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Fox Valley Technical College: Narrative Description


1825 North Bluemound, PO Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
Tel: (920)735-5600
Admissions: (920)735-5643
Fax: (920)735-2582
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Wisconsin Technical College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $8906 per student. Total enrollment: 7,523. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 3,531 applied, 71% were admitted. Full-time: 2,265 students, 41% women, 59% men. Part-time: 5,258 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 51% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, 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. Off campus study at Georgetown University and other institutions. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: prefer ACCUPLACER; will accept ACT/SAT or ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $2550 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $15,926 full-time. Mandatory fees: $575 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 26 open to all. Most popular organizations: Business Professionals of America, Delta Epsilon Chi, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, 16-hour patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. William Sirek Educational Resource Center with 45,139 books, 297 serials, 7,953 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $673,002. 300 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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