College Senior 2013-11-14T15:34:49Z
I am an agriculture major and will be moving on to biology. I do know that through the agriculture department there are several opportunities for internships and jobs. There have been instances where big farm operations throughout the country have asked Crowder for students and a student will apply for the job and go out and make $60k a year. The workload of the majors are not too bad. I don't recommend working full time and going to school full time because you will feel overwhelmed like I did.
College Senior 2013-11-14T15:34:49Z
There are quite a few different degrees or certificates available through Crowder College. Anything from diesel mechanics to alternative energy to medicine. Crowder College also offers a vet tech program and nursing program that can be completed there at the campus instead of having to go on to a major university. Workloads are about average throughout the degrees, just depends on how well you learn and understand the material. Crowder offers students free tutoring that is one on one with another student.
College Senior 2013-11-14T15:28:22Z
I have not yet had the interaction of post grad services, but from what I hear they are, for the most part, pretty good about helping you through graduation. The only bad thing I've heard from several previous students is that their diplomas do not show up in the mail anywhere from a month to a few years later.
College Senior 2013-11-14T15:26:27Z
The online classes can be harder in a sense just because one has to be motivated to get online and do the work. In my experience, the online classes have been easier only because there was less work. I have only ever had a problem with one class online and the instructor who I believed was grading me unfairly seeing as how I ended up with a D in the class, but retaking it this semester, online again, with a different teacher I have an A with the same coursework. So one does need to ask around and see what teacher would be the best one to take the class with.
College Senior 2013-11-14T15:23:37Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
The tuition is very low at Crowder College, but you will get the education that you would get at any other major university. The small classroom sizes make it a better learning environment and open lectures up for more participation from the students. If you are eligable for pell grants, they cover the cost of the tuition and books with some money left over. The financial aid office is generally really good about helping you get everything filed that you need. I believe that information on scholarships and getting the word out about them and where to look for them can be improved upon.
College Senior 2013-11-14T15:19:04Z
In my opinion, I believe that Crowder College can improve on their resources for students. There are not many athletic teams and being an agriculture school, I would like to see an equestrian team there since they do own the horses and arena for it. The computer labs need to be monitored I think, there are a lot of instances where a student needs to actually use one for homework and I would say at least 80% of the students in there are watching youtube videos or playing games and don't really need to use the computers. There is only a small student union center and not much to do in it, so I believe that could be improved upon. Crowder does have a few campus activities each semester.
College Senior 2013-11-14T15:19:04Z
The wireless access at Crowder College can be slow, it does not reach the agriculture building very well. If you can get to a computer in the computer labs when they are not being used by students who aren't really there to do homework or being used by a class, you are able to print black and white papers only. You can pay for color printing through the print shop, however. I would highly recommend you have your own computer and possible your own printer, in case you can't get to a computer in the labs to print.
College Senior 2013-11-14T15:11:15Z
Crowder is generally ok with making different classes available for those who want to take them during the day and for those wanting to take them at night. My last 2 semesters, however, I have run into issues where I needed 2 classes and they were at the same time and only offered during that 1 time. The general education classes are the ones with the most flexibility, but if you are looking to go specific, don't count on it being as flexibly as the general education classes.
College Senior 2013-11-14T15:08:21Z
The overall experience at Crowder College was pretty great. I didn't get lost in the crowd of a big university, class sizes were small, for the most part other students were friendly, and the best part is tutition is low, making it an ideal school to get your associate's degree through.
College Senior 2013-11-14T15:06:36Z
Crowder College students tend to stay in their own clique's. Jocks with jocks, aggies with aggies. But, if the need arises to have to work with each other, students generally will do so without much of an issue, but after the work is done, its usually back to their original clique's.
College Senior 2013-11-14T15:03:58Z
One of the major things that sets Crowder College apart from the rest is the small classroom size. With an average of 15-20 students per class, it gives a more relaxed feel and more availability to ask questions and participate in lectures. The small town feel makes it a warm and inviting school and you don't have to worry about getting lost in the crowd. Teachers know you by name and want you to succeed and will take the time out of their busy schedules to stop and help you if you just ask.
College Senior 2013-11-12T04:26:59Z
Its a separate site from the main campus so there aren't many options like that.
College Senior 2013-11-12T04:25:39Z
Its a small school and yet everyone is represented. There are classroom debates about all of these topics and acceptance.
College Senior 2013-11-12T04:21:08Z
work load is pretty bearable
College Senior 2013-11-12T04:18:10Z
it was cheaper but with great teachers
College Senior 2013-11-12T04:15:55Z
They are always willing to help
College Student 2013-10-24T18:03:28Z
The professors are usually involved and are on top of the grading
College Student 2013-10-24T18:01:44Z
The professors are always available for extra assistance
College Student 2013-10-24T17:57:43Z
The Career Center helps you with job placement
College Student 2013-10-24T17:56:37Z
I have not receieved a grade yet
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-10T05:08:05Z
I haven't used any resources from the school so I don't really know but I see signs hanging all around campus for things to help out.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-10T05:03:13Z
The professors are great with student relationships, they have good office hours and try to make themselves available.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-10T04:56:51Z
I am a pre-engineering major, their program is very good, I had classes with the same people so we used each other as study devices. I had many of the same professors from semester to semester so it was easy to get to know them and they are excellent teachers that know what they are talking about and have a lot to teach.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-10T04:49:03Z
I frequent the library to do my homework but I never got involved in much of anything else. Although, I will say the gym is pretty old.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-10T04:46:56Z
Every department has a computer lab that anyone has access to. The internet connection in the labs and the WIFI connection for my laptop are both great!
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