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Galveston College: Narrative Description


4015 Ave. Q
Galveston, TX 77550-7496
Tel: (409)763-6551
Admissions: (409)944-1238
Fax: (409)762-9367
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 11-acre urban campus with easy access to Houston. Total enrollment: 2,214. 477 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 814 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 1,400 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 19 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 24% Hispanic, 19% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 45% 25 or older, 14% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Brazosport College, College of the Mainland.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Option: Common Application. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $900 full-time, $180 per term part-time. Nonresident tuition: $1800 full-time, $360 per term part-time. Mandatory fees: $478 full-time, $102 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 17 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Nurses Association, ATTC, Hispanic Student Organization. Major annual events: College Night, back to school activity, Business Symposium. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library with 45,193 books, 54 microform titles, 4,000 serials, 1,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $231,797. 173 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Galveston is a port and recreational city. Major business activities include the tourist, maritime, and banking industries. Known as the "playground of the Southwest," Galveston has an average maximum temperature of 74.9 degrees, and an average minimum of 65.2 degrees. The climate is semitropical. The community is reached by rail, bus, and air. There are churches of various faiths, a library, YMCA, YWCA, medical facilities, a civic orchestra, Little Theatre, civic music association, an art league, and various fraternal, civic, and veteran's organizations in the community. Local recreation includes 32 miles of hard sand beaches, bathing, motoring, water sports, boating, deep-sea fishing, golf, and horseback riding. Part-time employment is abundant.

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