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Cascade College: Narrative Description


9101 East Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97216-1515
Tel: (503)255-7060
Free: 800-550-7678
Admissions: (503)257-1202
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Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Church of Christ. Administratively affiliated with Oklahoma Christian University. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1994. Setting: 13-acre urban campus. Endowment: $358,467. Total enrollment: 283. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 318 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 271 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 12 students, 42% women, 58% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 6 other countries, 61% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 6% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 6% 25 or older, 66% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 54% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at Mt. Hood Community College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, recommendations. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $16,990 includes full-time tuition ($10,790), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($5800). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $450 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 16 open to all. Most popular organizations: choir, service clubs, student government. Major annual events: Campus Variety Show, Homecoming Week, Spiritual Emphasis Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 12-hour patrols by trained security personnel. 236 college housing spaces available; 182 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. E.W. McMillan Library with 30,232 books, 62,045 microform titles, 86 serials, 1,218 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $82,400. 26 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Portland State University.

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