Glendale Community College: Narrative Description

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6000 West Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302-3090
Tel: (623)845-3000
Admissions: (623)435-3305
Fax: (623)845-3329
E-mail: [email protected]
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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 1965. Setting: 160-acre suburban campus with easy access to Phoenix. Endowment: $191,151. Educational spending 2003-04: $4769 per student. Total enrollment: 20,649. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. Full-time: 6,219 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 14,430 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 22% Hispanic, 7% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 44% 25 or older, 27% transferred in. Retention: 60% 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, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/23. Notification: continuous until 8/23.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1320 full-time, $55 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5280 full-time, $220 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $10 full-time, $5 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 28 open to all; 5% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: LDS Student Association, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, band, Glendale Association of Student Nurses, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: Student Art Show, Multicultural Week, Read Fest. Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Library/Media Center plus 1 other with 79,006 books, 196,824 microform titles, 406 serials, 3,807 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.3 million. 1,500 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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