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■ AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NUTRITION, COLLEGE OF NUTRITION J-2

1204 -D Kenesaw, Sequoyah Hills Center
Knoxville, TN 37919-7736
Tel: (865)524-8079
Free: 800-290-4226
Fax: (865)524-8339
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nutritioneducation.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees (offers only external degree programs conducted through home study). Founded 1984. Setting: suburban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $18,000. Total enrollment: 241. 33 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 49 states and territories, 15 other countries, 90% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: continuous. Academic remediation for entering students, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $3950 full-time, $150 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $200 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition varies according to program.

■ AMERICAN BAPTIST COLLEGE OF AMERICAN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY C-10

1800 Baptist World Center Dr.
Nashville, TN 37207
Tel: (615)256-1463
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.abcnash.edu/

Description:

Independent Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1924. Setting: 52-acre urban campus. Endowment: $1.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6767 per student. Total enrollment: 112. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 37 applied, 27% were admitted. Full-time: 64 students, 27% women, 73% men. Part-time: 48 students, 38% women, 63% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 3 other countries, 35% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 96% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 90% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: theology and religious vocations. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 7/12. Notification: 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Tuition: $4032 full-time, $168 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $140 full-time, $140 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $1600. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 2 open to all; national fraternities; 30% of men are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Vespers Service. Major annual events: Garnett-Nabritt Lectures, ABC Days, Presidential Scholarship Banquet. Campus security: student patrols, security patrols from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. 100 college housing spaces available; 30 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. T. L. Holcolm Library with 33,383 books, 179 serials, and 140 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $100,385. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ AQUINAS COLLEGE C-10

4210 Harding Rd.
Nashville, TN 37205-2005
Tel: (615)297-7545
Free: 800-649-9956
Fax: (615)297-7970
Web Site: http://www.aquinas-tn.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, coed. Administratively affiliated with The Dominican Sisters of the Saint Cecilia Congregation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 92-acre urban campus. Endowment: $6.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,612 per student. Total enrollment: 902. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. Students come from 10 states and territories, 9 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 16% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 72% 25 or older. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $13,620 full-time, $454 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $425 full-time, $150 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organization: Student Council. Major annual events: homecoming, Cavalier Challenge, President's Council Barbecue. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, patrols by security after class hours. 40 college housing spaces available; 18 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Aquinas College Library plus 1 other with 46,549 books, 162,805 microform titles, 284 serials, 754 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $403,500. 52 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Vanderbilt University.

■ ARGOSY UNIVERSITY/NASHVILLE D-10

341 Cool Springs Blvd., Ste. 210
Franklin, TN 37067-7226
Tel: (615)369-0616
Fax: (615)369-0601
Web Site: http://www.argosyu.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, upper-level, coed. Founded 2001. Calendar: semesters.

■ AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY B-9

601 College St.
Clarksville, TN 37044-0001
Tel: (931)221-7011
Free: 800-844-2778
Admissions: (931)221-7661
Fax: (931)221-5994
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.apsu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1927. Setting: 200-acre suburban campus with easy access to Nashville. Endowment: $5.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2095 per student. Total enrollment: 8,813. Faculty: 464 (290 full-time, 174 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 2,608 applied, 91% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter, 68% from top half. Full-time: 6,348 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 1,868 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 24 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 18% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 42% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; communications/journalism. 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, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 2.75 high school GPA, minimum ACT composite score of 19. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/29. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $3678 full-time, $161 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,990 full-time, $565 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $957 full-time, $41 per credit hour part-time, $4 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location. College room and board: $4800. College room only: $2900. 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; 8% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,500 college housing spaces available; 1,191 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Felix G. Woodward Library with 400,000 books, 663,000 microform titles, 1,754 serials, 4,700 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2 million. 650 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:

Clarksville, an urban area, was founded in 1784 and was named for General George Rogers Clark. Bus transportation is available. Community facilities include a number of churches, a hospital, a public library, and major civic and service organizations. Water sports are enjoyed on the Cumberland River and nearby lakes. Some part-time employment is available.

■ BAPTIST COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES F-1

1003 Monroe Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Tel: (901)227-4330; (866)575-2247
Admissions: (901)572-2465
Web Site: http://www.bchs.edu/

Description:

Independent Southern Baptist, 4-year, coed. Administratively affiliated with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1994. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 823. 260 applied. Students come from 9 states and territories, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 34% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 12% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.75 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, ACT, Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test. Required for some: essay, interview. Application deadline: 6/1.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Nursing Association, Allied Health Organization. Major annual events: Religious Emphasis Week, Convocation, Graduation. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 16 to 20-hour trained security personnel. 100 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Health Sciences Library with an OPAC.

■ BELMONT UNIVERSITY C-10

1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37212-3757
Tel: (615)460-6000
Free: 800-56E-NROL
Admissions: (615)460-6785
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.belmont.edu/

Description:

Independent Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1951. Setting: 34-acre urban campus. Endowment: $45.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $17,815 per student. Total enrollment: 4,319. Faculty: 461 (214 full-time, 247 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,184 applied, 72% were admitted. 36% from top 10% of their high school class, 67% from top quarter, 91% from top half. 32 valedictorians. Full-time: 3,287 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 358 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 27 other countries, 56% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% 25 or older, 57% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. 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. Off campus study at Cool Springs Center. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations, resume of activities, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $25,910 includes full-time tuition ($16,360), mandatory fees ($900), and college room and board ($8650). College room only: $5300. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $625 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $300 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 54 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 6% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Homecoming, Towering Traditions. 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, bicycle patrol. 1,750 college housing spaces available; 1,700 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Lila D. Bunch Library with 184,835 books, 18,111 microform titles, 1,311 serials, 26,289 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.7 million. 350 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 Vanderbilt University.

■ BETHEL COLLEGE C-6

325 Cherry Ave.
McKenzie, TN 38201
Tel: (731)352-4000
Admissions: (731)352-4030
Fax: (731)352-4069
Web Site: http://www.bethel-college.edu/

Description:

Independent Cumberland Presbyterian, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1842. Setting: 100-acre small town campus. Endowment: $7.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3125 per student. Total enrollment: 1,297. 685 applied, 59% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 30% from top half. 1 valedictorian, 9 student government officers. Full-time: 915 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 219 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 21 other countries, 39% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 23% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 53% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 51% 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, self-designed majors, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Tennessee Technological University, University of Memphis.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 12 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 20% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: FCA, SETA (Education), Black Student Union, Honor Club. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: night patrols by trained security personnel. College housing designed to accommodate 291 students; 438 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Burroughs Learning Center with 83,919 books, 2,609 microform titles, 255 serials, 4,876 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $442,252. 8 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BRYAN COLLEGE E-15

PO Box 7000
Dayton, TN 37321-7000
Tel: (423)775-2041
Free: 800-277-9522
Fax: (423)775-7330
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bryan.edu/

Description:

Independent interdenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1930. Setting: 100-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2 million. Total enrollment: 775. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 460 applied, 76% were admitted. Full-time: 757 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 18 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 7 other countries, 61% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 0.1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 1% 25 or older, 74% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 74% 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, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $19,270 includes full-time tuition ($14,800) and college room and board ($4470). Part-time tuition: $625 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: Practical Christian Involvement, Student Government Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hilltop Players, chorale. Major annual events: homecoming, Christmas Banquet, Junior/Senior Banquet. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, police patrols. 497 college housing spaces available; 454 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Ironside Memorial Library with 98,413 books, 59,986 microform titles, 4,212 serials, 1,396 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 74 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:

Dayton is located 38 miles from Chattanooga, enjoying a very desirable climate the year round. Air and bus transportation are convenient. Community facilities include some 20 churches representing Protestant and Roman Catholic faiths, a public library, a hospital, and motels. TVA lakes provide fishing and water sports. Part-time employment is available for students. The East Tennessee Strawberry Festival is held in May.

■ CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE I-3

1646 Russell Ave., PO Box 557
Jefferson City, TN 37760
Tel: (865)471-2000
Free: 800-678-9061
Admissions: (865)471-3223
Fax: (865)471-3502
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cn.edu/

Description:

Independent Southern Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1851. Setting: 90-acre small town campus with easy access to Knoxville. Endowment: $30.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4967 per student. Total enrollment: 1,993. Faculty: 195 (128 full-time, 67 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,066 applied, 78% were admitted. 27% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 73% from top half. Full-time: 1,759 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 92 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 21 other countries, 31% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 9% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 13% 25 or older, 51% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, medical history, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,260 includes full-time tuition ($15,300), mandatory fees ($760), and college room and board ($5200). College room only: $2250. Part-time tuition: $635 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 63 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Union, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Government Association, Student Ambassadors Association, Columbians. Major annual events: Welcome Week, Beach Fest, homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,427 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Stephens-Burnett Library plus 1 other with 218,371 books, 288,300 microform titles, 3,966 serials, 14,713 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $668,990. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Jefferson City is located 27 miles from Knoxville, a city of approximately 400,000. Plane and bus transportation are available. Recreational activities include fishing, water skiing, swimming, and boating at Cherokee and Douglas Lakes, a short drive away. Skiing is available in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Part-time employment opportunities are available.

■ CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE G-14

4501 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406-1097
Tel: (423)697-4400
Admissions: (423)697-4401
Fax: (423)697-4709
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.chattanoogastate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 100-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 7,836. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 1,341 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,533 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 4,303 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 8% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 19% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 44% 25 or older, 23% transferred in. 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, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $2142 full-time, $91 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8556 full-time, $369 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Black Student Association, Adult Connections, Human Services Specialists, Student Government Association, Student Nurses Association. Major annual events: Fun in the Sun, Oktoberfest, Wellness Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Augusta R. Kolwyck Library with 73,334 books, 803 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $875,000. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in southeastern Tennessee on the Tennessee River, Chattanooga is an important industrial center with over 500 manufacturing plants. All forms of commercial transportation are convenient. Part-time employment is available. Recreational facilities are plentiful, Chickamauga Lake, formed by the TVA dam, provides a wonderful place for water sports, and fishing; also there are other lakes, rivers and streams, and Harrison Bay State Park and Hamilton County State Park for other activities. Chattanooga has a number of city parks, and five golf courses for activities within the city. Some points of interest are Lookout Mountain, Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, Rock City Gardens, the Ruby Falls-Lookout Mountain Caves, and the Chattanooga Choo-Choo.

■ CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY F-1

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104-5581
Tel: (901)321-3000
Free: 800-288-7576
Admissions: (901)321-3205
Fax: (901)321-3202
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cbu.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1871. Setting: 70-acre urban campus. Endowment: $25.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $19,876 per student. Total enrollment: 1,778. Faculty: 154 (102 full-time, 52 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 963 applied, 72% were admitted. 35% from top 10% of their high school class, 60% from top quarter, 83% from top half. Full-time: 1,151 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 342 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 22 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 35% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 30% 25 or older, 31% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; engineering. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Greater Memphis Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,650 includes full-time tuition ($18,630), mandatory fees ($520), and college room and board ($5500). College room only: $2480. 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: $585 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 23 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 30% of eligible men and 24% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Black Student Association, BACCHUS Alcohol Awareness Group, Intercultural Club, College Republicans, Beta Beta Beta. Major annual events: Homecoming Week, Riverboat Dance, Las Vegas Night. 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. 550 college housing spaces available; 488 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Plough Memorial Library and Media Center with 92,000 books, 51,000 microform titles, 520 serials, 1,100 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $484,596. 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:

See University of Memphis.

■ CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-16

PO Box 3570
Cleveland, TN 37320-3570
Tel: (423)472-7141
Admissions: (423)478-6212
Fax: (423)478-6255
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.clevelandstatecc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 105-acre small town campus. Endowment: $4.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3417 per student. Total enrollment: 3,027. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 29:1. 920 applied, 61% were admitted. Full-time: 1,586 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 1,441 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 43% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Chattanooga State Technical Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $2142 full-time, $91 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8556 full-time, $369 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $263 full-time, $28.25 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, International Association of Administration Professionals, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Nursing Association. Major annual events: Career Fair, Octoberfest. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Cleveland State Community College Library with 65,347 books, 80,007 microform titles, 368 serials, 10,116 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $441,927. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Cleveland was first settled in 1837 and served as headquarters for both General Grant and General Sherman during the Civil War. The city is in the heart of the great Tennessee Valley and is the gateway to the awe inspiring Cherokee National Forest. The climate is mild-temperate, long warm summers, and short mild winters. All forms of commercial transportation are available. The community facilities include a public library, many churches representing all denominations, YMCA, a hospital, community theatre, concert series, and a number of the usual civic and service organizations. Nearby, TVA lakes offer facilities for swimming, fishing, boating, and skiing; the city facilities provide for other activities such as tennis and golf. Part-time employment is available.

■ COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-10

PO Box 1315
Columbia, TN 38402-1315
Tel: (931)540-2722
Admissions: (931)540-2545
Fax: (931)540-2535
Web Site: http://www.columbiastate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 179-acre small town campus with easy access to Nashville. Endowment: $707,627. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2563 per student. Total enrollment: 4,613. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 55% from top half. Full-time: 2,423 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 2,190 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 2 other countries, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 28% 25 or older, 10% transferred in. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Tennessee Education Association, Circle K, Gamma Beta Phi, Students in Free Enterprise. Major annual events: homecoming, Multicultural Festival, Drug Awareness Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. John W. Finney Memorial Learning Resources Center with 61,200 books, 460 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $271,790. 260 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A metropolitan community with temperate climate, Columbia is the boyhood home of James K. Polk. In Bluegrass country, it is noted for its diversified industry and agriculture. Particularly notable are the phosphate industry, and the Saturn automobile plant. Numerous civic and service organizations and excellent shopping facilities are part of the community. Outstanding recreational facilities include city parks, tennis courts, swimming pools, golf courses, and many TVA lakes for swimming, boating, fishing, and skiing. The National Tennessee Walking Horse Spring Jubilee is held each May in Maury County Park, three miles west. The Maury County Fair is an annual event. There are good opportunities for part-time employment.

■ CONCORDE CAREER COLLEGE F-1

5100 Poplar Ave., Ste. 132
Memphis, TN 38137
Tel: (901)761-9494
Fax: (901)761-3293
Web Site: http://www.concordecareercolleges.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1969.

■ CRICHTON COLLEGE F-1

255 North Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111
Tel: (901)320-9700
Free: 800-960-9777
Admissions: (901)320-9797
Fax: (901)320-9709
Web Site: http://www.crichton.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1941. Setting: 7-acre urban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $105,379. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1534 per student. Total enrollment: 972. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. Full-time: 503 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 469 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 4 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 60% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 70% 25 or older, 5% live on campus, 21% transferred in. Retention: 45% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. 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. Off campus study at Visible School, Memphis Center for Urban Theological Studies. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, minimum ACT score of 18, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $9960 full-time, $415 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $209 full-time, $12 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room only: $3600.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, orientation staff, Presidential Ambassadors, American Humanics, Alpha Sigma Lambda. Major annual events: Marriage and Family Conference, Missions Conference, Spring Awards Banquet. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access, security alarms in campus apartments. 56 college housing spaces available; 46 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. J.W. and Dorothy Bell Library plus 1 other with 54,175 books, 75,929 microform titles, 3,655 serials, 1,658 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $267,167. 33 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Memphis.

■ CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY C-12

One Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087-3408
Tel: (615)444-2562
Free: 800-467-0562
Fax: (615)444-2569
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cumberland.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1842. Setting: 44-acre small town campus with easy access to Nashville. Endowment: $6.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5437 per student. Total enrollment: 1,508. Faculty: 98 (60 full-time, 38 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,038 applied, 69% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top quarter, 70% from top half. 2 class presidents, 2 valedictorians, 1 student government officer. Full-time: 937 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 146 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 18 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 10% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 19% 25 or older, 43% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; education; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $18,564 includes full-time tuition ($13,344), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($4820). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $557 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band. Social organizations: 15 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 17% of eligible men and 7% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: African-American Student Association, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Law and Government Club, Student Government Association, Student Nurses' Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Fling Week, Coming Home. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 412 college housing spaces available; 350 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Doris and Harry Vise Library with 50,000 books, 130 serials, 250 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $311,166. 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:

Named for the Biblical Lebanon because of the tall cedars found in the area. There are TVA Lakes on three sides of the town, and the Cedars of Lebanon State Park is on the fourth side. Bus transportation is available. Nashville Airport is 25 miles away. Community facilities include three libraries, many churches of major denominations, hospitals and clinic, four major shopping areas and a number of the civic and service organizations. Recreational facilities are excellent for fishing, boating, hunting, swimming, and water skiing.

■ DRAUGHONS JUNIOR COLLEGE (CLARKSVILLE) B-9

1860 Wilma Rudolph Blvd.
Clarksville, TN 37040
Tel: (931)552-7600
Fax: (931)552-3624
Web Site: http://www.draughons.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1987. Total enrollment: 340. Core. Calendar: semesters. Part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

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

■ DRAUGHONS JUNIOR COLLEGE (NASHVILLE) C-10

340 Plus Park Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37217
Tel: (615)361-7555
Web Site: http://www.draughons.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1884. Setting: 5-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 600. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top half. Students come from 5 other countries, 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. 3,250 books, 20 serials, and a Web page. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DYERSBURG STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE C-3

1510 Lake Rd.
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Tel: (731)286-3200
Admissions: (731)286-3327
Fax: (731)286-3325
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dscc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 100-acre small town campus with easy access to Memphis. Endowment: $3.2 million. Total enrollment: 2,457. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 953 applied, 99% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 47% from top half. Full-time: 1,428 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 1,029 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 20% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 42% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. 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, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $2142 full-time, $91 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8556 full-time, $369 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $251 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Phi Theta Kappa, Minority Association for Successful Students, Video Club, Psychology Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Homecoming. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 44,033 books, 291 microform titles, 85 serials, 2,231 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 501 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY I-6

807 University Parkway
Johnson City, TN 37614
Tel: (423)439-1000
Free: 800-462-3878
Admissions: (423)439-4213
Fax: (423)439-5770
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.etsu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of State University and Community College System of Tennessee, Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1911. Setting: 366-acre small town campus. Endowment: $66.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5796 per student. Total enrollment: 11,894. Faculty: 789 (480 full-time, 309 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 3,601 applied, 81% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 38% from top quarter, 71% from top half. Full-time: 8,183 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,587 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 52 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 29% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Milligan College, Emmanuel School of Religion. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous, continuous for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $3678 full-time, $161 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,990 full-time, $565 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $809 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room and board: $4822. College room only: $2512. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 200 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 7% of eligible men and 7% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: honor societies, Volunteer ETSU, religious groups, residence hall councils. Major annual events: Homecoming, Greek Week, Winter Cruise. 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. 2,500 college housing spaces available; 2,000 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Sherrod Library plus 2 others with 1.1 million books, 1.7 million microform titles, 3,714 serials, 23,658 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.1 million. 550 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol compose the Tri-Cities area, which is Tennessee's fifth largest metropolitan area, having one million people living within a 50-mile radius. Johnson City, a progressive city with a population of approximately 50,000, is located close to the state lines of Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Recreational opportunities abound and include boating and water skiing on major TVA lakes, a variety of snow skiing resorts featuring downhill and cross-country, mountain hiking trails including easy access to the Appalachian Trail, and white water rafting. Interstate highways I-40, I-81 and I-26 provide access by automobile, with Tri-Cities Regional Airport providing access by commercial airlines. All major religious denominations are represented.

