Brazosport College: Narrative Description

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500 College Dr.
Lake Jackson, TX 77566-3199
Tel: (979)230-3000
Admissions: (979)230-3217
Fax: (979)230-3443
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 160-acre small town campus with easy access to Houston. Endowment: $3.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3396 per student. Total enrollment: 3,389. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 941 applied, 100% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 62% from top half. Full-time: 960 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 2,429 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 11 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 24% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 42% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: THEA, ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $840 full-time, $28 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1470 full-time, $49 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2880 full-time, $96 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time, $9 per hour part-time, $15 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 newspaper. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Baptist Student Ministry, Student Senate, Fencing Club. Major annual events: Gator Day, Senior College Day, Movie Night. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Brazosport College Library with 85,425 books, 154,281 microform titles, 339 serials, 397 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $514,205. 420 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 25,000, Lake Jackson is located 50 miles south of Houston. Major cities in the district are Lake Jackson and Freeport (population 17,000), located on a stretch of beach on the Gulf Coast. The area is serviced by rail, four major highways, commuter planes, and good local bus service. Recreation in the area includes fishing, surfing, swimming, and other water sports in the Gulf of Mexico.

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