Erie Community College: Narrative Description

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121 Ellicott St.
Buffalo, NY 14203-2698
Tel: (716)851-1001; Admissions: (716)851-1588; Fax: (716)842-1972; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees (profile also includes information from North and South campuses). Founded 1971. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $3269 per student. Total enrollment: 12,284. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 4,731 applied, 86% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 71% from top half. Full-time: 8,085 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 4,199 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 3 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 16% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 35% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, hotel technology, and radiologic technology programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Placement: ACT ASSET required; SAT I, SAT II: Subject Tests recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $2700 full-time, $113 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5400 full-time, $226 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5400 full-time, $226 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $240 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time, $20 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Alpha Beta Gamma, Anthropology Club, Black Student Union, Business Club, Campus Ministry Club. Major annual events: Back to School Bash, Club Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Leon E. Butler Library with 24,927 books, 26,834 microform titles, 208 serials, 2,492 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.7 million. 341 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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