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Kentucky

■ ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE G-15

100 Purpose Rd.
Pippa Passes, KY 41844
Tel: (606)368-2101
Admissions: (606)368-6134
Fax: (606)368-2125
Web Site: http://www.alc.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1923. Setting: 175-acre rural campus. Endowment: $21 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3000 per student. Total enrollment: 593. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 881 applied, 59% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 58% from top quarter, 86% from top half. 9 valedictorians. Full-time: 575 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 18 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 1 other country, 16% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 5% 25 or older, 74% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $4900 includes full-time tuition ($0), mandatory fees ($1150), and college room and board ($3750). College room only: $1730. Part-time tuition: $212 per credit hour. Full-time students in the 108-county service area are granted guaranteed tuition.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 16 open to all; 16% of eligible men and 26% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, All Scholastic Society, Math/Science Club, Allied Health Sciences Club. Major annual events: Religious Emphasis Week, Alcohol Awareness Week, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 450 college housing spaces available; 440 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through senior year. McGaw Library and Learning Center with 74,216 books, 3,600 microform titles, 118 serials, 1,225 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $189,193. 85 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:

Located in a small, rural town, the primary industries being coal mining and farming.

■ ASBURY COLLEGE E-10

1 Macklem Dr.
Wilmore, KY 40390-1198
Tel: (859)858-3511
Free: 800-888-1818
Fax: (859)858-3921
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.asbury.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 400-acre small town campus with easy access to Lexington. Endowment: $28.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6843 per student. Total enrollment: 1,293. Faculty: 151 (86 full-time, 65 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 797 applied, 74% were admitted. 35% from top 10% of their high school class, 64% from top quarter, 85% from top half. Full-time: 1,124 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 105 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 11 other countries, 67% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 4% 25 or older, 87% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: communication technologies; English; theology and religious vocations. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, Rolling for nonresidents. Notification: continuous, continuous for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $23,762 includes full-time tuition ($18,808), mandatory fees ($148), and college room and board ($4806). College room only: $2810. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $723 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Impact (community service), Christian Service Association, ministry teams, Student-Faculty Council. Major annual events: homecoming, Fall Revival, Missions Conference. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, late night security personnel. 1,253 college housing spaces available; 1,056 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Kinlaw Library with 145,424 books, 22,120 microform titles, 517 serials, 9,116 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $406,070. 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.

Community Environment:

This is rural town with air and bus service available in nearby Lexington, Kentucky. There are several natural and historic points of interest located nearby: High Bridge, Shakertown, Fort Harrod, Boone's Tavern, National Cemetery at Camp Nelson, Kentucky Horse Park, world famous thoroughbred farms and Natural Bridge.

■ ASHLAND COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE C-15

1400 College Dr.
Ashland, KY 41101-3683
Tel: (606)329-2999
Free: 800-370-7191
Admissions: (606)326-2114
Fax: (606)325-8124
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ashland.kctcs.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1937. Setting: 47-acre small town campus. Endowment: $870,926. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3241 per student. Total enrollment: 2,565. 404 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 6 states and territories, 10% from out-of-state, 41% 25 or older. Retention: 44% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, 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 Kentucky, other area colleges.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT COMPASS required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/20.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2940 full-time, $98 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8820 full-time, $294 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 11 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, Kentucky Association of Nursing Students, Baptist Student Union/Students for Christ, Circle K. Major annual events: Back to School Barbecue/United Way Fundraiser, Spring Fling, Red Cross Bloodmobiles. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, electronic surveillance of bookstore and business office. College housing not available. Joseph and Sylvia Mansbach Memorial Library with 41,379 books, 391 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $378,995. 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:

On the Ohio River, Ashland has a temperate climate with an average annual temperature of 55 degrees. This city has 25 industries including steel, oil refining, a coal and coke-processing plant and a firebrick factory. More than 21 million tons of barge traffic on the river passes the city annually. The Greenup Locks and Dam complex consist of two adjacent chambers which elevate 1,100 foot modern tows in 20 minutes as opposed to the six hours previously required. Transportation is provided by bus and railroad. Part time work is available. City services include a public library, churches of 15 denominations, Y's (no overnight facilities), and hospitals. Recreational facilities easily accessible are indoor theatres, several drive-ins, golf courses, boating, fishing, two state parks, bowling alleys, municipal swimming pool and private swim club, baseball, tennis, and croquet.

■ BECKFIELD COLLEGE A-10

16 Spiral Dr.
Florence, KY 41042
Tel: (859)371-9393
Fax: (859)371-5096
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.beckfield.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1984. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 480. Full-time: 320 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 60% 25 or older.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission.

■ BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY D-7

2001 Newburg Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205-0671
Tel: (502)452-8000
Free: 800-274-4723
Admissions: (502)452-8131
Fax: (502)452-8002
Web Site: http://www.bellarmine.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1950. Setting: 120-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $19.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6399 per student. Total enrollment: 2,800. Faculty: 251 (115 full-time, 136 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,024 applied, 71% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 3 class presidents, 72 student government officers. Full-time: 1,737 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 522 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 22% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 15% 25 or older, 37% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Louisville, Spalding University, Indiana University Southeast, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Presbyterian Seminary, Jefferson Community College. 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: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 12/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $31,030 includes full-time tuition ($23,300), mandatory fees ($850), and college room and board ($6880). College room only: $3860. Part-time tuition: $550 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $35 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 61 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 2% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Delta Sigma Pi, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, campus ministry, Bellarmine Activities Council. Major annual events: Ball on the Belle, Homecoming, Pioneer 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, 24-hour locked residence hall entrances, security cameras. 580 college housing spaces available; 520 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. W.L. Lyons Brown Library with 97,737 books, 609,287 microform titles, 401 serials, 3,853 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2 million. 160 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BEREA COLLEGE G-11

Berea, KY 40404
Tel: (859)985-3000
Free: 800-326-5948
Admissions: (859)985-3500
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.berea.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1855. Setting: 140-acre small town campus. Endowment: $861.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8572 per student. Total enrollment: 1,595. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,908 applied, 27% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 66% from top quarter, 91% from top half. Full-time: 1,529 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 66 students, 41% women, 59% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 71 other countries, 57% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 19% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 6% 25 or older, 84% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at Hastings College, Salem College, Austin College, Birmingham-Southern College, Eckerd College, Whitworth College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview, financial aid application, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 4/30, 4/30 for nonresidents. Notification: continuous until 12/20, continuous until 12/20 for nonresidents. Preference given to Appalachian residents with high ability and limited economic resources.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $5496 includes full-time tuition ($0), mandatory fees ($516), and college room and board ($4980). Financial aid is provided to all students for tuition costs.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 77 open to all. Most popular organizations: Campus Activities Board, Cosmopolitan Club, Students for Appalachia, flag football and basketball intramurals, Baptist Student Union. Major annual events: Mountain Day Eve, Graduation, Labor Day. 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, crime prevention programs. 1,370 college housing spaces available; 1,265 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Hutchins Library plus 2 others with 358,556 books, 132,888 microform titles, 1,918 serials, 11,593 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $869,669. 260 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:

Nestled in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains, Berea draws 80% of its students from the Appalachian regions of nine southern states. Excellent motels are found in the community as well as the college hotel. The Churchill Weavers, one of the largest hand-weaving companies in the country, is located here.

■ BIG SANDY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE F-15

One Bert T. Combs Dr.
Prestonsburg, KY 41653-1815
Tel: (606)886-3863; 888-641-4132
Fax: (606)886-6943
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bigsandy.kctcs.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 50-acre rural campus. Endowment: $700,000. Total enrollment: 4,406. 0% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 44% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at Morehead State University.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required; ACT ASSET recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2940 full-time, $98 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3540 full-time, $118 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8820 full-time, $294 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Baptist Student Union, Student Government Association, Phi Beta Lambda, Kentucky Association of Nursing Students. Major annual events: Spring Blowout, College Day Fair, Disabilities Awareness Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Magoffin Learning Resource Center with 34,668 books, 259 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $360,000. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Prestonsburg is the site of a revolutionary war battle and General Garfield's headquarters in 1862. Surrounding the city are eastern Kentucky's coal, oil and gas fields. The urban area has transportation provided by bus and car. The city has hospitals, churches of all denominations, average shopping facilities, and good opportunities for part-time employment. Recreational facilities are available at a state park with boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, horseback riding, and high lift. Locally are a public park, bowling alley, golf course, swimming pool and tennis courts. The Kentucky Highland Folk Festival, The Jenny Wiley Festival and Horse Show are annual events.

■ BOWLING GREEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE I-5

1845 Loop Dr.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Tel: (270)901-1000
Fax: (270)746-7466
Web Site: http://www.bowlinggreen.kctcs.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Founded 1938. Calendar: semesters.

