Clarendon College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 968
Clarendon, TX 79226-0968
Tel: (806)874-3571
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1898. Setting: 88-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,021. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 634 applied, 98% were admitted. Full-time: 402 students, 44% women, 56% men. Part-time: 619 students, 44% women, 56% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 3 other countries, 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 10% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Placement: THEA required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1140 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1650 full-time, $55 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2100 full-time, $20 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $720 full-time, $24 per credit hour part-time, $72 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room and board: $3250. College room only: $1190.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Campus security: 8-hour patrols by trained security personnel. 296 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Vera Dial Dickey Library plus 1 other with 22,000 books, 15,000 microform titles, 89 serials, 350 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 57 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 2,300. A rural community, Clarendon is the center of a ranching and farming area 54 miles southwest of Amarillo. The climate is temperate with an average temperature of 61 degrees, and rainfall average of 23 inches. The area is served by railroad, bus lines, and Highways 70 and U.S. 287. The community has many churches, a hospital and clinic, museum, and adequate shopping facilities. Local recreation includes a city park, theatres, a Youth Center, golf course, hunting and fishing, all sports, and Greenbelt Lake with a 35-mile shoreline. Part-time employment is available.

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