Alvin Community College: Narrative Description

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3110 Mustang Rd.
Alvin, TX 77511-4898
Tel: (281)756-3500
Admissions: (281)756-3531
Fax: (281)756-3854
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 114-acre small town campus with easy access to Houston. Educational spending 2003-04: $1211 per student. Total enrollment: 3,932. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 590 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,611 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 2,321 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 5 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 8% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 38% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: THEA, ACCUPLACER required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $624 full-time, $26 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $1248 full-time, $52 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2304 full-time, $96 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $276 full-time, $5 per course part-time, $78 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 33 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Baptist Student Union, Pan American College Forum, Catholic Newman Association, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Fall Festival and Carnival, Festival of Lights, Cinco de Mayo. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Alvin Community College Library with 28,361 books, 176 microform titles, 146 serials, 5 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $238,452. 622 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 22,000, Alvin is a suburban community located 30 minutes from Houston, Galveston, and NASA. The city is served by a private airport, railroad, bus line, and State Routes 6 and 35. There are churches of major denominations, a public library, and hospital. Public recreation includes a theatre, bowling, fishing, and boating. Major civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations are active in Alvin.

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