■ BRESCIA UNIVERSITY F-3

717 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 42301-3023
Tel: (270)685-3131; 877-273-7242
Admissions: (270)686-4241
Fax: (270)686-6422
Web Site: http://www.brescia.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1950. Setting: 9-acre urban campus. Endowment: $9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3695 per student. Total enrollment: 709. 216 applied, 93% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 37% from top quarter, 76% from top half. Full-time: 477 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 192 students, 56% women, 44% men. 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 13% international, 44% 25 or older, 26% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 67% 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, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $15,330 includes full-time tuition ($12,400), mandatory fees ($220), and college room and board ($2710). College room only: $1560. 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: $395 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per credit hour, $100 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Ichabod Society, National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Social Work Club, Spanish Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Family Weekend, Inaugural Ball. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 269 college housing spaces available; 239 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Brescia University Library with 331,620 microform titles, 2,466 serials, 6,717 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $203,469. 41 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:

Brescia University is located in Owensboro, Kentucky, on the Ohio River. With a metropolitan population of 55,000, Owensboro is easily accessible from any direction. The college campus is within walking distance of the revitalized downtown area, the performing arts center, public library, art museum, natural science and history museum, as well as numerous restaurants, churches, and parks. Many Owensboro industries and professional organizations cooperate with Brescia in providing enriching off-campus learning opportunities for students, particularly in the areas of business, education, psychology, social work, speech and hearing, and special education.

■ BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE-HOPKINSVILLE I-2

4001 Ft. Cambell Blvd.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Tel: (270)886-1302
Free: 800-359-4753
Fax: (270)886-3544
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brownmackie.edu/locations.asp?locid=17

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and transfer associate degrees. Setting: small town campus. Total enrollment: 146. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 89 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 146 students, 88% women, 12% men. 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 25% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $8592 full-time, $179 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $480 full-time, $10 per credit hour part-time.

■ BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE-LOUISVILLE D-7

300 High Rise Dr.
Louisville, KY 40213
Tel: (502)968-7191
Free: 800-999-7387
Fax: (502)968-1727
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brownmackie.edu/locations.asp?locid=18

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1972. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 315. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 128 applied, 72% were admitted. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1 other country, 7% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 34% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 63% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Tuition: $8592 full-time. Mandatory fees: $480 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, evening security guards, electronically operated building access. College housing not available. Main library plus 1 other with 1,210 books and 23 serials. 3 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE-NORTHERN KENTUCKY K-10

309 Buttermilk Pike
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017-2191
Tel: (859)341-5627
Free: 800-888-1445
Fax: (859)341-6483
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brownmackie.edu

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of American Education Centers, Inc. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 5-acre suburban campus with easy access to Cincinnati. Total enrollment: 465. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 500 applied. 0% from top 10% of their high school class, 0% from top quarter, 0% from top half. Full-time: 465 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 12% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 59% 25 or older. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: interview. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Major annual events: Summer Cook-Out, Chili Cook-Off, Halloween. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 1,500 books and 50 serials. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY G-8

1 University Dr.
Campbellsville, KY 42718-2799
Tel: (270)789-5000
Free: 800-264-6014
Admissions: (270)789-5220
Fax: (270)789-5071
Web Site: http://www.campbellsville.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Kentucky Baptist Convention. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1906. Setting: 80-acre small town campus. Endowment: $5.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3748 per student. Total enrollment: 2,286. Faculty: 217 (86 full-time, 131 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,351 applied, 73% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 37% from top quarter, 65% from top half. 12 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,266 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 570 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 18 other countries, 16% from out-of-state, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 18% 25 or older, 55% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; theology and religious vocations. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, 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, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $22,272 includes full-time tuition ($15,960), mandatory fees ($380), and college room and board ($5932).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 48 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Baptist Student Union, Phi Beta Lambda, African-American Leadership League, Fellowship of Christian Athletics. Major annual events: homecoming, Christmas celebration, Spring Formal. 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. 750 college housing spaces available; 748 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Montgomery Library plus 2 others with 172,000 books, 338,235 microform titles, 12,777 serials, 16,023 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $388,464. 148 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The 70-acre Campbellsville campus is situated precisely in the center of Kentucky, one-half mile from downtown Campbellsville (population 15,000), 40 minutes southeast of Elizabethtown, one and one-half hours from Louisville and Lexington, and just over two hours from Nashville. The college is located on KY55 and can be reached from the north by way of the Bluegrass Parkway and from the south by way of the Cumberland Parkway.

■ CENTRE COLLEGE F-9

600 West Walnut St. Danville, KY 40422-1394
Tel: (859)238-5200
Free: 800-423-6236
Admissions: (859)238-5350
Fax: (859)238-5456
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.centre.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1819. Setting: 100-acre small town campus. Endowment: $149.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,047 per student. Total enrollment: 1,130. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,989 applied, 63% were admitted. 55% from top 10% of their high school class, 85% from top quarter, 96% from top half. 30 valedictorians, 120 student government officers. Full-time: 1,127 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 3 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 12 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 0% 25 or older, 95% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 92% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; history; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Associated Colleges of the South. 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: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $30,810 includes full-time tuition ($23,110) and college room and board ($7700). College room only: $3900. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $830 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: 76 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 37% of eligible men and 38% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: CARE (Centre Action Reaches Everyone), Christian Fellowship, College Democrats and Republicans, Student Congress, Outdoors Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Carnival, Family 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. 1,000 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. Doherty Library plus 1 other with 217,751 books, 52,512 microform titles, 750 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $811,184. 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:

Danville is a prosperous community located on the southern edge of Kentucky's famous bluegrass region. The town has a rich historical heritage. It was the first seat of government west of the Alleghenies, and is also known for its early contributions in medicine, education, and government. Today, Danville is a model in Kentucky and the region as a center for light industry, with more than a dozen major employers. Midwinter days average 35 degrees; midsummer temperatures average 80 degrees. There is sunshine 60% of the time. Transportation is provided by a bus line and three main highways. Danville has fine horse farms, many churches, a library, a Regional Arts Center, bowling alley, fishing, boating, waterskiing, golf, and theaters. Part-time jobs are available.

■ CLEAR CREEK BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE I-12

300 Clear Creek Rd.Pineville, KY 40977-9754
Tel: (606)337-3196
Web Site: http://www.ccbbc.edu/

Description:

Independent Southern Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1926. Setting: 700-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 212. 85% 25 or older. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Summer session for credit, part-time degree program. Off campus study at University of Kentucky, Southeast Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, 4 recommendations. Recommended: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 7/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $7830 includes full-time tuition ($4520) and college room and board ($3310). College room only: $1870. Part-time tuition: $205 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. Option: coed housing available. Carolyn Boatman Brooks Memorial Library with 38,000 books, 300 serials, and an OPAC. 15 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The campus bounds Pine Mountain State Park. Pineville, founded in 1799, is located in a rural area 16 miles north of Cumberland Gap, and is served by the Greyhound bus line. Churches, a small shopping area and some part-time employment are available.

■ DAYMAR COLLEGE (LOUISVILLE) D-7

4400 Breckenridge Ln., Ste. 415
Louisville, KY 40218
Tel: (502)495-1040
Web Site: http://www.daymarcollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 2001. Total enrollment: 227.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview.

■ DAYMAR COLLEGE (OWENSBORO) F-3

3361 Buckland Square
Owensboro, KY 42301
Tel: (270)926-4040
Free: 800-960-4090
Fax: (270)685-4090
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.daymarcollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 1-acre small town campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1200 per student. Total enrollment: 446. Full-time: 334 students, 85% women, 15% men. Part-time: 112 students, 84% women, 16% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 14% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 0% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Major annual events: quarterly awards ceremonies, Student Appreciation Week, Graduation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 3,215 books, 67 serials, 77 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $10,000. 103 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DRAUGHONS JUNIOR COLLEGE I-5

2421 Fitzgerald Industrial Dr.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Tel: (270)843-6750
Fax: (270)843-6976
Web Site: http://www.draughons.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Administratively affiliated with Draughons Junior College, Inc. Awards diplomas and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1989. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Nashville. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,800 per student. Total enrollment: 368. 120 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 172 students, 85% women, 15% men. Part-time: 196 students, 86% women, 14% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 10% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 27% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Tuition: $300 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1000 full-time. Full-time fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organization: Student Council. Major annual events: food drives, blood drives, Cancer Walk-AThon. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Draughons Junior College Library with 5,000 books, 30 serials, 75 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2000. 52 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY F-11

521 Lancaster Ave.
Richmond, KY 40475-3102
Tel: (859)622-1000
Admissions: (859)622-2106
Fax: (859)622-1020
Web Site: http://www.eku.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1906. Setting: 500-acre small town campus with easy access to Lexington. Endowment: $38.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $639,776. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5228 per student. Total enrollment: 16,219. Faculty: 1,010 (556 full-time, 454 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 6,205 applied, 75% were admitted. Full-time: 10,919 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 3,023 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 42 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 27% 25 or older, 33% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; education; security and protective services. 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, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for state residents. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $4660 full-time, $194 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,070 full-time, $545 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $460 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $4088. College room only: $2208. 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: 160 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 8% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Honor Society, Regular Society. Major annual events: Homecoming, Fall Festival, 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. 5,200 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. John Grant Crabbe Library plus 2 others with 768,300 books, 1.3 million microform titles, 3,128 serials, 13,580 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4 million. 1,200 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:

Local industries are a miniature lamp plant and tool and die manufacturing. Richmond is located in the famous Bluegrass Region, 26 miles southeast of Lexington, and 55 miles to the State Capital of Frankfort on the Kentucky River. Recreational facilities are available at nearby parks and lakes. There are part-time work opportunities available.

