Laramie County Community College: Narrative Description

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1400 East College Dr.
Cheyenne, WY 82007-3299
Tel: (307)778-5222
Admissions: (307)778-1242
Fax: (307)778-1399
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Wyoming Community College Commission. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 270-acre small town campus. Endowment: $5.8 million. Total enrollment: 4,522. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 2,493 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,708 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 2,814 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 14 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 45% 25 or older, 2% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Albany County Campus, Eastern Laramie County Campus. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, radiological technology, equine studies, dental hygiene programs. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/31.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1368 full-time, $57 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4128 full-time, $172 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $588 full-time, $24.50 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $4640.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Block and Bridle Club, Phi Theta Kappa, music, Student Nurses Association, STAR Club. Major annual events: Orientation, Fall All-Campus Barbeque, Homecoming Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 84 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Laramie County Community College Library with 51,872 books, 187,739 microform titles, 323 serials, 31,514 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $622,708. 720 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Founded in 1867, Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming. It is located on a rolling plain at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and has a population of 52,000. The town keeps the spirit of the "Wild West" with its well-known annual Cheyenne Frontier Days celebration held in July. The State Capitol, State Museum, and Cheyenne Art Center are features of the city.

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