Cuyahoga Community College: Narrative Description

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700 Carnegie Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115-2878
Tel: (216)987-6000
Free: 800-954-8742
Admissions: (216)987-4030
Fax: (216)987-5050
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $3709 per student. Total enrollment: 25,214. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 4,257 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 10,169 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 15,045 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 63 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 30% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 42% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2301 full-time, $76.70 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3042 full-time, $101.40 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6228 full-time, $207.50 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 47 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Student Nursing Organization, Business Focus, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Welcome Back, Diversity Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 177,767 books, 177,926 microform titles, 1,135 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,275 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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