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Housatonic Community College: Narrative Description


900 Lafayette Blvd.
Bridgeport, CT 06604-4704
Tel: (203)332-5000; Admissions: (203)332-5102; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Connecticut Community-Technical College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 4-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 4,343. 2,252 applied, 89% were admitted. 0.2% Native American, 21% Hispanic, 30% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 46% 25 or older. Retention: 55% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for drug and alcohol rehabilitation counseling, medical laboratory technician, allied health, phlebotomy, nursing, physical therapy programs. Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Placement: ACCUPLACER required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2028 full-time, $84.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6084 full-time, $253.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $262 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Association of Latin American Students, African-American Cultural Society, Art Club. Major annual events: Spring Outing, Christmas Dinner, cultural jazz concerts. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 30,000 books, 280 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See University of Bridgeport.

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