-4695
Web Site: http://www.randolph.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Richard T. Heckman
Registrar: Carol M. Elmore
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 49, PT 112 Student-Faculty Ratio: 23:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 36,776 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: NLN

RICHMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 1189
Hamlet, NC 28345-1189
Tel: (910)582-7000
Admissions: (910)582-7113
Fax: (910)582-7102
Web Site: http://www.richmondcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Dianne Honeycutt
Registrar: Teri P. Jacobs
Admissions: Wanda B. Watts
Financial Aid: Beth McQueen
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $12 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 691, PT 781 Faculty: FT 51, PT 9 Student-Faculty Ratio: 29:1 Library Holdings: 26,381 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates

ROANOKE BIBLE COLLEGE

715 North Poindexter St.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4054
Tel: (252)334-2070
Free: 800-RBC-8980
Admissions: (252)334-2028
Fax: (252)334-2071
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.roanokebible.edu/
President/CEO: William A. Griffin
Registrar: Joan U. Sawyer
Admissions: Julie Fields
Financial Aid: Lisa W. Pipkin
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Christian Scores: 83% SAT V 400+; 84% SAT M 400+; 67% ACT 18-23 % Accepted: 49 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $13,480 includes full-time tuition ($7840), mandatory fees ($680), and college room and board ($4960). College room only: $2780. Part-time tuition: $245 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 158, PT 24 Faculty: FT 12, PT 15 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 70 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 65 Library Holdings: 28,552 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates; 128 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Volleyball W

ROANOKE-CHOWAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

109 Community College Rd.
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Tel: (252)862-1200
Admissions: (252)862-1225
Fax: (252)862-1353
Web Site: http://www.roanokechowan.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Mary C. Wyatt
Registrar: Mary Lou Byrum
Admissions: Sandra Copeland
Financial Aid: Phyllis Parker
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 491, PT 523 Faculty: FT 38, PT 70 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 29,268 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

ROBESON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Hwy. 301 North, PO Box 1420
Lumberton, NC 28359-1420
Tel: (910)738-7101
Admissions: (910)618-5680
Fax: (910)671-4143
Web Site: http://www.robeson.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Fred W. Williams, Jr.
Registrar: Georgia Moore
Admissions: Judy Revels
Financial Aid: Anna Maynor
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Calendar System: Semester Faculty: FT 44, PT 70 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 39,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: CARC

ROCKINGHAM COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 38
Wentworth, NC 27375-0038
Tel: (336)342-4261
Web Site: http://www.rcc.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert C. Keys
Registrar: Dr. LaCheata G. Hall
Admissions: Leigh Hawkins
Financial Aid: Coe Ann Greene
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7061 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $52 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 604, PT 1,432 Faculty: FT 66, PT 45 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Library Holdings: 43,044 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Volleyball M & W

ROWAN-CABARRUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 1595
Salisbury, NC 28145-1595
Tel: (704)637-0760
Fax: (704)633-6804
Web Site: http://www.rccc.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Richard L. Brownell
Admissions: Eddie H. Myers
Financial Aid: Lisa Ledbetter
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,255, PT 2,945 Faculty: FT 120, PT 131 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 23,005 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, JRCERT, NLN

ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE

1700 Dogwood Mile
Laurinburg, NC 28352-5598
Tel: (910)277-5000
Free: 800-763-0198
Admissions: (910)277-5555
Fax: (910)277-5087
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sapc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John Deegan, Jr.
Registrar: Deborah A. Smith
Admissions: Rev. Glenn Batten
Financial Aid: Kimberly Driggers
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Scores: 96% SAT V 400+; 92% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 76 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $24,756 includes full-time tuition ($17,162), mandatory fees ($900), and college room and board ($6694). College room only: $2748. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $410 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to location. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 706, PT 75 Faculty: FT 44, PT 20 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 59 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 76 Library Holdings: 108,734 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Golf M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE

1315 Oakwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27604-2298
Tel: (919)516-4000
Free: 800-948-1126
Admissions: (919)516-4012
Fax: (919)516-4415
Web Site: http://www.st-aug.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Diane Broadley Suber
Registrar: Crystal Williams
Admissions: Byron Bullock
Financial Aid: Rochelle King
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Episcopal Scores: 50% SAT V 400+; 49% SAT M 400+; 21% ACT 18-23; 2% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $17,272 includes full-time tuition ($8952), mandatory fees ($2476), and college room and board ($5844). College room only: $3322. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $480 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $103 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,333, PT 62 Faculty: FT 87, PT 10 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 81 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 62 Library Holdings: 76,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