■ ELIZABETHTOWN COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE F-6

600 College St. Rd.
Elizabethtown, KY 42701-3081
Tel: (270)769-2371; 877-246-2322
Fax: (270)769-1632
Web Site: http://www.elizabethtown.kctcs.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 40-acre small town campus with easy access to Louisville. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2715 per student. Total enrollment: 3,615. Full-time: 1,645 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 1,970 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 11% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Western Kentucky University.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for state residents. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: essay, high school transcript. Required for some: ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2352 full-time, $98 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7056 full-time, $294 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Union, Kentucky Association of Nursing Students. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Hanging of the Greens, Social Science Seminar. Campus security: late night security. College housing not available. Elizabethtown Community College Media Center with 35,175 books, 240 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $459,000. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Brown-Pusey Community House, formerly a stagecoach inn, has been restored and now serves as a community center and library. This is a rural area with rail and bus service, and a local airport. Elizabethtown provides recreation with two theaters, a recreational lake owned by the city, a park with olympic-size pool and a par-three golf course. Community services include the County Health Department, one hospital and 39 different organizations. A County Fair and City Festival are held annually.

■ GATEWAY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE A-10

1025 Amsterdam Rd.
Covington, KY 41011
Tel: (859)441-4500
Fax: (859)292-6415
Web Site: http://www.gateway.kctcs.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1961. Total enrollment: 2,597. Calendar: semesters.

Entrance Requirements:

Placement: ACT or ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: minimally difficult.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $2940 full-time, $98 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8820 full-time, $294 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ GEORGETOWN COLLEGE D-10

400 East College St. Georgetown, KY 40324-1696
Tel: (502)863-8000
Free: 800-788-9985
Admissions: (502)863-8009
Fax: (502)868-8891
Web Site: http://www.georgetowncollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Baptist Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1829. Setting: 110-acre suburban campus with easy access to Cincinnati. Endowment: $34.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4483 per student. Total enrollment: 1,904. Faculty: 167 (101 full-time, 66 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,063 applied, 95% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 58% from top quarter, 86% from top half. 15 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,310 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 55 students, 47% women, 53% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 11 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 2% 25 or older, 88% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Central University of Iowa. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $26,770 includes full-time tuition ($20,700) and college room and board ($6070). College room only: $2940. Part-time tuition: $860 per hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 97 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 28% of eligible men and 40% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Ministries, Association of Georgetown Students, Harper-Gatton Leadership Center, President's Ambassadors, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual events: Hanging of the Green, Homecoming/Festival of Song, Belle of the Blue. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,238 college housing spaces available; 1,133 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Anna Ashcraft Ensor Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 160,862 books, 189,419 microform titles, 541 serials, 5,547 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $677,879. 175 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:

This town was the site of McClelland's Fort, a log stockade that was completed about 1776. Today the city is a residential and educational community located 12 miles north of Lexington and 75 miles east of Louisville, and can be reached by several major highways. Recently identified as one of Kentucky's two"safest cities," Georgetown is also the site of the Toyota Corporation's manufacturing plant. The Kentucky State Horse Park is only 5 miles south of the campus.

■ HAZARD COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE H-14

1 Community College Dr.
Hazard, KY 41701-2403
Tel: (606)436-5721
Free: 800-246-7521
Fax: (606)439-2988
Web Site: http://www.hazard.kctcs.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 34-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 3,500. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top half. Students come from 3 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 35% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for state residents. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. Option: coed housing available. 36,550 books and 160 serials. 28 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment:

Hazard, the County Seat of Perry County, is the retail and cultural center of southeastern Kentucky. The college serves an 8-county (Breathitt, Knott, Leslie, Letcher, Wolfe, Lee, Owsley, and Perry) all rural area. The College's service area is also in the heart of the state's coal country, in the Cumberland Mountains of Kentucky.

■ HENDERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-1

2660 South Green St.
Henderson, KY 42420-4623
Tel: (270)827-1867
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.henderson.kctcs.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 120-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 2,241. 1,923 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 12 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 57% 25 or older. 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. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, ACT, ACT COMPASS. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $2490 full-time, $98 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8820 full-time, $294 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run radio station. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Hartfield Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 30,206 books, 21,126 microform titles, 231 serials, 1,053 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $246,114. 200 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment:

An industrial city, Henderson is on the Ohio River in an important oil-producing and agricultural area. Principal crops are corn, soybeans and tobacco. Part-time employment is available. Transportation provided by rail and bus lines within the city and airlines located in Evansville, Indiana, nine miles away. Ellis Park Racetrack, three miles north, offers thoroughbred racing August through Labor Day and harness racing from in late May to late July. 95 organizations embrace all types of activities. There is a hospital and clinics, public library, YMCA, and 36 churches offering community service. This is the home of Audubon Museum which houses the world's finest collection of Audubon items. The city has one of the finest summer recreational programs in the state of Kentucky. the finest summer recreational programs in the state of Kentucky.

■ HOPKINSVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE I-2

PO Box 2100
Hopkinsville, KY 42241-2100
Tel: (270)886-3921
Fax: (270)886-0237
Web Site: http://www.hopcc.kctcs.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 70-acre small town campus with easy access to Nashville. Endowment: $2.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6780 per student. Total enrollment: 3,104. Full-time: 1,413 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 1,691 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1 other country, 25% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 22% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 52% 25 or older, 61% transferred in. Retention: 55% 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, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript, interview. Placement: ACT, ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2940 full-time, $98 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8820 full-time, $294 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to location and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to location and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 18 open to all; local fraternities. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Union, Circle K, Minority Student Union, Donovan Scholars, Nursing Club. Major annual events: Fun Day, Appreciation Day, Circle of Love. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. HCC Library plus 1 other with 45,674 books, 25,613 microform titles, 147 serials, 4,377 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $134,000. 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:

Hopkinsville is noted as an agricultural and industrial center with important livestock, grain, and dark tobacco markets, flour and feed production, and the manufacturing of shoes, clothing, hardwood flooring, lighting fixtures, industrial springs, and automotive products. The city is served by rail, bus, and air lines via nearby Clarksville and Nashville, Tennessee.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (LEXINGTON) E-10

2473 Fortune Dr., Ste. 180
Lexington, KY 40509
Tel: (859)246-3300
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (LOUISVILLE) D-7

10509 Timberwood Circle, Ste. 100
Louisville, KY 40223-5392
Tel: (502)327-7424
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1993. Setting: suburban campus. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ JEFFERSON COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE D-7

109 East Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202-2005
Tel: (502)213-5333
Admissions: (502)213-2183
Fax: (502)213-2115
Web Site: http://www.jctc.kctcs.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 10-acre urban campus. Endowment: $1.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3580 per student. Total enrollment: 14,240. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. Full-time: 4,941 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 9,299 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 16% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 41% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, 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 Kentuckiana Metroversity. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for high school students in early admissions programs. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3270 full-time, $109 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9810 full-time, $327 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $50 full-time, $25 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. John T. Smith Learning Resource Center plus 2 others with 76,578 books, 156,316 microform titles, 391 serials, 15,103 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $311,000. 895 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 Louisville.

■ KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY D-14

100 Academic Parkway
Grayson, KY 41143-2205
Tel: (606)474-3000
Free: 800-522-3181
Admissions: (606)474-3266
Fax: (606)474-3155
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.kcu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1919. Setting: 124-acre rural campus. Endowment: $3.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2609 per student. Total enrollment: 559. 285 applied, 76% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 69% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 530 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 14 students, 79% women, 21% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 7 other countries, 67% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 12% 25 or older, 88% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Rotaract, SIFE, Matheteuo, Pi Chi Delta, Laos Alpha. Major annual events: Feast of Christmas, Campus Drama, Basketball Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, patrols by trained security personnel (6pm-6am). 589 college housing spaces available; 473 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Young Library with 103,323 books, 8,172 microform titles, 395 serials, 1,755 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $293,339. 50 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:

Grayson can be accessed via bus. It has many Protestant churches and several organizations, including the Creative Arts Club and Chamber of Commerce. Health services are provided by two clinic and two hospitals within 20 miles. Recreation available includes hunting, fishing, boating, bowling, swimming, horseback riding and miniature golf with three state parks in the area. Grayson is a friendly town with complete up-to-date modern stores comparable to a city twice its size.

■ KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN BIBLE COLLEGE F-8

PO Box 10
Vancleve, KY 41385-0010
Tel: (606)693-5000
Free: 800-879-KMBC
Fax: (606)693-7744
Web Site: http://www.kmbc.edu/

Description:

Independent interdenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1931. Setting: 35-acre rural campus. Endowment: $350,000. Total enrollment: 79. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 6:1. 52 applied, 46% were admitted. Students come from 50 states and territories, 3 other countries, 71% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 24% 25 or older, 91% live on campus. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to Christians.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $8460 includes full-time tuition ($4800), mandatory fees ($460), and college room and board ($3200). College room only: $1000. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $160 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $30 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: Drama Team, choral groups, Student Council, band, Student Involvement (missionary group). Major annual events: College Acquaintance Days, Missionary Convention, graduation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols. 100 college housing spaces available; 73 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Gibson Library with 23,520 books, 81 microform titles, 175 serials, 1,263 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $35,500. 12 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Vancleve is a rural town located 7 miles northwest of Jackson just off State Highway 15. Radio Station WMTC is located here. Part-time employment found on campus.

■ KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY D-9

400 East Main St.
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502)597-6000
Free: 800-325-1716
Admissions: (502)597-6322
Fax: (502)597-6239
Web Site: http://www.kysu.edu/

Description:

State-related, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1886. Setting: 485-acre small town campus with easy access to Louisville. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $8.8 million. Total enrollment: 2,386. Faculty: 160 (152 full-time, 8 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 5,013 applied, 28% were admitted. Full-time: 1,619 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 609 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 24 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 0.04% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 61% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.04% international, 80% 25 or older, 26% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 59% 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, 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 Berea College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, ACT. Required for some: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $22. State resident tuition: $3550 full-time, $148 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9992 full-time, $419 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $918 full-time, $20 per credit part-time, $49 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course level, course load, location, program, reciprocity agreements, and student level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course level, course load, location, program, reciprocity agreements, and student level. College room and board: $5620. College room only: $2592. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, location, and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 45 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 6% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Union, student government. Major annual events: Coronation, Greek Step-Show, Homecoming Concert. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 849 college housing spaces available. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Blazer Library with 296,631 books, 320,739 microform titles, 1,097 serials, 3,025 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $887,261. 230 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Founded in 1786, Frankfort was selected as Kentucky's capital in 1792. Located at the western edge of the Bluegrass region, Frankfort, population 27,500, is home to several plants which manufacture electronic equipment, shoes, underwear, metal auto trim, precision parts and screws. There is access to rail and bus lines. The city has a public library, hospital, Y's, shopping facilities, theatres, and swimming. Organizations including major civic, fraternal, and veterans' are located in the area.

■ KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE F-3

3000 Frederica St., PO Box 1039
Owensboro, KY 42302-1039
Tel: (270)926-3111
Free: 800-990-0592
Admissions: (270)852-3120
Fax: (270)926-3196
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.kwc.edu/

Description:

Independent Methodist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1858. Setting: 52-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $24.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4043 per student. Total enrollment: 755. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,074 applied, 77% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 75% from top half. 3 National Merit Scholars, 12 valedictorians. Full-time: 717 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 38 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 8 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 10% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 8% 25 or older, 46% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Brescia College, Owensboro Community College, University of Evansville. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $19,350 includes full-time tuition ($13,200), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($5750). College room only: $2600. Part-time tuition: $400 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 15% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Activities Programming

Board, Leadership KWC, Pre-Professional Society, Wesley Club. Major annual events: homecoming, Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, Leadership Symposium. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, 12-hour patrols by trained security personnel. 413 college housing spaces available; 299 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Library Learning Center with a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $332,825. 110 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:

Owensboro, population 54,000, with sunshine 52-60 percent of the year is the largest city in western Kentucky. There are good commercial bus and air transportation facilities. The city has public libraries, many churches, a hospital, three medical centers and a public health center. Recreation facilities include theaters, drive-ins, bowling alleys, golf courses as well as fishing, boating, swimming, indoor athletics and other activities.

■ LEXINGTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-10

Cooper Dr.
Lexington, KY 40506-0235
Tel: (859)257-4872
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uky.edu/lcc/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 10-acre urban campus. Endowment: $750,000. Total enrollment: 8,639. 5,828 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 5,354 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 3,285 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 11% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 20% 25 or older, 5% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health technology programs, computer information systems. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/2. Preference given to state residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Union, Unity, KANS, Veterans Union, Athena. Major annual events: Black History Month, Spring Fling, Career Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 576 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Lexington Community College Library with 27,000 books, 250 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $498,588. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE H-8

210 Lindsey Wilson St.
Columbia, KY 42728-1298
Tel: (270)384-2126
Free: 800-264-0138
Admissions: (270)384-8100
Fax: (270)384-8200
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lindsey.edu/

Description:

Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1903. Setting: 45-acre rural campus. Endowment: $15 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4000 per student. Total enrollment: 1,902. Faculty: 111 (70 full-time, 41 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. Full-time: 1,457 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 165 students, 79% women, 21% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 31 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 25% 25 or older, 47% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 53% 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, independent study, 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).

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $20,601 includes full-time tuition ($14,208), mandatory fees ($230), and college room and board ($6163). Part-time tuition: $592 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 27 open to all. Major annual events: homecoming, Founders' Day, Malvina Farkie Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 750 college housing spaces available; 720 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Katie Murrell Library with 80,000 books and 1,500 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $156,325. 80 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:

Columbia is the seat of Adair County. The climate is moderate. The city is located 8 miles from Green River Lake State Park and 20 miles from Cumberland Lake State Park, both known for their boating, fishing, water skiing and other water activities. Community services include seven churches, a modern hospital, and adequate shopping. There are several service clubs, and an excellent relationship exists between the local population and the college.

■ LOUISVILLE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE D-7

3901 Atkinson Square Dr.
Louisville, KY 40218-4528
Tel: (502)456-6509
Free: 800-884-6528
Fax: (502)456-2341
Web Site: http://www.louisvilletech.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Sullivan University System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 10-acre suburban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3000 per student. Total enrollment: 667. 182 applied, 77% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 64% from top half. Full-time: 626 students, 33% women, 67% men. Part-time: 41 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 17% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 11% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 32% 25 or older, 6% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, ACT, SAT or CPAt. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $90. One-time mandatory fee: $90. Tuition: $13,110 full-time, $270 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $435 full-time, $30 per course part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room only: $3960. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: ASID, IIDA, ADDA, Robotics International. Major annual events: School Picnic, River Boat Cruise, picnics, dinners and luncheons. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. 42 college housing spaces available; 39 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Louisville Tech Library plus 1 other with 3,463 books, 96 serials, 242 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $32,491. 193 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MADISONVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE G-2

2000 College Dr.
Madisonville, KY 42431-9185
Tel: (270)821-2250
Fax: (270)821-1555
Web Site: http://www.madcc.kctcs.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 150-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4341 per student. Total enrollment: 3,500. 0.2% from out-of-state, 42% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: student government, Baptist Student Union, Socratic Society, Student Ambassadors, Academic Team. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, evening patrols. College housing not available. Loman C. Trover Library plus 1 other with 26,793 books, 21,346 microform titles, 227 serials, 1,688 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $211,216. 35 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Centered on a plateau between the Pond and Tradewater Rivers, Madisonville is one of the principal loose leaf tobacco markets in western Kentucky. Underground coal mining operations are in the vicinity. Good shopping facilities are available. The city has several churches, a public library, and one theatre. The climate is moderate and part-time employment is available.

■ MAYSVILLE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE C-12

1755 US 68
Maysville, KY 41056
Tel: (606)759-7141
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.maycc.kctcs.net/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 12-acre rural campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1800 per student. Total enrollment: 1,917. 3 valedictorians. Full-time: 776 students, 74% women, 26% men. Part-time: 1,141 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 7% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Hispanic, 2% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 40% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, 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.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, early childhood education, respiratory care, surgical technologist programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Math and Science Club, Retail Marketing Club, Student Education Association. Major annual events: Student Government Food and Coat Drive, Blood Drive, election of homecoming princess. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, evening parking lot security. College housing not available. Finch Library with 36,600 books, 7,700 microform titles, 288 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $60,717. 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:

From 1786 to 1789, Daniel Boone and his wife operated a tavern in Maysville, one of the first incorporated towns in Kentucky. Today this is a metropolitan city. The average temperature is 55.3 degrees with an average rainfall of 43.58 inches. Known as one of the largest burley tobacco markets in the world, the city has three large redrying plants and 18 loose-leaf sale warehouses. These warehouses are open daily from 10 to 2 during the tobacco sale and auction season. The manufacturer of power driven pulleys and bicycle parts are also among Maysville's chief industries. There is a hospital and clinic in town, and various civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations are represented. There are excellent shopping facilities. Cinema 4, boating, golf courses, and several private clubs are easily accessible for recreation. Part-time employment is available.