■ ELECTRONIC COMPUTER PROGRAMMING COLLEGE G-14

3805 Brainerd Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37411-3798
Tel: (423)624-0077
Web Site: http://www.ecpconline.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year. Awards transfer associate degrees. Total enrollment: 178. 100 applied, 45% were admitted. 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 31% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 60% 25 or older.

■ FISK UNIVERSITY C-10

1000 17th Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37208-3051
Tel: (615)329-8500
Free: 800-443-FISK
Admissions: (615)329-8819
Fax: (615)329-8576
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fisk.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1866. Setting: 40-acre urban campus. Endowment: $12.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6864 per student. Total enrollment: 890. Faculty: 91 (56 full-time, 35 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,643 applied, 80% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top quarter, 74% from top half. 27 class presidents, 3 valedictorians, 18 student government officers. Full-time: 788 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 46 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 7 other countries, 69% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Hispanic, 92% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 4% 25 or older, 68% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: psychology; business/marketing; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 4 members of the Nashville University Center, 17 other institutions. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 3/1 for nonresidents, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, continuous for nonresidents, 1/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $19,910 includes full-time tuition ($12,480), mandatory fees ($700), and college room and board ($6730). College room only: $3910. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $520 per credit 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: 55 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 25% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, state clubs. Major annual events: Homecoming, Arts Festival, Jubilee Day Convocation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Fisk University Main Library with 127,070 books, 111,224 microform titles, 221 serials, 3,880 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $760,627. 40 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 Vanderbilt University.

■ FOUNTAINHEAD COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY J-2

3203 Tazewell Pike
Knoxville, TN 37918-2530
Tel: (865)688-9422; 888-218-7335
Fax: (865)688-2419
Web Site: http://www.fountainheadcollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 1-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 120. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 0% from out-of-state, 20% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Summer session for credit.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. 1,200 books, 1,000 serials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6000. 15 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FREE WILL BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE C-10

3606 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37205-2498
Tel: (615)844-5000
Free: 800-763-9222
Admissions: (615)844-1500
Fax: (615)269-6028
Web Site: http://www.fwbbc.edu/

Description:

Independent Free Will Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1942. Setting: 10-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $821,571. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $16,122 per student. Total enrollment: 377. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 127 applied, 67% were admitted. Students come from 25 states and territories, 6 other countries, 72% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 16% 25 or older, 71% live on campus. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: theology and religious vocations; psychology; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, medical history, ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to Free Will Baptists.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $15,874 includes full-time tuition ($10,470), mandatory fees ($696), and college room and board ($4708). Part-time tuition: $349 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 265 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Welch Library with 131,200 books, 71,232 microform titles, 388 serials, and 3,835 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $193,468. 27 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

Community Environment:

See Vanderbilt University.

■ FREED-HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY F-5

158 East Main St.
Henderson, TN 38340-2399
Tel: (731)989-6000
Free: 800-630-3480
Admissions: (731)989-6651
Fax: (731)989-6047
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fhu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1869. Setting: 96-acre small town campus. Endowment: $24.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6472 per student. Total enrollment: 2,030. Faculty: 147 (106 full-time, 41 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,230 applied, 99% were admitted. 15 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,402 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 98 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 18 other countries, 1% Native American, 0.5% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 6% 25 or older, 81% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: theology and religious vocations; business/marketing; interdisciplinary 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, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Lambuth University, Union University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Tuition: $11,000 full-time. Mandatory fees: $2092 full-time. College room only: $3700.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all; coed social clubs; 48% of eligible men and 48% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Alumni Association, University Program Council, University Student Ambassadors, Evangelism Forum. Major annual events: Spring Weekend/Makin' Music, Homecoming, Annual Bible Lectureship. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,414 college housing spaces available; 1,173 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Loden-Daniel Library with 154,689 books, 255,909 microform titles, 1,715 serials, 42,735 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $670,746. 250 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:

Henderson is a rural town of 5,500 with an airport within 25 miles. A metropolitan area, Jackson, (population 55,000) is located within 15 miles and Memphis is only 80 miles away. The community facilities include churches, good shopping facilities, and some major civic and service organizations. The Tennessee River, Kentucky Lake, Chickasaw State Park, and Pickwick Dam provide a number of facilities for all kinds of water sports and other recreation. Some part-time employment is available.

■ HIGH-TECH INSTITUTE (MEMPHIS) F-1

5865 Shelby Oaks Circle
Memphis, TN 38134
Tel: (901)387-4555
Web Site: http://www.high-techinstitute.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 2003. Calendar: semesters.

■ HIGH-TECH INSTITUTE (NASHVILLE) C-10

2710 Old Lebanon Rd., Ste. 12
Nashville, TN 37214
Tel: (615)902-9705
Free: 800-987-0110
Fax: (615)902-9766
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.high-techinstitute.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1999. Calendar: semesters.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (KNOXVILLE) J-2

10208 Technology Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37932
Tel: (865)671-2800
Fax: (865)691-0337
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 1988. Setting: 5-acre 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.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (MEMPHIS) F-1

1255 Lynnfield Rd., Ste. 92
Memphis, TN 38119
Tel: (901)762-0556
Admissions: (901)381-0200
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 1994. Setting: 1-acre 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. Student-run newspaper. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (NASHVILLE) C-10

2845 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214-3717
Tel: (615)889-8700
Fax: (615)872-7209
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 1984. Setting: 21-acre urban 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.

■ JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-5

2046 North Parkway
Jackson, TN 38301-3797
Tel: (731)424-3520
Admissions: (731)425-2644
Fax: (731)425-2647
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jscc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 104-acre small town campus. Endowment: $672,925. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3694 per student. Total enrollment: 3,866. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 1,273 applied, 84% were admitted. Full-time: 2,048 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 1,818 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 0.2% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 18% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 43% 25 or older, 18% transferred in. Retention: 56% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: ACT, COMPASS. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/29. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $2142 full-time, $91 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8556 full-time, $369 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $253 full-time, $9 per credit hour part-time, $14 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Organization, Spanish Club, Biology Club, Art Club, Black Student Association. Major annual events: Welcome Back Cookout, Health Fair, Career and College Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Jackson State Community College Library with 63,620 books, 118,535 microform titles, 225 serials, 2,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $598,002. 725 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Jackson, at one time a small cotton port, is now a trading and shipping center. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Because of direct access to major thoroughfares, Jackson is one of the fastest growing cities in Tennessee and is the trade center for a large populated area. Its facilities include hospitals, clinics, many churches, an art association, and symphony orchestra. The city is known as the home and burial place of John Luther "Casey" Jones, who became a part of American folklore and a legend of early railroading. The Casey Jones Railroad Museum may be seen here.

■ JOHN A. GUPTON COLLEGE C-10

1616 Church St.
Nashville, TN 37203-2920
Tel: (615)327-3927
Web Site: http://www.guptoncollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Endowment: $60,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2837 per student. Total enrollment: 97. 93 applied, 55% were admitted. Full-time: 91 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 6 students, 17% women, 83% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 25% from out-of-state, 27% black, 22% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, health forms, ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: controlled dormitory access, day patrols. Option: coed housing available. Memorial Library with 4,000 books, 54 serials, and a Web page. 6 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ JOHNSON BIBLE COLLEGE J-2

7900 Johnson Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37998-1001
Tel: (865)573-4517
Free: 800-827-2122
Admissions: (865)251-2346
Fax: (865)251-2337
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jbc.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1893. Setting: 75-acre rural campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3702 per student. Total enrollment: 889. 239 applied, 62% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 68% from top half. Full-time: 728 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 28 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 14 other countries, 77% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 15% 25 or older, 88% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview, ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $10,580 includes full-time tuition ($5800), mandatory fees ($690), and college room and board ($4090). College room only: $2595. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $242 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $20.42 per semester hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Quest, Timothy Club, International Harvesters. Major annual events: homecoming, Founders' Day, Miller-Scott Christmas Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 720 college housing spaces available; 642 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Glass Memorial Library plus 1 other with 104,808 books, 16,934 microform titles, 397 serials, 13,057 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $370,721. 34 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 college is located in the rural community of Kimberlin Heights within a 20-minute drive of Knoxville where shopping, jobs, recreation, hospitals, churches, and civic cultural, and service organizations are abundant.

