Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute: Narrative Description

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525 Buena Vista, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106-4096
Tel: (505)224-3000
Admissions: (505)224-3160
Fax: (505)224-4740
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 60-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 22,927. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 5,140 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 6,893 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 16,034 students, 61% women, 39% men. 1% from out-of-state, 8% Native American, 42% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 54% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Retention: 51% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, respiratory therapy, medical laboratory technology programs. Options: electronic application, early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1386 full-time, $39 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7384 full-time, $205 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $90 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, student government, Hispanic Club, TVI Times (student newspaper). Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Main Campus Library with an OPAC and a Web page.

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