■ MID-CONTINENT UNIVERSITY L-15

99 Powell Rd. East
Mayfield, KY 42066-9007
Tel: (270)247-8521
Fax: (270)247-3115
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.midcontinent.edu/

Description:

Independent Southern Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 60-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2150 per student. Total enrollment: 649. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 285 applied. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 68% from top half. 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 587 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 62 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 8 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 81% 25 or older, 33% live on campus, 24% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $15,800 includes full-time tuition ($8850), mandatory fees ($1250), and college room and board ($5700). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. 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 and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: SGA, Baptist Student Union, Psychology Club, International Club, Ministry Association. Major annual events: Homecoming Spirit Week, Blue and Gold Awards, Student Development Impact Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols. 75 college housing spaces available; 65 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Anne P. Markham Library with 32,697 books, 70 serials, 509 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $78,593. 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:

Mayfield is centrally located in the Mississippi River Valley. Transportation, commerce, industry and agriculture contribute to the prosperity of the area. Religious, medical and social facilities are available in the area.

■ MIDWAY COLLEGE D-10

512 East Stephens St.
Midway, KY 40347-1120
Tel: (859)846-4421
Free: 800-755-0031
Admissions: (859)846-5799
Fax: (859)846-5823
Web Site: http://www.midway.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, women only, affiliated with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1847. Setting: 105-acre small town campus with easy access to Louisville and Lexington. Endowment: $17 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4407 per student. Total enrollment: 1,279. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 423 applied, 75% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 61% from top half. 1 class president, 38 student government officers. Full-time: 876 students. Part-time: 403 students. Students come from 33 states and territories, 6 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 6% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 63% 25 or older, 23% live on campus, 20% transferred in. Retention: 53% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; agriculture; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Kentucky Institute of International Studies. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $20,150 includes full-time tuition ($13,800), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($6200). College room only: $3000. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, location, and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $460 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, location, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Midway Chorale, Midway Association of Nursing Students, Council on Religious Activities, Midway Horse Women's Association. Major annual events: Hanging of the Greens, Equine Gala, Night of Lights. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 220 college housing spaces available; 202 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: women-only housing available. Little Memorial Library with 96,236 books, 58,217 microform titles, 250 serials, 9,213 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $179,000. 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:

Appropriately named, Midway is located halfway between Lexington and Frankfort in Woodford County. The climate is moderate. Midway has seven churches of various denominations and several large horse farms.

■ MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY D-13

University Blvd.
Morehead, KY 40351
Tel: (606)783-2221
Free: 800-585-6781
Admissions: (606)783-2000
Fax: (606)783-5038
Web Site: http://www.moreheadstate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1922. Setting: 1,016-acre small town campus. Endowment: $25.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5764 per student. Total enrollment: 9,062. Faculty: 534 (378 full-time, 156 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 5,092 applied, 69% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 71% from top half. Full-time: 5,964 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 1,580 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 22 other countries, 16% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 23% 25 or older, 33% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; liberal arts/general studies. 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 Pikeville College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $4320 full-time, $180 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,480 full-time, $480 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $4830. 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: national fraternities, national sororities; 20% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Appalachian Celebration. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 3,651 college housing spaces available; 2,411 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Camden Carroll Library with 333,518 books, 781,060 microform titles, 2,627 serials, 1,808 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.7 million. 1,000 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 of Morehead is located between Lexington, KY, and Huntington, WV. Community services include a hospital, several churches, five motels, several restaurants and 2 shopping centers. Area recreation includes the Daniel Boone National Forest. The campus is a 1-hour drive from several state parks, and 20 minutes from swimming, boating, fishing, and water skiing. The campus also has Eagle Lake for recreation with a golf course and horseback riding. Several annual local festivals and university-sponsored Appalachia celebrations provide further entertainment.

■ MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY M-16

PO Box 9
Murray, KY 42071-0009
Tel: (270)762-3011
Free: 800-272-4678
Admissions: (270)762-3592
Fax: (270)762-3413
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.murraystate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1922. Setting: 238-acre small town campus. Endowment: $40.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5696 per student. Total enrollment: 10,266. Faculty: 537 (386 full-time, 151 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 3,057 applied, 64% were admitted. 28% from top 10% of their high school class, 65% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 62 valedictorians. Full-time: 7,155 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 1,422 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 56 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 17% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; communications/journalism. 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, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous until 8/1, continuous until 8/1 for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3792 full-time, $185 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5464 full-time, $240 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $636 full-time, $23 per hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $4472. College room only: $2366. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

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, local fraternities, local sororities; 16% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Baptist Student Union, Phi Mu Alpha, Residential Colleges. Major annual events: Homecoming, All Campus Sing, Fall Family Weekend. 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. 3,200 college housing spaces available; 3,126 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Waterfield Library plus 1 other with 400,000 books, 200,814 microform titles, 2,500 serials, 10,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.8 million. 1,800 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:

The area around Munas has a hospital and several churches. Recreation is available at nearby Kentucky Lake, the largest lake created by the Tennessee Valley Authority, Lake Barkley, and Land Between Lakes, a recreation area of 177,000 acres. Part-time employment is available.

■ NATIONAL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY (DANVILLE) F-9

115 East Lexington Ave.
Danville, KY 40422
Tel: (859)236-6991
Free: 800-664-1886
Web Site: http://www.ncbt.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of National College of Business and Technology. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Total enrollment: 326. Core. Services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Tuition: $6408 full-time, $178 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $75 full-time, $15 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NATIONAL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY (FLORENCE) A-10

7627 Ewing Blvd.
Florence, KY 41042
Tel: (859)525-6510
Free: 800-664-1886
Fax: (859)525-8961
Web Site: http://www.ncbt.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of National College of Business and Technology. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1941. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 189. Core. Services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Recommended: interview. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Tuition: $6408 full-time, $178 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $75 full-time, $15 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NATIONAL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY (LEXINGTON) E-10

628 East Main St.
Lexington, KY 40508-2312
Tel: (859)253-0621
Free: 800-664-1886
Admissions: (859)266-0401
Web Site: http://www.ncbt.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of National College of Business and Technology. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 378. Core. Advanced placement, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Tuition: $6408 full-time, $178 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $75 full-time, $15 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NATIONAL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY (LOUISVILLE) D-7

3950 Dixie Hwy.
Louisville, KY 40216
Tel: (502)447-7634
Free: 800-664-1886
Web Site: http://www.ncbt.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of National College of Business and Technology. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1990. Total enrollment: 678. Core. Services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Recommended: interview. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Tuition: $6408 full-time, $178 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $75 full-time, $15 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:

Orientation program. College housing not available. 55 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NATIONAL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY (PIKEVILLE) G-16

288 South Mayo Trail, Ste. 2
Pikeville, KY 41501
Tel: (606)432-5477
Free: 800-664-1886
Fax: (606)437-4952
Web Site: http://www.ncbt.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of National College of Business and Technology. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1976. Setting: rural campus. Total enrollment: 219. Core. Services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Recommended: interview. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Tuition: $6408 full-time, $178 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $75 full-time, $15 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. 24 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NATIONAL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY (RICHMOND) F-11

139 South Killarney Ln.
Richmond, KY 40475
Tel: (859)623-8956
Free: 800-664-1886
Fax: (859)624-5544
Web Site: http://www.ncbt.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of National College of Business and Technology. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1951. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 363. Core. Advanced placement, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Recommended: interview. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Tuition: $6408 full-time, $178 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $75 full-time, $15 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY A-10

Louie B Nunn Dr.
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Tel: (859)572-5100
Free: 800-637-9948
Admissions: (859)572-5220
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nku.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 320-acre suburban campus with easy access to Cincinnati. Endowment: $1.5 million. Total enrollment: 13,908. Faculty: 788 (487 full-time, 301 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 4,369 applied, 81% were admitted. Full-time: 8,989 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 3,068 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 11 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 27% 25 or older, 9% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 63% 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 all Kentucky state schools, members of the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadlines: 8/1, 2/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 2/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $4968 full-time, $207 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9696 full-time, $404 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to location. Part-time tuition varies according to location. College room and board: $4660. College room only: $2580. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 4% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: campus ministries, academic organizations, student government, Activities Program Board. Major annual events: Homecoming, Freshfusion, Rites of Spring. 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. 1,500 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Steely Library plus 2 others with 325,721 books, 771,708 microform titles, 2,217 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 600 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 in the largest metropolitan area of any state university in Kentucky, NKU is seven miles southeast of Cincinnati, Ohio.