■ KING COLLEGE H-7

1350 King College Rd.
Bristol, TN 37620-2699
Tel: (423)968-1187
Free: 800-362-0014
Admissions: (423)652-4861
Fax: (423)968-4456
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.king.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1867. Setting: 135-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $27.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5172 per student. Total enrollment: 970. Faculty: 94 (50 full-time, 44 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 550 applied, 95% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 78% from top half. Full-time: 803 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 70 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 16 other countries, 31% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 11% 25 or older, 56% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Virginia Intermont College. 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, minimum 2.4 high school GPA, minimum ACT score of 19 or SAT score of 980, 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: $24,545 includes full-time tuition ($17,291), mandatory fees ($1054), and college room and board ($6200). College room only: $3100. Part-time tuition: $575 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 29 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Campus Life Committee, World Christian Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Drama Club. Major annual events: Fall Ball and Fall Play, Dogwood/Alumni Weekend, Parents' Weekend. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. 485 college housing spaces available; 377 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. E. W. King Library with 80,888 books, 33,051 microform titles, 1,539 serials, 5,074 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $351,945. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in the beautiful Southern Highlands, Bristol is a twin city on the Tennessee-Virginia state line. Four distinct seasons offer year-round recreation. With three access points to the Appalachian trail within an hour's drive from campus, students can quickly escape to a wilderness playground. Nearby Cherokee and Jefferson National Forests provide more than 250,000 acres of unspoiled woodlands for hiking and camping. More than 40 square miles of inland lakes and freshwater streams await water enthusiasts, including South Holston Lake, site of the world's third largest earthen dam. Several major ski resorts are located within an hour's drive. NASCAR fans enjoy the world's fastest half-mile track at the Bristol Motor Speedway, and Bristol's Viking Hall Civic Center serves as a stop for top-name concerts, sporting events and community-sponsored shows and bazaars.

■ LAMBUTH UNIVERSITY E-5

705 Lambuth Blvd.
Jackson, TN 38301
Tel: (731)425-2500
Free: 800-526-2884
Admissions: (731)425-3288
Fax: (731)988-4600
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lambuth.edu/

Description:

Independent United Methodist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1843. Setting: 50-acre urban campus with easy access to Memphis. Endowment: $6.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6097 per student. Total enrollment: 805. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,333 applied, 65% were admitted. 29% from top 10% of their high school class, 52% from top quarter, 79% from top half. 15 class presidents, 6 valedictorians, 33 student government officers. Full-time: 766 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 39 students, 46% women, 54% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 12 other countries, 25% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 16% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 10% 25 or older, 59% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual and performing arts; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Union University, Freed-Hardeman University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,090 includes full-time tuition ($15,980), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($6710). College room only: $3195. Part-time tuition: $665 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $200 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 28 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 27% of eligible men and 32% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Student Activities Committee, Black Student Union, Religious Life Council, International Students Organization. Major annual events: All Sing, Homecoming activities/football game, Lambuth Palooza. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 611 college housing spaces available; 454 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Luther L. Gobbel Library with 272,435 books, 203,130 microform titles, 139,999 serials, 2,296 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $328,607. 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:

See Jackson State Community College.

■ LANE COLLEGE E-5

545 Ln. Ave.
Jackson, TN 38301-4598
Tel: (731)426-7500
Free: 800-960-7533
Admissions: (731)426-7533
Fax: (731)426-7559
Web Site: http://www.lanecollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1882. Setting: 25-acre suburban campus with easy access to Memphis. Endowment: $2.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3255 per student. Total enrollment: 1,045. 3,189 applied, 28% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 58% from top quarter, 75% from top half. 18 class presidents, 15 valedictorians, 32 student government officers. Full-time: 1,035 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 10 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 40% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0.2% Hispanic, 99% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 12% 25 or older, 60% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 1/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $11,710 includes full-time tuition ($6576), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($4534). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $292 per hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 36 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 1% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Pre-Law Club, Student Christian Association, Drama Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Founder's Day, Religious Emphasis Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, surveillance cameras, lighted parking areas. 681 college housing spaces available; 629 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Chambers-McClure Academic Center with 143,940 books, 53,276 microform titles, 240 serials, 860 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $294,363. 520 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 Jackson State Community College.

■ LEE UNIVERSITY F-16

PO Box 3450
Cleveland, TN 37320-3450
Tel: (423)614-8000
Free: 800-533-9930
Admissions: (423)614-8500
Fax: (423)614-8533
Web Site: http://www.leeuniversity.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Church of God. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1918. Setting: 115-acre small town campus. Endowment: $7.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4471 per student. Total enrollment: 3,930. Faculty: 312 (148 full-time, 164 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,465 applied, 61% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 69% from top half. Full-time: 3,316 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 332 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 47 other countries, 62% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 13% 25 or older, 44% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; communication technologies; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

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, MMR immunization record, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 3 recommendations, ACT. Required for some: 1 recommendation. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $14,780 includes full-time tuition ($9400), mandatory fees ($210), and college room and board ($5170). College room only: $2680. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $392 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $30 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 55 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 12% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Leadership Council, Pioneers for Christ, International Student Fellowship, Umoja, Back Yard Ministry. Major annual events: Sadie Hawkins, Dorm Wars, Luau. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,840 college housing spaces available; 1,698 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. William G. Squires Library with 145,435 books, 55,000 microform titles, 14,611 serials, 15,150 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million.

Community Environment:

See Cleveland State Community College.

■ LEMOYNE-OWEN COLLEGE F-1

807 Walker Ave.
Memphis, TN 38126-6595
Tel: (901)774-9090
Admissions: (901)435-1550
Fax: (901)942-6272
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.loc.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with United Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1862. Setting: 15-acre urban campus. Endowment: $11.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $100,000. Total enrollment: 809. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,562 applied, 38% were admitted. Full-time: 684 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 125 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 7 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0.1% Hispanic, 97% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 39% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 47% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Greater Memphis Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 4/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $19,278 includes full-time tuition ($14,458), mandatory fees ($200), and college room and board ($4620). College room only: $2420. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 26 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 35% of eligible men and 65% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Students in Free Enterprise, National Black Student Accountant Club, gospel choir, pre-alumni organization. Major annual events: Homecoming, Honors Week, Black History Month. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 173 college housing spaces available; 169 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Hollis F. Price Library with 1,495 microform titles and 90,000 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $162,000. 223 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 Memphis.

■ LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY

6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752-1901
Tel: (423)869-3611
Free: 800-325-0900
Admissions: (423)869-6280
Fax: (423)869-6250
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lmunet.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1897. Setting: 1,000-acre small town campus. Endowment: $26.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3385 per student. Total enrollment: 2,802. Faculty: 152 (86 full-time, 66 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 1,350 applied, 37% were admitted. 36% from top 10% of their high school class, 58% from top quarter, 94% from top half. Full-time: 1,012 students, 72% women, 28% men. Part-time: 304 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 15 other countries, 35% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 28% 25 or older, 32% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 54% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $18,982 includes full-time tuition ($13,750) and college room and board ($5232). Part-time tuition: $573 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 26 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Association, Wesleyan Association, Student Nurses Association, Student National Education Association, Student Alumni Association. Major annual events: musical concerts, conference and lecture series, homecoming. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 450 college housing spaces available; 350 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Carnegie Library with 145,537 books, 100,289 microform titles, 251 serials, 3,369 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $506,277. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY C-10

3901 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204-3951
Tel: (615)269-1000; 877-582-4766
Fax: (615)269-1804
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lipscomb.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 65-acre urban campus. Endowment: $60.9 million. Total enrollment: 2,518. Faculty: 196 (119 full-time, 77 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,599 applied, 76% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 82% from top half. Full-time: 2,070 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 227 students, 57% women, 43% men. 34% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international. Retention: 71% 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, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $20,967 includes full-time tuition ($13,928), mandatory fees ($629), and college room and board ($6410). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and degree level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $525 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $629 per year. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and degree level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; 15% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: social clubs, Sigma Pi Beta, Circle K, business fraternities, intramural program. Major annual events: homecoming, Singarama, Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,408 college housing spaces available; 1,185 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Beaman Library plus 1 other with 202,378 books, 39,539 microform titles, 900 serials, 726 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $868,832. 245 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:

Lipscomb University is a vital part of Nashville, the capital of Tennessee, and a regional and national center for education, business, and culture. Nashville is centrally located and easy to reach. Half the population of the United States is within 600 miles of its borders. There are 3 major interstates in addition to Nashville International Airport. Nashville abounds in history and culture. From antebellum mansions like the Hermit-age, home of President Andrew Jackson, to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, the Parthenon, and the Tennessee State Museum, Nashville offers abundant resources to strengthen and complement student education.

