Big Bend Community College: Narrative Description

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7662 Chanute St., NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837-3299
Tel: (509)762-5351
Admissions: (509)793-2061
Fax: (509)762-6243
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 159-acre small town campus. Endowment: $951,594. Educational spending 2003-04: $3191 per student. Total enrollment: 2,102. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 519 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,274 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 828 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 2 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 19% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 30% 25 or older, 5% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for aviation, nursing programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $2570 full-time, $77 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3015 full-time, $92 per credit part-time. College room and board: $5200. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. 150 college housing spaces available; 95 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Big Bend Community College Library with 41,900 books, 6,450 microform titles, 3,700 serials, 3,150 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $305,584. 430 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Moses Lake is an important agricultural processing and shipping center for the Columbia Basin. This is a rural area with dry climate. The community has a library, many churches, a museum, a hospital and clinics, and modern shopping facilities. Local recreation includes lakes for fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, and hydroplane boat races, as well as picnic areas and hunting areas for geese and pheasant. The community has major civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations. Grant County Fair, and a rodeo and parade are held here annually. Part-time employment is available.

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