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Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is college with 451 students located in Concord, NC.

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Cabarrus College, a member of the North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities organization, focuses on health sciences education and offers master's, bachelor and associate degrees as well as diplomas, certificates, and continuing education on a non-residential campus.

Courses are offered in a traditional on-campus setting and through distance education. Highly regarded in the healthcare community, Cabarrus College offers small class sizes and personal attention to make its students successful in the workplace or in continuing their academic career.

Cabarrus College is located on the campus of Carolinas Healthcare System NorthEast in Concord, North Carolina, the leading tertiary care center in the north-Charlotte region. Plan your visit today.

Mission Statement

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences creates progressive educational experiences that inspire and prepare our students to be exemplary healthcare professionals.

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Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 451
Gender 8% Male / 92% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 38% Full Time / 62% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 43% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 84%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Ethnicity Unknown 0%
Black or African American 9%
Asian 1%

Activities

Student Publications: Chronicle 2014-2015 Catalog 2014-2015 Catalog Addendum 2013-2014 Fact Book 2014-2015 Student Handbook Student Pulse, March 2015

  • Honor Society
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: Student Success GSS (Guided Study Sessions) Peer to Peer Tutoring Various Workshops (i.e. Study Skills, Test Taking, Test Anxiety, Resume Writing, and more)
  • Computer Services: Student Computer Lab with printers Information Resource Center/Library Wireless Network Email
  • Counseling Services: Academic Career Financial Aid Personal
  • Facilities: Located on the campus of Carolinas Healthcare System NorthEast Canteen Area
  • Special Needs Services: Disability Services Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration liberal arts/career combination
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (50%), Occupational Therapist Assistant (18%), Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (12%), Medical/Clinical Assistant (5%), Health/Medical Physics (5%), Surgical Technology/Technologist (3%)

Majors Offered

Associates

An undifferentiated program that includes instruction in the general arts, general science, or unstructured studies.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

Job Opportunities:

Medical and Health Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

A program that focuses on the application of physics, nuclear science, and engineering physics to diagnostic, treatment, and therapeutic processes and public health protection. Includes instruction in radiation biophysics, biophysics, health effects of natural and artificially induced radiation, hazard evaluation, environmental radioactivity, nuclear physics, engineering physics, radiobiology, medical radiology, calibration and dosage theory, computer applications and medical informatics, and specific research problems.

Job Opportunities:

Physicists
Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties including patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination and examination assistance, and the administration of medications and first aid. Includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology and communications; medical office procedures; and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures.

Job Opportunities:

Medical Assistants
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of occupational therapists, to direct patient participation in skill-enhancing, learning, and motivational tasks; correct or diminish pathologies; and to provide direct health education and promotion services. Includes instruction in human life span development, occupational therapy principles and practice skills, treatment planning and implementation, record-keeping and documentation, patient education and intervention, activity and program direction, and assistive services management.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of pharmacists, to prepare medications, provide medications and related assistance to patients, and manage pharmacy clinical and business operations. Includes instruction in medical and pharmaceutical terminology, principles of pharmacology and pharmaceutics, drug identification, pharmacy laboratory procedures, prescription interpretation, patient communication and education, safety procedures, record-keeping, measurement and testing techniques, pharmacy business operations, prescription preparation, logistics and dispensing operations, and applicable standards and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Pharmacy Technicians
Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians and surgical nurses, to maintain, monitor, and enforce the sterile field and adherence to aseptic technique by preoperative, surgical team, and postoperative personnel. Includes instruction in instrument and equipment sterilization and handling, surgical supplies management, wound exposure and closure, surgical computer and robot operation and monitoring, maintenance of hemostasis, and patient and team scrubbing.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Surgical Technologists
Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in multi/interdisciplinary studies not listed above.

Administration & Faculty

Chancellor Dianne O. Snyder
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 28
Student : Faculty Ratio 9 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 7 : 92
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 31.1% accepted of 103 applications

93% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
40% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
20% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite21 - 25
English18 - 22
Math22 - 26
 
SATMath440 - 525
Reading450 - 525

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Academic GPA, Standardized Test Scores, Application Essay, Class Rank, Recommendations

Also Considered: Character Personal Qualities, Extracurricular Activities, Talent Ability, Work Experience

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 0 4
Math 3 0
Science 2 0
Science Lab 2 0
Foreign Language 0 2

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $12,996 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $10,539
$30K-$48K $10,988
$48K-$75K $12,653
$75K-$110K $14,955
$110K+ $18,388

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $11,040, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $11,040 Same as On-Campus
Fees $290 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $9,600
Books $1,300 $1,300
Total (before financial aid) $12,630 $22,230

Students Receiving Aid

90% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 83% $5,194
Federal Scholarships/Grants 43% $4,096
Institutional Grants 20% $723
Other Federal Grants 20% $324
Other Loans 7% $3,000
Pell Grants 43% $3,946
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 83% $4,924
Student Loans 83% $5,434

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.cabarruscollege.edu/financial/financial.cfm.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.cabarruscollege.edu/financial/net_price_calculator.cfm.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

69% of students graduated in six years.

Top Employers

  • Carolinas Healthcare System

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