Broome Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 1017
Binghamton, NY 13902-1017
Tel: (607)778-5000; Admissions: (607)778-5001; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 223-acre suburban campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $3585 per student. Total enrollment: 6,542. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 2,431 applied, 83% were admitted. Full-time: 4,131 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 2,411 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 28 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 35% 25 or older. Retention: 62% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at State University of New York at Binghamton. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health, engineering technology, computer science programs. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Placement: ACCUPLACER required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. One-time mandatory fee: $45. State resident tuition: $2530 full-time, $106 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5060 full-time, $212 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $267 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time, $29 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 44 open to all. Most popular organizations: Broome Early Childhood Organization, Differentially Disabled Student Association, Ecology Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Criminal Justice Club. Major annual events: Student Activities Day, Convocation, Festival of the Arts. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Cecil C. Tyrrell Learning Resources Center plus 1 other with 60,518 books, 860 microform titles, 378 serials, 239 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $833,029. 550 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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