■ MARTIN METHODIST COLLEGE F-10

433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478-2716
Tel: (931)363-9868
Free: 800-467-1273
Admissions: (931)363-9804
Fax: (931)363-9818
Web Site: http://www.martinmethodist.edu/

Description:

Independent United Methodist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1870. Setting: 6-acre small town campus with easy access to Nashville. Endowment: $9.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4392 per student. Total enrollment: 714. 525 applied, 97% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 37% from top quarter, 75% from top half. 8 class presidents, 4 valedictorians, 40 student government officers. Full-time: 483 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 231 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 2 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 12% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% international, 39% 25 or older, 26% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 29% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

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 or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/26. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Christian Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Drama Club, International Club, Students for Environment Awareness. Major annual events: Luau, Boo-Out, exam breakfasts. Campus security: controlled dormitory access. 402 college housing spaces available; 186 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Warden Memorial Library with 84,000 books, 19,000 microform titles, 664 serials, 996 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $211,044. 61 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 south-central Tennessee where the climate is mild, Pulaski, between Nashville, Tennessee, and Huntsville, Alabama, is a small, friendly town with much civic pride.

■ MARYVILLE COLLEGE K-2

502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804-5907
Tel: (865)981-8000
Free: 800-597-2687
Admissions: (865)981-8206
Fax: (865)983-0581
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.maryvillecollege.edu/

Description:

Independent Presbyterian, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1819. Setting: 350-acre suburban campus with easy access to Knoxville. Endowment: $28.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5817 per student. Total enrollment: 1,146. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,496 applied, 79% were admitted. 27% from top 10% of their high school class, 57% from top quarter, 84% from top half. 9 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,120 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 26 students, 38% women, 62% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 19 other countries, 22% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 6% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. 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 Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 11/15 for early decision, 9/15 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 12/1 for early decision, 10/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $29,224 includes full-time tuition ($21,624), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($7000). College room only: $3500. 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: $901 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $13.50 per hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 47 open to all. Most popular organizations: Voices of Praise, student government, Student Programming Board, Equestrian Club, peer mentors. Major annual events: Homecoming, Blister in the Sun, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 777 college housing spaces available; 742 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Lamar Memorial Library plus 1 other with 128,022 books, 7,507 microform titles, 16,000 serials, 24,566 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $577,875. 96 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:

Maryville was founded in 1819 and named for Mary Blount, wife of Governor William Blount. The town is located near the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Bus and air transportation is available. Fishing, boating, water skiing, golfing, and hiking are favorite sports in the county. Maryville is a suburban community located 15 miles from Knoxville in a metropolitan area of half a million.

■ MEDVANCE INSTITUTE C-14

1065 East 10th St.
Cookeville, TN 38501-1907
Tel: (931)526-3660
Free: 800-256-9085
Fax: (931)372-2603
Web Site: http://www.medvance.org/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 4-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 231. Students come from 4 states and territories, 10% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 0% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 46% 25 or older. Core. Internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: National Medical Laboratory Technician Week, National Secretaries Week, Founder's Day Picnic. College housing not available. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MEMPHIS COLLEGE OF ART F-1

Overton Park, 1930 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104-2764
Tel: (901)272-5100
Free: 800-727-1088
Admissions: (901)272-5153
Fax: (901)272-5104
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mca.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1936. Setting: 200-acre urban campus. Endowment: $5.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5868 per student. Total enrollment: 326. Faculty: 45 (21 full-time, 24 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 614 applied, 51% were admitted. Full-time: 270 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 44 students, 36% women, 64% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 5 other countries, 47% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 15% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 17% 25 or older, 37% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, 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 Greater Memphis Consortium, Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design.

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. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $17,400 full-time, $2225 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organization: student government. Major annual events: Holiday Bazaar, Horn Island Show Opening, Student Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, late night security patrols by trained personnel. 108 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. G. Pillow Lewis Library plus 1 other with 14,500 books and 102 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $98,631. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Memphis is a friendly city. It's large enough to support a cultural life of high quality, but small enough not to overwhelm. The cost of living is low. The school is located in midtown, near the Mississippi River.

■ MID-AMERICA BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY G-2

PO Box 381528
Germantown, TN 38183-1528
Tel: (901)751-8453
Web Site: http://www.mabts.edu/

Description:

Independent Southern Baptist, 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1972. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Memphis. Endowment: $3.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3500 per student. Total enrollment: 417. Faculty: 27 (all full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. Full-time: 37 students, 100% men. Part-time: 25 students, 100% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 5% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander. Core. Calendar: semesters. Summer session for credit, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: 2 recommendations. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/4.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $3600 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. Ora Byram Allison Memorial Library with 119,000 books, 931 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $217,748. 10 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY D-11

1301 East Main St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Tel: (615)898-2300
Free: 800-433-MTSU
Admissions: (615)898-2111
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mtsu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1911. Setting: 500-acre urban campus with easy access to Nashville. Endowment: $23.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4856 per student. Total enrollment: 22,554. Faculty: (881 full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 6,392 applied, 85% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 59% from top half. 2 National Merit Scholars, 31 valedictorians. Full-time: 17,291 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 3,098 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 12% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 21% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual and performing arts; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Tennessee State University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $3678 full-time, $161 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,990 full-time, $565 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $922 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $5626. College room only: $3478. 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: 153 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 7% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: African-American Student Association, Student Tennessee Education Association, Gamma Beta Phi, Golden Key National Honor Society. Major annual events: Homecoming, Welcome Week, African-American History Month activities. 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. 3,210 college housing spaces available; 3,108 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. James E. Walker Library with 748,888 books, 1.3 million microform titles, 4,144 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $7.6 million. 2,300 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:

Murfreesboro is a small city of about 60,000 that is 32 miles southeast of the state capital, Nashville. Capital of the state from 1819 to 1825, Murfreesboro is a city proud of its history, but one that is changing with the times. Community and area facilities include historical landmarks such as Stones River Battlefield and Old Fort Park. Facilities range from an amphitheater to tennis courts, growing industries, charming old homes, new apartment complexes, churches, numerous recreational areas including many for water sports, the Veteran's Hospital. Because of its geographic location in the center of the state, MTSU is easily accessible from any direction.

■ MILLER-MOTTE TECHNICAL COLLEGE B-9

1820 Business Park Dr.
Clarksville, TN 37040
Tel: (931)553-0071
Admissions: 800-558-0071
Fax: (931)552-2916
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.miller-motte.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1916.

■ MILLIGAN COLLEGE

PO Box 500
Milligan College, TN 37682
Tel: (423)461-8700
Admissions: (423)461-8730
Fax: (423)461-8960
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.milligan.edu/

Description:

Independent Christian, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1866. Setting: 145-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $8.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5539 per student. Total enrollment: 954. Faculty: 108 (69 full-time, 39 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 686 applied, 78% were admitted. Full-time: 730 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 23 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 10 other countries, 55% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 12% 25 or older, 78% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at East Tennessee State University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $21,990 includes full-time tuition ($16,730), mandatory fees ($510), and college room and board ($4750). College room only: $2350. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $290 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 31 open to all. Most popular organizations: Social Affairs Committee, Buffalo Ramblers, Concert Council, Volunteer Milligan, Students for Life. Major annual events: Wonderful Wednesday, Spirit Week, SUB7 Coffeehouse. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 636 college housing spaces available; 588 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. P. H. Welshimer Memorial Library with 147,491 books, 493,520 microform titles, 11,946 serials, 4,057 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $381,062. 122 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.

■ MOTLOW STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-12

PO Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
Tel: (931)393-1500
Fax: (931)393-1681
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mscc.cc.tn.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 187-acre small town campus with easy access to Nashville. Endowment: $3.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1879 per student. Total enrollment: 3,407. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,239 applied. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 48% from top half. Full-time: 2,015 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 1,392 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 8 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 31% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Retention: 0% 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.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadlines: 8/13, 8/13 for nonresidents. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $2142 full-time, $91 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6414 full-time, $278 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $247 full-time, $40 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 9 open to all. Most popular organizations: Photography Club, Psychology Club, Student Government Association, Outing Club, Baptist Student Union. Major annual events: Buck Barbecue, a play for children, basketball homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Crouch Library with 54,968 books, 9,502 microform titles, 211 serials, 4,464 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $645,755. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Tullahoma is located in the southwest corner of Coffee County, not far from Shelbyville. See University of Tennessee - Space Institute.

■ NASHVILLE AUTO DIESEL COLLEGE C-10

1524 Gallatin Rd.
Nashville, TN 37206-3298
Tel: (615)226-3990
Free: 800-228-NADC
Fax: (615)262-8488
Web Site: http://www.nadcedu.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1919. Setting: 13-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,306. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 30:1. 2,924 applied, 89% were admitted. Full-time: 1,306 students, 0.4% women, 99% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 83% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 30% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 5% 25 or older, 21% live on campus. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, honors program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. Tuition: $20,500 full-time. Mandatory fees: $100 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 703 college housing spaces available; 314 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: men-only housing available. NADC Library with 1,309 books and 69 serials. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NASHVILLE STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE C-10

120 White Bridge Rd.
Nashville, TN 37209-4515
Tel: (615)353-3333
Free: 800-272-7363
Admissions: (615)353-3217
Fax: (615)353-3243
Web Site: http://www.nscc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 85-acre urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3020 per student. Total enrollment: 7,021. Full-time: 2,421 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 4,600 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 55 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 26% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 55% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for occupational therapy, automotive services technology, surgical technology programs. Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $5. State resident tuition: $2367 full-time, $91 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8781 full-time, $369 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $235 full-time, $10 per credit hour part-time, $5 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: Data Processing Management Association, Occupational Therapy Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, Black Student Association. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Spring Fling, Diversity Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Jane G. Kisber Memorial Library with 38,502 books, 275 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $405,872. 518 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus.