SALEM COLLEGE

PO Box 10548
Winston-Salem, NC 27108-0548
Tel: (336)721-2600
Free: 800-327-2536
Admissions: (336)721-2621
Fax: (336)724-7102
Web Site: http://www.salem.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Julianne Still Thrift
Registrar: Joyce K. Jackson
Admissions: Dana E. Evans
Financial Aid: Julie Setzer
Type: Comprehensive Affiliation: Moravian Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 98% SAT M 400+; 53% ACT 18-23; 41% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 69 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $26,441 includes full-time tuition ($16,975), mandatory fees ($215), and college room and board ($9251). Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 702, PT 166, Grad 241 Faculty: FT 57, PT 34 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 88 Library Holdings: 132,510 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 36 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Cross-Country Running W; Equestrian Sports W; Field Hockey W; Soccer W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

SAMPSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 318
Clinton, NC 28329-0318
Tel: (910)592-8081
Admissions: (910)592-8084
Fax: (910)592-8048
Web Site: http://www.sampsoncc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. William Aiken
Registrar: Denise Rackley
Admissions: William R. Jordan
Financial Aid: Judge Tart
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 679, PT 900 Faculty: FT 45, PT 50 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 25,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 credits, Associates

SANDHILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

3395 Airport Rd.
Pinehurst, NC 28374-8299
Tel: (910)692-6185
Admissions: (910)695-3735
Fax: (910)695-1823
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sandhills.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John Dempsey
Registrar: Libby Self
Admissions: Rosa McAllister-McRae
Financial Aid: Kellie Shoemake
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 111, PT 60 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 76,080 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: CARC, JRCERT, NAACLS

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION ARTS

3000 Wakefield Crossing Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27614
Tel: (919)488-8500
Free: 800-288-7442
Web Site: http://www.higherdigital.com/
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Quarter Professional Accreditation: COE

SHAW UNIVERSITY

118 East South St.
Raleigh, NC 27601-2399
Tel: (919)546-8200
Free: 800-214-6683
Admissions: (919)546-8275
Fax: (919)546-8271
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.shawuniversity.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Clarence G. Newsome
Registrar: Gene Page
Admissions: Sandy Clifton
Financial Aid: Kamesia Ewing
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Baptist Scores: 43.94% SAT V 400+; 40.65% SAT M 400+; 11.4% ACT 18-23 % Accepted: 65 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: July 30 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $16,430 includes full-time tuition ($8280), mandatory fees ($1740), and college room and board ($6410). College room only: $3010. Part-time tuition: $345 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $29 per semester hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,283, PT 282, Grad 33 Faculty: FT 111, PT 179 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 94 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 39 Library Holdings: 154,368 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ATS, CAEPK, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

SOUTH COLLEGE-ASHEVILLE

1567 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806
Tel: (828)252-2486
Web Site: http://www.southcollegenc.com/
President/CEO: Stephen A. South
Admissions: Michael Darnell
Financial Aid: Marty Mehringer
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 88, PT 24 Faculty: FT 8, PT 20 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 4,550 Credit Hours For Degree: 102 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS

SOUTH PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 126
Polkton, NC 28135-0126
Tel: (704)272-7635
Free: 800-766-0319
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.spcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John McKay
Registrar: Pat Taylor
Admissions: Jeania Martin
Financial Aid: Vicki R. Cameron
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 746, PT 1,129 Faculty: FT 46, PT 100 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 18,917 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, AHIMA

SOUTHEASTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

PO Box 1889
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1889
Tel: (919)556-3101
Free: 800-284-6317
Admissions: (919)761-2280
Web Site: http://www.sebts.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Daniel L. Akin
Registrar: Sheldon Alexander
Admissions: Jerry Yandell
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Southern Baptist; Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 282, PT 170, Grad 544 Faculty: FT 59, PT 31 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 30 Library Holdings: 167,044 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates; 128 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AClPE, ATS

SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 151
Whiteville, NC 28472-0151
Tel: (910)642-7141
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sccnc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Brantley Briley
Registrar: Jean D'Addario
Admissions: James Fowler
Financial Aid: Doris Caines
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $948 full-time, $39.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5268 full-time, $219.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $64 full-time, $35 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,670, PT 155 Faculty: FT 72, PT 16 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Library Holdings: 50,297 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: NAACLS Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Softball W; Squash W; Volleyball W

SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

447 College Dr.
Sylva, NC 28779
Tel: (828)586-4091
Fax: (828)586-4093
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.southwest.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Cecil Groves
Admissions: Dr. Phil Weast
Financial Aid: Melody Lawrence
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Scores: 65% SAT V 400+; 65% SAT M 400+; 20% ACT 18-23 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 899, PT 1,115 Faculty: FT 69, PT 175 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 27,428 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AHIMA, APTA, CARC, JRCEET, JRCERT, NAACLS

STANLY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

141 College Dr.
Albemarle, NC 28001-7458
Tel: (704)982-0121
Fax: (704)982-0819
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stanly.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Mike Taylor
Registrar: Dianne Burton
Admissions: Ronnie Hinson
Financial Aid: Teresa Williams
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 53, PT 53 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Exams: Other, SAT I Library Holdings: 23,966 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, CARC

