Central Oregon Community College: Narrative Description

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2600 Northwest College Way
Bend, OR 97701-5998
Tel: (541)383-7700; Admissions: (541)383-7500; Fax: (541)383-7506; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.cocc.edu/

Description: District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Oregon Community College Association. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 193-acre small town campus. Endowment: $4.6 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $2492 per student. Total enrollment: 4,076. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,428 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,438 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 2,638 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 0.3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 42% 25 or older, 3% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, emergency medical technology, geographic information systems, medical assistant, dental assistant, fire science programs. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: non-competitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents for nursing program.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $2430 full-time, $54 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $3330 full-time, $74 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6930 full-time, $154 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $114 full-time, $3.50 per credit part-time. College room and board: $5883. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, club sports, Phi Theta Kappa, DEC, Science Learning Center. Major annual events: Earth Month, Salmon Bake, music series. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 109 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. COCC Library plus 1 other with 73,606 books, 107,881 microform titles, 346 serials, 3,339 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $667,789. 335 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: Bend is an extremely scenic town of some 60,000 people located at the foothills of the Oregon's Cascade Mountain range. The college serves a 10,000-square-mile district that includes part of Central Oregon's high desert country east of Bend. The area's primary industries are lumber and tourism. Bus lines connect Bend with other parts of the state. Two airlines serve the nearby town of Redmond, 14 miles distant, with jet air transport. Bend is 157 miles from Portland and 120 miles from Eugene, Oregon. Community facilities include a public library, churches of major denominations, three major shopping malls and many service and civic organizations. Bend is known nationally for its recreational environment. Bordering the 1.6 million-acre Deschutes National Forest, the town affords excellent hunting, fishing, hiking and camping opportunities. The full-facility Mt. Bachelor Ski Area, which is normally open from November through June, is 22 minutes from the college campus. Rain is rare in the area. Bend receives an average snowfall of three feet per year, although the mountainous areas receive considerably more.