Broward Community College: Narrative Description

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225 East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2298
Tel: (954)761-7450
Admissions: (954)761-7465
Fax: (954)761-7484
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Miami. Total enrollment: 33,141. 7,321 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 10,029 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 23,112 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 100 other countries, 0.2% Native American, 22% Hispanic, 28% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international, 29% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Placement: SAT I, ACT, or CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $1500 full-time, $58.51 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6001 full-time, $218.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $255 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: local fraternities, local sororities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. South Regional/Broward Community College Library with 200,000 books, 600 serials, and an OPAC.

Community Environment:

Fort Lauderdale, population 150,000, is located on the Atlantic Ocean coastline, 25 miles north of Miami. The climate is subtropical and the average year-round temperature is 75 degrees.

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