Cochise College: Narrative Description

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901 North Columbo
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635-2317
Tel: (520)515-0500; 800-593-9567; Admissions: (520)515-4770; Fax: (520)364-0206; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Cochise College. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1977. Setting: 200-acre small town campus with easy access to Tucson. Educational spending 2002-03: $7299 per student. Total enrollment: 4,446. 1,088 applied, 63% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 74% from top half. Full-time: 1,257 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 3,189 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 8 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 31% Hispanic, 7% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 50% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Recommended: high school transcript, SAT I, ACT, SAT I or ACT, SAT I and SAT II or ACT, SAT II: Subject Tests, SAT II: Writing Test. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended; ACCUPLACER required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $912 full-time, $38 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5184 full-time, $48 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $3502. College room only: $1310. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Red and White Ball, Halloween Dance. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 240 college housing spaces available; 161 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Charles DiPeso Main Library plus 1 other with 67,317 books, 5,662 microform titles, 305 serials, 3,124 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 450 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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