■ OWENSBORO COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE F-3

4800 New Hartford Rd.
Owensboro, KY 42303-1899
Tel: (270)686-4400; (866)755-6282
Admissions: (270)686-4527
Fax: (270)686-4496
Web Site: http://www.octc.kctcs.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1986. Setting: 102-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $109,305. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1348 per student. Total enrollment: 3,664. 789 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,848 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 1,816 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 2 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 28% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, 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. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required; ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Psychology Club, Nursing Club. Major annual events: Fall Fling, Spring Fling, Hanging of Greens. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 18,200 books, 80 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $291,000. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A myriad of items including bread, soybean oil, paper, plastics, and electronic components are made in the Owensboro area. Thirty manufacturers have forty or more employees, including such national firms as Baskin-Robbins, General Electric, and Kimberly Clark. Eight percent of the land is used for farming. The fifth largest city in the state, population 53,549, it is home to the International Barbecue Festival, the International Bluegrass Museum Association, and the world's largest sassafras tree.

■ PADUCAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE K-15

509 South 30th St.,
PO Box 8252 Paducah, KY 42001
Tel: (270)444-9676
Admissions: (502)444-9676
Fax: (270)441-7202
Web Site: http://www.ptc-ky.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: small town campus. Total enrollment: 200. 82 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 4 states and territories, 48% from out-of-state. Calendar: trimesters. Summer session for credit, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. 17 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ PIKEVILLE COLLEGE G-16

147 Sycamore St.
Pikeville, KY 41501
Tel: (606)218-5250; (866)232-7700
Admissions: (606)218-5251
Fax: (606)218-5269
Web Site: http://www.pc.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards associate, bachelor's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 25-acre small town campus. Endowment: $18.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6092 per student. Total enrollment: 1,129. Faculty: 61 (54 full-time, 7 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 520 applied, 100% were admitted. 40% from top quarter of their high school class, 81% from top half. Full-time: 778 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 66 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 7 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 8% black, 0.1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 18% 25 or older, 41% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: psychology; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, education programs. Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/16. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $16,500 includes full-time tuition ($11,500) and college room and board ($5000). Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition: $479 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: Pre-Professional Club, Phi Beta Lambda, Rotaract, Psychology Round Table, Nursing Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Founders' Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 529 college housing spaces available; 326 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Allara Library plus 2 others with 72,673 books, 39,128 microform titles, 219 serials, 1,811 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $282,004. 162 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 in the heart of Big Sandy Valley, Pikeville is an important mining and trade center in the midst of Elkhorn coalfield. Breaks Park, southeast of town and Jenny Wiley State Park north of town, provides recreational facilities. Part-time employment is available.

■ ROWAN TECHNICAL COLLEGE D-13

609 Viking Dr.
Morehead, KY 40351
Tel: (606)783-1538
Admissions: (606)759-7141
Fax: (606)784-9876
Web Site: http://www.rowtc.kctcs.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1984. Total enrollment: 842. Full-time: 294 students, 35% women, 65% men. Part-time: 548 students, 26% women, 74% men. 0.1% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander. Calendar: semesters.

■ ST. CATHARINE COLLEGE F-8

2735 Bardstown Rd.
St. Catharine, KY 40061-9499
Tel: (859)336-5082
Fax: (859)336-5031
Web Site: http://www.sccky.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1931. Setting: 643-acre rural campus with easy access to Louisville. Endowment: $300,000. Total enrollment: 751. 700 applied, 45% were admitted. Students come from 45 other countries, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 32% 25 or older, 19% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: minimum ACT score of 12, ACT. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: African-American Club, International Club, student government, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Homecoming Weekend, Christmas Dance, Awards Banquet. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, night security guard. Option: coed housing available. St. Catharine College Library with 25,000 books, 110 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SOMERSET COMMUNITY COLLEGE H-10

808 Monticello St.
Somerset, KY 42501-2973
Tel: (606)679-8501
Web Site: http://www.somerset.kctcs.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 70-acre small town campus. Endowment: $419,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3018 per student. Total enrollment: 5,850. 825 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 3 states and territories, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 50% 25 or older. Retention: 60% 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, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, clinical laboratory technology, physical therapy assistant, surgical technology, radiography programs. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/22. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Students in Free Enterprise, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: graduation, drama presentations, Multicultural Day Events. College housing not available. Somerset Community College Library with 58,918 books, 4,548 microform titles, 154 serials, 1,233 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $102,000. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in an urban area in south central Kentucky, railroad and bus service are available to Somerset. It has a local YMCA, library, hospital and other health services and various organizations including Rotary, Kiwanis, Jaycees, and a Chamber of Commerce. Recreation is provided with 3 theatres, drive-ins, golf, tennis, and Lake Cumberland with 1,225 miles of shoreline.

■ SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE I-14

700 College Rd.
Cumberland, KY 40823-1099
Tel: (606)589-2145; 888-274-SECC
Fax: (606)589-5423
Web Site: http://www.soucc.kctcs.net/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 150-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.8 million. Total enrollment: 4,519. 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.02% international. Core. 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, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/20. Notification: continuous until 9/3.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2352 full-time, $98 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7056 full-time, $294 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $164 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Professional Business Leaders, Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Black Student Union, Nursing Club. Major annual events: Octoberfest, Swappin' Meetin', Spring on Cloverlick. College housing not available. Gertrude Dale Library with 25,921 books, 200 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $480,000. 46 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Cumberland is a rural town in Harlan County of southeastern Kentucky. The city has Protestant and Catholic churches, and a community hospital and other medical services. Recreation is provided by movie theaters, fishing at Kingdom Come State Park Lake, picnic areas, a lodge and trailer park and a city park. Local merchants employ college students since the town serves an area of approximately 20,000 persons. Various civic, service, fraternal and veteran's organizations, including a Chamber of Commerce, enhance the community spirit.

■ SOUTHERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY D-7

2825 Lexington Rd.
Louisville, KY 40280-0004
Tel: (502)897-4011
Web Site: http://www.sbts.edu/

Description:

Independent Southern Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1858. Total enrollment: 475.

Community Environment:

See University of Louisville.

■ SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS A-10

8095 Connector Dr.
Florence, KY 41042
Tel: (859)282-9999
Admissions: (859)341-6633
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.swcollege.net/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1978. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Cincinnati. Total enrollment: 240. 97% 25 or older. Academic remediation for entering students, double major.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ SPALDING UNIVERSITY D-7

851 South Fourth St.
Louisville, KY 40203-2188
Tel: (502)585-9911
Free: 800-896-8941
Fax: (502)585-7158
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.spalding.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1814. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Endowment: $6.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $50,935. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7725 per student. Total enrollment: 1,641. Faculty: 174 (76 full-time, 98 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 493 applied, 67% were admitted. 0% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 61% from top half. Full-time: 645 students, 79% women, 21% men. Part-time: 255 students, 81% women, 19% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 27 other countries, 16% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 20% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 54% 25 or older, 13% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; psychology; public administration and social services. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree 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 7 members of the Kentuckiana Metroversity. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $19,572 includes full-time tuition ($15,300), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($3672). College room only: $2100. Part-time tuition: $510 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $20 per hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 27 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Model United Nations/International Club, Nursing Society, National Education Association, Student Occupational Therapy Association. Major annual events: Rat Race - Run for the Rodents, International Week, Homecoming Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 200 college housing spaces available; 83 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Spalding Library with 160,954 books, 16,273 microform titles, 655 serials, 30,140 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $397,805. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Louisville.

■ SPENCERIAN COLLEGE D-7

4627 Dixie Hwy.
Louisville, KY 40216
Tel: (502)447-1000
Free: 800-264-1799
Fax: (502)447-4574
Web Site: http://www.spencerian.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of The Sullivan University System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1892. Setting: 10-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,326. 1 valedictorian. Students come from 11 states and territories, 16% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 25% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 50% 25 or older, 0% live on campus. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations. Notification: continuous until 9/1. Preference given to nursing programs have preferential admission.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $90. Tuition: $12,120 full-time, $202 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $575 full-time, $30. College room only: $3960.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: local fraternities; 1% of eligible men and 50% of eligible women are members. Most popular organization: Spencerian Business Leaders. Major annual events: Belle of Louisville Cruise, annual picnic, Derby Activities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. Option: coed housing available. Laura Diener with an OPAC and a Web page. 81 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SPENCERIAN COLLEGE-LEXINGTON E-10

2355 Harrodsburg Rd.
Lexington, KY 40504
Tel: (859)223-9608
Admissions: 800-456-3253
Fax: (859)224-7744
Web Site: http://www.spencerian.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Sullivan Colleges System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Louisville. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2932 per student. Total enrollment: 376. 158 applied, 79% were admitted. Students come from 1 other country, 0% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 6% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 31% 25 or older, 13% live on campus. Retention: 0% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, interview. Required for some: CPAt. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Major annual events: golf tournament, school picnic, Student Appreciation Week. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 90 college housing spaces available; 50 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Spencerian College Library with 450 books, 30 serials, and 25 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4500. 14 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY D-7

3101 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
Tel: (502)456-6504
Free: 800-844-1354
Admissions: (502)456-6505
Fax: (502)456-0040
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sullivan.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Administratively affiliated with Sullivan Colleges System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1864. Setting: 10-acre suburban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2100 per student. Total enrollment: 4,639. Faculty: 213 (93 full-time, 120 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 76% from top half. Students come from 22 states and territories, 11 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 52% 25 or older, 9% live on campus. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic remediation for entering 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. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview, ACT or CPAt. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $90. Tuition: $12,900 full-time, $215 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $435 full-time, $30 per course part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room only: $3960. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Travel Club, Sullivan Student Paralegal Association, American Marketing Association, Society of Hosteurs. Major annual events: Belle of Louisville Cruise, Summer Picnic/Festival, ski trip. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 300 college housing spaces available; 215 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. McWhorter Library with 22,500 books, 222 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $475,000. 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.

