Edmonds Community College: Narrative Description

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20000 68th Ave. West
Lynnwood, WA 98036-5999
Tel: (425)640-1500
Admissions: (425)640-1357
Fax: (425)640-1159
Web Site: http://www.edcc.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 115-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Educational spending 2003-04: $3600 per student. Total enrollment: 8,385. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. Students come from 55 other countries, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 4% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 11% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other community colleges in Washington. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15.45. State resident tuition: $2445 full-time, $71.80 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7653 full-time, $2551 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $128 full-time, $4.25 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, AITP, AAWCC, International Club, Pottery/Art Club. Major annual events: Commencement, campus barbecues, music performances. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Edmonds Community College Library with 47,947 books, 51 microform titles, 312 serials, 7,735 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $915,656. 1,129 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Lynnwood overlooks the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, and is connected with the Olympic Peninsula by ferry. This is a large, rapidly growing suburban community. The city has a large public marina, good shopping facilities, and good recreation areas. There is a public library, churches, and theatres. Good skiing and winter sports may be found within an hour's drive.

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