|THE KEENE STATE COLLEGE MAGAZINE FOR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS||VOLUME XVIII NUMBER 2 Winter 2003|
Keene State College enrolled 5,165 students in fall 2002, the first time in College history that enrollment has topped 5,000, with students attending from 26 states and 19 countries.
The College offers seven degrees, the latest addition being the bachelor of fine arts. Students may select from 36 majors, with the newest being general science, especially developed for prospective elementary and middle-school teachers.
The most popular majors are education/early childhood development, psychology, communication, and safety studies.
Tuition, room and board, and fees for in-state students total $11,582 for 2002-03. The total for out-of-state students is $17,242.
Last year, KSC students contributed about 10,000 hours in community service.
The KSC web site, www.keene.edu, offers more than 6,000 web pages and attracts about 5.1 million hits per month.
There are about 2,500 telephone lines in use at Keene State. The KSC telephone system is larger and more active than that of most towns in Vermont and New Hampshire.
A wealth of academic information, including course schedules and grades, may now be accessed by students online. The entire data network at Keene State comprises 3,500 data connection jacks (all students living on campus have data connections in their rooms) and more than 60 miles of cable.
For years, Keene State could claim just two national athletic champions, decathlete Paul Trocki '80 and track star Rob Edson '91. Since 2001, runners Mary Proulx and Mark Miller, both '03, have added seven national championships to Keene State's trophy cabinet, Proulx with four and Miller with three.
The beauty of the Keene State campus helps attract student applicants each year. This past fall, head gardener Chris Feiker and his small crew planted about 8,000 flower bulbs to join the thousands already in place.