■ THOMAS MORE COLLEGE L-9

333 Thomas More Parkway Crestview Hills,
KY 41017-3495
Tel: (859)341-5800
Free: 800-825-4557
Admissions: (859)344-3332
Fax: (859)344-3638
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.thomasmore.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1921. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to Cincinnati. Endowment: $9.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6056 per student. Total enrollment: 1,434. Faculty: 134 (71 full-time, 63 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,007 applied, 63% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 37% from top quarter, 70% from top half. 12 valedictorians. Students come from 56 states and territories, 10 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 31% 25 or older, 20% live on campus. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; history. 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, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities. 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, rank in upper 50% of high school class, admissions committee may consider those not meeting criteria, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,470 includes full-time tuition ($17,600), mandatory fees ($720), and college room and board ($6150). College room only: $2900. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $450 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $30 per credit hour, $15 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 29 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, orientation team, ACT More Program Board, Outdoors Club, Business Society. Major annual events: Homecoming, Senior Boat Cruise, Spring Fling Week/Spring Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 400 college housing spaces available; 270 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Thomas More Library with 127,429 books, 51,551 microform titles, 609 serials, 2,178 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $345,094. 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:

The campus is located just 10 minutes south of downtown Cincinnati. The Greater Cincinnati International Airport is a five-minute drive from campus. Numerous activities and faculties include the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, jazz clubs, restaurants, shops, live theater and ballet, the Cincinnati Zoo, the annual Riverfest, Oktoberfest and Taste of Cincinnati. Teams include the Cincinnati Reds and the Bengals.

■ TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY E-10

300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797
Tel: (859)233-8300
Free: 800-872-6798
Admissions: (859)233-8242
Fax: (859)233-8797
E-mail: [email protected]/.edu
Web Site: http://www.transy.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1780. Setting: 35-acre urban campus with easy access to Cincinnati and Louisville. Endowment: $127.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7523 per student. Total enrollment: 1,151. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,222 applied, 84% were admitted. 50% from top 10% of their high school class, 75% from top quarter, 97% from top half. 7 National Merit Scholars, 31 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,135 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 16 students, 25% women, 75% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 1 other country, 22% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 0.4% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-4-1. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, Kentucky Institute for International Studies. 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: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.75 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $26,240 includes full-time tuition ($19,650) and college room and board ($6590). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and location. Part-time tuition: $2100 per course. Part-time mandatory fees: $84 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 51 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 50% of eligible men and 50% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Alumni Association, Student Government Association, Student Activities Board, Crimson Crew, Alternative Spring Break. Major annual events: T-Day Week, Greek Week, Crimson Christmas. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 890 college housing spaces available; 850 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Transylvania Library with 124,000 books, 13,348 microform titles, 500 serials, 2,214 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $660,028. 250 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 University of Kentucky.

■ UNION COLLEGE I-12

310 College St. Barbourville,
KY 40906-1499
Tel: (606)546-4151
Free: 800-489-8646
Admissions: (606)546-1222
Fax: (606)546-1667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.unionky.edu/

Description:

Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1879. Setting: 110-acre small town campus. Endowment: $14.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5065 per student. Total enrollment: 1,224. Faculty: 71 (46 full-time, 25 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 596 applied, 64% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 60% from top half. Full-time: 555 students, 42% women, 58% men. Part-time: 56 students, 63% women, 38% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 5 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 9% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 24% 25 or older, 45% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 56% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Mid-Appalachian Colleges Council. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. One-time mandatory fee: $800. Comprehensive fee: $19,890 includes full-time tuition ($14,950), mandatory fees ($340), and college room and board ($4600). College room only: $1700. Part-time tuition: $260 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $15 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Baptist Student Union, Thespian Society, Newman Club, Psychology Club. Major annual events: Special Olympics, Homecoming, Springfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 325 college housing spaces available; 248 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Weeks-Townsend Memorial Library with 142,667 books, 444,016 microform titles, 8,612 serials, 5,198 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $327,564. 70 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.

■ UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS J-11

6178 College Station Dr.
Williamsburg, KY 40769-1372
Tel: (606)549-2200
Free: 800-343-1609
Admissions: (606)539-4201
Fax: (606)539-4303
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cumberlandcollege.edu/

Description:

Independent Kentucky Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 50-acre rural campus with easy access to Knoxville. Endowment: $55.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4962 per student. Total enrollment: 1,843. Faculty: 112 (86 full-time, 26 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 984 applied, 83% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 70% from top half. 21 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,411 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 222 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 23 other countries, 40% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 9% 25 or older, 53% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering 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. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $19,984 includes full-time tuition ($13,298), mandatory fees ($360), and college room and board ($6326). Part-time tuition: $410 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $48.75 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Union, Student Government Association, Campus Activity Board, Mountain Outreach, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Major annual events: homecoming, Hanging of the Green, Spring Fever. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, patrols by trained security personnel 11pm-7am. 1,100 college housing spaces available; 929 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. 300 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 in the southeastern part of Kentucky, Williamsburg is accessible via bus service and interstate highway. The city offers facilities that include 14 churches of various denominations, 4 medical clinics, civic organizations and city parks. Recreation is found at Cumberland Falls State Park, Cumberland Lake, Laurel Lake, cinemas and theaters. There is adequate modern housing available and motels nearby. Part-time employment opportunities are available for students.

■ UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY E-10

Lexington, KY 40506-0032
Tel: (859)257-9000
Admissions: (859)257-2000
Fax: (859)257-4000
Web Site: http://www.uky.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1865. Setting: 685-acre urban campus with easy access to Cincinnati and Louisville. Endowment: $538.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $187.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,365 per student. Total enrollment: 25,672. Faculty: 1,724 (1,211 full-time, 513 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 10,508 applied, 82% were admitted. 28% from top 10% of their high school class, 57% from top quarter, 86% from top half. 35 National Merit Scholars, 157 valedictorians. Full-time: 17,050 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 1,652 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 91 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 10% 25 or older, 31% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; 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, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Academic Common Market, University of Florida. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/15. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents for certain programs.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $5162 full-time, $216 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,148 full-time, $507 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $650 full-time, $16.25 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level, program, reciprocity agreements, and student level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level, program, reciprocity agreements, and student level. College room and board: $5129. College room only: $3363. 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: 305 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 15% of eligible men and 19% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, Student Government Association, Campus Progressive Coalition, Ski and Snowboard Club, Society of Women Engineers. Major annual events: Homecoming, Student Center Night, Cultural Diversity Festival. 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. 5,600 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. William T. Young Library plus 15 others with 3.1 million books, 6.3 million microform titles, 29,633 serials, 86,690 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $20.4 million. 1,400 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:

Lexington is located in the famous Bluegrass area of Kentucky. It is centrally located with Louisville 80 miles to the west and Cincinnati 90 miles to the north. Travel is made easier with close access to Interstates 75 and 64. The Mountain Parkway connects the Bluegrass with eastern Kentucky, and the Bluegrass Parkway links the western part of the State and Interstate 65. Lexington, known throughout the world as the home of the thoroughbred, attracts thousands of horse fans and buyers each year. Keeneland, a thoroughbred race track, and the famous trotting track, the Red Mile draw racing fans. The thoroughbred is not Lexington's only equine citizen; the standardbred, the quarterhorse, the saddle horse, and the Arabian are some of the many other breeds that live on some of the world's most famous farms in the Bluegrass. Since 1974, Lexington has been governed by an urban county form of government. The Lexington-Fayette County population is approximately 250,000, and this second largest city in Kentucky has seen steady growth in population. Le

■ UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE D-7

2301 South Third St.
Louisville, KY 40292-0001
Tel: (502)852-5555
Free: 800-334-8635
Admissions: (502)852-6531
Fax: (502)852-4776
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.louisville.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1798. Setting: 169-acre urban campus. Endowment: $607.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $100.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $11,415 per student. Total enrollment: 20,734. Faculty: 1,313 (802 full-time, 511 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 5,712 applied, 79% were admitted. 22% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 80% from top half. Full-time: 11,441 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 3,492 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 65 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 14% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 15% 25 or older, 15% 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; engineering. 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, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 6 members of the Kentuckiana Metroversity. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.50 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $5532 full-time, $231 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $15,092 full-time, $629 per hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $6036. College room only: $4490. 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: 202 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 7% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Spirit Club - 'L' Raisers, Baptist Student Union, Golden Key Society, Sigma Chi, Phi Eta Sigma. Major annual events: Homecoming events, NPHC Stepshow, Welcome. 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. 1,674 college housing spaces available; 1,590 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. William F. Ekstrom Library plus 5 others with 2 million books, 2.2 million microform titles, 24,910 serials, 35,429 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $71.7 million. 265 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:

Louisville is known as the Derby City for the annual running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The city was the base of supplies for Clark's expeditions, which culminated in the conquest of the northwest. U.S. river boats pass through the locks around 25-foot falls in the Ohio River. Louisville is an important distilling center and one of the largest tobacco product manufacturing centers in the world. There are many other local manufacturing firms in the area, and part-time employment is available. There is a community-wide fund for music, drama, and art, and the city has resident opera, ballet, orchestra, and theater companies.

■ WEST KENTUCKY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE K-15

4810 Alben Barkley Dr.
PO Box 7380
Paducah, KY 42002-7380
Tel: (270)554-9200
Fax: (270)554-6217
Web Site: http://www.westkentucky.kctcs.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University of Kentucky Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: 117-acre small town campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2042 per student. Total enrollment: 3,545. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 56% from top quarter, 71% from top half. Students come from 12 states and territories, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 41% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Area resident tuition: $98 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $118 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $294 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: women's center. Campus security: 14-hour patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. Paducah Community College Library with 31,339 books, 152 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $358,108. 160 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A busy town with a leisurely atmosphere, Paducah was named for Indian Chief, Paduke, who is buried on the bank of the river. It is an important market for burley and dark tobacco. Diversified industries include boat and barge builders, electronics and chemicals plants. Part-time work is available. Located at the confluence of the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers, average winter temperature is 46.2 degrees, summer, 73.4 degrees. Highways, airlines, and bus lines serve the community. A public library, churches, two hospitals, hotels and motels and many civic organizations are available. Recreation areas include nearby Kentucky and Barkley Lakes and the"Land Between Lakes" area as well as three state parks, several public parks, a swimming pool, golf courses and theatres.

■ WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY I-5

1 Big Red Way
Bowling Green, KY 42101-3576
Tel: (270)745-0111
Admissions: (270)745-2551
Fax: (270)745-6133
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wku.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1906. Setting: 223-acre suburban campus with easy access to Nashville. Endowment: $75.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $8.5 million. Total enrollment: 18,634. Faculty: 1,107 (694 full-time, 413 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 6,781 applied, 92% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter, 67% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars, 105 valedictorians. Full-time: 13,053 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 2,914 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 51 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 20% 25 or older, 31% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; communications/journalism. 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. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 8/1, 6/1 for nonresidents. Notification: continuous, continuous for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $5316 full-time, $228 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,732 full-time, $537 per hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load, location, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, location, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $4876. College room only: $2800. 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: 215 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 7% of eligible men and 9% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, Campus Crusade for Christ, campus ministries, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: homecoming, football tailgating, step show. 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. College housing designed to accommodate 4,513 students; 4,887 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Helm-Cravens Library plus 3 others with an OPAC and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $5.8 million. 1,300 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 of Bowling Green is located on the Barrer River in Warren County in southern Kentucky. Situated 60 miles north of Nashville, and 103 miles south of Louisville, Bowling Green has about 80 churches of 26 denominations, a public library, and two hospitals. Recreation is provided by local theaters and parks, including nearby Mammoth Cave National Park.

Kentucky

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Kentucky

Commonwealth of Kentucky

ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Possibly derived from the Wyandot Indian word Kah-ten-tah-teh (land of tomorrow).

NICKNAME: The Bluegrass State.

CAPITAL: Frankfort.

ENTERED UNION: 1 June 1792 (15th).

SONG: "My Old Kentucky Home."

MOTTO: United We Stand, Divided We Fall.

FLAG: A simplified version of the state seal on a blue field.

OFFICIAL SEAL: In the center are two men exchanging greetings; above and below them is the state motto. On the periphery are two sprigs of goldenrod and the words "Commonwealth of Kentucky."

BIRD: Cardinal.

FISH: Bass.

FLOWER: Goldenrod.

TREE: Tulip poplar.

LEGAL HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, 1 January, plus one extra day; Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., 3rd Monday in January; Washington's Birthday, 3rd Monday in February; Good Friday, March or April, half-day holiday; 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, plus one extra day; Christmas Day, 25 December, plus one extra day.

TIME: 7 AM EST = noon GMT; 6 AM CST = noon GMT.

LOCATION, SIZE, AND EXTENT

Located in the eastern south-central United States, the Commonwealth of Kentucky is the smallest of the eight south-central states and ranks 37th in size among the 50 states.

The total area of Kentucky is 40,409 sq mi (104,659 sq km), of which land makes up 39,669 sq mi (102,743 sq km) and inland water 740 sq mi (1,917 sq km). Kentucky extends about 350 mi (563 km) e-w; its maximum n-s extension is about 175 mi (282 km).

Kentucky is bordered on the n by Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio (with the line roughly following the north bank of the Ohio River); on the ne by West Virginia (with the line formed by the Big Sandy and Tug Fork rivers); on the se by Virginia; on the s by Tennessee; and on the w by Missouri (separated by the Mississippi River). Because of a double bend in the Mississippi River, about 10 sq mi (26 sq km) of sw Kentucky is separated from the rest of the state by a narrow strip of Missouri.

After 15 years of litigation, Kentucky in 1981 accepted a US Supreme Court decision giving Ohio and Indiana control of at least 100 feet (30 meters) of the Ohio River from the northern shore. This in effect returned Kentucky's border to what it was in 1792, when Kentucky entered the Union.

The total boundary length of Kentucky is 1,290 mi (2,076 km). The state's geographic center is in Marion County, 3 mi (5 km) nw of Lebanon.

TOPOGRAPHY

The eastern quarter of the state is dominated by the Cumberland Plateau, on the western border of the Appalachians. At its western edge, the plateau meets the uplands of the Lexington Plain (known as the Bluegrass region) to the north and the hilly Pennyroyal to the south. These two regions, which together make up nearly half the state's area, are separated by a narrow curving plain known as the Knobs because of the shapes of its eroded hills. The most level area of the state consists of the western coalfields bounded by the Pennyroyal to the east and the Ohio River to the north. In the far west are the coastal plains of the Mississippi River; this region is commonly known as the Purchase, having been purchased from the Chickasaw Indians.

The highest point in Kentucky is Black Mountain on the southeastern boundary in Harlan County, at 4,139 ft (2,162 m). The lowest point is 257 ft (78 m), along the Mississippi River in Fulton County. The state's mean altitude is 750 ft (229 m).

The only large lakes in Kentucky are artificial. The biggest is Cumberland Lake (79 sq mi/205 sq km); Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Dale Hollow Lake straddle the border with Tennessee.

Including the Ohio and Mississippi rivers on its borders and the tributaries of the Ohio, Kentucky claims at least 3,000 mi (4,800 km) of navigable riverssometimes said to have more water than any other state except Alaska. Among the most important of Kentucky's rivers are the Kentucky, 259 mi (417 km); the Cumberland, partly in Tennessee; the Tennessee, also in Tennessee and Alabama; and the Big Sandy, Green, Licking, and Tradewater rivers. All, except for a portion of the Cumberland, flow northwest into the Ohio and thence to the Mississippi. Completion in 1985 of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, linking the Tennessee and Tombigbee rivers in Alabama, gave Kentucky's Appalachian coalfields direct water access to the Gulf of Mexico for the first time.

Drainage through porous limestone rock has honeycombed much of the Pennyroyal with underground passages, the best known of which is Mammoth Cave, now a national park. The Cumberland Falls, 92 ft (28 m) high and 100 ft (30 m) wide, are located in Whitely County.

CLIMATE

Kentucky has a moderate, relatively humid climate, with abundant rainfall.

The southern and lowland regions are slightly warmer than the uplands. In Louisville, the normal monthly average temperature ranges from 33°f (1°c) in January to 78°f (25°c) in July. The record high for the state was 114°f (46°c), regis