Community Environment:

See Vanderbilt University.

■ NATIONAL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY (BRISTOL) H-7

1328 Hwy. 11 West
Bristol, TN 37620
Tel: (423)878-4440
E-mail: [email protected]
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 1992. Setting: small town campus. Total enrollment: 319. 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. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

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. 35 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NATIONAL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY (KNOXVILLE) J-2

8415 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Tel: (865)539-2011
Free: 800-664-1886
Fax: (865)539-2049
E-mail: [email protected]
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 2003. Setting: 2-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 209.

Collegiate Environment:

55 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NATIONAL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY (NASHVILLE) C-10

Ste. 200, 5042 Linbar Dr.
Nashville, TN 37211
Tel: (615)333-3344
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 1915. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 466. Core. Services for LD students, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Recommended: interview. 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. 35 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NORTH CENTRAL INSTITUTE B-9

168 Jack Miller Blvd.
Clarksville, TN 37042
Tel: (931)431-9700
Fax: (931)431-9771
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nci.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1988. Setting: 14-acre suburban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7400 per student. Total enrollment: 130. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 25 applied, 100% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 74% from top half. 1 class president, 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 52 students, 2% women, 98% men. Part-time: 78 students, 17% women, 83% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 90% from out-of-state, 7% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 24% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $14,800 full-time, $60 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $800 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: national fraternities; 12% of men are members. Most popular organization: Alpha Eta Rho (aviation fraternity). Major annual event: Career Day Open House. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Media Resource Center plus 1 other with 200 books, 12 serials, and 20 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1040.

■ NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE H-6

PO Box 246
Blountville, TN 37617-0246
Tel: (423)323-3191
Admissions: (423)354-2589
Fax: (423)323-0215
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.northeaststate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 100-acre small town campus. Endowment: $3.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3211 per student. Total enrollment: 4,860. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 2,878 applied, 100% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 40% from top half. Full-time: 2,610 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 2,250 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 47% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 58% 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, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $2404 full-time, $91 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6414 full-time, $278 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $262 full-time, $12 per hour part-time, $18 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, Student Tennessee Education Association, Students in Free Enterprise, Student Ambassadors. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Club Fair, Fall Finale. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Wayne G. Basler Library plus 1 other with 44,997 books, 54,217 microform titles, 438 serials, 8,591 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $657,380. 910 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Blountville is located in the center of the Tri-Cities triangle of Bristol-Kingsport-Johnson City, approximately 15 miles from each city. Chemical, defense, manufacturing, and banking industries are numerous. The medical industry is a growing part of the economy. The Northeast Tennessee area is bordered by Virginia and North Carolina and is less than a day's drive to both East Coast recreation areas and large metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, GA, and Washington, DC. A system of TVA lakes offer warm weather recreation and snow skiing is a short drive away in the winter. Part-time employment is available.

■ NOSSI COLLEGE OF ART B-11

907 Two Mile Parkway, Ste. E-6
Goodlettsville, TN 37072-2319
Tel: (615)851-1088
Fax: (615)851-1087
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nossi.com/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate degrees. Total enrollment: 250. 70% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: portfolio.

■ O'MORE COLLEGE OF DESIGN D-10

423 South Margin St.
Franklin, TN 37064-2816
Tel: (615)794-4254
Fax: (615)790-1662
Web Site: http://www.omorecollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 6-acre small town campus with easy access to Nashville. Total enrollment: 127. 90 applied, 72% were admitted. Full-time: 90 students, 84% women, 16% men. Part-time: 37 students, 86% women, 14% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 5 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 40% 25 or older, 27% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.1 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, interview, portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Fleming-Farrar Hall with 4,000 books and 60 serials. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-2

PO Box 22990
Knoxville, TN 37933-0990
Tel: (865)694-6400
Admissions: (865)539-7013
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pstcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: 144-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $2.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2978 per student. Total enrollment: 7,686. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. Full-time: 3,882 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 3,804 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 40% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $5. Area resident tuition: $100 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1227 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4563 full-time, $397 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2500 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 27 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Active Black Students Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Baptist Student Union, Vision. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Octoberfest, Breakfast With Santa. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Educational Resources Center plus 1 other with 43,000 books, 527 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $745,407. 1,200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in Tennessee's third largest metropolitan area, Pellissippi State comprehensively serves the greater Knox and Blount County area and extends its engineering technology offerings to Anderson, Loudon, Roane, Cumberland, Campbell, Fentress, Scott, and Morgan Counties. The main campus is located west of Knoxville in Knox County. The city of Knoxville lies on the Tennessee River, about 40 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Knoxville's population approaches 170,000, with approximately 640,000 in the metropolitan area. The city supports a wide variety of cultural and sports activities. The city is a business center in the East Tennessee Valley with markets in tobacco, livestock, marble, and zinc. It is home to the state's flagship higher education institution: the University of Tennessee. The headquarters of the Tennessee Valley Authority are also located in the city.

■ REMINGTON COLLEGE-MEMPHIS CAMPUS F-1

2731 Nonconnah Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38132-2131
Tel: (901)291-4200
Admissions: (901)291-4225
Fax: (901)396-8310
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year. Awards transfer associate and bachelor's degrees. Total enrollment: 600. 700 applied, 71% were admitted. 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 66% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 35% 25 or older.

■ REMINGTON COLLEGE-NASHVILLE CAMPUS C-10

441 Donnelson Pike, Ste. 150
Nashville, TN 37214
Tel: (615)889-5520
Fax: (615)889-5528
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 2003.

■ RHODES COLLEGE F-1

2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112-1690
Tel: (901)843-3000
Free: 800-844-5969
Admissions: (901)843-3700
Fax: (901)843-3719
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rhodes.edu/

Description:

Independent Presbyterian, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees (master's degree in accounting only). Founded 1848. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $222.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $586,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $12,520 per student. Total enrollment: 1,692. Faculty: 184 (141 full-time, 43 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 3,695 applied, 49% were admitted. 50% from top 10% of their high school class, 79% from top quarter, 96% from top half. 6 National Merit Scholars, 11 class presidents, 21 valedictorians, 25 student government officers. Full-time: 1,641 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 36 students, 36% women, 64% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 11 other countries, 73% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 0.1% 25 or older, 76% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Memphis College of Art, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of the South, American University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/1 for early decision plan 1, 1/1 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/1 for early decision plan 1, 2/1 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $34,760 includes full-time tuition ($27,546), mandatory fees ($310), and college room and board ($6904). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $1000 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 44 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 48% of eligible men and 53% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Kinney Volunteer Program, Habitat for Humanity, Adopt A Friend, Foster. Major annual events: homecoming, Rites of Spring, Winter Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, 24-hour monitored security cameras in parking areas, fenced campus with monitored access at night. College housing designed to accommodate 1,212 students; 1,215 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Burrow Library plus 3 others with 274,886 books, 90,720 microform titles, 1,183 serials, 10,755 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. 220 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 Memphis.

■ ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-16

276 Patton Ln.
Harriman, TN 37748-5011
Tel: (865)354-3000
Admissions: (865)882-4523
Fax: (865)882-4562
Web Site: http://www.roanestate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 104-acre rural campus with easy access to Knoxville. Endowment: $18,123. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3586 per student. Total enrollment: 5,155. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 2,240 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,873 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 2,282 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 5 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 45% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 57% 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, freshman honors college, 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. Off campus study. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, nursing, computer technology programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $1952 full-time, $83 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7798 full-time, $346 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $265 full-time, $15 per semester hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Union, American Chemical Society, Physical Therapy Student Association, Student Artists At Roane State (S.T.A.R.S.), Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Thanksgiving Feast, Spring Fling, Children's Egg Hunt. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Roane State Community College Library plus 1 other with 66,024 books, 7,543 microform titles, 595 serials, 8,808 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $523,386. 750 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Harriman is located near the cities of Kingston and Rockwood and is easily accessible via U.S. highways.

■ SEWANEE: THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH F-13

735 University Ave.
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000
Tel: (931)598-1000
Free: 800-522-2234
Admissions: (931)598-1238
Fax: (931)598-1145
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sewanee.edu/

Description:

Independent Episcopal, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1857. Setting: 10,000-acre small town campus. Endowment: $232.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $60,235. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,930 per student. Total enrollment: 1,528. Faculty: 174 (130 full-time, 44 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,027 applied, 67% were admitted. 40% from top 10% of their high school class, 78% from top quarter, 94% from top half. 13 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 1,410 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 22 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 79% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 1% 25 or older, 92% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: English; social sciences; history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $34,645 includes full-time tuition ($26,874), mandatory fees ($221), and college room and board ($7550). College room only: $3860. Part-time tuition: $975 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 110 open to all; national fraternities, local sororities; 65% of eligible men and 55% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Sewanee Outing Program, Community Service Council, Student Activities Programming Board, student radio station, BACCHUS (alcohol and drug education). Major annual events: homecoming, Parents' Weekend, Fall and Spring Party weekends. 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, security lighting. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Jessie Ball duPont Library with 648,459 books, 328,090 microform titles, 3,444 serials, 72,964 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2 million. 92 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:

Sewanee is located on the Cuberland Plateau. It has an average temperature of 57 degrees and an average rainfall of 58 inches. Summer nights are cool and there is some snow in the winter. Churches, a hospital and clinic, and several civic and service organizations are a part of the community. Job opportunities are limited. Seventeen lakes in the surrounding area provide facilities for a number of sports, swimming, boating, fishing, and skating. Other activities are hunting, camping, mountain climbing, golf and tennis. There are many tourist attractions in this area.

