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Central Arizona College: Narrative Description


8470 North Overfield Rd.
Coolidge, AZ 85228-9779
Tel: (520)426-4444
Admissions: (520)426-4406
Fax: (520)426-4234
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County-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 709-acre rural campus with easy access to Phoenix. Total enrollment: 6,525. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 2,469 applied, 73% were admitted. Students come from 6 other countries, 6% Native American, 33% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 71% 25 or older, 17% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $1316 full-time, $47 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6356 full-time, $94 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $16 full-time, $8 per term part-time. College room and board: $4160.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 424 college housing spaces available; 380 were occupied in 2003-04. Learning Resource Center with 99,480 books and 494 serials.

Community Environment:

Population 7,000. Coolidge is located in Pinal County near the intersection of two major interstate freeways that serve the areas of Southern California and Arizona's two principal cities, Phoenix and Tucson. One can be in the heart of either city within an hour. There are four Native American Reservations in the county. The area is rich in history of mining, cattle and agriculture. Few places on earth have more hours of sunshine a year than south-central Pinal County, which averages approximately 4,000 hours per year according to U.S. Weather Bureau records.

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