Green River Community College: Narrative Description

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12401 Southeast 320th St.
Auburn, WA 98092-3699
Tel: (253)833-9111; Admissions: (253)833-9111; Fax: (253)288-3454; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 168-acre rural campus with easy access to Seattle. Educational spending 2002-03: $2345 per student. Total enrollment: 6,621. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. Full-time: 3,883 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 2,738 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 30 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 3% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 31% 25 or older. Core. 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.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, waste water technology programs. Options: Peterson's Universal 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. State resident tuition: $2142 Full-time, $66 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2571 full-time, $79 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $198 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Green River Active Christian Encounter, Vocational and Industrial Clubs of America (VICA), Multicultural Student Alliance. Major annual events: noon-hour lecture series, noon-hour entertainment programs. Student services: health clinic, 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. Holman Library with 32,500 books, 2,100 serials, 4,471 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $791,736. 104 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Auburn is a suburban community in the Seattle area. It is located approximately 30 miles from the heart of downtown Seattle. The climate is mild. Auburn may be reached by railroad, the Seattle airport, and major highways. One library, several churches, a museum, YMCA, general hospital, and clinics serve the community. Local recreation includes a city park, a golf club, community theater, a nearby beach and rivers, hunting for deer, bear, birds and elk, lake fishing, water sports, skiing and mountain climbing. Some part-time employment is available. Various civic and fraternal organizations are active in the community. There are good shopping facilities.

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