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Fresno City College: Narrative Description


1101 East University Ave.
Fresno, CA 93741-0002
Tel: (559)442-4600
Admissions: (559)442-8217
Web Site:


District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1910. Setting: 103-acre urban campus. Endowment: $853,060. Total enrollment: 22,812. 2,996 applied, 100% were admitted. 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 32% Hispanic, 8% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 7% 25 or older. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs. Off campus study at Reedley College; California State University, Fresno. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACCUPLACER required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3600 full-time, $149 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $456 full-time, $18 per unit part-time, $12 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: MECHA, HMONG Club, Rotaract, Students in Free Enterprise, Latter Day Saints Student Association. Major annual events: Showcase, Club Awareness Day, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Fresno City College Library with 67,500 books, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.5 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See California State University - Fresno.

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