SURRY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

630 South Main St.
PO Box 304 Dobson, NC 27017-8432
Tel: (336)386-8121
Admissions: (336)386-3238
Fax: (336)386-8951
Web Site: http://www.surry.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Dr. G. Frank Sells
Admissions: Michael McHone
Financial Aid: Jamie P. Childress
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 150, PT 300 Student-Faculty Ratio: 27:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 47,526 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 semester hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M; Volleyball W

TRI-COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

4600 East US 64
Murphy, NC 28906-7919
Tel: (828)837-6810
Fax: (828)837-3266
Web Site: http://www.tricountycc.edu
President/CEO: Dr. Norman Oglesby
Registrar: Holly Bateman
Admissions: Jason Chambers
Financial Aid: Alicia Tipton
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $970 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5122 full-time, $211 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $29.25 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 503, PT 652 Faculty: FT 46, PT 34 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Library Holdings: 16,224 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE

One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804-3299
Tel: (828)251-6600
Free: 800-531-9842
Admissions: (828)251-6481
Fax: (828)251-6385
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.unca.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. James H. Mullen, Jr.
Registrar: Marilyn Lonon
Admissions: Scot Schaeffer
Financial Aid: Scot Schaeffer
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of North Carolina System Scores: 99.79% SAT V 400+; 99.78% SAT M 400+; 38% ACT 18-23; 51% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 63 Admission Plans: Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 16 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED not accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $1897 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,697 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1628 full-time. College room and board: $5712. College room only: $3122. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,820, PT 656, Grad 37 Faculty: FT 199, PT 110 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 42 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 39 Library Holdings: 254,179 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Soccer M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL

Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Tel: (919)962-2211
Admissions: (919)966-3621
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.unc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. James Moeser
Registrar: David C. Lanier
Admissions: Stephen Farmer
Financial Aid: Shirley Ort
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of North Carolina System Scores: 99.89% SAT V 400+; 99.9% SAT M 400+; 14.19% ACT 18-23;52.91% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 36 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $60.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED not accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $60. State resident tuition: $3205 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,003 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1,408 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room and board: $6516. College room only: $3630. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 15,698, PT 827, Grad 8,008 Faculty: FT 1,318, PT 122 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 33 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 42 Library Holdings: 5,492,451 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACEHSA, ACEJMC, AACN, ABA, ACPhE, ACA, ADA, ADtA, ACSP, ALA, AOTA, APTA, APA, ASLHA, AClPE, AALS, CEPH, CORE CSWE, JRCERT, JRCEPAT, LCMEAMA, NAACLS, NASPAA, NCATE, NLN, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M & W; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Fencing M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Gymnastics W; Lacrosse M & W; Racquetball M & W; Rugby M & W; Sailing M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W; Wrestling M

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Tel: (704)687-2000
Admissions: (704)687-2213
Fax: (704)510-6483
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uncc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. James H. Woodward
Registrar: Richard L. Yount
Admissions: Craig Fulton
Financial Aid: Curtis R. Whalen
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of North Carolina System Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 66% ACT 18-23; 25% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 78 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: July 01 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Area resident tuition: $148 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2129 full-time, $148 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,541 full-time, $582 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1420 full-time, $59 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5550. College room only: $2840. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 13,640, PT 2,915, Grad 4,217 Faculty: FT 859, PT 386 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 45 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 27 Library Holdings: 916,218 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AACN, AANA, ACA, APA, CSWE, NASPAA, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO

1000 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC 27412-5001
Tel: (336)334-5000
Admissions: (336)334-5243
Fax: (336)334-4180
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uncg.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Patricia A. Sullivan
Registrar: Ellen Robbins
Admissions: Lise Keller
Financial Aid: Deborah Tollefson
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of North Carolina System Scores: 96.73% SAT V 400+; 97.62% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 60 Admission Plans: Early Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $45.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $45. State resident tuition: $2308 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,576 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1505 full-time. College room and board: $5706. College room only: $3232. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 10,584, PT 1,707, Grad 3,769 Faculty: FT 746, PT 243 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 65 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 34 Library Holdings: 844,448 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 122 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AACN, AAFCS, AANA, ACA, ADtA, ALA, APA, ASLHA, CEPH, CSWE, FIDER, NASD, NASM, NASPAA, NAST, NCATE, NLN, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE

One University Dr., PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372-1510
Tel: (910)521-6000
Free: 800-949-UNCP
Admissions: (910)521-6262
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Allen Coats Meadors
Registrar: Sara Brackin
Admissions: Jacqueline Clark
Financial Aid: Bruce Blackmon
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of North Carolina System Scores: 81% SAT V 400+; 86% SAT M 400+; 50% ACT 18-23; 6% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 86 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $1689 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,129 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1291 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. College room and board: $4890. College room only: $2700. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,702, PT 1,361, Grad 669 Faculty: FT 238, PT 90 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 70 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 27 Library Holdings: 325,499 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACN, CSWE, NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis W; Track and Field M; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON

