Grayson County College: Narrative Description

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6101 Grayson Dr.
Denison, TX 75020-8299
Tel: (903)465-6030; Admissions: (903)465-6030; Fax: (903)463-5284; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 500-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 3,344. 3,344 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 3 states and territories, 2 other countries, 53% 25 or older. Retention: 54% of 2003 Full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: THEA required; SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/31. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $672 Full-time, $37 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $816 Full-time, $43 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $1584 Full-time, $81 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $216 full-time. College room and board: $2520.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group. 318 college housing spaces available; 175 were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. 51,500 books and 310 serials. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population 94,965. Principal industries in this manufacturing city include railroad cars, furniture, fishing lures, wigs, pickup campers, mattresses, venetian blinds, food processing and pipes. This is a metropolitan community served by railway transite and bus lines. The community has a library, over 40 churches representing most denominations, four hospitals, and various civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations. Some part-time job opportunities are available. Local recreation includes nearby lakes featuring all water sports, and three downtown theater complexes.

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