Imperial Valley College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 158, 380 East Aten Rd.
Imperial, CA 92251-0158
Tel: (760)352-8320; Admissions: (760)352-8320; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1922. Setting: 160-acre rural campus. Endowment: $832,061. Educational spending 2002-03: $2672 per student. Total enrollment: 7,413. Students come from 12 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 86% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4470 full-time. Mandatory fees: $540 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Support Services Club, Pre-School Mothers, Care Club, Christian Club, Nursing Club. Major annual events: College and University Day, Career Fair, Life's a Beach. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: student patrols. College housing not available. Spencer Library with 55,875 books, 13,324 microform titles, 425 serials, 3,383 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $743,156. 235 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Imperial is in the southern desert area of California known as the Imperial Valley. It has a very dry climate. The Chocolate Mountains are separated from Imperial by a ribbon of sand dunes. Buses and airlines serve the area. The surrounding Imperial Valley is a large and abundant agricultural area. There are six small cities in surrounding area that provide additional employment opportunities. The annual midwinter fair and the Christmas Parade are here at Imperial.

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