601 South College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-3297
Tel: (910)962-3000
Free: 800-228-5571
Admissions: (910)962-4198
Fax: (910)962-3038
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uncw.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Rosemary DePaolo
Registrar: Ronald Whittaker
Admissions: Roxie Shabazz
Financial Aid: Emily Bliss
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of North Carolina System Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 55% ACT 18-23; 38% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 61 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 01 Application Fee: $45.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $45. State resident tuition: $1928 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,863 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1767 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $6412. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 9,591, PT 990, Grad 1,072 Faculty: FT 491, PT 285 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 36 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 23 Library Holdings: 530,368 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACSB, AACN, CSWE, NASM, NCATE, NLN, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-CHARLOTTE CAMPUS

3800 Arco Corporate Dr., Ste. 100
Charlotte, NC 28273
Tel: (704)504-5409
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/
Admissions: Nina Omelchanko
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $110.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $110. Tuition: $10,170 full-time, $339 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 854, Grad 447 Faculty: FT 7, PT 223 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Library Holdings: 444 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-RALEIGH CAMPUS

5511 Capital Center Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27606
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/
Admissions: Nina Omelchanko
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $110.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $110. Tuition: $10,170 full-time, $339 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time. Scholarships: Available Enrollment: FT 134, Grad 87 Faculty: FT 3, PT 16 Student-Faculty Ratio: 5:1 Library Holdings: 444 Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors

VANCE-GRANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 917
Henderson, NC 27536-0917
Tel: (252)492-2061
Fax: (252)430-0460
Web Site: http://www.vgcc.cc.nc.us/
President/CEO: Robert A. Miller
Registrar: Kathy Kutl
Admissions: Gene Purvis
Financial Aid: Frank A. Clark
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For vocational programs: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $948 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5592 full-time, $233.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $38 full-time, $14 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,718, PT 2,339 Faculty: FT 141, PT 212 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Library Holdings: 38,720 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: JRCERT

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

Reynolda Station
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Tel: (336)758-5000
Admissions: (336)758-5201
Fax: (336)758-6074
Web Site: http://www.wfu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Thomas K. Hearn, Jr.
Registrar: Dot Sugden
Admissions: Martha Allman
Financial Aid: William Wells
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 99.91% SAT V 400+; 99.91% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 39 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $40,940 includes full-time tuition ($32,040), mandatory fees ($100), and college room and board ($8800). College room only: $5500. Part-time tuition: $1250 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,138, PT 125, Grad 1,414 Faculty: FT 450, PT 98 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 35 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 78 Library Holdings: 923,123 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, AANA, ABA, ACA, AClPE, AALS, ATS, LCMEAMA, NAACLS, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

9101 Fayetteville Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27603-5696
Tel: (919)662-3400
Admissions: (919)662-3357
Fax: (919)662-3529
Web Site: http://www.waketech.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Stephen C. Scott
Registrar: Willa (Rita) H. Jerman
Admissions: Susan Bloomfield
Financial Aid: Laura K. Saparilas
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Scores: 76% SAT V 400+; 77.2% SAT M 400+; 45.8% ACT 18-23; 11.1% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $52 full-time, $1 per credit hour part-time, $10 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,891, PT 7,481 Faculty: FT 271, PT 624 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 70,617 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ABET, ADA, JRCERT, NAACLS

WARREN WILSON COLLEGE

PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000
Tel: (828)298-3325
Free: 800-934-3536
Admissions: (828)771-2073
Fax: (828)298-1440
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.warren-wilson.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Douglas M. Orr, Jr.
Registrar: Christa Bridgman
Admissions: Richard Blomgren
Financial Aid: Kathy Pack
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Scores: 99.5% SAT V 400+; 98.3% SAT M 400+; 11% ACT 18-23; 72% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 77 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 15 Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $26,126 includes full-time tuition ($20,126) and college room and board ($6000). Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 820, PT 12, Grad 69 Faculty: FT 62, PT 13 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 57 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 88 Library Holdings: 106,837 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: CSWE, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Soccer M & W; Swimming and Diving M & W

WAYNE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 8002
Goldsboro, NC 27533-8002
Tel: (919)735-5151
Fax: (919)736-3204
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.waynecc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Edward H. Wilson, Jr.
Registrar: Susan Mooring Sasser
Admissions: Susan Mooring Sasser
Financial Aid: Yvonne Goodman
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 92, PT 123 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 42,133 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, ADA

WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

Cullowhee, NC 28723
Tel: (828)227-7211; 877-WCU4YOU
Admissions: (828)227-7317
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wcu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John W. Bardo
Registrar: Robert Gabrielsen
Admissions: Philip Cauley
Financial Aid: Nancy Dillard
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of North Carolina System Scores: 96% SAT V 400+; 98% SAT M 400+; 63% ACT 18-23; 13% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 75 Admission Plans: Early Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $278.03 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $1,457.53 per hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 6,015, PT 965, Grad 1,685 Faculty: FT 433, PT 230 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 47 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 50 Library Holdings: 694,530 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AACN, AAFCS, ACA, ADtA, AHIMA, APTA, ASLHA, CSWE, FIDER, JRCEMT, NAACLS, NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

WESTERN PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1001 Burkemont Ave.
Morganton, NC 28655-4511
Tel: (828)438-6000
Admissions: (828)438-6051
Fax: (828)438-6015
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wpcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jim A. Richardson
Registrar: Judy Rice
Admissions: Susan Williams
Financial Aid: Keith Conley
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 60, PT 73 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 31,195 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, ADA, NAACLS, NLN

WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1328 Collegiate Dr., PO Box 120
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Tel: (336)838-6100
Admissions: (336)838-6141
Fax: (336)838-6277
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wilkescc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Gordon Burns
Registrar: Shirley G. Church
Admissions: Mac Warren
Financial Aid: Alan Whittington
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $58 full-time, $1.75 per credit hour part-time, $11.25 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,347, PT 1,270 Faculty: FT 73, PT 289 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Library Holdings: 56,142 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Volleyball W

WILSON TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

902 Herring Ave., PO Box 4305
Wilson, NC 27893-3310
Tel: (252)291-1195
Admissions: (252)246-1275
Fax: (252)243-7148
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wilsontech.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Stephens
Registrar: Philip Farinholt
Admissions: Donald Boyette
Financial Aid: Rex Bissette
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: North Carolina Community College System % Accepted: 97 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1264 full-time, $39.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7024 full-time, $219.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $38 full-time, $.75 per credit hour part-time, $7. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 883, PT 1,042 Faculty: FT 54, PT 49 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Library Holdings: 38,466 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 credit hours, Associates

WINGATE UNIVERSITY

PO Box 159
Wingate, NC 28174-0159
Tel: (704)233-8000
Free: 800-755-5550
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wingate.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jerry E. McGee
Registrar: Nicci Brown
Admissions: Rhett Brown
Financial Aid: Teresa Williams
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Baptist Scores: 93.7% SAT V 400+; 96.1% SAT M 400+; 54.3% ACT 18-23; 25.7% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 84 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For applicants 21 or over: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $23,300 includes full-time tuition ($15,800), mandatory fees ($1050), and college room and board ($6450). Part-time tuition: $525 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $175 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,311, PT 30, Grad 113 Faculty: FT 99, PT 53 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT I % Receiving Financial Aid: 63 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 84 Library Holdings: 107,187 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 125 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, ACPhE, ACBSP, JRCEPAT, NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Lacrosse M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

WINSTON-SALEM BIBLE COLLEGE

4117 Northampton Dr.
PO Box 777
Winston-Salem, NC 27102-0777
Tel: (336)744-0900
Fax: (336)744-0901
Web Site: http://www.wsbc.edu/
President/CEO: Donald R. Young
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: nondenominational Calendar System: Semester Professional Accreditation: AABC

WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY

601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27110-0003
Tel: (336)750-2000
Free: 800-257-4052
Admissions: (336)750-2070
Fax: (336)750-2079
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wssu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Harold L. Martin, Sr.
Registrar: William E. Cain
Admissions: Dr. Maurice Allen
Financial Aid: Theodore Hindsman
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of North Carolina System Scores: 73.6% SAT V 400+; 79.3% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 79 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: July 15 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $1451 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,090 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1354 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level. College room and board: $5298. College room only: $3122. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,631, PT 633, Grad 302 Faculty: FT 208, PT 107 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 96 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 46 Library Holdings: 197,765 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AOTA, APTA, NAACLS, NASM, NCATE, NLN, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Cheerleading M; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

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Physics Teacher Education, B

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Public History, M

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Radio and Television, B

Reading Teacher Education, M

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Secondary Education and Teaching, M

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Social Studies Teacher Education, B

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Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

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Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

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Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

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Business Administration and Management, B

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Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Finance, B

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Sociology, B

BARTON COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

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Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments, Including Deafness, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

History, B

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Musical Instrument Fabrication and Repair, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Philosophy and Religious Studies, B

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Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Social Work, B

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Special Education and Teaching, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

BEAUFORT COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Mechanization, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

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Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

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Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

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Information Science/Studies, A

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Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

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History, B

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English Language and Literature, B

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Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

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Mathematics, B

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Music Teacher Education, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

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Sociology, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

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Information Science/Studies, A

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Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

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Surgical Technology/Technologist, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

