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Gateway Community College: Narrative Description


108 North 40th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034-1795
Tel: (602)286-8000
Admissions: (602)286-8052
Fax: (602)286-8003
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Maricopa County Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 20-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 9,377. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. Full-time: 976 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 8,401 students, 46% women, 54% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 26 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 31% 25 or older. 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, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health science, nursing programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1605 full-time, $53.50 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $6555 full-time, $218.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6555 full-time, $218.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1.50 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Associated Students, African-American Students Association, MECHA SAMO THRACE, Volunteer Committee, VA Club. Major annual events: Christmas Buffet, Annual Campus Celebration, Cultural Week. 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. Gateway Library with 50,000 books, 300 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $339,763. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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