Clinton Community College: Narrative Description

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136 Clinton Point Dr.
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-9573
Tel: (518)562-4200
Free: 800-552-1160
Admissions: (518)562-4170
Fax: (518)562-8621
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 100-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3082 per student. Total enrollment: 2,192. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,714 applied, 82% were admitted. Full-time: 1,259 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 933 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 9 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 31% 25 or older, 6% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Plattsburgh State University of New York.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, medical laboratory technology, electronics technology. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: essay, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/26. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3020 full-time, $125 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7550 full-time, $312 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $166 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $6340. College room only: $3800.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Criminal Justice Club, Business Club, Tomorrow's New Teachers, Ski Club, Nursing Club. Major annual events: Carnival, Spring Picnic, College Club Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security during class hours. 160 college housing spaces available; 116 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Clinton Community College Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 33,862 books, 38,600 microform titles, 288 serials, 257 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $375,633. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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