Delta College: Narrative Description

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1961 Delta Rd.
University Center, MI 48710
Tel: (989)686-9000
Free: 800-285-1705
Admissions: (989)686-9449
Fax: (989)686-8736
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District-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 640-acre rural campus. Endowment: $8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4080 per student. Total enrollment: 10,343. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 3,655 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,915 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 6,428 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 22 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 34% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, 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. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for international applicants. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: essay. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Area resident tuition: $2484 full-time, $69 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $3564 full-time, $99 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5087 full-time, $141.30 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: intramural activities, Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, DECA. Major annual events: Earth Day, Bienvenidos, Global Awareness Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Library Learning Information Center with 93,167 books, 29,618 microform titles, 400 serials, 4,200 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $735,588. 550 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

University Center encompasses the tri-county area of Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties. The area has good shopping, commuter bus service and very active churches. Saginaw Arts Council promotes and encourages the area's cultural and educational organizations. There are excellent part-time employment opportunities for students. Summer and winter sports resort areas are located nearby. Some areas are highly industrialized.

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