John Tyler Community College: Narrative Description

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13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Chester, VA 23831-5316
Tel: (804)796-4000
Admissions: (804)796-4150
Fax: (804)796-4163
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Virginia Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 160-acre suburban campus with easy access to Richmond. Endowment: $2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2753 per student. Total enrollment: 6,054. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 27:1. Full-time: 1,428 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 4,626 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 25% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 51% 25 or older, 15% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1708 full-time, $71.15 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5264 full-time, $219.35 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $50 full-time, $25 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. John Tyler Community College Learning Resource and Technology Center with 49,393 books, 47,469 microform titles, 179 serials, 1,544 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $607,093. 465 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located 10 miles from Richmond, the state capital, and Petersburg.

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