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Business Administration and Management, B

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Ecology, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

General Studies, B

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Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

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Mathematics, B

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Secondary Education and Teaching, B

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Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations, A

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Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

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Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

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Acting, B

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Army JROTC/ROTC, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

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Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

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Chemistry, B

Child Development, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication and Media Studies, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Communication, Journalism and Related Programs, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Directing and Theatrical Production, B

Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv.), B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

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Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering, A

English Education, M

English Language and Literature, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

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French Language and Literature, B

General Studies, B

Graphic Design, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health and Physical Education/Fitness, B

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, M

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Journalism, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Law and Legal Studies, P

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, BM

Middle School Education, M

Music, B

Music Pedagogy, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Music Theory and Composition, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, B

Pharmaceutical Sciences, M

Pharmaceutics and Drug Design, B

Pharmacology, B

Pharmacy, BMP

Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BM

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Engineering, A

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, B

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Religious Education, M

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Social Sciences, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, BM

Social Work, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

Teaching French as a Second or Foreign Language, B

Theatre/Theatre Arts Management, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, MDP

Youth Ministry, B

CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemical Technology/Technician, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, A

Engineering/Industrial Management, A

Environmental Studies, A

Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, A

Institutional Food Workers, A

Instrumentation Technology/Technician, A

Interior Design, A

Landscaping and Groundskeeping, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Machine Shop Technology/Assistant, A

Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician, A

Marine Technology, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

CAROLINAS COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, A

CARTERET COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Software and Media Applications, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Information Technology, A

Interior Design, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Photography, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, A

CATAWBA COLLEGE

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Computer Science, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Education, BM

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

French Language and Literature, B

History, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physician Assistant, B

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Reading Teacher Education, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, B

Voice and Opera, B

CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Banking and Financial Support Services, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Engineering, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Criminology, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician, A

Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, A

Furniture Design and Manufacturing, A

Health and Medical Administrative Services, A

Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Information Technology, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Operations Management and Supervision, A

Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant, A

Photography, A

Real Estate, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Retailing and Retail Operations, A

Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Information Technology, A

Instrumentation Technology/Technician, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Laser and Optical Technology/Technician, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Operations Management and Supervision, A

Quality Control Technology/Technician, A

Radio and Television, A

Social Work, A

Telecommunications Technology/Technician, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Advertising, A

Applied Art, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business Machine Repairer, A

Child Development, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Dance, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology, A

Engineering Technology, A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Finance, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Food Science, A

Food Technology and Processing, A

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, A

Horticultural Science, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Insurance, A

Interior Design, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Physical Therapy/Therapist, A

Real Estate, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Sign Language Interpretation and Translation, A

Social Work, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Survey Technology/Surveying, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

Transportation and Materials Moving, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

CHOWAN UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Agriculture, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental Biology, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production, AB

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Music, AB

Music Management and Merchandising, A

Music Teacher Education, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Sciences, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Small Business Administration/Management, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

CLEVELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Communications Technology/Technician, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electrician, A

Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Information Technology, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Operations Management and Supervision, A

Spanish Language and Literature, A

Special Education and Teaching, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

COASTAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Care Provider/Assistant, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Surgical Technology/Technologist, A

COLLEGE OF THE ALBEMARLE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

BioTechnology, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Construction Trades, A

Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Education, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Information Technology, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Marine Technology, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Metal and Jewelry Arts, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology, A

Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Tool and Die Technology/Technician, A

DAVIDSON COLLEGE

Anthropology, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Chemistry, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

English Language and Literature, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

Mathematics, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

DAVIDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Engineering Technology, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Pre-Engineering, A

DEVRY UNIVERSITY

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, BM

Computer and Information Sciences, B

DUKE UNIVERSITY

African-American/Black Studies, B

Allopathic Medicine, PO

Anatomy, BD

Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, B

Anthropology, BDO

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, BD

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, B

Biochemistry, DO

Bioinformatics, D

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, DO

Biological Anthropology, D

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Engineering, MD

Biomedical/Medical Engineering, B

Biopsychology, D

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MDO

Canadian Studies, B

Cancer Biology/Oncology, D

Cell Biology and Anatomy, DO

Chemistry, BD

Civil Engineering, BMD

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BD

Clinical Laboratory Sciences, M

Clinical Psychology, D

Clinical Research, M

Cognitive Sciences, D

Comparative Literature, BD

Composition, MD

Computer Engineering, MD

Computer Science, BMD

Demography, D

Design and Visual Communications, B

Developmental Biology and Embryology, DO

Developmental Psychology, D

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

East Asian Studies, MO

Ecology, MDO

Economics, BMDO

Education, MO

Electrical Engineering, MD

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MDO

Engineering Management, M

English, DO

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental and Occupational Health, M

