Lake Washington Technical College: Narrative Description

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11605 132nd Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98034-8506
Tel: (425)739-8100; Admissions: (425)739-8233; Web Site:

Description: District-supported, 2-year, specialized, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 57-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $198,295. Educational spending 2002-03: $3465 per student. Total enrollment: 4,860. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 3,256 applied. Full-time: 2,020 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 2,840 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 12 other countries, 1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 3% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 70% 25 or older. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3193 Full-time, $64 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment: Major annual events: Summer Party, Christmas Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, parking lot security, security cameras. College housing not available. Lake Washington Technical College Library/Media Center with 18,300 books, 770 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $230,389. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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