■ SOUTH COLLEGE J-2

720 North Fifth Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
Tel: (865)524-3043
Fax: (865)673-8019
Web Site: http://www.southcollegetn.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1882. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 443. Students come from 2 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 14% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 50% 25 or older. Core. Advanced placement, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Placement: SAT, ACT, or CPT recommended. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 10/1.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Collegiate Secretaries International, Paralegal Club, Students of Medical Assisting, Empowerment. Major annual events: College Picnic, Theme Day, Christmas Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: evening and morning security patrols. College housing not available. Knoxville Business College Library with 6,500 books, 3,069 microform titles, 127 serials, 16 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SOUTHEASTERN CAREER COLLEGE C-10

2416 South 21st Ave., Ste. 300
Nashville, TN 37212
Tel: (615)269-9900
Free: 800-336-4457
Fax: (615)297-6678
Web Site: http://www.southeasterncareercollege.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1981.

■ SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY G-15

PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370
Tel: (423)236-2000
Free: 800-768-8437
Admissions: (423)236-2844
Fax: (423)236-1000
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.southern.edu/

Description:

Independent Seventh-day Adventist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1892. Setting: 1,000-acre small town campus with easy access to Chattanooga. Endowment: $21.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $23,040. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7733 per student. Total enrollment: 2,522. Faculty: 217 (131 full-time, 86 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,471 applied, 69% were admitted. 4 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 2,083 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 307 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 50 other countries, 70% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 11% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 10% 25 or older, 59% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $19,388 includes full-time tuition ($14,300), mandatory fees ($484), and college room and board ($4604). College room only: $2604. Part-time tuition: $604 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Association, Black Christian Union, Campus Ministries. Major annual events: SA Welcome-Back Party, SA Mid-Winter Party, Strawberry Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,543 college housing spaces available; 1,331 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. McKee Library with 139,200 books, 469,929 microform titles, 10,479 serials, 7,169 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Collegedale is located 18 miles east of Chattanooga where the recreation areas of the TVA lake system are within 10 miles. There are residence halls for the students; part-time employment opportunities are available.

■ SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-1

PO Box 780
Memphis, TN 38101-0780
Tel: (901)333-5000; 877-717-STCC
Admissions: (901)333-4221
Fax: (901)333-4273
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.southwest.tn.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Setting: 100-acre urban campus. Endowment: $641,526. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3966 per student. Total enrollment: 11,556. 1,901 applied, 100% were admitted. 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 5,656 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 5,900 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 59% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 50% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $5. State resident tuition: $2184 full-time, $91 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8856 full-time, $369 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $213 full-time, $28 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Human Key Society, NAACP, Black Student Association, Honor Society, Collegiate Secretaries. Major annual events: College Transfer Day, International Night, Career Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Infonet Library plus 4 others with 87,280 books, 10,066 microform titles, 522 serials, 10,588 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. 800 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 Memphis.

■ TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY C-10

3500 John A Merritt Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
Tel: (615)963-5000
Admissions: (615)963-5101
Fax: (615)963-5108
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tnstate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1912. Setting: 450-acre urban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2 million. Total enrollment: 8,880. Faculty: 604 (431 full-time, 173 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 8,160 applied, 36% were admitted. Full-time: 5,873 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 1,163 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 34 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 0.05% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 81% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 30% 25 or older, 39% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Volunteer State Community College, Meharry Medical College. ROTC: Army(c), Naval (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: 3 recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/15. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $4414 full-time, $336 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,726 full-time, $740 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $225 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $4270. College room only: $2460. 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: 103 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 12% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: SADD, Pre-Alumni Council, Baptist Student Union, T. E. Poag Players. Major annual events: Homecoming, Greek shows, student elections. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 3,500 students; 3,725 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Martha M. Brown/Lois H. Daniel Library plus 1 other with 580,650 books, 899,731 microform titles, 23,668 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.1 million. 705 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 Vanderbilt University.

■ TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY C-14

North Dixie Ave.
Cookeville, TN 38505
Tel: (931)372-3101
Free: 800-255-8881
Admissions: (931)372-3888
Fax: (931)372-6250
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tntech.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1915. Setting: 235-acre small town campus. Endowment: $45.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $12.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5827 per student. Total enrollment: 9,313. Faculty: 560 (380 full-time, 180 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 3,292 applied, 75% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 53% from top quarter, 84% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 6,453 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 802 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 45 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 15% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering; interdisciplinary studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Roane State Community College-Oak Ridge, TN and Pellissippi State Community College-Knoxville, TN. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, ACT composite score of 19, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $4660 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,620 full-time. College room and board: $6650. College room only: $3096.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 178 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 18% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Baptist Collegiate Center, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, University Christian Student Center, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: Homecoming, Greek Week, Career 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, student safety organization, lighted pathways. 2,321 college housing spaces available; 1,777 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library and Media Center with 640,056 books, 1.5 million microform titles, 4,847 serials, 19,170 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.4 million. 620 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:

Cookeville, located in middle Tennessee, is predominantly an agricultural area. Bus transportation is available. Churches of most denominations, libraries, a hospital, and various civic and service organizations serve the community. Recreational activities include swimming, softball, baseball, tennis, and golf. Center Hill Dam and Reservoir are nearby for many other sports, such as boating, water sports, fishing, and camping.

■ TENNESSEE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY G-14

1815 Union Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404-3587
Tel: (423)493-4100
Free: 800-553-4050
Admissions: (423)493-4371
Fax: (423)493-4497
Web Site: http://www.tntemple.edu/

Description:

Independent Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 55-acre urban campus. Endowment: $600,000. Total enrollment: 427. 177 applied, 96% were admitted. Full-time: 137 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 11 other countries, 66% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 10% 25 or older, 64% live on campus, 22% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview, health and immunization report, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/20. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $13,430 includes full-time tuition ($7000), mandatory fees ($1000), and college room and board ($5430). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $300 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $200 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: societies for men and women. Most popular organizations: yearbook, music ensembles. Major annual events: Judgement Day, Homecoming Parade and Carnival, Singing Christmas Tree. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,800 college housing spaces available; 273 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Cierpke Memorial Library with 150,711 books and 76 serials. 105 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 university is located near downtown Chattanooga, which sits in the valley of Lookout Mountain. The campus is only minutes from all of the downtown attractions and two malls.

■ TENNESSEE WESLEYAN COLLEGE E-16

PO Box 40
Athens, TN 37371-0040
Tel: (423)745-7504
Free: 800-PICK-TWC
Admissions: (423)746-5203
Fax: (423)744-9968
Web Site: http://www.twcnet.edu/

Description:

Independent United Methodist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees (profile includes information for both the main and branch campuses). Founded 1857. Setting: 40-acre small town campus with easy access to Knoxville and Chattanooga. Total enrollment: 815. 430 applied, 84% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 75% from top half. 2 valedictorians. Full-time: 687 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 128 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 10 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 26% 25 or older, 27% live on campus, 18% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $18,650 includes full-time tuition ($13,000), mandatory fees ($550), and college room and board ($5100). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $375 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $180 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 16 open to all; national sororities, local sororities; 5% of women are members. Most popular organizations: Wesleyan Christian Fellowship, Circle K, Baptist Student Union, Student Government Association, choir. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Fling Week, ski trip. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access, night patrols by trained security personnel. 287 college housing spaces available; 189 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Merner-Pfeiffer Library with 79,328 books, 8,932 microform titles, 825 serials, 3,610 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 92 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:

Athens is the county seat of McMinn County, located between Chattanooga and Knoxville. The town is an industrial community providing jobs for approximately 13,000 people and serving as a shopping center for 50,000 rural residents. Recreational activities in the beautiful mountainous area include big game hunting, fresh water fishing, rafting, kayaking, hiking, and many other sports.

■ TREVECCA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY C-10

333 Murfreesboro Rd.
Nashville, TN 37210-2877
Tel: (615)248-1200; 888-210-4TNU
Admissions: (615)248-1320
Fax: (615)248-7728
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.trevecca.edu/

Description:

Independent Nazarene, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1901. Setting: 65-acre urban campus. Endowment: $14 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5109 per student. Total enrollment: 2,196. Faculty: 217 (73 full-time, 144 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 762 applied, 69% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter, 71% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 3 valedictorians, 19 student government officers. Full-time: 987 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 258 students, 59% women, 41% men. 43% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 31% 25 or older, 57% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, medical history and immunization records, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,244 includes full-time tuition ($14,774) and college room and board ($6470). College room only: $2920. Part-time tuition: $569 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Major annual events: Homecoming Week, Welcome Week-Back to School Bash, Friday Night Live. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 717 college housing spaces available; 689 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Mackey Library with 106,802 books, 307,122 microform titles, 482 serials, 3,910 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $919,687. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Vanderbilt University.

