Brevard Community College: Narrative Description

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1519 Clearlake Rd.
Cocoa, FL 32922-6597
Tel: (321)632-1111; Admissions: (321)433-7056; Fax: (321)633-4565; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to Orlando. Endowment: $6.8 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $4800 per student. Total enrollment: 14,806. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 4,327 applied, 100% were admitted. full-time: 5,242 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 9,564 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 61 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 8% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 39% 25 or older. Retention: 65% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I, ACT, or CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1356 full-time, $56.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5046 full-time, $210.25 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, ROTORACT, African-American Student Union, Student Government Association, Psi Beta. Major annual events: Spring Festival, Black Heritage Week, Student Welcome Days. Student services: women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. UCF Library with 146,776 books, 170,955 microform titles, 877 serials, 23,713 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.9 million. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Cocoa, a suburban area with a subtropical climate, is the leading shipping point for the famous Indian River citrus fruits, and a resort town. Airline and bus service provide transportation for the area. Community facilities include four hospitals, two clinics and many churches. Recreational activities are water sports, golf, bowling and fishing. Part-time employment is limited.

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