Canada College: Narrative Description

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4200 Farm Hill Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94061-1099
Tel: (650)306-3100
Admissions: (650)306-3125
Fax: (650)306-3457
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of San Mateo County Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 131-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco and San Jose. Total enrollment: 6,421. 1,020 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 32 other countries, 0.4% Native American, 42% Hispanic, 4% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 65% 25 or older. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for radiological technology programs. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4008 full-time, $167 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $624 full-time, $26 per unit part-time, $13 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Latin-American Club, student government, Environmental Club, athletics, Interior Design Club. Major annual event: Spring Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 12-hour patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. 53,417 books, 414 serials, and an OPAC. 55 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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