Amarillo College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 447
Amarillo, TX 79178-0001
Tel: (806)371-5000; Admissions: (806)371-5024; Fax: (806)371-5370; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1929. Setting: 58-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $13.6 million. Research spending 2002-03: $17,000. Total enrollment: 9,348. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 19% from top quarter, 30% from top half. Students come from 9 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 43% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: THEA, MAPS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $792 Full-time, $51.25 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $1080 full-time, $63.25 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $1800 full-time, $223.25 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, College Republicans. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Badgerama, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Lynn Library Learning Center plus 1 other with 75,200 books, 325 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $745,000. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population 165,425. Situated on the high plains of the Texas Panhandle, Amarillo is the capital of the oil and as industry. Pipelines from adjacent fields extend as far as the east coast. The average temperature ranges from 37.4 degrees in winter to 76 degrees in summer. The community is provided transportation by bus, and airlines, as well as five interstate highways and one state highway. Amarillo has many churches representing various faiths, public libraries, museums, several hospitals, a YMCA, and various civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. Part-time employment is available. Off-campus housing is plentiful.

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