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19600 South Molalla Ave.
Oregon City, OR 97045-7998
Tel: (503)657-6958
Fax: (503)650-6654
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District-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 175-acre suburban campus with easy access to Portland. Endowment: $5.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2841 per student. Total enrollment: 6,866. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. Full-time: 2,852 students, 45% women, 55% men. Part-time: 4,014 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 16 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 1% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 47% 25 or older, 31% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program, medical assistant, accelerated degree, PSU co-admit. Option: early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: Assessment and Placement Services for Community Colleges required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2520 full-time, $56 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8730 full-time, $194 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $180 full-time, $4 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 21 open to all; national fraternities. Most popular organizations: Ski Club, Spanish Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Horticulture Club, Speech Club. Major annual events: Club Fair, Fall Craft Fair, Environmental Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Dye Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 41,263 books, 99,527 microform titles, 274 serials, 1,141 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $408,101. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Oregon City was the capital of the Old Oregon Territory, founded in 1829. The city is on the bank of the Willamette River where there are 40-foot falls that provide waterpower for the production of paper, batteries, lumber and electric power. A municipal free elevator lifts pedestrians 90 feet up the steep face of a cliff to a residential business district. An observation deck at the top overlooks the downtown area and the falls. The Holly Knoll Museum is 7 miles southeast where antique furniture and harness and horsedrawn vehicles may be seen. The John McLoughlin House National Historic Site was built in 1846.

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