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, MD

Environmental Policy, MD

Environmental Policy and Resource Management, MO

Environmental Sciences, MDO

Environmental Studies, B

Experimental Psychology, D

Forestry, M

French Language and Literature, BDO

Genetics, D

Genomic Sciences, D

Geology/Earth Science, BMD

German Language and Literature, BD

Gerontological Nursing, O

Health Informatics, O

Health Psychology, D

Health Services Administration, M

History, BMDO

History of Medicine, O

HIV/AIDS Nursing, O

Human Development, D

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, MO

Immunology, D

International Development, MO

International Relations and Affairs, B

Italian Language and Literature, B

Latin American Studies, DO

Latin Language and Literature, B

Law and Legal Studies, MDPO

Liberal Studies, M

Linguistics, B

Marine Affairs, M

Marine Sciences, MO

Materials Sciences, BMDO

Maternity Nursing, O

Mathematics, BD

Mechanical Engineering, BMDO

Medieval and Renaissance Studies, BO

Microbiology, D

Molecular Biology, DO

Molecular Biophysics, O

Molecular Genetics, D

Music, BMD

Musicology and Ethnomusicology, MD

Natural Resources and Conservation, MDO

Neurobiology and Neurophysiology, D

Neuroscience, DO

Nurse Anesthetist, MO

Nursing, MO

Nursing - Adult, O

Nursing - Advanced Practice, M

Nursing Administration, MO

Nursing Education, M

Oncology Nursing, O

Pathology/Experimental Pathology, MD

Pediatric Nurse/Nursing, MO

Performance, MD

Pharmacology, D

Philosophy, BMDO

Physical Therapy/Therapist, D

Physician Assistant, M

Physics, BMD

Political Science and Government, BMDO

Psychology, BDO

Public Policy Analysis, BMO

Religion/Religious Studies, BMD

Russian Language and Literature, B

Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BM

Sociology, BMD

Spanish Language and Literature, BDO

Statistics, D

Structural Biology, O

Theology and Religious Vocations, MPO

Toxicology, DO

Water Resources, MO

Women's Studies, BO

DURHAM TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Development, A

Computer Programming, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

General Studies, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Information Technology, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Laser and Optical Technology/Technician, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician, A

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, A

Operations Management and Supervision, A

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology/Technician, A

Pharmacy, A

Real Estate, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Surgical Technology/Technologist, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Accounting and Related Services, B

Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, MO

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, MD

Allopathic Medicine, P

American/United States Studies/Civilization, M

Anatomy, D

Anthropology, BM

Apparel and Textiles, B

Applied Mathematics, M

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Biochemistry, BD

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, MD

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biophysics, M

BioTechnology, M

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business Teacher Education, B

Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry, B

Cell Biology and Anatomy, D

Chemistry, BM

Child and Family Studies, M

Child Development, B

City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical Psychology, M

Communication Disorders, MD

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Composition, M

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Computer Science, BMO

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MO

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Criminology, M

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Dance, B

Dietetics/Dieticians, B

Drama and Dance Teacher Education, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, BM

Education, MDO

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances, B

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation, B

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities, B

Educational Administration and Supervision, MDO

Educational Leadership and Administration, MDO

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, MO

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering Technologies/Technicians, B

English, M

English Education, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental and Occupational Health, M

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, B

Environmental Health, B

Exercise and Sports Science, MD

Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, B

Finance, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

French Language Teacher Education, B

Geography, BM

Geology/Earth Science, BM

German Language and Literature, B

German Language Teacher Education, B

Health and Physical Education/Fitness, B

Health Education, M

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, B

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, BM

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, B

Human Development and Family Studies, B

Immunology, D

Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, B

Industrial Technology/Technician, B

Industrial/Management Engineering, M

Information Science/Studies, M

Interior Design, B

International Affairs, M

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Leisure Studies, M

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Library Science, MO

Management, O

Management Information Systems and Services, BO

Management of Technology, D

Manufacturing Technology/Technician, B

Marine Affairs, D

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, M

Mathematics, BM

Mathematics Teacher Education, BM

Medical Physics, M

Microbiology, D

Middle School Education, M

Molecular Biology, M

Music, M

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, BM

Music Theory and Composition, BM

Music Therapy/Therapist, BM

Nursing, MD

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nutritional Sciences, M

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, BM

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, B

Pathology/Experimental Pathology, D

Performance, M

Pharmacology, DO

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, M

Physician Assistant, BM

Physics, BMD

Physiology, D

Political Science and Government, BM

Psychology, BM

Public Administration, M

Public Health, M

Public Health Education and Promotion, B

Public/Applied History and Archival Administration, B

Reading Teacher Education, M

Recreation and Park Management, M

Rehabilitation Counseling, M

Rehabilitation Sciences, M

Resource Management, D

Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education, B

School Psychology, O

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, BM

Social Studies Teacher Education, BM

Social Work, BM

Sociology, BM

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, M

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, M

Therapeutic Recreation, M

Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, B

Vocational and Technical Education, M

Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor, B

Western European Studies, M

Women's Studies, B

ECPI TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

EDGECOMBE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Human Services, A

Information Technology, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD, A

Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant, A

Social Work, A

Surgical Technology/Technologist, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

