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Long Beach City College: Narrative Description


4901 East Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1780
Tel: (562)938-4353; Admissions: (562)938-4130; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 40-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Research spending 2002-03: $266,890. Educational spending 2002-03: $2154 per student. Total enrollment: 25,142. 2,996 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 7,060 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 18,082 students, 50% women, 50% men. 1% from out-of-state, 51% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing program. Option: early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4470 full-time. Mandatory fees: $330 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: American Criminal Justice Association, AGS Scholarship Organization, American Association of Future Firefighters, Vietnamese Club, Network Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Sing, Mini-Grand Prix. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Long Beach City College Library plus 1 other with 151,367 books, 176,896 microform titles, 471 serials, 3,150 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.3 million. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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