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Florida Community College at Jacksonville: Narrative Description


501 West State St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202-4030
Tel: (904)632-3000
Admissions: (904)632-3131
Fax: (904)632-3393
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 656-acre urban campus. Endowment: $3.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3243 per student. Total enrollment: 23,425. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 2,658 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 7,120 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 16,305 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 108 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 47% 25 or older, 25% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, 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. Off campus study at Jacksonville Naval Station, Mayport Naval Air Station, Cecil Field Naval Air Station. Study abroad program. ROTC: Naval (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $1808 full-time, $60.25 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6800 full-time, $226.65 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Troupe de Kent, Forensic Team, Brain Bowl Team, International Student Association. Major annual events: Miss FCCJ Scholarship Pageant, FCCJ Talent/Variety Show, FCCJ Spring Dance. 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. Main library plus 6 others with 412,856 books, 282,482 microform titles, 4,137 serials, 15,286 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.9 million. 2,500 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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