Antelope Valley College: Narrative Description

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3041 West Ave. K
Lancaster, CA 93536-5426
Tel: (661)722-6300; Fax: (661)943-5573; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1929. Setting: 160-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $299,569. Research spending 2002-03: $69,540. Educational spending 2002-03: $3146 per student. Total enrollment: 12,073. 1,947 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 7 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 44% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: non-competitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3576 full-time, $149 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $432 full-time, $18 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Cinco de Mayo, Women's Workshop, Transfer Colleges Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Antelope Valley College Library with 43,000 books and 175 serials. Operations spending 2002-03: $946,564.

Community Environment: Population 400,000 in Qutelope Valley. Lancaster is located in the center of the Antelope Valley in a semidesert region. Lancaster has over 350 days of sunshine a year and the climate is the reason that the United States Air Force and almost every manufacturer of aircraft build and maintain establishments in this area. There has been a great increase in population and excellent employment opportunities have developed in proportion to the growth.

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