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5 College Student

Academics: Since the classes at this school are small, the professors are able to assist the students more and are able to have more one-on-one time with students. This allows students to develop a relationship with the professor. The classes are great there, and I cannot wait to be in them.

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4 College Student

Academics: Since this school does not have a Bachelor's of Science, I shall be taking some classes at this school and will be transferring back to Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The professors are fantastic. They all know what they are talking about in their particular fields. Workload is sufficient for the courses

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Most everybody at the school is either a business major or a Bible major, so it is a very popular program

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: They offer IT computer tech, medical assistance, medical billing, criminal justice associates and becholars to diplomas, the course work is a lot because some programs are 13 momths so your taking a individual who may never know any thing about they program and in 13 months be the best in they field compared to any other individual and take the certification test and be certified through an organization that is certified its remarkable they also offer xray tech dental assistance I'm forgetting some.

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The outstanding characteristic of professors at FC is that they genuinely care about their students. While they truly want their students to succeed academically, the professors also display a sincere interest in connecting with their students on a more personal level. Each professor knows the names of every student in his or her class, and many know the names of students who have never taken any of their classes. Not only are the professors at FC caring, but they are also knowledgeable in their fields of study. They continually study their subject for themselves and share their love of learning with their students. Though the difficulty level varies, depending on the class and the professor, the workload at FC tends to be heavy and challenging. Most professors expect their students to work hard outside of the classroom, as well as attend class. Attendance is required; students are permitted between one and four unexcused absences per course, depending on the number of times the class meets per week. Homework often consists of large amounts of reading and writing, and the majority of students has at least one exam or paper due per week. Some form of planning is necessary in order to stay on top of tests and deadlines. Most students have breaks between classes at various intervals during the day. Taking advantage of these hours to study or catch up on homework cuts down on the amount of time spent cramming late at night and frees the evening and night hours for social activities.

All students are required to take a daily Bible class along with their other courses of study. A general plan of Bible courses is set up to cover the majority of the books of the Bible, starting with "Old and New Testament History and Geography" for freshmen and progressing to "Epistles, Evidences, and Old Testament Poetry" for sophomores. Upper-division students are given choices from a range of courses, such as the Book of Job, Hebrews, Romans, and Revelation. Most students who come to FC plan to stay for two years to obtain their Associate in Arts degree. FC also offers five bachelor degree programs—Biblical studies, business, elementary education, liberal studies, and music—which generally take four years to complete.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
11:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
38
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
17
Total FT Faculty
38
Faculty with Terminal Degree
37%
Average Faculty Salary
$52,939
Full-Time Retention Rate
71%
Part-Time Retention Rate
100%
Graduation Rate
57%
Programs/Majors Offered
6
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Associate of Arts
  • Biblical studies
  • Business administration
  • Elementary education
  • Liberal studies
  • Music
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 4%
  • Communication Studies: 2%
  • Elementary Education: 3%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: 39%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social sciences
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Double major
  • Independent study
Best Places to Study
  • In the dorms
  • The Pouch
  • The Riverwalk
  • William F. Chatlos Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Don't procrastinate! Study during the day when you have a couple of hours of free time, and save the evenings for socializing.
  • Don't skip class unless you're really sick.
  • Go to as many devotionals and "singings" as possible.
  • Keep a planner or calendar and make time for both studying and socializing.
  • Pay attention in class and take good notes. It cuts down on the amount of work you'll have to do outside of the classroom.
  • Study in places where you'll be less distracted.
  • Visit the rooms of dormmates after curfew.
  • Work hard on your studies and homework at the beginning of the semester. When the end of the semester nears and you're sick of school, you'll have less to worry about.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 6 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 8 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.
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