Germanna Community College: Narrative Description

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2130 Germanna Hwy.
Locust Grove, VA 22508-2102
Tel: (540)727-3000
Admissions: (540)727-3034
Fax: (540)727-3207
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Virginia Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 100-acre rural campus with easy access to Washington, DC. Total enrollment: 4,799. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 838 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,359 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 3,440 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 1 other country, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 13% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.04% international, 53% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at Mary Washington College, other members of the Virginia Community College System.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Option: early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1632 full-time, $68 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5136 full-time, $214 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $118 full-time, $4.90 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 11 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Nurses Association, Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Students Against Substance Abuse. Major annual events: Germanna Day, graduation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. 22,412 books and 160 serials. 55 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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