■ TUSCULUM COLLEGE I-5

60 Shiloh Rd.
Greeneville, TN 37743-9997
Tel: (423)636-7300
Free: 800-729-0256
Fax: (423)638-7166
Web Site: http://www.tusculum.edu/

Description:

Independent Presbyterian, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1794. Setting: 140-acre small town campus. Endowment: $12.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3170 per student. Total enrollment: 2,656. Faculty: 150 (80 full-time, 70 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,953 applied, 67% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 26% from top quarter, 61% from top half. Full-time: 2,240 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 49 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 21 other countries, 48% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 12% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 9% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; parks and recreation. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $22,715 includes full-time tuition ($15,900), mandatory fees ($315), and college room and board ($6500). Part-time tuition: $695 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 21 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Pioneer Newspaper, Bonwondi, Campus Activities Board, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 'Tusculana' (yearbook). Major annual events: Opening Convocation, Honors Convocation, Lantern Festival. 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, trained security personnel on duty. College housing designed to accommodate 594 students; 632 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Albert Columbus Tate Library plus 2 others with 49,905 books, 17,771 microform titles, 1,000 serials, 832 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $444,207. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Greeneville, in Greene County, the birthplace of Davy Crockett, is accessible by bus and rail. The city has a full-time recreational director who supervises a year-round program in addition to the hunting, boating, fishing, golf, whitewater rafting, and cycling available in the area. Nearby is the Andrew Johnson Wildlife Management Area.

■ UNION UNIVERSITY E-5

1050 Union University Dr.
Jackson, TN 38305-3697
Tel: (731)668-1818
Free: 800-33-UNION
Admissions: (731)661-5102
Fax: (731)661-5187
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uu.edu/

Description:

Independent Southern Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1823. Setting: 290-acre small town campus with easy access to Memphis. Endowment: $24.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $150,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6094 per student. Total enrollment: 2,866. Faculty: 278 (152 full-time, 126 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,090 applied, 86% were admitted. 37% from top 10% of their high school class, 66% from top quarter, 89% from top half. 6 National Merit Scholars, 44 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,611 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 475 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 36 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 20% 25 or older, 56% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Lambuth University, Freed-Hardeman University, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview, SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 8/1, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,920 includes full-time tuition ($15,900), mandatory fees ($550), and college room and board ($5470). College room only: $3290. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, location, and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and location. Part-time tuition: $530 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 52 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 7% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: campus ministries, Student Government Association, Student Activities Council, SIFE. Major annual events: Campus Day, All-Sing Contest, homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,180 college housing spaces available; 1,100 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Emma Waters Summar Library plus 1 other with 135,877 books, 466,987 microform titles, 4,655 serials, 11,526 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $857,628. 236 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:

Jackson is a city of 55,000 that is 75 miles from Memphis and 125 miles from Nashville. There are 3 other colleges located in the same town.

■ UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS F-1

Memphis, TN 38152
Tel: (901)678-2000
Free: 800-669-2678
Admissions: (901)678-2101
Fax: (901)678-3053
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.memphis.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1912. Setting: 1,100-acre urban campus. Endowment: $166.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $44.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5757 per student. Total enrollment: 20,465. Faculty: 1,285 (743 full-time, 542 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 5,131 applied, 71% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 81% from top half. Full-time: 11,568 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 4,197 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 83 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 38% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 31% 25 or older, 16% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies; communications/journalism; education. 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. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $4216 full-time, $178 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,030 full-time, $588 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $868 full-time, $62 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room and board: $6069. College room only: $2950. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 45 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 7% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Springfest, Black History Month. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center, career counseling; employment service; daycare; minority services. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 2,080 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. University of Memphis Libraries: McWherter Libraries plus 6 others with 1.1 million books, 3.5 million microform titles, 15,643 serials, 37,824 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $9.2 million. 2,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Memphis, with a metropolitan area population of over one million, is one of the South's largest and most attractive cities. As a primary medical, educational, communication, distribution, and transportation center, Memphis offers a rich and full range of research opportunities and cultural experiences. The city, known worldwide for its musical heritage, has many fine restaurants, museums, and theaters, as well as one of the nation's largest urban park systems. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Opportunities are numerous for part-time employment. Annual events include the St. Jude Liberty Bowl Football Classic, the Memphis in May International Festival, the Great River Carnival, and the Mid-South Fair. Some of the points of interest are the Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Chuclissa Indian Villiage and Museum, Elvis Presley's Graceland, Mud Island, Libertyland, and the Great American Pyramid.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-NASHVILLE CAMPUS C-10

616 Marriott Dr., Ste. 150
Nashville, TN 37214
Tel: (615)872-0188
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 2003. Total enrollment: 1,291. Faculty: 129 (6 full-time, 123 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 47 applied. Full-time: 909 students, 60% women, 40% men. 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 92% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $10,170 full-time, $339 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE J-2

Knoxville, TN 37996
Tel: (865)974-1000
Admissions: (865)974-2184
Web Site: http://www.tennessee.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Tennessee System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1794. Setting: 533-acre urban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $182.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $24,907 per student. Total enrollment: 31,157. Faculty: 1,386 (1,356 full-time, 30 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 12,251 applied, 74% were admitted. 34% from top 10% of their high school class, 63% from top quarter, 86% from top half. Full-time: 18,739 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 1,493 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 56 states and territories, 101 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 9% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% 25 or older, 37% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: semesters. 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 Knoxville College, Academic Common Market. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, specific high school units, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/15 for early action. Preference given to state residents, children of alumni.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $5290 full-time, $193 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,360 full-time, $642 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $336 full-time, $30 per hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program. College room and board: $5560. College room only: $2890. 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: 350 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 15% of eligible men and 19% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Central Program Council, religious organizations, Volunteer Outreach for Leadership and Service, Student Government Association, dance marathon. Major annual events: homecoming, All-Sing, International Fair. 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. 7,337 college housing spaces available; 6,310 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. John C. Hodges Library plus 6 others with 24.4 million books, 3.8 million microform titles, 17,628 serials, 175,541 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $17 million. 1,500 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT CHATTANOOGA G-14

615 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
Tel: (423)425-4111
Admissions: (423)425-4662
Fax: (423)425-4157
Web Site: http://www.utc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Tennessee System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1886. Setting: 117-acre urban campus with easy access to Atlanta. Endowment: $103.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5088 per student. Total enrollment: 8,656. Faculty: 623 (371 full-time, 252 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 3,580 applied, 84% were admitted. Full-time: 6,190 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 1,087 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 52 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 22% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 20% 25 or older, 33% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; family and consumer sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay. Required for some: SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $4500 full-time, $236 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,024 full-time, $614 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $900 full-time. College room and board: $6238. College room only: $3790. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 130 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 6% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Black Student Association, Association for Campus Entertainment, International Student Association, Baptist Student Union. Major annual event: Homecoming Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 2,975 college housing spaces available; 2,471 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Lupton Library with 491,179 books, 1.4 million microform titles, 1,847 serials, 19,522 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1 million. 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.

■ THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN B-5

University St.
Martin, TN 38238-1000
Tel: (731)881-7000
Free: 800-829-8861
Admissions: (731)881-7032
Fax: (731)881-7029
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.utm.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Tennessee System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1900. Setting: 250-acre small town campus. Endowment: $17.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5402 per student. Total enrollment: 6,484. Faculty: 416 (245 full-time, 171 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 2,803 applied, 78% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 30 valedictorians, 55 student government officers. Full-time: 5,016 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 926 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 28 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 15% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 17% 25 or older, 37% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies; agriculture. 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 Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.40 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $3744 full-time, $156 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,798 full-time, $534 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $749 full-time, $33 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $4220. College room only: $2000. 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: 121 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 7% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, religion-affiliated groups, Student Activities Council, Black Student Association (BSA). Major annual events: All-Niter, All Sing, Homecoming. 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. 2,090 college housing spaces available; 2,052 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Paul Meek Library plus 1 other with 621,025 books, 703,690 microform titles, 1,994 serials, 12,374 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.9 million. 836 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.

■ VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY C-10

Nashville, TN 37240-1001
Tel: (615)322-7311
Free: 800-288-0432
Admissions: (615)322-2561
Fax: (615)343-7765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1873. Setting: 330-acre urban campus. Endowment: $2.6 billion. Total enrollment: 11,481. Faculty: (785 full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 11,663 applied, 35% were admitted. 77% from top 10% of their high school class, 93% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 85 National Merit Scholars, 30 class presidents, 101 valedictorians. Full-time: 6,295 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 107 students, 45% women, 55% men. Students come from 54 states and territories, 36 other countries, 83% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 8% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 1% 25 or older, 83% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 95% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; engineering; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Fisk University, Howard University, Meharry Medical College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $41,986 includes full-time tuition ($30,920), mandatory fees ($780), and college room and board ($10,286). College room only: $6760.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 264 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 34% of eligible men and 50% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: Rites of Spring, Impact Speaker Symposium, Accolade Homecoming Ball. 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. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Jean and Alexander Heard Library plus 7 others with 1.8 million books, 2.9 million microform titles, 26,885 serials, and 153,450 audiovisual materials. 4