Del Mar College: Narrative Description

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101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3897
Tel: (361)698-1200; Admissions: (361)698-1248; Fax: (361)698-1559; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1935. Setting: 159-acre urban campus. Endowment: $29.1 million. Total enrollment: 11,338. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,770 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 46 states and territories, 57 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 57% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 41% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: THEA or ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1290 Full-time. State resident tuition: $2490 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3480 full-time. Mandatory fees: $540 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. White Library plus 1 other with 127,717 books, 739 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $2.4 million. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.

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