Word Processing, A

ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, B

Applied Art, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology Technician/BioTechnology Laboratory Technician, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Teacher Education, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Computer Science, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Education, B

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Industrial Technology/Technician, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Music, B

Music Management and Merchandising, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Oceanography, Chemical and Physical, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Technology Education/Industrial Arts, B

Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education, B

ELON UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business/Corporate Communications, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Science, B

Dance, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, BM

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

French Language and Literature, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

Human Services, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Journalism, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, D

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Science Teacher Education, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business Teacher Education, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Computer Science, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, B

Education, B

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Educational Leadership and Administration, D

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Finance, B

Geography, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, BM

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, BM

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Middle School Education, M

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Political Science and Government, BM

Psychology, BM

Reading Teacher Education, M

Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, M

Social Science Teacher Education, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, M

Social Work, M

Sociology, BM

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Banking and Financial Support Services, A

Biology Technician/BioTechnology Laboratory Technician, A

Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business Administration, Management and Operations, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer and Information Systems Security, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Corrections and Criminal Justice, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, A

E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electrician, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Fire Protection, A

Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician, A

Forensic Science and Technology, A

Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, A

General Studies, A

Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Information Technology, A

Language Interpretation and Translation, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Machine Shop Technology/Assistant, A

Medical Office Management/Administration, A

Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Operations Management and Supervision, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Public Administration, A

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Special Education and Teaching, A

Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, A

Surgical Technology/Technologist, A

Survey Technology/Surveying, A

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN

Management/Manager, A

FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Child Development, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Science, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology, A

Engineering Technology, A

Finance, A

Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, A

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Horticultural Science, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Ornamental Horticulture, A

Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter, A

Real Estate, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

American Sign Language (ASL), B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, B

Computer Science, B

Counseling Psychology, M

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Education, BM

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English, M

English Education, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Exercise and Sports Science, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foreign Language Teacher Education, B

French Language and Literature, B

French Language Teacher Education, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

Journalism, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Middle School Education, M

Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, BP

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing, MO

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, AB

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, BDP

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BM

Physician Assistant, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, BM

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Religious Education, BP

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Sacred Music, P

School Psychology, M

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, DPO

Youth Ministry, B

GASTON COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Dietetics/Dieticians, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Office Management/Administration, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Operations Management and Supervision, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

GREENSBORO COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Acting, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Drama and Dance Teacher Education, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Education, B

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances, B

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation, B

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English as a Second Language, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Foreign Language Teacher Education, B

French Language and Literature, B

Health and Physical Education/Fitness, B

History, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Music, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology, B

GUILFORD COLLEGE

Accounting, B

African-American/Black Studies, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

French Language and Literature, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language and Literature, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, B

History, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Women's Studies, B

GUILFORD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, A

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology Technician/BioTechnology Laboratory Technician, A

Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, A

Chemistry, A

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Education, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Human Services, A

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Therapist Assistant, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, A

Surgical Technology/Technologist, A

Survey Technology/Surveying, A

Technology Education/Industrial Arts, A

Turf and Turfgrass Management, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

HALIFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Art Teacher Education, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business Teacher Education, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Education, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Interior Design, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Business Administration and Management, A

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Education, A

Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts, A

Forestry Technology/Technician, A

Horticultural Science, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Metal and Jewelry Arts, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Technology Education/Industrial Arts, A

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management, A

Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology, A

HERITAGE BIBLE COLLEGE

Buddhist Studies, AB

Christian Studies, AB

Theology/Theological Studies, AB

HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Community Organization and Advocacy, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Science, B

Creative Writing, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Education, BM

Educational Leadership and Administration, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English Language and Literature, B

Exercise and Sports Science, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

History, B

Human Services, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Interior Design, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, M

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physician Assistant, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Broadcast Journalism, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business Teacher Education, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Education, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, A

Insurance, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Music, A

Pharmacy, A

Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Radio and Television, A

Real Estate, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

JAMES SPRUNT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agribusiness, A

Animal Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

JOHN WESLEY COLLEGE

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv.), B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Religious Education, B

Theology/Theological Studies, B

JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY

Applied Mathematics, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Computer Engineering, B

Computer Science, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Economics, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering, B

English Language and Literature, B

French Language and Literature, B

General Studies, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Music, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Psychology, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

Accounting, AB

Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager, AB

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, AB

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, AB

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, AB

Public Relations/Image Management, AB

Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager, A

Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations, AB

Tourism and Travel Services Management, B

JOHNSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Diesel Mechanics Tech