Indian River Community College: Narrative Description

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3209 Virginia Ave.
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
Tel: (772)462-4700
Admissions: (772)462-4740
Fax: (772)462-4796
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 133-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 38,464. Students come from 33 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 17% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 48% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I, ACT, or CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1740 full-time, $58 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6570 full-time, $219 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 31 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 50% of eligible men and 50% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Distributive Education Club of America, International Club, Cultural Exchange, Human Services Club. Major annual events: United Way Day, Welcome Back Cookout, Valentine's Day Celebration. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Charles S. Miley Learning Resource Center with 58,657 books, 554 serials, and an OPAC. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A midsize city on the east coast of Florida with a subtropical climate, the area is known for citrus fruits and winter vegetables. Florida's Turnpike, I-95, the Florida East Coast Railroad and the Greyhound bus line serve the area. Community facilities include public libraries, YMCA, churches, hospitals, mental health centers, beaches and recreational activities. Part-time employment opportunities are moderate. Swimming from two ocean beaches, golf and sports fishing are the principal outdoor sports.

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